Painful sex is often a woman’s first indication she has vaginismus. Some women describe penetration as feeling as if their vagina is tearing or like their partner hits an impenetrable wall. The number of women who currently experience vaginismus is unknown, because those who suffer are often afraid to talk to their health care providers […]
Lichen sclerosus is an autoimmune reaction that can be present in both young girls and postmenopausal women. It affects the vulvar and perineal areas, creating white patches and leading to thinner, cracked skin. The condition tends to leave a burning, itching sensation that will continue to affect patients until it is treated. These symptoms can […]
If you are considering the MonaLisa Touch or other laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation, many patients wonder about contraindications prior to receiving the laser treatment. One patient mentioned, “There is no exclusion criteria for MonaLisa Touch, other than those related to serious local or systemic diseases. I understand one cannot have the treatment if one has […]
A recent article published by the Washington Post titled “Women’s Sexual Problems are Finally Getting Their Due, with New Treatments Designed to Restore Pleasure” featured several stories from real patients and their experience with the MonaLisa Touch treatment. Highlighting the development of options for restoring sexual vitality to post-menopausal women, the article demonstrates how the MonaLisa […]
The difference is… the o-shot is going to rebuild your tissue and make the area healthier. The o-shot is prepared with YOUR own blood. A sample of your blood is taken and prepared by centrifuging it 2 times in a special centrifuge. We take the PRP or platelet rich plasma and inject some into the […]
Dr. Hettiarachchi Answers Questions About the Viveve Treatment Is Viveve helpful for urinary incontinence? As a physician with board certification in Urology and Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery I have treated many women with incontinence and vaginal laxity with the Viveve Treatment. I have been impressed with the results of the Viveve Treatment. There are Varity […]
This morning Dr. John Hettiarachchi appeared as the expert guest on Charlotte Today to discuss the issues facing women’s pelvic health. Watch the segment.
Urinary issues, vulvovaginal atrophy, and sexual dysfunction are NOT insignificant problems. In fact, 1 of 20 women in their 20s suffer with urinary incontinence. This increases to 50% by the time they reach 60. Women post hysterectomy, breast cancer survivors, and 50% of postmenopausal women suffer symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy, and 40% of women of all ages suffer distress due to sexual dysfunction.
Is there a female Viagra? You can get your MoJo back! In fact,we offer a number of treatments that can help with vaginal looseness and the loss of sensation during intimacy that can accompany it. Most patients start with Kegel exercises to help strengthen the pelvic muscles. Unfortunately, though, Kegels don’t work for every woman. Our […]