For women, sexual wellness goes beyond the physical as an essential part of their social, emotional, and mental well-being. Optimal sexual health improves everything from self-esteem and self-image to energy levels, brain stimulation, and mood. But for nearly 45% of women, the pursuit of true sexual wellness is too often frustrated by sexual dysfunction or arousal disorders, the symptoms of which are exacerbated by social stigma and fluctuating hormones and left untreated.
Led by renowned hormone and sexual wellness experts Dr. John Robinson and Dr. Cristina Bosch, The Hormone Zone is committed to providing women with proven and innovative treatment options for helping them discover the sexual wellness they deserve at every age. We take a holistic, comprehensive approach to wellness and longevity, where we do more than simply treat the symptoms keeping you from experiencing a fulfilling sex life; we address the root of the problem at the cellular level, balancing your hormones and helping every system in your body function at its maximum potential for the best results possible.
Treatments and Therapies for Women’s Sexual Wellness at The Hormone Zone
For most women, sexual wellness is dynamic and ever-changing. Childbirth, multiple pregnancies, and age can strain the body and affect the anatomy of sexual organs, resulting in vaginal atrophy and loss of elasticity that prevents the appropriate response to stimulation. Declining estrogen levels before and during menopause can lead to hot flashes, weight gain, sleep problems, low libido, and vaginal dryness that makes sexual activity less interesting at best and painful at worst.
At The Hormone Zone, we’re committed to offering women safe and effective options for reaching their sexual wellness goals and improving their vaginal experience, all within a clinical, supportive environment, with proven therapies and modalities like:
O-Shot and Vaginal Rejuvenation. The Hormone Zone was an early adopter of the O-Shot®, or Orgasm Shot®, a revolutionary sexual rejuvenation and enhancement procedure for women. The O-Shot is a non-surgical, clinically-proven solution to natural sexual enhancement, and has been used successfully for nearly a decade to help thousands of women achieve enhanced sexual benefits. The O-Shot uses nutrient-rich growth factors from your own blood to naturally stimulate new tissue growth within the clitoris and vagina, improve the health of your sexual organs, and contribute to a better orgasm experience.
The O-Shot procedure offered at The Hormone Zone includes an effective professional Kegel Trainer Device that further enhances the effects of the O-Shot for incontinence, vaginal strength, and incontinence.
Vampire Breast Lift. The Vampire Breast Lift is a natural procedure that uses growth factors derived from your own blood along with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane® to restore the appearance of your breasts through the stimulation of new tissue growth and better blood circulation. A fast, simple procedure with a quick recovery and minimal discomfort, the Vampire Breast Lift can produce fuller cleavage, improve nipple sensitivity, and correct skin irregularities for women with natural breasts as well as breast implants.
Vampire Wing Lift. The perfect complement to the O-Shot, the Vampire Wing Lift combines naturally-derived growth factors from your own blood with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm® or Restylane® to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance to the Labia Majora, or outer wings, of the vagina. By lifting and reshaping the outer wings, the Vampire Wing Lift can also create a new balance with the Labia Minora, or inner wings, reducing laxity and making your labia plumper and smoother.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Women experience normal fluctuations in hormones all the time, but sustained imbalances or a sharp decline in production of certain hormones—such as heading into menopause or the onset of perimenopause—can start affecting your libido or interest in sex, physical response to stimulation, and even the ability to enjoy sex. HRT like estrogen or combination therapy can significantly improve the frequency and intensity of menopausal symptoms, ease vaginal dryness and itching for less painful sex, and increase libido. It may also help reduce the risk of heart disease or dementia for some women and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis.
Peptide Therapy. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that serve as the building blocks for your body’s proteins, responsible for stimulating and regulating a range of biological functions and processes. One of the most cutting-edge therapies available for hormone replacement and endocrine system enhancement, peptide therapy helps your body safely and effectively maintain the ideal concentration and activity level of peptides necessary for optimal hormone production, libido, sexual function, and more.
Comprehensive Sexual Wellness for Women at The Hormone Zone
Unlike other pellet practices that focus only on sex hormone deficiencies, The Hormone Zone is dedicated to addressing all aspects of female orgasm and sexual wellness from head to toe with customized, integrative treatment plans that include everything from hormone replacement therapies to nutritional IVs, weight loss programs, and aesthetic medicine. With unparalleled breadth and depth of specialized training, years of experience in hormone and sexual health, and thousands of satisfied patients, The Hormone Zone is the Valley’s premier women’s sexual wellness expert, and we know we can help you feel just as good about your body as you do in your body.
What are the most common types of sexual dysfunction for women?
Sexual dysfunction is generally classified into four types or categories:
- Orgasm disorders (either delay or absence of orgasm)
- Arousal disorders (inability to become physically aroused during sexual activity)
- Pain disorders
- Desire disorders (lack of interest in sex or of sexual desire)
In women, symptoms of sexual dysfunction typically include:
- Inability to become aroused or achieve orgasm
- Inability to relax the vaginal muscles for intercourse, resulting in painful intercourse
- Inadequate vaginal lubrication before and during intercourse, which can lead to dryness and irritation
Around 43% of women experience some kind of dysfunction in their sexual and/or reproductive health, including urinary dysfunction, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, and painful sex.
While hormone imbalances and a decline in estrogen production at the onset of perimenopause or menopause are often the most common causes of sexual dysfunction in women, problems can also arise as a result of age- or life-related issues like:
- Weight gain
- Stress and fatigue
- Mood swings
- Reduced muscle tone and stamina
- Chronic health conditions
- Effects of aging, like loss of skin elasticity and tone
What are the primary sex hormones and what do they do?
There are four primary sex hormones responsible for sexual arousal and function:
Testosterone. Although a predominantly “male” hormone, both men and women produce testosterone, and it’s an important hormone in increasing libido and encouraging sexual activity.
Estrogen. Like testosterone, both men and women produce estrogen, although it is typically considered the “female” hormone. Estrogen is important in promoting vaginal lubrication and increasing sexual desire.
Progesterone. Progesterone is produced in the ovaries and has various responsibilities throughout the reproduction cycle. High levels can contribute to mood swings, bloating, and breast tenderness, while low levels are often associated with menopause-type symptoms like decreased libido, hot flashes, and abnormalities in the menstrual cycle.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Produced in the adrenal gland and the brain, DHEA is used by the body to create testosterone and estrogen. It typically peaks in people’s late 20s to early 30s, then begins a steady decline.
For women, imbalanced hormones can cause a decline in sexual interest or performance as a result of menopause—which causes a decrease in both female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and testosterone, which drives libido—and/or as a result from changes in vaginal atrophy and loss of elasticity, which can lead to burning, painful intercourse, bleeding after sex, and increased vulnerability to tears and infection.
Increasing estrogen levels with HRT can have a significant impact on the frequency and intensity of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. It can also ease vaginal dryness and itching—making sex less painful—and increase libido. For many women, HRT may help reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis, and lower the chances of developing dementia.
Are there health benefits to sexual activity?
Sexual activity and its various expressions—from hugging to orgasm and everything in between—release hormones like:
- Prolactin, which can help improve sleep
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which helps fight signs of aging in the skin, muscles, and hair
- Oxytocin and other endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers, immune system supporters, and mood boosters
- Serotonin, which can reduce the symptoms of depression
Orgasm in particular also signals the release of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antibody that helps fight off infection.
All of this leads to added benefits in:
- Reduced risk of developing serious health conditions like heart disease or prostate cancer
- Reduced atrophy or shrinkage of the vagina, prostate, and related muscles and ligaments
- Improved stress levels and self-esteem
- Improved emotional health through better communication and intimacy