Vaginal atrophy is a common problem for women who are menopausal and postmenopausal. It also affects women who use certain types of birth control for prolonged periods. Mothers who had a traumatic birth or are breastfeeding sometimes struggle with vaginal atrophy as well. Rather than just accepting this as inevitable, consider checking out the MonaLisa Touch® treatment.
Understanding Vaginal Atrophy
Vaginal atrophy happens as the body begins to produce less estrogen. When it happens, the vaginal walls become thinner. Dryness and inflammation also occur. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:
- Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Vaginal itching or dryness
- Irritation or burning of the vagina
- Generalized vaginal pain
- Feeling self-conscious
Left untreated, vaginal atrophy can adversely affect a woman’s intimate relationships and overall quality of life.
How MonaLisa Touch® Can Help
The MonaLisa Touch® revitalizes the vaginal walls. It does so by using a special laser device to gently heat up the tissue. The body then steps in to heal the area, creating fresh collagen. This effectively plumps up the area, strengthening the vaginal walls. It also increases blood flow to the area, increasing sensitivity and natural lubrication.
What to Expect with MonaLisa Touch® Treatments
Women love the MonaLisa Touch® because it is completely non-surgical. A treatment session typically takes just minutes to carry out. Before beginning, a consultation is done to see how many treatment sessions will be necessary to get you to your optimal results. For many women, three treatments spaced out over 18 weeks is the right way to go. Improvements can be seen after each session.
This is a very comfortable treatment. The sensation is usually compared to a light vibration. There is no set downtime for this treatment, meaning you can immediately return to your normal activities. Results with the MonaLisa Touch® can last up to a year. In order to keep up your results, follow-up treatments can be done.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
This is an ideal treatment for women looking to improve their sexual wellness without resorting to surgery. If you would like to learn more about the MonaLisa Touch® treatment and if it is right for you, feel free to get started by making an appointment with Aurora OB-GYN! At our convenient location in San Antonio, we are happy to answer all of your questions and create a treatment plan just for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation!