Vaginal Rejuvenation

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

BioAge Health

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist & Weight Loss Specialist located in Eagan, MN

Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean your sex life has to suffer. The good news: noninvasive, highly effective treatments are available to help stimulate vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Catherine Kodama at BioAge Health in Eagan, Minnesota, serving patients in the Twin Cities, offers innovative laser therapy with MonaLisa Touch and hormone replacement therapy to help with vaginal rejuvenation. To learn more, call BioAge Health today or request an appointment online.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

What causes painful intercourse in menopause? 

When a woman goes through menopause, their vaginal lining can thin and become more dry, and their body unable to provide enough lubrication due to lower estrogen levels. Vaginal dryness occurs when your vaginal tissues don’t produce an adequate amount of lubrication, causing pain and discomfort during sex. And it is one of the most common reasons for experiencing painful intercourse.

Although vaginal dryness is more common in older women who have undergone menopause, this condition can affect women at any age. Even stress can cause vaginal dryness.

How can you treat vaginal dryness?

The first step in treating vaginal dryness is to determine its cause. Dr. Kodama reviews your medical history, discusses your current health and symptoms, and completes an examination to determine the best treatment for your vaginal dryness. You may have blood drawn so she can review your hormone levels since low estrogen can be a contributing factor.

Your treatment plan may involve one or both of the following:

MonaLisa Touch laser therapy

Dr. Kodama also offers prescription and compounded bioidentical hormones to restore vaginal health, as well as other FDA-approved medications such as Intrarosa, and Osphena for painful intercourse.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Dr. Kodama also offers customized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore hormones that your body might have stopped producing, which often occurs around the time of menopause. HRT provides an adequate supply of the deficient hormone to your body which helps to alleviate the symptoms resulting from your low hormone levels. Dr. Kodama offers the innovative SottoPelle® bioidentical pellet hormone therapy as well as other HRT in the form of creams, injections, and medications.

If you’re suffering from painful intercouse, now is the time to make a change. Call BioAge Health or schedule an appointment online to discuss your options with Dr. Kodama.

*Individual Results May Vary