Though hormone therapy can improve many of these symptoms, it’s not the only treatment available.
Many women experience vaginal dryness and irritation before and during menopause. This discomfort is due to vaginal atrophy, or thinning of the vaginal tissue.
Declining estrogen levels cause these vaginal changes, making the tissue thinner and less stretchy. Lack of estrogen also decreases production of vaginal fluids, affecting lubrication and leading to uncomfortable dryness.
MonaLisa Touch uses laser technology to deliver beams of energy deep into the vaginal tissue. This energy, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that gives vaginal tissue its strength and elasticity.
Monalisa Touch also boosts circulation to the tissue, improving health and natural lubrication. So as collagen supplies grow and lubrication increases following treatment, this can help relieve dryness and irritation.
Treatments with MonaLisa Touch are quick and painless. The actual laser session takes less than five minutes. You may feel a warming sensation during treatment, but MonaLisa Touch is well-tolerated by most women.
In general, there’s no downtime after MonaLisa Touch treatments, so you can go back to your usual routine following your appointment. You may have some spotting and irritation after your treatment, but these side effects should resolve quickly. Furthermore, you should refrain from vaginal intercourse for up to three days following treatment while the tissue heals.
Many of our patients see improvements in their gynecological health after their first MonaLisa Touch session. However, we usually recommend a series of sessions spaced every 4-6 weeks to get the best possible results. Annual follow-up treatments can help maintain vaginal health.
With so many treatment options, there’s no need to suffer with your menopause symptoms. Our women’s health experts understand that no single treatment works for everyone.
Whatever your gynecological concern might be, we can give you a thorough evaluation, discuss your options, and design a treatment plan to give you the care you need.
To learn more about surgery-free MonaLisa Touch, call 806-359-5468 to book an appointment with us today.