What human doesn’t like to be rejuvenated? I’ve never met one. Our bodies take a daily beating from the environment, what we eat, and other things beyond our control. One thing that we can control is deciding if we want to accept what mother nature has for us. One uncontrolled issue facing many women over 40 is vaginal atrophy: (Also known as muscle wasting). According to the Mayo Clinic vaginal atrophy is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. When estrogen levels decline many changes can occur. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful, but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. If this is you, there’s hope.
Mona Lisa Touch explained:
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser procedure, designed and produced by DEKA (Italy), that delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue. The procedure is performed in an office environment without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects. The simple procedure takes less than 5 minutes.
Is it painful?
No, usually no anesthesia required. The sensation is a light vibration. Thousands of women have been successfully treated since 2012.
How long does it take to see feel results?
A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks but symptom relief can be noticed after one treatment.
What happens during treatment?
The procedure is similar to your annual exam but quicker. The doctor will insert the laser probe into your vagina and deliver laser “pulses.”
Does it hurt?
The laser energy itself is virtually painless. Some patients report mild discomfort with the laser probe tip insertion during the first procedure, but only if their is sensitivity.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Mona Lisa Touch, Dr. Umerah and her team can assist you. Call today!