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Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

VAGINAL ATROPHY

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER SILENTLY

VAGINAL ATROPHY

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER SILENTLY

Vaginal Atrophy

At Inner Beauty, Dr. Russo and her team of experts have years of experience in treating women suffering from vaginal atrophy. We will provide you with effective options to improve your life, health and self-confidence so you will feel beautiful from the inside out. Advancements in women’s medicine have led to a greater focus on these sensitive issues.

Many problems can be resolved simply by:

  • The application of water-based lubricants during sexual activity
  • Use of topical vaginal moisturizers to reduce vaginal dryness
  • Prescriptions for topical estrogen cream, vaginal estrogen rings, oral estrogen, or vaginal estrogen tablets

What is Vaginal Atrophy?

Commonly known as vaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis refers to the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls caused by low estrogen levels, and typically occurs after menopause. Often, vaginal atrophy makes intercourse painful. It can also cause other vaginal health issues that can lead to distressing urinary symptoms.

The close relationship between the vaginal and urinary symptoms caused by this condition has led to the conclusion that a more accurate term for vaginal atrophy and its associated symptoms is "genitourinary syndrome of menopause,” or GSM.

In addition to menopause, the marked decline in estrogen production that leads to vaginal atrophy can also be caused by several conditions:

  • Perimenopause
  • Surgery to remove the ovaries
  • Chemotherapy treatment or pelvic radiation therapy
  • Hormonal treatment for breast cancer
  • Breastfeeding

Other risk factors include lifestyle choices such as smoking, lack of sexual activity, and never having given birth vaginally.

Signs of Weakness

The most commonly reported vaginal atrophy symptoms include:

  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Burning during urination
  • Changes to the vaginal canal such as tightening and shortening
  • Dryness during intercourse
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse

Women have come to trust Inner Beauty to listen to their concerns and provide a sound course of treatment. We provide our patients with effective solutions to their sensitive conditions that are safe and offer proven benefits to restore your health and enhance your life.

Womanhood should be a celebration of strength! Consult with the team of experts at Inner Beauty to learn more about the many treatment options we offer for resolving vaginal atrophy.

Wall Treatments

More recently, newer technologies have been implemented to make treatment of vaginal atrophy even more beneficial to overall vaginal health. Inner Beauty offers leading-edge treatments, including BioTE® diVa® diVa Tyte and O-Shot®treatments.

BioTE® - a bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy helps to correct hormonal imbalances that may be leading to vaginal atrophy and even contributing to menopause symptoms

diVa® - a laser vaginal therapy resurfaces and strengthens the tissues of the vaginal walls so that moisture, tightness, tone, and thickness is renewed

diVaTyte™ - a laser vaginal treatment improves the collagen and elastin production in the labia - an area of the vagina which may often become lax when estrogen levels decline

O-Shot® - an injection which increases the thickness and sensitivity of the clitoris and the anterior walls of the vagina for women whose sexual pleasure has suffered as a result of changes occurring in her body. This treatment heightens pleasure, increases frequency and intensity of orgasm, and offers greater comfort during intercourse.

RECLAIM YOU BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT