MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What causes vaginal dryness?
In the years leading to menopause, the amount of estrogen in your body begins to fluctuate. As you get closer to menopause, these changes in your hormones become more noticeable. You may skip periods, experience hot flashes, or have trouble sleeping.
Changes in your vaginal lining are also common. As the amount of estrogen in your body declines, the lining becomes thinner and less elastic. You may experience other symptoms, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during sex
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal atrophy
These symptoms may make your intimate relations uncomfortable or even painful. You may notice you’re getting more urinary tract infections, as your urethra becomes dry, inflamed, or irritated. You also may experience urinary incontinence.
If you’re searching for a solution to ease these symptoms, Dr. Greenspan performs a treatment called MonaLisa Touch to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, including a loss of sexual intimacy.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a therapeutic system that uses a slim C02 fractional laser to revitalize your vaginal tissues. The laser device is inserted into your vagina, where it delivers pulses of light energy that stimulate the production of new collagen at the cellular level in your vaginal walls.
As the collagen networks form, the rebuilding process naturally increases blood flow and lubrication. The treatment helps to improve the natural function of your vagina.
The non-surgical treatment is performed in the office of Carrie Greenspan, MD, FACOG. It causes few side effects and requires no downtime.
What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch?
Dr. Greenspan performs MonaLisa Touch therapy in a series of sessions. After you arrive at her office, you’re escorted to a treatment room. You typically disrobe from the waist down or may wear a gown.
During treatment, Dr. Greenspan inserts the laser probe in your vagina, where it delivers gentle, virtually painless energy to the vaginal wall, stimulating a healing response. The procedure takes less than five minutes. Your typical course of treatment is three procedures staggered over 18 weeks.
What should I expect after MonaLisa Touch?
Dr. Greenspan advises you about post-procedure care. You usually experience minimal side effects, such as mild irritation or discharge. She may advise you to avoid sexual activity for 2-3 days to allow you to heal.
You may notice a positive change right away. Many women report relief from their symptoms after the very first treatment and notice an even greater improvement after their second and third treatments.
If you’re ready to learn more about MonaLisa Touch vaginal wellness treatments, call Carrie Greenspan, MD, FACOG, today or book a consultation online.