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A Quick Guide to Understanding and Treating Vaginal Dryness

A Quick Guide to Understanding and Treating Vaginal Dryness

Ever experienced dryness down there? It’s more common than you might think. But do you really know what it means, or how it could be quietly affecting your vaginal health? 

Well just think you’re going about your day, and suddenly, you notice discomfort or irritation in your intimate area. Maybe it’s during intimacy, or simply while going about your daily routine. It’s a feeling of dryness that just won’t go away, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and out of sorts. 

You’re not alone!

Many women experience vaginal dryness at some point in their lives, but understanding its causes and effects is key to finding relief and reclaiming your comfort. 

So let’s dive into this often-overlooked topic. 

What is Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness, medically known as vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis, is a condition characterized by a lack of moisture and lubrication in the vaginal area. It occurs when the natural lubrication produced by the vagina decreases, leading to discomfort, irritation, and sometimes pain during activities such as sexual intercourse.

What is Vaginal Dryness? | Pretty Tight Kitty

Vaginal dryness can affect women of any age, but it is most commonly experienced during menopause due to hormonal changes.

However, it can also occur during other life stages, such as childbirth, breastfeeding, or while taking certain medications.

Its important to address it – why?

 Not only for comfort but for your vaginal health and overall well-being. Ignoring symptoms or dismissing them as a normal part of aging can lead to complications and affect quality of life.

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness, a common concern among women, can be attributed to various factors, both hormonal and non-hormonal. Understanding the underlying causes is essential for effectively treating this condition.

Hormonal Changes

The most common cause of vaginal dryness is hormonal fluctuations, particularly a decrease in estrogen levels.  

Estrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and function of the vaginal tissues by stimulating the production of vaginal mucus and maintaining the thickness of the vaginal lining. During menopause, estrogen levels decline significantly, leading to a decrease in vaginal moisture and lubrication. 

Medications

Certain medications can disrupt the delicate hormonal balance in the body, leading to vaginal dryness as a side effect. These may include hormonal contraceptives, antihistamines, antidepressants, chemotherapy drugs, and medications used to treat conditions such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. 

Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle factors such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also contribute to vaginal dryness. For instance, smoking can impair blood circulation and reduce estrogen levels, while alcohol can dehydrate the body and disrupt hormonal balance. 

Hygiene Products

Harsh soaps, douches, and scented hygiene products can disrupt the natural pH balance of the vagina and irritate the delicate vaginal tissues, leading to dryness and discomfort.

Common Symptoms of Vaginal Dryness 

These are some of the common symptoms of vaginal dryness that you need to know:

4 Common Symptoms of Vaginal Dryness

Dryness and Itching

One of the primary symptoms of vaginal dryness is a persistent feeling of dryness in the vaginal area. This dryness may lead to itching or irritation, causing discomfort during daily activities and particularly during sexual intercourse.

Pain or Discomfort During Intercourse

Reduced vaginal lubrication can result in friction and discomfort during sexual intercourse, leading to pain or soreness. This discomfort may come even after intercourse, exacerbating feelings of irritation and discomfort.

Burning Sensation

Some women may experience a burning sensation in the vaginal area, particularly during urination or sexual activity. This burning sensation can intensify the discomfort associated with vaginal dryness, making everyday activities more challenging.

Increased Frequency of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Vaginal dryness can disrupt the natural pH balance of the vagina, making it more susceptible to infections. As a result, women may experience an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs), characterized by symptoms such as frequent urination, pain or burning during urination, and cloudy or foul-smelling urine.

How to Treat Vaginal Dryness?

So now you know what exactly Vaginal Dryness is and you must be wondering how to treat it – let’s explore the treatments available to restore comfort and intimacy to your life

Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

Radiofrequency technology is one of the widely used treatments for vaginal rejuvenation aimed at treating dryness. It can stimulate collagen production and promote tissue regeneration, resulting in improved vaginal lubrication and vitality. 

Moreover, innovative vaginal rejuvenation devices like Pretty Tighty Kitty’s offer a non-invasive and convenient solution for addressing vaginal dryness and laxity in the comfort of your own home. With advanced technology designed to stimulate collagen synthesis and enhance vaginal tissue health, Pretty Tighty Kitty provides an effective alternative for women seeking to restore comfort and intimacy.

Lubricants and Moisturizers

Over-the-counter vaginal lubricants and moisturizers provide temporary relief from dryness by replenishing moisture in the vaginal tissues. Water-based lubricants are ideal for use during sexual activity, while long-lasting moisturizers can be used regularly to maintain vaginal hydration.

Vaginal Estrogen Therapy

Vaginal estrogen therapy involves the use of estrogen creams, tablets, or rings inserted into the vagina to directly deliver estrogen to the vaginal tissues. This helps restore vaginal moisture and elasticity, relieving symptoms of dryness and discomfort.

Dietary Supplements

Some dietary supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and black cohosh, have been suggested to alleviate symptoms of vaginal dryness. However, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

How a Vaginal Rejuvenation Device Treats Vaginal Dryness?

