Many women today suffer from the effects of vaginal atrophy, caused by a decrease in estrogen. Those going through menopause, or who are post-menopausal, are likely suffering from symptoms such as vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and a decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity which can result in uncomfortable or painful intercourse. Women who have endured cancer treatment are likely to be suffering from these symptoms as well.
Although hormone treatment is an option to remedy this, some women cannot or are not willing to use hormones. Fortunately, there is a hormone-free, nonsurgical treatment that resolves vaginal atrophy, painful sex, and dyspareunia. If you are among these women you may be asking yourself, “Could a vaginal laser really help post-menopausal women and breast cancer patients experience healthy regrowth of their thinning vaginal walls?” The answer is yes! Doctors and patients alike are elated over the MonaLisa Touch treatment that rejuvenates vaginal walls atrophied from menopause or cancer treatment.
How it works:
Minimally invasive and pain free, MonaLisa Touch uses an advanced medical laser that stimulates the vaginal tissue with a controlled energy pulse. It acts on the tissue of the vaginal mucosa stimulating the production of collagen, promoting proliferation of the cells and restoration of vaginal wall strength and blood supply. By doing so, it allows for a woman to have pain-free intercourse, as vaginal walls are more hydrated and bladder symptoms are decreased.
As an in-office procedure, it requires no anesthesia and produces virtually no pain. The MonaLisa Touch is carried out in three 5 minute treatments at 6 week intervals, with an annual follow-up treatment once a year.
How You Will Benefit:
Vaginal atrophy can cause debilitating symptoms, and is especially disruptive to sexual health. Many women believe that their only options are hormone treatments, invasive surgery, or just having to live with these problems. The vaginal revitalization provided by MonaLisa Touch can cure vaginal dryness and pain associated with intercourse, leading to a more fulfilling and enjoyable sex life.
Estrogen cremes will no longer be necessary once the dryness is gone, burning issues will be eliminated, and there will be less trips to the bathroom at night due to pressure when needing to urinate. Your partner will also be able to see a difference during intimacy, making the experience more enjoyable for both parties.
The physical and emotional effects of this condition can be quite disruptive to a woman's social and personal life, but this procedure we offer will change that. See what some women are saying about this treatment and how it has changed their physical and emotional well-being.
If you are ready to take the next step towards restoring your gynecological health, contact Plaza OB/GYN today and set your next appointment.