Vaginal dryness, pain during sex, urinary incontinence — these are some of the more common complaints that come with genitourinary syndrome of menopause. It used to be that women simply accepted these unwelcome changes and adjusted their lives accordingly. Today, we can help restore your vaginal health with our MonaLisa Touch® system.
Here at Tahoe Women’s Care, Dr. Gary Willen and our team believe that women should be able to enjoy their post-reproductive years, which is often made difficult thanks to menopause. Luckily, with advancing technologies like the MonaLisa Touch, we can restore your vaginal and sexual health.
Menopause describes the transition your body makes from its reproductive stage to its nonreproductive stage. Precipitating this transition is the shutting down of your ovaries, which are your primary producers of your estrogen hormones.
With the loss of estrogen, the tissue in your vagina becomes thinner and drier, and it loses flexibility, all of which can lead to sexual dysfunction.
As if this weren’t bad enough, the loss of tissue health can also mean the loss of bladder support, which can lead to problems with incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Unfortunately, these side effects occur in up to 50% of postmenopasual women, and up to 90% don’t seek treatment.
While men may be able to rely on little blue pills to improve their sex lives as they age, women have had few options. Hormone replacement therapy is one answer, but if you’d prefer a more targeted approach to your vaginal health issue, MonaLisa Touch is just the ticket.
Using this exciting technology, we deliver fractional CO2 laser energy into your vaginal tissue to encourage increased collagen production as well as blood flow. Since collagen is the protein primarily responsible for the structural support in your tissue, our goal is to create thicker and better-lubricated vaginal tissue.
MonaLisa Touch features proprietary triple-stacking technology, which allows us to penetrate your target tissue more deeply for better results.
The treatments themselves take only five minutes to administer, and the laser energy is absorbed by your tissue without harming the surface area. In other words, the treatments are quick and easy and there’s no downtime afterward.
Most of our patients benefit from a series of three MonaLisa Touch treatments, which we space apart to allow time for your tissue to respond. As you progress, you’ll realize improved vaginal health, with optimal results about six weeks after your final treatment.
If you want to take charge of your vaginal health, contact our office in Carson City, Nevada, to schedule your MonaLisa Touch appointment.