Transitioning through menopause can be a double-edged sword for your sex life. While you no longer have to deal with monthly periods, you may experience a decline in vaginal health that can make sex uncomfortable.
Whether your sex life has been affected by menopause or another event, such as childbirth, the team of women’s health experts here at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology has just the technology you need to revitalize your vagnal health.
It’s called MonaLisa Touch®, and here’s a look at why your vaginal health may have declined and how we can fight back to rev up your sex life.
Behind the decline in your vaginal health
Far and away, the primary culprit behind declining vaginal health is the loss of reproductive hormones, namely estrogen, that comes with the transition through menopause. During your reproductive years, estrogen regulated your ovaries and the release of eggs. This hormone also ensured that your vaginal tissues were strong, healthy, and well-lubricated, to encourage intercourse and childbirth.
When you experience a sudden drop in estrogen after menopause, you can be left with thinning and dry vaginal tissues, as well as a shortening in your vaginal canal, all of which can lead to uncomfortable sex. In fact, half of women between the ages of 51 and 60 experience vaginal dryness.
While menopause can wreak havoc on your sex life because of poor vaginal health, other events can also leave their marks, including childbirth and certain treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer.
MonaLisa Touch to the rescue
However you’ve come to a decline in your vaginal health, the good news is that we have a technology that can revitalize your vagina — MonaLisa Touch.
With this advanced system, we deliver fractional CO2 laser energy into your vaginal tissues, which promotes:
- Collagen production
The MonaLisa Touch treatments are completely noninvasive as the energy passes harmlessly through the surface of your tissues. Better still, we deliver each treatment in only about five minutes, and we typically recommend a series of 3-5 treatments over the course of several months.
As you progress through your MonaLisa Touch treatments, your tissues respond, and you’ll realize gradual results in the form of a healthier, better-lubricated vagina.
Another great benefit of our MonaLisa Touch system is that you can improve your vaginal health without hormonal treatments.
Ultimately, we feel that you should enjoy a healthy and active sex life in your postmenopausal years, and MonaLisa Touch can help greatly with this goal.
To learn more about vaginal revitalization with MonaLisa Touch, please contact our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to set up an appointment.