There can be several reasons behind vaginal discomfort. One of the most common causes is decreased estrogen production as you leave your reproductive years and enter menopause.
Estrogen plays a significant role in your vaginal health by lubricating the vagina and thickening the vaginal wall. It also increases vaginal acidity, which reduces bacterial infections. As your estrogen levels decrease, drying, thinning, and inflammation of the vaginal tissue occurs, and a condition develops known as vaginal atrophy.
For many women, these physical changes in the vagina lead to uncomfortable symptoms that negatively impact their intimate relationships. Associates in Women’s Health is proud to offer MonaLisa Touch® therapy to not only relieve vaginal discomfort but improve your overall vaginal health.
MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy designed to trigger your body’s natural healing responses to stimulate vaginal mucosal revitalization.
Changes in vaginal tissue from decreased estrogen not only lead to uncomfortable vaginal symptoms, but they also affect sexual intimacy and can cause urinary issues as well. Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:
To relieve these symptoms, MonaLisa Touch therapy delivers gentle CO₂ laser energy to walls of your vagina to stimulate collagen production. As collagen increases, it encourages hydration, restores functional tissue, and improves your vaginal health.
The innovative technology behind MonaLisa Touch is so successful that it can also be used to treat vaginal issues associated with childbirth, hysterectomy, or breast cancer treatments.
Unlike surgery, MonaLisa Touch is virtually painless and requires no downtime. During your in-office appointment, your doctor inserts a small probe into your vagina. For less than five minutes, laser energy is delivered to the vaginal wall, creating a photothermal reaction to trigger your body’s natural healing response.
MonaLisa Touch therapy is gentle and virtually painless — your procedure doesn’t require anesthesia — and you can return to work immediately. While you can resume normal activities immediately following MonaLisa Touch therapy treatments, you should abstain from sexual intimacy for two to three days and avoid intense physical exertion and baths.
Traditional treatments like hormone therapy can provide results from vaginal discomfort, but they can come with risks and unwanted side effects. Because MonaLisa Touch is designed to work with your body and stimulate its natural ability to heal, it safely treats vaginal atrophy without adverse side effects.
A study assessing the use of MonaLisa Touch on 30 women with vaginal health issues found that all participants experienced positive results from their treatment, and many had completely resolved symptoms.
The team at Associates in Women’s Health typically recommends a minimum of three MonaLisa Touch treatments over the course of 12-18 weeks, but most women report relief following their first treatment. With multiple sessions, the benefits become even more pronounced. When your initial treatment package is complete, your doctor might suggest a MonaLisa Touch treatment annually for maintenance.
You don’t have to live with vaginal discomfort or decreased intimacy. Contact Associates in Women’s Health today to see if MonaLisa Touch therapy is right for you.