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Vaginal Atrophy and the MonaLisa Touch

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Vaginal Atrophy and MonaLisa TouchWhat is the MonaLisa Touch procedure and what does it treat?

If you are dealing with vaginal atrophy as part of menopause or cancer treatments, the uncomfortable symptoms may have you searching for a solution that will ease your discomfort. A recently approved new laser treatment, the MonaLisa Touch, may be an option you can consider.

Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include vaginal dryness, painful urination, painful intercourse, vaginal itching, urinary frequency or urgency, and more. They can leave you miserable and affect your quality of life. To date, vaginal atrophy treatments have included vaginal estrogen, over the counter moisturizers or personal lubricants, and lifestyle changes. Now, you can also consider the MonaLisa Touch.

The virtually painless procedure can be done in the doctor’s office without anesthesia. Women undergo three treatments of less than five minutes each, with treatments spaced six weeks apart. Most women can expect to feel improvement after the first treatment. After the initial three treatments, an annual treatment is recommended to help maintain results.

During treatment, a special medical laser delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissues. Dry skin is removed, stimulating the production of collagen for healthier tissues. Following treatment, you should be able to immediately resume normal activities, however, you should avoid sexual intercourse for a few days.

The MonaLisa Touch can be an option for many women, including those with cancer concerns. If you are interested in this procedure, talk to your doctor and do a web search to locate your nearest provider.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

09-16-2015 - 12:24 PM


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