Vaginal burning is one of the most common problems women face. This uncomfortable sensation impacts health, comfort, and general wellbeing. The good news is that it’s treatable. When you’re enduring this unpleasant symptom, finding the best treatment option is paramount to your vitality. At Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio, TX, we are proud to offer the best vaginal burning treatment to our valued clientele.
What Causes Vaginal Burning?
Vaginal burning is often caused by decreased estrogen levels in a woman’s body. Estrogen is a hormone that exists in both men and women, but it plays a prominent role in women’s health.
During puberty, rising estrogen levels produced by the ovaries contribute to the development of secondary sex characteristics in women like breasts, widened hips, and body hair. Estrogen also helps regulate the menstrual cycle by dictating the growth of the uterine lining.
When estrogen levels drop or the body stops producing estrogen, it affects vaginal tissues. With less estrogen, vaginal tissues become thinner and drier, more fragile, and have less elasticity. These changes directly contribute to a slew of unsavory symptoms, like burning, that can dramatically impact a woman’s life.
The onset of menopause is defined as the time when the body stops producing an abundance of estrogen, but the natural aging process isn’t the only contributor to reduced estrogen. Lowered estrogen levels in the body may result from:
- Perimenopause (the years before menopause)
- After menopause
- Removal of both ovaries (surgical menopause)
- Pelvic radiation (for cancer)
- Hormonal treatment side effect (for breast cancer)
How Can I Treat Vaginal Burning?
If you are experiencing vaginal burning, the first thing to know is that you are not alone. Most women experience symptoms of estrogen loss at some point in their lives. Although these sometimes debilitating symptoms are common, many women still aren’t sure whether it’s safe to discuss or necessary to address them.
At Aurora OB-GYN, we are here to open up the lines of communication about women’s intimate health. It’s important to seek help for any discomfort you experience in the body, and burning is no exception.
The second thing to know is that you have treatment options. You never need to endure any slight or significant change to your vaginal health. Together we work to find the best treatment options for you.
At Aurora OB-GYN, we offer a revolutionary approach to treating the symptoms of estrogen loss called MonaLisa Touch. This treatment addresses all the most common concerns faced by women when estrogen levels interfere with their lives. Many of our patients rely on this treatment to restore health and wellness when they need it most.
What Is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a painless, non-surgical, and non-hormonal laser treatment for vaginal health. Women all over the world are using MonaLisa Touch to rejuvenate their intimate regions and solve the common issues associated with aging, childbirth, and hormonal shifts.
How Does MonaLisa Touch Work?
MonaLisa Touch uses the technology of a fractional CO2 laser to deliver variable warmth to the walls of the vagina. This infused heat works with gentle muscular movement to thicken blood vessels.
Thickened blood vessels then stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin within the vaginal tissues to eliminate unwanted symptoms and restore balance. Treated tissues strengthen, thicken, and return to optimal health.
12 Benefits of MonaLisa Touch
When looking for the best treatment options, it’s only natural to assess the benefits of each treatment. MonaLisa Touch as the best treatment for restoring vaginal health because of the sheer number of benefits it provides. Below we look at the top twelve benefits of choosing this treatment option.
1. Gentle Restoration
MonaLisa Touch is virtually painless. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about MonaLisa Touch treatment feels. This innovative laser treatment will not cause pain. In terms of comfort, many women compare the sensations from treatment to their annual exam.
2. Non-Surgical and Non-Hormonal
No surgery means fewer risks. This non-surgical treatment option to alleviate symptoms of estrogen depletion doesn’t come with the risks associated with surgery. As a non-hormonal option, it’s ideal for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormonal therapies.
3. Confidence Boosting
You’ll feel at home in your own skin again. One of the most significant benefits of choosing MonaLisa Touch is that it brings you back to a place of comfort. Eliminating persistent physical pain and any of the other symptoms associated with estrogen reduction has far-reaching effects.
Many women experience renewed self-confidence, along with their physical improvements. Feeling good enhances your life from the inside out.
4. Fast Treatment
One MonaLisa Touch session lasts around five minutes. Some women think they couldn’t possibly find the time to fit in an appointment to better their symptoms, but MonaLisa Touch challenges this notion.
With treatment sessions that are shorter than the time it takes to grab a coffee, MonaLisa Touch ensures that every woman has access to treatment.
