With age and after childbirth, women start noticing symptoms related to their vaginal health that impact their lifestyle on different levels. Vaginal atrophy or dryness is a common symptom in post-menopausal women that is sometimes accompanied by itching or pain regularly and also during sexual intercourse. Stress urinary incontinence is another symptom appearing also in a younger demographic, in some cases already for women 20-45 years old. Women who have undergone childbirth will often notice symptoms of vaginal laxity, which can impact their satisfaction with sexual intercourse
Fractionated CO2 laser therapy is now available to help improve the thickness and elasticity of the vaginal walls. The laser treatment can be used along with estrogen therapy. The Fractionated CO2 laser treatment is a minimally invasive approach to treating atrophy and painful intercourse.