Hormonal changes during menopause affect many areas of your body, including your vagina. If you’re feeling vaginal pain or dryness, you may want to consider treatment with MonaLisa Touch®, a gentle laser that may help rejuvenate vaginal tissue to relieve discomfort. Women’s Care Gynecologist offers MonaLisa Touch at their practice in Totowa, New Jersey. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about MonaLisa Touch and how it may help you.
MonaLisa Touch is an advanced laser tool that gently heats the vaginal and vulvar tissues and stimulates the production of collagen, which is the protein responsible for giving your tissue its strength and elasticity. The regeneration of new tissue may also improve overall vaginal health for better hydration and lubrication.
Hormonal changes, which can occur after having a baby or during menopause, affect vaginal tissue and health, causing vaginal atrophy, dryness, and fragility. These changes may cause significant discomfort and affect your intimate relationship as well. MonaLisa Touch may help ease your discomfort by relieving all of these symptoms.
Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN determines if you’re a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch after a thorough examination and review of your medical history. If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, itching, or pain, you may be considered a good candidate.
MonaLisa Touch may also be able to tighten vaginal tissue, which can help treat vaginal laxity, a condition that affects many women after having a baby. The tissue tightening may also benefit women with mild urinary incontinence.
Treatment with MonaLisa Touch is gentle and quick. During the procedure, your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN inserts the laser wand into your vagina, activates the laser, and allows the laser energy to penetrate the vaginal walls to assist in the stimulation of new tissue.
The entire procedure takes only five minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. After treatment, you should be able to resume your usual activities. However, you should refrain from sexual intercourse for up to three days following treatment while the tissue heals.
To get the best results, you may need a series of treatments set at five to eight-week intervals, and then typically only one annual treatment is needed thereafter to maintain vaginal health.
Everyone’s response to treatment is different. Many women report an improvement in lubrication and a decrease in various symptoms, including dryness, itching, and pain during intercourse after treatment with MonaLisa Touch.
To learn more about MonaLisa Touch and whether it’s a good choice for you, call Women’s Care OB/GYN today. Or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation.