ATROPHIC VAGINITIS: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
Laser therapy for your vaginal health, available through your Panhandle OBGYN healthcare provider.
Panhandle OBGYN offers a treatment that is an effective, non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and its after-effects, which many women suffer from during menopause and after childbirth. The MonaLisa Touch prevents and resolves estrogen drops in the vaginal tissue (typically occurring during menopause or after childbirth) by reactivating the production of new collagen and reestablishing the normal conditions of the vaginal mucosa.
The MonaLisa Touch laser action safely and painlessly reactivates and establishes the proper function of the relative urogenital structures and may improve the symptoms associated with urinary dysfunction (mild incontinence due to stress).
A tissue regeneration process is triggered, but stimulation occurs immediately. The complete therapy occurs in a course of three treatments, over 12 weeks, but significant improvements can be seen even after the first treatment.
The MonaLisa Touch safely and painlessly helps women with symptoms associated with atrophic vaginitis, urinary dysfunction as well as burning, itching, dryness, painful intercourse and more.
What Are the Benefits of MonaLisa Touch Treatments?
Most patients will see symptom improvement in the following areas:
Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
One simple treatment lasting only a few minutes, without pain, side effects or recovery time, can give the tissue the tone and elasticity it once had, with positive effects on one’s quality of life and personal relationships.
More About Atrophic Vaginitis
The drop in estrogen that comes with menopause or even during breastfeeding after delivery causes a series of problems that have a severe impact on one’s social life and personal relationships. Among the most bothersome problems is atrophic vaginitis, which is the lack of nourishment and hydration of the cells of the vaginal mucosa. This condition causes a progressive thinning of the vaginal and vulvar mucosa, which then becomes more delicate, sensitive and more exposed to trauma.
Vaginal dryness, burning and being constantly bothered are a result of atrophic vaginitis. Thanks to innovative laser techniques, this problem can now be prevented and resolved in a safe and painless way.
One after-effect of atrophic vaginitis is dyspareunia – pain during sexual intercourse. An atrophic vagina is thin, fragile, lacks elasticity and above all is dry and unlubricated. This causes pain during intercourse with a series of negative consequences regarding the couple’s relationship, which lead to a lack of sexual desire and uneasy feelings during intimate moments with your partner.
More About Urinary Incontinence
This is one of the most common feminine problems in women over 35 years of age and can severely compromise quality of life. There are various types and levels: from stress (laughing or coughing, lifting weight), urgency (involuntary loss of urine due to loss of control of the urination stimulus by the brain), mixed (incontinence from a combination of stress and involuntary urinary loss) or from reflux (occurs when the bladder is so full that the internal pressure is greater than that of the urethra). The MonaLisa Touch might help you see an improvement in this area.