Once reaching menopause, a lot of women experience changes in their vaginal health. One of the most common issues is vaginal atrophy. Because of a decrease in estrogen during menopause, women can face a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, there is a treatment available that can help diminish the symptoms of vaginal atrophy – MonaLisa Touch®.
What is Vaginal Atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is caused by hormonal changes during menopause. It causes a host of symptoms such as burning, itching, and dryness in the vagina. This can lead to discomfort and pain – especially during intercourse. Vaginal atrophy can also cause some urinary symptoms.
How Can MonaLisa Touch Help?
MonaLisa Touch can help control symptoms of vaginal atrophy. The treatment’s laser energy stimulates the generation of new collagen, elastin, and vascularization. By doing this, MonaLisa Touch helps:
- Reduce vaginal dryness
- Improve vaginal laxity
- Improve symptoms of mild urinary incontinence
- Increase lubrication
- Encourage vaginal rejuvenation
How MonaLisa Touch Treatment Is Performed
The treatment begins with a pelvic exam to ensure you are healthy and don’t have any existing issues that need to be addressed.
To perform the treatment, the doctor will insert the MonaLisa Touch laser into the vaginal canal and activate it to generate pulses. The pulses target surface and deep tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization. This helps minimize the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Each session lasts about 5 minutes.
MonaLisa Touch is a sought-after treatment because it’s a painless and quick procedure that delivers excellent results. You will not need any medication or numbing agents during the treatment. The procedure does not require any downtime. You will be advised to rest for only a few minutes after the session. You will be good to go about your day after that.
How Often Do I Need MonaLisa Touch Treatments?
While you will notice positive results after a single treatment, MonaLisa Touch is typically performed over 3 sessions spaced out over 18 weeks. This will get you the best results possible. You should expect to get maintenance treatments on an annual basis.
Side Effects and Post-Treatment Care
Most patients encounter little to no side effects after the procedure. Some patients experience temporary swelling and redness in the treatment area. Your doctor may recommend using an ice pack to control symptoms. The discomfort subsides in a few days after the treatment.
Your doctor will most likely advise you to abstain from any sexual activity for a few days after the treatment. To prevent complications, you should also avoid exposure to excessive heat. It is also advised that you wear loose and comfortable clothing for a few days following the treatment.
MonaLisa Touch Treatment In North Miami, Florida
If you are interested in learning more about how MonaLisa Touch can help improve your vaginal health and decrease the unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing, get in touch with the experts at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center. We provide care for women in all age groups – from adolescence to post-menopause – for all types of women’s health issues. For appointments, call us at (305) 981-0231 or schedule one online.