Vaginal atrophy is a condition that causes the vaginal walls to become thin. Women tend to experience this condition in their perimenopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal years, as their estrogen levels drop. While it's a common condition that many people experience, only about 25 percent of women seek treatment for it. Symptoms can include vaginal dryness, vaginal burning, pain during intercourse, urinary incontinence and tightening of the vaginal canal. Many of these symptoms are uncomfortable, and they can have an impact on a woman's quality of life. There are several treatment options available, but many women are drawn to the non-hormonal treatment known as the Mona Lisa Touch.
- It is an FDA-approved procedure. Clinical trials have shown that this treatment is both safe and effective, and it has been approved for the treatment of vaginal atrophy by the FDA.
- It can be completed in the office, and does not require the use of anesthesia. Laser energy is used during the procedure, and the patient feels virtually no pain throughout the 10-minute treatment. Patients receive three treatments at 6-week intervals, and then they are asked to return once per year for a follow-up treatment.
- There are no side effects. This is one of the largest benefits to this procedure, because women can enjoy the benefits and the results without taking on the additional burdens that come with hormone replacement therapy. In addition, there is no recovery after this procedure. Women will be able to resume their normal daily routine immediately after it is complete.
- Results are immediate, and will last for a significant period of time. After the procedure is complete, women will notice that the symptoms of vaginal atrophy disappear. There is no longer any vaginal dryness, and they begin to look forward to pain-free and enjoyable intercourse with their partner again. They do not experience a burning sensation when they urinate, and they report that their quality of life improves significantly. While follow-up treatment is necessary once per year, women will be pleased with the long-lasting results that they receive from this procedure.
More than 75% of women who suffer from vaginal atrophy report that it has had a negative impact on their quality of life, and 44% of women do not even report their symptoms of vaginal atrophy to an OBGYN. This condition is common, it can have damaging effects on a woman's health and personal relationships, and it can be treated. Recognizing the need for alternative and effective treatment options, Plaza OBGYN specializes in the Mona Lisa Touch Houston procedure. To find out more about this painless and effective treatment option and to discover if it's the right choice for you, call now to schedule your consultation appointment at Plaza OBGYN.