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Make Your Vagina Comfortable Again - How Laser Therapy Can Help Restore Vaginal Health
Declining estrogen levels can result in personal changes for women that significantly affect their quality of life. Any loss of ovarian function, whether due to menopause, an oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) or chemotherapy treatment, the lower levels of estrogen can lead to vaginal atrophy. The associated symptoms and sensations impact the patient physically and emotionally.
According to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, nearly 50% of postmenopausal women experience symptoms like dryness, irritation, soreness, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) and urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence. Only some women choose to seek help from their doctor, but for those who ask, there are many different therapies available and one treatment in particular is proving extremely effective.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive 5-minute laser therapy treatment that requires no anesthesia. It improves the health and pliability of the inner lining of the vagina by re-activating the production of new collagen in the vaginal mucosa. It is the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating the effects of vaginal atrophy.
It also helps to reestablish the presence of normal flora and improves symptoms of urinary dysfunction.
What happens after the therapy?
Nationwide, patients see an average improvement of 84% or more for vaginal symptoms and 50% or more for urinary symptoms.
Combined, these results offer many women a substantial improvement in quality of life, both inside and beyond the bedroom. Sex becomes painless and infinitely more rewarding, relationships that might have suffered because of intimacy complications become stronger. Most importantly, women regain comfort and confidence in their daily lives.
The symptoms MonaLisa Touch can treat
A course of treatment involves three 5-minute sessions each spaced 6 weeks apart. The treatments can help address a wide range of symptoms including:
• Dryness or itchiness
This thinning of tissues can result in feelings of dryness or itching
• Burning and irritation
Thinning of the tissues may lead to burning, irritation or even bleeding
• Fissures at the opening of the vagina
Small tears or cracks may be aggravated by sexual intercourse
• Pain during sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)
Thinning of the lining, loss of lubrication and fissures lead to pain during sex
• Vaginal pain
The vaginal walls’ loss of structural strength leads to feelings of vaginal laxity and pain
• Decreased urinary tract health
Symptoms include pain, urinary frequency and recurrent urinary tract infections.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you don’t have to continue to live in discomfort. Talk to a gynecologist to learn about MonaLisa Touch and other therapies that can help you find relief.
Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Operative Laparoscopy, Robert J. Pearl, D.O. has been performing laser therapy of the lower genital tract for nearly 30 years. He prides himself of being attentive to his patients and practicing quality, personalized and caring medicine. To learn more about MonaLisa Touch or schedule an appointment with Dr. Pearl, visit Pearlgyn.com.