If you find intercourse to be painful or suffer from vaginal discomfort, you’re not alone. Many women going through menopause or who’ve recently given birth experience this trouble with intimacy, but treatment is available with MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments at Patrick County Family Practice in Stuart, Virginia. Astrid Cole, RN, offers this treatment discretely and effectively.

For any woman who want prevent or treat the vaginal symptoms due to estrogenic decrease (in menopause, after a childbirth, after a cancer treatment, or after an eating disturb –anorexia) . Most common symptoms vaginal dryness, laxity, burning, pain during sexual intercourse and mild urinary incontinence. MonaLisa Touch® is the ideal treatment for those who are looking for a less invasive procedure, compared to traditional surgical or pharmaceutical treatments. Remember, no one can advise you better about MonaLisa Touch® and what is best for you to achieve best results than Astrid Cole, RN, of Patrick County Family Practice in Stuart, Virginia.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal health. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

MonaLisa Touch® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina (Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation), which helps fighting and attenuating symptoms related to vaginal atrophy, a widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal women. Thanks to its action on factors that determine dryness, fragility and loss of mucosal elasticity, this treatment can eliminate troublesome itching, irritation and pain, which become particularly acute during intercourse. The interaction with laser is, in fact, the ideal method to stimulate the collagen contained in the vaginal walls for the rehydration and functional tissue restoration. Its beneficial action can contribute to improve self-confidence and sexual pleasure.

MonaLisa Touch is a solution to issues such as:

• Vaginal atrophy
• Painful intercourse
• Mild urinary incontinence
• Vaginal dryness and itching

MonaLisa Touch® for Menopausesal Vaginal Symptoms

During menopause, levels of estrogen, an important hormone in women, naturally go down. As a result, the walls of the vagina become thin, dry, and sometimes inflamed. In many women, this leads to symptoms of vaginal burning, irritation, pain (especially during sex), bleeding, or discharge.

Common Menopausal Vaginal Symptoms:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Genital itching
  • Burning with urination
  • Urgency with urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Light bleeding after intercourse
  • Discomfort with intercourse
  • Decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity
  • Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal

If you’re experiencing vaginal symptoms due to hormonal changes, MonaLisa Touch may be a great option for you. These changes generally occur when your levels of estrogen shift during menopause and perimenopause. Women recovering from cancer treatment or who are postnatal may also benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatments.

What type of results can I expect?

Most treated patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation, pain during intercourse, and urinary symptoms which contributes to a sumbstantial improvement in the quality of life. These results are possible, thanks to the stimulation of the mucosa, which regenerates and “rejuvenates

Can MonaLisa Touch® be used to treat vaginal laxity?

The term “loose vagina” refers to a condition where the diameter of the vagina has increased. This is often caused by natural yet traumatic events, such as giving birth or tissue relaxation due to a natural ageing process. In these cases, it is essential to evaluate the cause and the state of the vagina to exclude a prolapse or an involvement of the muscles. The CO2 fractional laser allows treating those cases where the “loose vagina” is due to a mucosal tone loss.

How many treatments are needed?

It depends on how serious the symptoms are. We usually recommended 1 to 3 treatments, 40-60 days apart, followed by an annual maintenance treatment. In any case, it will be up to your gynecologist, after careful examination, to evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

How is the recovery?

You can go right back to most daily activities following MonaLisa Touch sessions. You may have some slight soreness in the vaginal region and will need to refrain from sexual intercourse for three to four days afterward. Astrid may also recommend you avoid hot baths and vigorous exercise to allow for optimal healing, and will discuss a post-treatment plan with you.

How long do the effects of the treatment last?

After the 3-session treatment the results can last for one year at least, depending on the severity of the atrophy, the patient’s age and life style (diet, smoking and so on).

To learn how you can overcome uncomfortable vaginal symptoms with an easy laser treatment, call Patrick County Family Practice to schedule a MonaLisa Touch appointment today.