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MONALISA TOUCH LASER

Vaginal Atrophy Treatment

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The MonaLisa Touch Treatment

MonaLisa Touch offers a nonsurgical approach to deliver long-lasting relief that is typically felt immediately after the treatment. This simple and non-invasive in-office procedure requires no more than 10 minutes per treatment and has little to no discomfort. Patients have seen overwhelming positive and immediate results.
 

  • Three 5 minute treatments at 6 week intervals

  • In-office procedure

  • No anesthesia and no pain

  • Annual follow up treatment once a year

Painless Therapy for Common Menopausal Symptoms

  • Vaginal dryness: Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of vaginal atrophy (thinning of the wall of the vagina that occurs during menopause in women.) Prior to menopause, the vaginal lining appears plump, bright red, and moist. As estrogen levels decline, the lining of the vagina becomes thinner, more dry, change in color, and lower elasticity.

  • Vaginal itching: The skin around your vagina is more sensitive and more likely to itch following the hormonal changes that occur during menopause. This can make you prone to scratching, which then makes your skin more likely to itch, and so on. This is called an itch/scratch cycle which can become difficult to break, and can cause much distress.

  • Vaginal burning: During and after menopause, decreased levels of estrogen hormone can cause the tissues of the vulva and the lining of the vagina to become thinner, drier, and less elastic (flexible.) Vaginal secretions are reduced, resulting in decreased lubrication.  Reduced levels of estrogen also result in an increase in vaginal pH, which makes the vagina less acidic, just as it was before puberty. The combination of these factors often lead to vaginal burning and discomfort in the majority of women.

  • Painful urination: During and after the process of menopause, levels of the female hormone estrogen drop significantly. Estrogen is responsible for controlling your monthly periods and body changes during pregnancy. Additionally, estrogen helps keep the bladder and the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) healthy. The lack of estrogen may also cause the pelvic muscles responsible for bladder control to weaken, resulting in urinary incontinence

  • Pain with intercourse: Between 25 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women find sex painful. Painful intercourse is a condition called dyspareunia. While there are many causes, the most common reason for painful intercourse in women over 50 is vulvovaginal atrophy (vulva and vagina that no longer have the beneficial effects from estrogen that they did prior to menopause.) Lower estrogen levels significantly affect your vagina, impacting its ability to secrete lubricant, to expand and contract and to grow new cells. Over time, blood flow diminishes, and the vagina and vulva can atrophy, or shrink as cells die off and aren't replaced. As a result, women experience soreness, burning after sex, pain during intercourse and, sometimes, post-sex bleeding.
     

How Does It Work?

The laser works by stimulating collagen production in the interlining of the vagina - improving the health and pliability of the vaginal mucosa. It’s a specialized CO2 fractional laser that’s specifically designed to treat atrophic or thin sensitive vaginal wall. The laser has unique characteristics of penetrating light or laser energy deep into the layers of the vaginal wall in such a way that it stimulates collagen and returns the vaginal tissue to a state that was present prior to the changes induced by menopause or other conditions.

What to Expect for Your First Appointment

We're excited to have you as our patient, and we know your first appointment can be unnerving. We're here to put you at ease. Your comfort, safety and trust in us is always our top priority. We pledge to always do our best to answer your questions.  As always, let us know if there's anything we can do better. We appreciate your feedback and are constantly improving our process. We hope your experience with us is a great one.


 

  • Expect to come in and be here for about 30-45 minutes

  • There are no special requirements before your procedure, wear whatever you want but comfortable loose clothing is best.  Feel free to eat on your normal schedule.

  • The procedure itself will only take 5 minutes for the internal treatment and 5-10 minutes for the external treatment if required.

  • There is no anesthesia unless external treatment is performed. You will be fully capable of driving yourself to and from our office.

  • Some women experience mild discomfort, although the vast majority feel nothing.

  • You cannot have this procedure while menstruating.

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A life changing procedure

When a procedure has been described by patients as “life-changing,” then it’s okay to talk about it. With a large portion of post-menopausal women, women treated for breast cancer or induced-menopause are  experiencing changes in vaginal health, MonaLisa Touch offers a nonsurgical approach to deliver long-lasting relief that is typically felt immediately after the treatment. This simple and non-invasive in-office procedure requires no more than 10 minutes per treatment and has little to no discomfort. Patients have seen overwhelming positive and immediate results.