How Does MonaLisa Touch® Work to Restore My Vaginal Health?

Each year in the United States, more than one million women begin menopause, a journey that can lead to some most unwelcome side effects. From hot flashes and bone loss to vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, it’s little wonder why so many women find this transition challenging.

If you’re among the millions of women whose sex lives have taken a hit because of menopause, Dr. Jack Tubbs and the team here at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology want you to know that there is a solution — vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch®.

Here's a look at how this innovative technology can restore your vaginal health and breathe new life into your sex life.

Why your vaginal health is in the line of fire

The transition through menopause occurs when your ovaries begin to shut down and stop releasing eggs. This shutdown also signals a sizable drop in reproductive hormones since your ovaries are responsible for most of your estrogen and progesterone production.

This hormonal loss can have a big impact on your sex life because one of the responsibilities of the hormones was to keep your vaginal tissues healthy. For example, your estrogen hormones encouraged lubrication in your vaginal tissues to facilitate intercourse. This explains why half of postmenopausal women encounter vaginal dryness when their estrogen disappears.

In addition to lubrication, estrogen also made sure that your vaginal tissues were strong, flexible, and healthy. After menopause, you can experience vaginal atrophy, a term that describes thinning vaginal walls and even a shortening in your vagina, both of which can render sex uncomfortable, if not painful.

Fighting back with MonaLisa Touch

While we can prescribe hormone replacement therapy to offset some of the changes that occur during and after the transition through menopause, this approach isn’t for everyone.

If you just want to target vaginal health issues, MonaLisa Touch may be all you need. This technology delivers a noninvasive CO2 laser energy into your vaginal tissues. The energy gently heats the tissues to create a collagen response.

Collagen is the protein that’s responsible for the support in your tissues, including your vaginal tissues, so this response is critical for improving your vaginal tissue health.

With MonaLisa Touch, our goal is to revitalize vaginal tissues, which includes restoring lubrication and strengthening thinning tissues.

What to expect  during your MonaLisa Touch treatments

In most cases, a series of MonaLisa Touch treatments is best — about 3-5 treatments, which we space apart by several weeks. The individual sessions are only about 5 minutes, so we can have you in and out very quickly. And there's no downtime after the MonaLisa Touch treatments, so there's no interruption in your day.

As you progress and your body responds, your results will come in gradually as your vaginal tissues strengthen and rebuild.

If you’d like to figure out whether MonaLisa Touch is right for your post menopausal needs, please contact our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to schedule an appointment.

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