5. Rapid Relief
Many women experience immediate improvement. If you are like most women, you want to know how soon you’ll see results from MonaLisa Touch. Many of our patients experience a noticeable improvement of symptoms right after their first treatment session. The majority of women enjoy total relief after two sessions.
6. Strength Building
MonaLisa Touch enhances your natural vaginal strength. Other treatment options may provide relief from unwanted symptoms, but no other treatment works with your body to improve the structure of the vaginal canal. This treatment not only improves symptoms but builds strength that contributes to greater comfort (and pleasure) in your daily life.
7. No Downtime
MonaLisa Touch won’t slow you down. If you want a treatment option that can keep up with you and the pace of your life, MonaLisa Touch is the way to go. You won’t experience any lag in your routine after your appointment. This treatment option is a patient favorite because there is no downtime to contend with.
8. Discreet and Private
MonaLisa Touch is your business only. As a non-surgical treatment option, you can take self-empowering action toward a pain-free life on your own.
Your appointment takes place in a private treatment room at our state-of-the-art San Antonio offices. You won’t need anyone to drive you to and from your appointment, which gives you full control over who knows about your treatment.
9. Long-Lasting Results
This treatment has a long-term focus. If you’ve struggled with treatments for vaginal burning that offer relief for hours at a time, you know that every moment counts. MonaLisa Touch is an investment for your future. With results that last up to a full year, this treatment offers extended relief not found anywhere else.
10. Convenient Maintenance
You can add MonaLisa Touch to your annual exam. Most of our patients find that receiving the vaginal support they need is easier than ever when using this treatment.
An annual exam is part of your yearly routine and adding this treatment to your checkup saves you time and money. Just let us know when booking your annual that you’d like to add MonaLisa Touch to your appointment, and we’ll gladly schedule this treatment into your appointment time.
11. Renewed Pleasure
MonaLisa Touch heightens sexual satisfaction. When experiencing the negative symptoms of estrogen loss, pain elimination is of paramount importance. Other treatments remove pain, but MonaLisa Touch goes a step further. After receiving this treatment, your sexual response and pleasure increases.
12. Comprehensive Solution
MonaLisa Touch treats all the symptoms caused by decreased estrogen levels. As if living with a burning sensation isn’t bad enough, many women experience multiple unwanted symptoms as the result of hormonal changes.
The extraordinary MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal treatment quickly works to offer relief to all the most common symptoms women face when experiencing less estrogen production.
Getting MonaLisa Touch means addressing all of your symptoms simultaneously. In addition to burning in the vagina, MonaLisa Touch also treats:
- Vaginal dryness
- 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
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
Is There Anything I Need to Do After My MonaLisa Touch Appointment?
After your appointment, you are free to continue your day. You can return to work or resume regular activity. You should avoid sexual intercourse and placing anything into your vagina for a few days after MonaLisa Touch treatment.
How Many MonaLisa Touch Sessions Will I Need?
Every woman is different, so we create a personalized treatment plan for each of our patients. Many women find relief from burning and other unpleasant symptoms after one MonaLisa Touch session.
For best results, we often recommend receiving three treatment sessions over about six weeks. We discuss your personalized treatment plan with you at your consultation.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact us if you think MonaLisa Touch is the right option for you. During your consultation, you’ll meet with our expert staff to discuss your symptoms and treatment options. Together we develop a personalized treatment plan that accommodates your needs and schedule.
Please be prepared to discuss your medical history and medications with us during your appointment. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment to have plenty of time to fill out any necessary paperwork and make yourself comfortable.
We require all patients to supply us with a driver’s license or other state or government-issued photo ID along with their insurance card when checking in.
About Aurora OB-GYN
Top-notch patient care is always our number one priority, and that’s why our highly trained and friendly staff is recognized for providing superior service. We combine genuine support for our patients with the latest advancements in modern technology to deliver unparalleled results to our patients.
At Aurora OB-GYN, we offer the broadest range of services. We can help whether you are seeking obstetrics, gynecology, preventive care, treatment, nutrition, or lifestyle aesthetic treatments. We are one of the few practices in San Antonio offering services from a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Karen Allsup is a double board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has been serving the San Antonio area since 2006. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
She also earned a Master of Science from Texas A&M University. As a patient advocate, Dr. Allsup is committed to providing world-class health and wellness care.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t let vaginal burning interrupt your life. Choose a treatment option that delivers relief and more with MonaLisa Touch. Schedule your consultation to learn what this incredible vaginal treatment option can do for you. Contact us today at Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio, TX to get started.