When it comes to symptoms of menopause, most women only talk about the hot flashes and night sweats. But the changes in hormone levels can affect more than your body temperature. Lack of estrogen also affects vaginal tissue, and may lead to symptoms such as vaginal laxity, dryness, and even urinary incontinence.
Dr. Brandon M. Lingenfelter is a women’s health expert and wants you to enjoy your postmenopausal years without your symptoms getting in the way. To restore vaginal health Dr. Lingenfelter uses Votiva™, a revolutionary system designed to improve women’s health that offers many benefits for postmenopausal women.
Votiva: For women’s health and wellness
Before we go into all the benefits Votiva offers, you may want to know a little about how it works. Votiva uses radiofrequency energy to tighten tissue and stimulate the production of collagen, which is the protein in your vaginal tissue that provides strength and elasticity. The energy Votiva produces also improves circulation to the tissue to restore moisture and health.
The treatment itself is painless and takes 30 minutes or less. You should notice an improvement in your symptoms within a few weeks, but Dr. Lingenfelter may recommend 2-3 treatments with Votiva to get the most benefits.
Restore vaginal health
Vaginal dryness is a common issue for women going through menopause. Estrogen keeps your vaginal tissue healthy by maintaining moisture, proper acidity, and tissue elasticity. A drop in your estrogen levels affects your vaginal tissue and leads to:
- Pain during intercousre
The radiofrequency energy stimulates blood flow to the area and amps up production of collagen to improve the health of your vaginal tissue and relieve your symptoms.
Improve intimate moments
It’s not just the vaginal dryness that may affect your libido and lack of interest in the bedroom. Hormonal changes and aging can also lead to vaginal laxity, or looseness. The laxity of your tissue may decrease vaginal sensation and limit your sexual enjoyment, which may strain your relationship or affect your self-confidence.
Votiva may help bring the spark back. The radiofrequency energy Votiva produces has the ability to tighten your vaginal tissue and muscles, which may enhance your sensations and your enjoyment.
Alleviate urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a common problem for women, affecting twice as many women as it does men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause all increase your risk of urinary incontinence. The good news is, treatment can help alleviate this common condition.
There are two primary types of urinary incontinence:
Stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence is the most common and occurs when there’s stress or pressure on your bladder that causes you to lose urine. Everyday actions that trigger the use of your pelvic muscles, such as coughing or sneezing, can lead to urine loss.
With urge incontinence you feel a sudden intense need to urinate that may make it difficult for you to get to the bathroom on time.
Votiva can help improve your incontinence by tightening both your vaginal tissue and pelvic floor muscles, which may help you gain more control over your bladder and flow of urine.
Menopause is a normal part of every woman’s life, but you don’t have to struggle with the symptoms. Dr. Lingenfelter offers many revolutionary treatments to help you age gracefully. Call the Princeton, West Virginia, office today, or request an appointment online to learn more about Votiva and how it can help you.