Vaginal itching or discomfort is often associated with infections, namely yeast. However, as a woman ages, and estrogen levels fall, the tissue of the vagina thins and the bacteria change. Tissue thins and blood flow decreases that could cause the vagina to feel an itchy sensation due to its dryness, similar to dry skin elsewhere in the body that causes an itchy sensation. Following Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment, the vaginal tissue thickens and blood flow and collagen is restored to alleviate the itch and discomfort.
Any woman who has experienced vaginal itching can attest to how uncomfortable and even painful it can be. Often, vaginal itching is caused by irritating chemicals found in products that women use.
It may also be due to vaginal yeast infection which can lead to irritation, swelling, itching, and discharge. Because vaginal itching caused by a yeast infection is quite common, many women immediately believe that this is the cause of their problem.
Some women are not aware that there’s another possible reason for their vaginal itch – menopause, or more specifically, postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis. This is when the walls of the vagina start to thin because of the reduced estrogen levels. The bacteria in the vagina change, too. Additionally, blood flow to the vagina is also decreased, which causes dryness and itchiness.
If you are experiencing vaginal itch after you reach menopause, you may want to consider trying the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. It can help thicken the vaginal walls and increase blood flow and collagen supply, making your vagina healthy and itch-free!