While it can be an uncomfortable subject for women to talk about, living with vaginal dryness is even more uncomfortable. A condition that will impact most women at some point in their lives, a lack of vaginal moisture is nothing to be embarrassed about or suffer from unnecessarily. In the past, replenishing vaginal moisture had to be accomplished with topical lubricants that were messy and for many women, embarrassing to purchase and use. Fortunately for women dealing with uncomfortable vaginal dryness today, the MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment can help eliminate and alleviate the discomfort and embarrassment associated with the condition of vaginal dryness, and help women to reclaim their comfort and enjoy sexual intimacy again.
To understand if the MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment is right for you, you must first understand what the symptoms of vaginal dryness are. Vaginal dryness is commonly caused by a decrease in estrogen production that results in less natural lubrication in the lining of the vagina, and results in an uncomfortably dry vagina, often accompanied by an itching or burning sensation. In addition to the dryness, the reduction of estrogen production causes the vagina to become thinner and less elastic in a process known as- vaginal atrophy. These problems are almost always uncomfortable but are most noticeably pronounced during sexual arousal and intimacy, and can cause extreme discomfort and pain during intercourse.
In some cases, vaginal dryness can be so uncomfortable, it forces women to refrain from sexual intimacy. An inability to enjoy intimacy can be extremely challenging for a relationship, and lead to feelings of isolation, shame, and depression. For many women, the onset of menopause, usually between the ages of 48 and 52, can be behind the sudden lack of estrogen production and dryness while others may experience these symptoms at a much earlier age. Many women experience these symptoms after childbirth, while or after receiving cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, or as a side effect of taking many types of medications- including those used to treat endometriosis or uterine fibroids. Regardless of the age of onset or cause, vaginal dryness is a very uncomfortable condition that can lead to bigger problems with self-worth and intimacy if left untreated.
Traditional treatments and recommendations from doctors available to women who are experiencing the challenges of vaginal dryness have been limited to topical estrogen regimens, such as tablets, creams and rings. Hormone replacement therapy is another option; yet it may not be the best treatment option for all women. While these methods can help alleviate some of the symptoms of vaginal dryness, they do not completely cure the underlying issue, and can be messy or difficult to use.
Estrogen tablets must be inserted into the vagina every day for the first two weeks and then twice a week until the tablets are no longer needed. While this may help restore lubrication, the daily and weekly upkeep is a routine many women do not want to incorporate into their daily life. Estrogen creams require women to insert a tube applicator into their vagina daily for two weeks to administer the estrogen cream they need eventually reducing application to once to three times a week. Again, many women do not like adhering to this routine and many others complain about the mess the cream can create.
Estrogen rings are thin discs that are inserted into the vagina by a physician and release estrogen daily, but these rings must be replaced every three months, and require regular doctor visits and upkeep. While all of these traditional treatment methods provide some level of relief for women dealing with vaginal dryness, these options offer only temporary relief that may not cure the problem or solve all of the issues for women, as they may not effectively increase vaginal elasticity and restore tone.
In response to the issue of reduced vaginal moisture and loss of elasticity and tone, and in an effort to provide a lasting cure, the MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment was created. Using a fractional laser to help trigger the production of collagen, while simultaneously sparking the process of vaginal tissue regeneration, the MonaLisa Touch® is a painless procedure that offers results that truly address and resolve the problems caused by reduced estrogen production and vaginal atrophy. The treatment process is quick and pain free, and the positive effects of the MonaLisa Touch® can be felt after the first treatment. In fact, after receiving just one treatment, the vaginal tissue regeneration continues for weeks, and the vaginal walls become thicker, more elastic, and toned. After receiving just three treatments of the MonaLisa Touch®, women report symptoms of burning are decreased by 84%, itching is deceased by 85%, a 76% reduction in vaginal dryness is achieved, and laxity is reduced by 90%. As you can tell, the advantages of this laser treatment far outweigh those offered by traditional topical estrogen treatments, as the MonaLisa Touch® offers a true and lasting solution to the problems caused by lowered estrogen production and vaginal atrophy. This revolutionary laser treatment truly offers women a solution that allows them to permanently reclaim their bodies and enjoyment of sexual intimacy.
By increasing the elasticity, tone, and moisture levels of the vagina, the MonaLisa Touch® helps women restore their moisture levels. Many women feel more comfortable and confident, as it enhances their self-esteem, and increases the desire and willingness to be intimate. When sexual intercourse is painful because of vaginal dryness, and unenjoyable because of a loss of tone and tightness, sexual intimacy naturally decreases and women and their partners miss out on one of the most important aspects of a relationship. The MonaLisa Touch® can help solve these problems, and help women and their partners reconnect and enjoy intimacy once again.
MonaLisa Touch® offers a surgery free, drug and hormone free way to eliminate vaginal dryness without pain, downtime spent in recovery time, or with messy time-consuming routines. With just a few quick and painless treatments, you can restore the vaginal tone, elasticity, and moisture you once enjoyed; and reclaim the vibrant and enjoyable sex life you may have thought was gone. Schedule your appointment with Woodlands OBGYN Associates today.