You expect hot flashes and mood swings during menopause, but you probably aren’t prepared for changes in your vagina that cause dryness, discomfort, and painful intercourse. The physicians at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida were the first in the area to provide treatment with the MonaLisa Touch®, an advanced laser that restores vaginal tissues without surgery or downtime. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Lehigh Acres, Florida, or use online booking.
Estrogen is essential for maintaining the health of tissues that line your vagina. It helps keep them strong and elastic, and supports normal blood flow and lubrication.
When estrogen levels drop at menopause, the vaginal wall becomes thin, dry, and less elastic. This condition, called vaginal atrophy, or the genitourinary syndrome of menopause, causes symptoms such as:
The physicians at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida treat vaginal atrophy with the safe and effective MonaLisa Touch.
The MonaLisa Touch is a state-of-the-art laser designed to treat the vaginal lining. It’s a type of laser called a fractional CO2 laser, which is unique because it divides a single laser beam into many streams of light.
These thin beams of light treat microscopic columns of tissue at one time rather than one spot, The microbeams produce therapeutic changes, while the untreated skin surrounding the beams promotes quicker healing.
In addition to restoring vaginal health, the MonaLisa Touch may treat urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, and lichen sclerosus, a skin condition that affects external vulvar structures.
A specially designed, round device is inserted into your vagina, where it emits the laser beams. The laser’s energy reaches deep into the vaginal lining, where its gentle heat triggers cellular changes that boost blood circulation and stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
The increase in collagen restores strength, elastin contributes resilience, and hyaluronic acid provides hydration. As a result, the vaginal lining regains tone and texture, which in turn, alleviates vaginal atrophy symptoms.
Your treatment only takes about five minutes, then you can get back to your daily routine without taking downtime. However, you may have slight discomfort, redness, or swelling that takes a few days to heal.
Depending on the severity of your vaginal symptoms, you’ll need three to five MonaLisa Touch treatments spaced 40-60 days apart, depending on the conditions being treated. Your results improve after each session and, when your sessions are finished, annual maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain your results.
To learn more about relieving the symptoms of vaginal atrophy with the MonaLisa Touch, call Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, or book an appointment online.