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We are friends, right?
You know I’m not one to get too personal on the blog, but now and then there is a topic that I feel the need to talk about.
Guys – the seven of you that came here for the recipes – I love you, but you might want to sit this one out. (Unless you are married to a 40 woman in which case this topic impacts you too.) I promise I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe and will from refrain from all hormone related talk.
This one is for the ladies. Specifically, the 40 crowd.
Did you know that October was World Menopause Month?
I can’t believe that is even a relevant topic for me, but here we are.
I will be 45 in a few weeks and I still sometimes have to remind myself that I am an adult.
I mean, didn’t I JUST get out of college?
The truth is that although I feel good overall, the last five years have brought more signs of aging than I’d prefer.
Most of them challenge my vanity more than my actual health.
But then, there are those pesky signs of menopause. Or peri-menopause.
Whatever the title…things are changing.
Since I was 13, you could set the calendar by my cycles and in the last year or two my periods have become irregular and painful. Recently, I skipped almost three months.
Now and then, I’ll even make my husband deliriously happy by having a hot flash that temporarily ends air wars at our house and has me running to turn the A/C down to 68.
A new era is coming whether I like it or not.
As I begin the journey into a new phase of life, I am taking the time to educate myself as much as possible about what I can do to enhance the next season of life.
One thing I ran across that I want to share with you today is the CO2RE Intima Laser Treatment.
It is a simple, non-surgical procedure where your physician delivers a gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall to stimulate a healing response and enhance moisture levels in the vaginal canal.
Let’s face it, loss of vaginal tone happens as a side effect of childbirth and aging. This can lead to the stress of leaking urine when sneezing or coughing.
The CO2RE Intima Laser Treatment is painless and offers immediate and long-lasting relief through remodeling of the tissue fibers and restoring flexibility and shape.
The treatment uses an RF-excited, digital super pulsed CO2 laser that gives physicians the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision control. This technology has been studied for years for its effects on human tissue and is currently the gold-standard for tissue rejuvenation.
In addition to helping with vaginal tone, the procedure can help to deal with the loss of vaginal lubrication that comes with reduced estrogen levels, and this can help eliminate painful intercourse as well as the itching and burning that may occur. I love knowing this is out there because let’s face it, no matter what your age, #IntimacyMatters.
How it Works
Patients receive three simple, non-surgical and painless in-office treatments spaced three to four weeks apart, and most patients experience improvement after the first treatment. Each treatment lasts about 10 minutes. After the final treatment, they can expect to come back for a maintenance treatment on an annual basis.
As we enter new seasons in life, one of the most important things we can do is to educate ourselves on the options available to us that will allow us to continue to enjoy a high quality of life. If you feel that the CO2RE Intima Laser Treatment may be right for you, you can speak to your physician or learn more about it at www.co2reintima.com. You can also like CO2RE Intima on Facebook.