Vaginal dryness and atrophy can cause an array of challenging symptoms, from painful intercourse to urinary incontinence. But thanks to the FDA-approved MonaLisa Touch® CO2 fractional laser, there’s now long-term, nonhormonal option. Dr. Liliana Manrique and her team helped countless women overcome the discomforts of vaginal atrophy for many years. Now, Dr. Manrique and her team are offering MonaLisa Touch®, painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. If you’re experiencing symptoms of vaginal atrophy, call or book online to make an appointment with Dr. Manrique at NewEraLift in Vienna, Virginia to learn more about the MonaLisa Touch.
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal dryness, atrophy, and laxity affect millions of women as a result of menopause, pregnancy, childbirth, cancer treatment, or a hysterectomy. Vaginal atrophy is the thinning and hardening of the vaginal tissues resulting from a lack of estrogen.
What are the symptoms of vaginal atrophy?
The most common symptoms of vaginal atrophy are:
- Vaginal burning and itching
- Pain and discomfort during intercourse
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Urinary leakage and incontinence
What is the MonaLisa Touch® and how can it help?
In the past, vaginal atrophy and dryness could only be alleviated with hormone therapy or surgery, both of which carry significant risks. Today, increasing numbers of women are turning to the minimally invasive, hormone-free treatment of the MonaLisa Touch® fractional CO2 laser.
Treatment entails the insertion of a thin wand into the vagina that delivers light energy deep into the vaginal walls. The laser light pulses stimulate the fibroblasts in your cells to produce new collagen while increasing blood circulation in the vaginal wall. As a result, tissues become more elastic and can produce increased fluids and mucous. Tissues thicken, become more flexible, and the vagina walls regain their youthful tone and texture.
Is MonaLisa Touch® treatment painful?
MonaLisa Touch® is a simple, five-minute office procedure that does not require any anesthesia. Most women find treatment highly tolerable. A minority may experience minimal discomfort, but that resolves quickly on its own.
Is there any downtime involved?
There is no downtime. However, you must abstain from sexual activity and vigorous physical exercise for 3-4 days following treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most women notice improvement after a single treatment. For optimal results, however, three treatments are recommended, scheduled 40-60 days apart. Benefits last a full year, at which point only one refresher session is necessary.