As women age, many experience vaginal changes that create a wide variety of bothersome symptoms, such as burning, dryness, and urinary incontinence. Though these issues, commonly referred to as vaginal atrophy, plague as much as 40% of postmenopausal women, only 20-25% discuss them with their doctor.
At Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity, Florida, our team of specialists is committed to helping women of all ages and stages of life achieve optimal health and wellness. That said, we don’t want you to be embarrassed to talk about these, or any, problems. What’s more, we offer a non-surgical, hormone-free solution: MonaLisa Touch®.
MonaLisa Touch uses innovative laser technology to restore vaginal health. This FDA-approved, treatment entails the insertion of a thin probe into the vagina. The probe emits gentle laser energy that removes the dried tissue. This, in turn, stimulates the production of new collagen and restores functional vaginal tissue.
The procedure is comprised of three laser sessions, each less than five minutes long and scheduled six weeks apart. At Suncoast Women’s Care, we love bringing MonaLisa Touch to our patients because it’s relatively painless and results last about a year, at which point a single refresher treatment is recommended.
Here are five reasons MonaLisa Touch therapy may be the solution you’ve been waiting for:
Changes in estrogen due to menopause, cancer treatments, or breastfeeding post childbirth can lead to a thinning of vaginal tissues and a decrease in natural lubrication. The result is often vaginal dryness and burning. MonaLisa Touch remedies these problems by stimulating an increased production of natural lubrication.
Hormonal changes extend beyond vaginal dryness and burning. For many, they interfere with sexual health too. When your vaginal tissue thin and more fragile, they also lose elasticity, making sexual intercourse painful. MonaLisa Touch treatment not only triggers your body to produce more vaginal lubrication, but it also stimulates more collagen and elastin production to restore the health of your vaginal tissue.
Among the most common gynecological issues in women over 35 is urinary incontinence.The good news is MonaLisa Touch can provide a solution for urinary leakage, as well. The laser energy not only rejuvenates your vaginal tissue, but it can also tone your pelvic floor muscles and urogenital structures, providing better bladder control.
Vaginal laxity occurs when the diameter of your vagina increases. These changes result from a variety of causes, including giving vaginal birth to simply aging. For many, MonaLisa Touch’s laser energy resolves this problem, as increased collagen production helps tighten your vaginal opening and surrounding tissues while they also become thicker, toned, and hydrated.
A dry, vagina with thin tissue is prone to chronic vaginal and urinary infections. By restoring your vaginal health with MonaLisa Touch, your vaginal tissues are more lubricated and toned, and therefore, better able to fight off infection.
To learn more about MonaLisa Touch, and whether it may be right for you, call Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.