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Most women would not call menopause a pleasant experience. Some women complain of hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain, lack of energy and sleep problems, but there are some effects of menopause that aren’t openly discussed. I’m referring to vaginal dryness, itching and painful intercourse. These side effects occur during and after menopause because collagen production slows down in our body, resulting in thinner, less elastic vaginal walls.

Normally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid, keeping the lining healthy, thick, and elastic. During menopause, the drop in hormone levels reduces the amount of moisture available, making the vagina feel dry. This is called vaginal atrophy.

In the past, doctors advised lubricants to ease the side effects of this condition, providing only temporary relief. Today, I am proud to offer a permanent solution to vaginal atrophy with the MonaLisa Touch. The MonaLisa Touch is an advanced laser procedure that distributes controlled CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall through a side-firing probe that is inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue, which helps to rejuvenate the cells in the vaginal tissue to make more collagen, an important factor in vaginal cell health.

The MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal revitalization procedure is clinically proven, and painless. It works in under 5 minutes and offers both instantaneous and long lasting relief. It is completed in-office and does not require anesthesia. While the MonaLisa Touch consists of 3 easy treatments, each 6 weeks apart, patients receive symptom relief after just one treatment. The MonaLisa Touch has no side effects, therefore, no downtime is needed. Since 2008, thousands of women have been successfully treated by the MonaLisa Touch.

With relief from vaginal atrophy, women feel better, more youthful and can once again enjoy a pleasurable, intimate relationship with their significant other.

To learn more, and read our patient testimonials, view our website.