Low-Dose Vaginal Estrogen for Dryness and Atrophy
How It Works
A low dose of estrogen released into the vaginal area has a localized effect (only a small amount of estrogen is absorbed into the bloodstream). This rebuilds the lining of the Reference vagina Opens New Window and Reference urethra Opens New Window by promoting Reference collagen Opens New Window production.
A typical schedule for low-dose prescription estrogen cream is 3 weeks of daily use followed by twice-weekly use thereafter.
For dryness and irritation of the external vaginal area (labia) only, you can rub a small amount of estrogen cream onto the affected area. Many women find that twice a week is often enough.