VAGINAL HEALTH TREATMENT
It’s okay to talk about it! Millions of women are experiencing a change in their gynecological health that may interfere with their personal lives. Those seeking treatment, you are not alone. Aurora OB-GYN offers MonaLisa Touch to help you through that transition and get you back on track with your life.
AM I IN NEED OF VAGINAL HEALTH TREATMENT?
If you have experienced any significant or slight change in your vaginal health after menopause, please consider this option with Dr. Allsup and Aurora OB-GYN Staff. After menopause and estrogen levels decline, this can affect your quality of life in unexpected ways.
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Burning
- Vaginal Discharge
- Genital Itching
- Burning with Urination
- Urgency with Urination
- Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
- Urinary Incontinence
- Light Bleeding after Intercourse
- Discomfort with Intercourse
- Decreased Vaginal Lubrication during Sexual Activity
- Shortening and Tightening of the Vaginal Canal
WHAT CAUSES THESE SYMPTOMS?
Menopause is caused by decresed levels of estrogen production. Less estrogen makes your vaginal tissues thinner, drier with less elasticity and more fragile.
A Drop Of Estrogen Levels May Occur:
- After Menopause
- Perimenopause (Years Leading Up To)
- Removal of Both Ovaries (Surgical Menopause)
- Pelvic Radiation for Cancer
- Breast Cancer Hormonal Treatment Side Effect
HOW DOES IT WORK?
MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. Course of treatment is typically done in three procedures over 18 weeks.
The procedure will seem similar like your regular woman annual exam. Your regular doctor or nurse practitioner at Aurora will insert the laser that “pulses” laser energy. The total procedure time is less than 5 minutes.
DOES IT HURT?
As many would seem nervous, this procedure is virtually painless. Please be aware, some have reported a slight discomfort with the laser tip when first inserted to deliver the first procedure. This usually occurs if there is gynecological dryness.
HOW SOON CAN I SEE RESULTS?
Many women have felt results and experienced relief right away after the first procedure. A majority of women experience relief by the second treatment.
HOW LONG DOES THIS TREATMENT LAST?
MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results up to a year. It is recommended that a once-a-year treatment is needed to maintain symptom relief. This can usually be done quickly and conveniently during your next annual women’s exam.