The laser uses light energy to penetrate deep into the layers of the vaginal wall to stimulate collagen. The vaginal tissue returns to a state that was present prior to the changes induced by menopause, like atrophy (thinning of the vaginal wall) and dryness due to a decrease in estrogen.
As many as 50% of postmenopausal women are suffering from changes in their gynecologic health. When estrogen levels decline after menopause, many changes can occur including vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, burning or itching. These changes can adversely interfere with your personal life. Many women suffer in silence and those who seek treatment find their options limited. Now there is a better way! Ask us if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.
The procedure will seem similar to your annual exam and will likely be even quicker. Your healthcare provider will insert the laser into your vagina and deliver laser energy "pulses." The total procedure time is less than five minutes.
The laser pulses itself are virtually painless. Some patients report mild discomfort with the laser insertion during the first procedure if there is vaginal dryness.
Many patients have reported that they experience relief right away. Virtually all patients have experienced relief by the second treatment, however optimal results are seen after the third treatment.
MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results. A once-a-year single treatment is recommended to maintain symptom relief. This can be done quickly and conveniently during your annual checkup.
Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to, receive estrogen therapy.
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your provider will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
Yes, when used in conjunction with other treatments many patients have experienced significant relief.
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