Some of the most unpleasant symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are vaginal dryness and laxity. These can seriously interfere with your sex life, making intercourse uncomfortable, painful, and unsatisfying because of a lack of sensation. Vaginal dryness can also cause itching that makes daily life unpleasant.
While hormonal changes may be to blame for these symptoms, you don’t have to use hormone replacement therapy to find relief. Whether you can’t take hormones due to medical issues or you prefer not to, you can still resolve the issues of vaginal dryness and laxity with the non-hormonal treatment of MonaLisa Touch®.
About vaginal laxity
As you get older, lose estrogen with menopausal changes, and bear children, the tissue of your vagina becomes stretched and weakens. This diminishes your ability to have an orgasm, decreases overall sensation during intercourse, and can cause mild urinary incontinence. Poor sexual experiences can strain relationships and compromise your health, well-being, and self-confidence.
Vaginal laxity is extremely common but may be difficult to talk about. Many women suffer in silence, believing their sexual dissatisfaction and vaginal symptoms are just the way life goes as you get older. Don’t hesitate to raise your concerns with the team at Women’s Care OB/GYN. We want to help.
About MonaLisa Touch
MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure that involves application of gentle laser energy to your vaginal tissue. This procedure takes just about five minutes and is pain-free.
The laser delivers a two-part energy pulse that stimulates the surface tissue and the underlying deep tissue. The CO2 laser energy creates micro wounds that cause your body to produce more collagen, a structural compound that gives your tissue structure and strength. Plus, the laser energy can boost circulation and the development of new healthy cells to increase lubrication.
The best candidates
Although MonaLisa Touch is often recommended for women who are experiencing perimenopause or have gone through menopause, any woman experiencing vaginal laxity and dryness can benefit. You may have symptoms in the immediate postnatal period or if you’ve undergone sudden menopause due to surgery or cancer treatment.
Why MonaLisa Touch is a great solution
Hormone treatments can have side effects and may increase your risk of certain cancers. Surgery is another possible way to improve vaginal health, but it’s invasive, expensive, and requires a long recovery time.
MonaLisa Touch offers a quick, in-office alternative to hormone therapy and surgery. If you suffer from the symptoms of vaginal dryness and laxity, this laser procedure can help you realize a healthier, happier, more satisfying sex life.
MonaLisa Touch also has no downtime. You may need to refrain from sexual intercourse for two to three days following treatment, but you can go about your regular activities and work immediately after a session.
The Women’s Care OB/GYN team wants to help women in the Totowa, New Jersey, area feel their very best — and that includes vaginal health. Call the office nearest you, or use this website to book an appointment and learn how MonaLisa Touch can resolve your vaginal dryness and laxity.