Women's Sexual Health


 

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

V-Lase is a non-invasive treatment that meets women’s needs, taking into consideration the body’s transformation as tissues age and undergo hormonal changes. V-Lase with Chopped CW laser technology is the safest treatment, based on a non-ablative photothermal effect that addresses numerous issues such as vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, recurring infections, and involuntary bladder leakage. Choosing V-Lase means taking care of your body by preventing these symptoms from negatively affecting the quality of life, allowing you to carry out a normal lifestyle.

How does V-Lase work?

The V-Lase treatment is based on laser-induced mild, controlled heating of the vaginal tissue which stimulates angiogenesis, fibroblast activity and new collagen formation without ablative or excessive thermal damage.

  • Safe and Simple
  • Time-Saving Procedure
  • No Downtime
  • No Bleeding or Pain
  • Anesthetic not required
  • No consumables.

Vaginal Rejuvenation that improves:

  • Sexual gratification
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Dryness, Irritation, & Itchiness
  • Burning & Painful Intercourse
  • Epithelial Integrity/Elasticity

Combining V-Lase treatments with The O-Shot® can in some women improve orgasms, help dyspareunia (painful sex), stop both urge & stress incontinence, relieve lichen sclerosis, increase libido, and improve sensation–for an improvement in sexual function, urinary function, and strengthening of relationships.

 

Libido/Sexual Dysfunction

Women’s sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Desire for sex is based on a complex interaction of many things affecting intimacy, including physical and emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyles, and your current relationship. If you’re experiencing a problem in any of these areas, it can affect your desire for sex.

A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including:

  • Sexual problems- If you have pain during sex or can’t orgasm, it can reduce your desire for sex.
  • Medical diseases- Many nonsexual diseases can affect sex drive, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases.
  • Medications- Certain prescription drugs, especially antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are known to lower the sex drive.
  • Lifestyle habits- A glass of wine may put you in the mood, but too much alcohol can affect your sex drive. The same is true of street drugs. Also, smoking decreases blood flow, which may dull arousal.
  • Surgery- Any surgery related to your breasts or genital tract can affect your body image, sexual function and desire for sex.
  • Fatigue- Exhaustion from caring for young children or aging parents can contribute to low sex drive. Fatigue from illness or surgery also can play a role in a low sex drive.

 

Hormone changes

Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during:

Menopause- Estrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause. This can make you less interested in sex and cause dry vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex. Although many women still have satisfying sex during menopause and beyond, some experience a lagging libido during this hormonal change.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding- Hormone changes during pregnancy, just after having a baby and during breast-feeding can put a damper on sex drive. Fatigue, changes in body image, and the pressures of pregnancy or caring for a new baby also can contribute to changes in your sexual desire.

 

Psychological causes

Your state of mind can affect your sexual desire. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including:

  • Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression
  • Stress, such as financial stress or work stress
  • Poor body image
  • Low self-esteem
  • History of physical or sexual abuse
  • Previous negative sexual experiences

 

Relationship issues

For many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Decreased interest in sex is often a result of ongoing issues, such as:

  • Lack of connection with your partner
  • Unresolved conflicts or fights
  • Poor communication of sexual needs and preferences
  • Trust issues
  • Recommendations may include sex education, counseling, and hormone therapy

 

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is a condition that creates a patch, white skin that’s thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus can affect skin anywhere on your body, but it most involves the skin of the vulva or skin around the anus.

Lichen sclerosus is not contagious and cannot spread through sexual intercourse.

Symptoms may include:

  • Itching (pruritus), which can be severe
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Smooth white spots on your skin
  • Blotchy, wrinkled patches
  • Easy Bruising or tearing
  • Painful intercourse.

At Kennesaw Gynecology we have had great success treating lichen sclerosis with the O-shot. Read more about how the O-shot treats Lichen Sclerosis. We also offer the Goldstein Method.

 

Oshot

Do you wish your sexual life was healthier?  Have you ever worried about urinary incontinence? Have factors such as aging, menopause, or childbirth caused a change in sexual confidence?

What are the benefits?

If you are a woman who suffers from sexual issues such as low desire, difficulty achieving orgasm or urinary incontinence, you know how frustrating these issues can be. Many women report significant improvement of stress and urge incontinence.

How does it work?

The O-Shot uses a clinically proven technique called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to rejuvenate vaginal tissue. The platelets are then activated to release multiple growth factors that are normally used to heal injured tissue. These growth factors work to stimulate collagen and new blood flow. This stimulates vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation.

Who can get it?

Almost anyone can get an O-Shot. Your provider or nurse will help you determine if this is the best procedure for you. Women both on and off hormone replacement therapy can usually-benefit from the O-Shot procedure.

Do you suffer with Lichen Sclerosus?

In a recent study, researchers determined that most women suffering with Lichen Sclerosis showed improvement when treated with the O-Shot procedure. Women reported statistically significant improvement in symptoms and pathologists observed a decrease in inflammation.

 

Bio Identical Hormones- Testosterone Pellet Therapy

Testosterone is extremely effective therapy in women.

Incidence of symptoms and improvement of symptoms with testosterone pellet therapy ALONE as measured by the 11-symptoms categories found on the Menopause Rating Scale-MRS.

a.Percent of 300 patients with more severe symptoms (i.e. 2 moderate, 3 severe, and 4 extremely severe)

b. Percent of 300 patients with more severe symptoms (i.e. 2 moderate, 3 severe, and 4 extremely severe) who improved on testosterone therapy.

How effective is testosterone pellet therapy?

VERY EFFECTIVE!  On average, over 90% of patients with moderate, severe or extremely severe symptoms improve on testosterone pellet therapy.

 

Location
Kennesaw Gynecology
1595 Kennesaw Due West Road NW, Suite 100
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: 470-308-3365
Fax: 770-627-5228
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