A woman’s genitalia undergoes considerable changes throughout her life, whether during puberty, childbearing, or menopause. All too often, women just accept these changes, despite their significant impact on the quality of their sex lives. At Orlando Urogynecology, Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FPMRS, FACOG, offers Vaginal Health and Intimacy services, allowing women in Orlando, Florida, to enjoy happy and healthy sex lives. To learn how vaginal Vaginal Health and Intimacy can help you, call or book an appointment online.
There are several reasons why your vagina may not function as it once did, often leading to painful sex or loss of sexual enjoyment.
If you’ve had one or more children, your vaginal walls have undergone tremendous strain and stretching, which can lead to vaginal laxity and loss of tone. While nature does a great job restoring your vaginal walls on its own, sometimes the stretching is too great, and your body can't bounce back.
Menopause is caused by a slowdown in your reproductive hormones, which can lead to:
The result can be painful sex or loss of sensation during sex.
Dr. Jones keeps up with the latest innovations and offers treatments and procedures that allow you to enjoy an active sex life. These techniques target the walls of your vagina to decrease laxity, promote lubrication, and increase tissue thickness. They include:
Since your vaginal walls are made up of muscles, it follows that strengthening these muscles can help restore your vagina. As well, if hormones are playing a role in your vaginal problems, Dr. Jones may recommend hormone therapy.
Minimally invasive treatments
Laser and radiofrequency therapies heat up the tissue in your vaginal walls, which prompts your body to produce the collagen and elastin that gives your tissue elasticity and tone. The laser travels beneath the skin on your vaginal walls without damaging the surface.
Called a vaginoplasty, Dr. Jones brings together separated muscles in your vagina and removes any excess tissue. She performs this procedure under local or general anesthesia.
If you want to explore Vaginal Health and Intimacy with Dr. Jones, make an appointment to sit down with her and discuss your symptoms and goals. With these in mind, and after a thorough examination, Dr. Jones recommends the best course of action.
Typically, Dr. Jones starts with less invasive options. Should they prove ineffective, she moves on to more aggressive measures until you achieve the results you desire.
If you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction, call Orlando Urogynecology to find out about Vaginal Health and Intimacy, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.