Because of pregnancy and menopause — and everything in between — the strain on your body and hormonal fluctuations can cause issues. If you’re experiencing vaginal atrophy, pain during intercourse, or other similar issues, you may benefit from MonaLisa Touch® treatments. Expert OB/GYNs Shawn Osterholt, MD, FACOG, and Curtis Orr, MD, FACOG offer minimally-invasive MonaLisa Touch sessions right in the office at OB/GYN LTD. in Springfield, Ohio. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that causes thinning and inflammation throughout your vaginal walls. Usually, this stems from a decrease in estrogen after menopause, although some women experience it after pregnancy or because of certain health conditions. Vaginal atrophy often leads to:
While about half of all women experience vaginal atrophy after menopause, few get treatment for their symptoms. With advancements in laser technology, such as MonaLisa Touch, you can resolve many vaginal atrophy issues without going through surgery.
MonaLisa Touch sends laser energy deep into your vaginal walls. As the tissues of your vaginal wall heat up, your body thinks there’s an injury and immediately starts a chain reaction of healing events.
Cells start regenerating, fresh tissues develop, and new collagen forms over the following weeks. Not only does this help internal and external vaginal skin heal and tighten, but it restores your natural lubrication.
Not at all. Since the treatment involves laser energy, though, it’s normal to feel a warming or tingling sensation.
While this isn’t known to cause pain, it can feel a little uncomfortable or abnormal if it’s your first treatment. Once you get used to the sensation, you most likely won’t notice it in the future.
Likely yes, although most women start noticing an improvement shortly after their first treatment. It’s common to need a series of 2-3 sessions on average, but you might need more, or even annual, touch ups if you have severe signs of vaginal atrophy.
Each treatment is quick, lasting less than five minutes. Plus, because the procedure is minimally invasive and virtually painless, you can go right back to your regular activities afterward; but you should avoid tampons or sexual intercourse for 2-3 days. Many women even schedule their treatments during their lunch break.
Find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you by scheduling a consultation at OB/GYN LTD. Book your visit by calling the clinic, or by using the online scheduler.