Menopause Specialist

Women's Rejuvenation Center of Florida

Spencer F. Kellogg, M.D.

OB-GYN located in Miami, FL

It may be part of your normal aging process, but menopause brings on a number of symptoms that you may find quite disruptive to your everyday life. As an advocate for women’s health, Dr. Spencer Kellogg at Women’s Rejuvenation Center of Florida in Miami offers a number of treatments to help reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life, including bioidentical hormones, testosterone therapy for low libido, and vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch®. To get help managing your menopausal symptoms, call now to book an appointment.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

You’re officially in menopause when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without your period. Women reach menopause at different ages, but the average age in the U.S. is 51.

 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Some symptoms you may experience during menopause, include:

  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Irritability and moodiness
  • Painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Unwanted hair loss or dry skin


These menopausal symptoms often appear before you officially reach menopause as your estrogen levels begin to fluctuate and you experience irregularity in your menstrual cycle. This period of time, referred to as perimenopause, is the transitional phase of menopause.

The severity of your symptoms may vary, but if your symptoms are affecting your quality of life, Dr. Kellogg can help.

 

How is menopause treated?

Menopause is a normal part of life, so there’s no way to stop it. However, Dr. Kellogg offers treatment to help manage your symptoms.

Treatment options for menopause include:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Vaginal estrogen
  • Vaginal lubricants
  • MonaLisa Touch
  • Antidepressants

 

What are bioidentical hormones?

For hormone therapy treatment, Dr. Kellogg offers bioidentical hormones, which are a more natural source of hormones. These hormones are created and have the ability to mimic the actions of the hormones found in your body, which relieves symptoms.

Bioidentical hormones may be able to relieve your hot flashes and vaginal dryness. The hormones come in a variety of forms, including pills, lotions, injections, and patches.

 

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal rejuvenation laser treatment. If your menopause symptoms are causing vaginal dryness or affecting your enjoyment of sexual intercourse with your partner, Dr. Kellogg may recommend treatment with MonaLisa Touch. It is also the most effective treatment for breast cancer patients who suffer from incapacitating vaginal atrophy.

The laser therapy stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that makes your vaginal walls strong, flexible, and lubricated, and also stimulates blood vessels and nerve endings to restore vaginal health and function.

You may notice an improvement almost immediately after your first treatment. However, Dr. Kellogg may recommend a few treatments for the best results.

If your menopausal symptoms are making it harder for you to get through your day, Dr. Kellogg has solutions. Call today, or schedule an appointment with the online booking agent.