Let’s take PTK’s vaginal rejuvenation device for instance. It comes equipped with up to 10 exit ports to disperse targeted Bipolar Radiofrequency energy at the vaginal areas. It’s an innovative approach to addressing vaginal dryness by promoting tissue regeneration and enhancing moisture levels inside, out. 

Now, let’s take an overall look at how does vaginal rejuvenation devices like PTK’s therapeutic wand work:

Stimulating Collagen Production

Vaginal rejuvenation devices utilize advanced technologies like radiofrequency treatment to stimulate collagen production in the vaginal tissues. Collagen is a key protein responsible for maintaining the elasticity and strength of the vaginal walls. By increasing collagen synthesis, these devices help restore the natural structure and resilience of the vaginal tissues, reducing dryness and discomfort.

Improving Blood Circulation

Enhanced blood circulation is essential for promoting tissue healing and regeneration. Vaginal rejuvenation devices work by increasing blood flow to the vaginal area, which accelerates the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. This improved circulation helps nourish the vaginal tissues, supporting their repair and rejuvenation process.

Restoring Vaginal Moisture

Vaginal rejuvenation devices also target the glands in the vaginal walls responsible for producing moisture and lubrication. By stimulating these glands, the devices promote the production of vaginal mucus, leading to improved vaginal lubrication and moisture levels. This helps alleviate symptoms of dryness and discomfort, enhancing overall vaginal health and well-being.

Enhancing Vaginal Tone and Tightness

In addition to addressing dryness, vaginal rejuvenation devices can also improve vaginal tone and tightness. By promoting collagen synthesis and tissue regeneration, these devices help restore the natural firmness and elasticity of the vaginal canal, enhancing sexual satisfaction and intimacy.

Conclusion 

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and vaginal dryness shouldn’t be ignored. Consulting a professional and exploring treatment options is essential to regain control of your vaginal health. You have the power to address this issue and reclaim your comfort and well-being.

 

Parameters and Directions

Our treatment parameters are to use the device twice a week for 4 weeks, then once a week for a month.  From there on you should use the device as needed or desired or at least once every 6 months, but there is no reason you can not use it as desired for pleasure also.  You may even have sexual intercourse if you desire with yourself or a partner if there is no spotting or cramping, otherwise, abstain from sex for 24 hours.

1. Prep, Positioning and Gel Application

Start by thoroughly cleansing your vaginal area with a mild, non-perfumed soap and warm water. pat the area dry with a clean, soft towel.  Make sure to shave the external area first before use.  Ensure that you are in a quiet, private space where you can concentrate and follow the instructions without interruptions.  Get comfortable and in a relaxed position, lying with your legs slightly apart. Our device requires the application of a water-based gel or lubricant to ensure smooth contact with your skin. Apply gel or lubricant to the shaft of the device. Never allow the device to sit idle internally or externally for any length of time.

2. Using Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Device Step by Step

A:  Internal Treatment

Insert the device shaft into the vaginal vault with lubricant or gel.  Prop it in place with a towel or small pillow against the base of the device.

B: Turn on the device

Turn on the device at the base, turn on/off switch.  Then use the remote control to operate the many different functions. Choose from the heat settings, low, medium, or high.  Start in the low setting and advance as tolerated.  All settings are in a therapeutic range.

C:  Once you have chosen the appropriate settings for internal use and started the rotation the treatment time will be 7-10 minutes.  The device will rotate/spin in the internal setting only, which is a safety feature to keep the wand in motion dispersing the heat evenly in the vaginal tract tissue and keeps it from causing overheating.  If you choose to use vibration internally, choose low, medium, or high, as it may distract from the heat sensation or used for pleasure.  The treatment will increase blood flow, tighten, and rejuvenate the internal tissue and increase vaginal fluids for dryness issues.

D:  Once the internal treatment is done, turn off the rotation and remove the device holding the device by the base. Keep the heat on and adjust to low or medium for the external treatment.

External Treatment

A: Be sure to hold the device at the base when using externally, being careful not to hold onto the shaft with the heat on.  Reapply lubricant/gel to the shaft of the device again, then turn on vibration to low, medium, or high if desired. Take the shaft and place it on the skin of the outer and inner labia with the energy exit ports on the side or tip of the device and move it up and down from the external introitus, up to the clitoral hood where the urethra is also (see diagram), make sure the heat gets to this area also, and then go back down for 3-5 minutes, then repeat on the other side.  This brings more blood flow to the external areas for rejuvenating the appearance, treating atrophy and laxity, and by treating the Urethra it tightens and shrinks the tissue to decrease urine leakage.  The increased blood flow to the clitoral hood increases sensations for quicker and more orgasms.

B:  Enjoy the vibration to complete your experience without the heat on if desired. We encourage you to make the treatment as fun and enjoyable as you can, as pleasure is normal when treating internal and external areas of the vagina, so have a blast!

C: Duration time externally is 3-5 minutes each side.  Turn off the device and remove by holding the base.

Post-Treatment Care

After the session, clean the device with warm sudsy washcloth, followed with a disinfectant wipe.  Then recharge the device so it is charged for the next use.  Store it in a safe place in the original box.