MonaLisa Touch: The Game-Changing Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy
- 19 January 2019
- Posted by: rtwskin
- Category: Blog
MonaLisa Touch®: The Game-Changing Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy.
By Emily Ruse, Deputy Registered Manager
If you suffer from vaginal atrophy, you aren’t alone. Our bodies undergo some spectacular changes throughout our lifetime – some of which are welcome and some of which are not.
Vaginal atrophy occurs when the body fails to produce enough oestrogen, occurring most commonly after menopause when the cells in the vagina lack hydration and nourishment. However, the condition can occur at other times such as in the years leading up to menopause or even pregnancy. Vaginal atrophy causes symptoms such as vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, burning, itching and decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity resulting in painful intercourse.
Whether brought on by menopause, pregnancy, childbirth or other changes in medical condition, much of what relates to these bodily changes involves our most womanly organ: the vagina – and when a woman’s vagina begins to deteriorate in condition, it can truly affect the balance of her life. From physical discomfort and pain to stress, anxiety and emotional issues in relationships as a result of a lacklustre sex life.
In the past, women who suffered from vaginal atrophy had limited options available to them. Hormone therapy was, and still is, an option to treat these symptoms, however, the increased risk of heart attacks, breast cancer and strokes doesn’t make this feel like an option for many.
Fortunately, there is now a revolutionary, new vaginal rejuvenation procedure which effectively treats many of the symptoms of Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA). If you find yourself experiencing the more unpleasant physical or even emotional side effects of these life transitions within your vaginal region, the vaginal rejuvenation therapy known as MonaLisa Touch may just be a solution
MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 Medical Laser which is FDA approved specifically to treat vaginal dryness and painful intercourse caused by vaginal atrophy. The treatment is performed through targeted CO2 Laser energy which penetrates and creates small wounds in the epithelial layer. This process works to reshape and regenerate the atrophic vaginal tissue, stimulating the production of collagen and therefore restoring the healthy functionality of the vagina. MonaLisa Touch is not a vaginal tightening procedure. The end goal is to restore moisture and elasticity to your vagina, making life enjoyable again.
Recent studies show that MonaLisa Touch is largely effective in treating Urinary Incontinence, one of the most embarrassing symptoms that seriously affect many women after childbirth or in menopause. Symptoms of incontinence can affect your work life and home life and have a huge impact on your confidence. The beneficial stimulation of vaginal tissues, due to the DEKA-pulse Co2 laser emission, stimulates blood flow to the area, bringing healing and rejuvenation to the pelvic floor muscles, vaginal walls and urethra. Increased blood flow and better tissue tone reduces pain and leads to better urinary function. Many women report an immediate improvement in their symptoms which continue to improve over the coming months.
MonaLisa is a minimally invasive, pain-free procedure with little downtime. Results can be noticed quickly, with noticeable improvement after just one treatment session – and what’s even better, the procedure is virtually painless! While the MonaLisa Touch treatment may not completely reverse the effects of aging and hormonal changes, it can do a lot to help alleviate, treat and reduce the majority of most symptoms. Women who undergo treatment experience renewed elasticity and natural lubrication, greatly reducing and eliminating daily pain and discomfort. Embarrassing symptoms and loss of freedom and confidence don’t have to be a permanent part of your life, even if you suffer from problems with incontinence. The ability gives women to have sex again without pain is also highly beneficial to a patient’s sexual wellbeing, allowing them to continue to participate in the sexual side of their relationship and maintain that special bond with their partner. With the help of MonaLisa Touch, you can get back to your life again.
The graphs show the improvement (%) for the main symptoms of vaginal atrophy and urinary incontinence after 3 MonaLisa Touch sessions. The study was carried out at the Department of Gynecology at the San Rafael Hospital (Milan, Italy) on patients with symptoms of urogenital atrophy.
Book a no-obligation consultation to discuss MonaLisa Touch® treatment and other procedures with Dr Nina Sheffield
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Meet the expert
Dr Nina Sheffield qualified as a GP before specialising in Otolaryngology (ENT). For the last 12 years, she has specialised in medical lasers and cosmetic injections.