With all the changes you go through in life as a woman -- puberty and periods, childbearing, birth, and menopause -- your body endures a lot. It’s no wonder that many women are suffering from low libido. As hormonal changes and life events take their toll, your desire for sex wanes. It may be brought on by your dwindling hormones. Or it could just be that it’s no fun anymore, because vaginal dryness and a decrease in sexual pleasure have robbed you of the ability to enjoy intimacy as you once did.
According to a recent survey, you aren’t alone. Some 27% of premenopausal women and 34% of postmenopausal women stated that they were very dissatisfied with their low level of sexual desire. And the lack of libido takes a toll on relationships as well. Ultimately, a loss of intimacy in your life can lead to depression and adversely impact your quality of life.
Vaginal discomfort can affect other aspects of life, too. Women who experience vaginal dryness and loss of tone can find it uncomfortable to exercise or participate in hobbies or activities as they once did, as there can be a constant burning and itching, and sometimes urinary incontinence.
Until recently, many women were unaware that their vaginal symptoms and lack of desire could be remedied. It was just something they lived with and never even discussed, even with their doctors. But now there’s a way to rejuvenate and renew your vaginal area, toning the labia, strengthening the vaginal walls, and improving blood flow to restore sensation. Through the remarkable Votiva vaginal rejuvenation method, Dr. Morales can even remedy vaginal atrophy and dryness, help restore bladder control, and revitalize your level of desire.
Much of your vaginal laxity is due to the absence of collagen and elastin, which are components of connective tissue and your skin. As you age, production of these two proteins decreases significantly. Along with it, the tight and firm skin on your face and body begins to sag and lose suppleness. The same thing happens in your vagina. If you’ve had a vaginal birth or two, the toll it takes on your vaginal structure only compounds the laxity issue.
Using radiofrequency technology, Votiva gently heats the vaginal tissue via a specialized handpiece. It can be used both within the vaginal canal and on the labial tissue. This energy alerts your body to begin increasing collagen and elastin production, which builds and restores the vaginal tissues. Votiva also works to restore strength and firmness to the pelvic floor, which helps you get control over stress urinary incontinence that frequently results from vaginal laxity.
Because Votiva improves and increases blood flow to the vagina, your vaginal lubrication will also improve. Soon you feel like your old self, and there’s a renewed spark and interest in sexual intimacy.
The Votiva rejuvenation procedure is quick and noninvasive, meaning you don’t need to worry about incisions, downtime, or pain. Most patients notice improvements after only one session with Votiva, but several sessions are typically recommended for optimal results.
There’s no need to assume a very exciting part of your life is over, because Dr. Morales can help restore your sexual desire and enjoyment with Votiva. To schedule a consultation to find out more about the procedure, or for any other concern you have about your reproductive health, contact our San Antonio office today.