Ladies, we all know the changes that occur in our bodies due to aging and health developments – our vaginas are no exception. One very common issue that countless women suffer from is vaginal atrophy (VA), which is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decrease in estrogen. VA most often occurs after menopause, but can also develop at other times when the body’s estrogen level declines such as following cancer treatment or breast feeding. This condition comes with a host of potential symptoms including vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and painful intercourse. Naturally, these unpleasant symptoms have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life and wellbeing. For some women, hormone replacement therapy can be an option, but for those patients who cannot take or choose not take hormones, we finally have another, safer option to alleviate the burdensome symptoms of VA.
Enter the MonaLisa Touch laser. It’s a CO2 medical laser that is FDA-approved specifically to treat vaginal dryness and painful intercourse caused by vaginal atrophy. The MonaLisa Touch Laser works by delivering controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (skin). This process encourages collagen production which is essential for vaginal health. Significant natural lubrication returns, allowing the vagina to perform like the well-estrogenized vagina of a young, healthy woman. The MonaLisa Touch allows a short, five-minute treatment that is painless with no significant complications, noted through years of clinical trials in Europe and Australia, and more recently in the United States. In our practice, we have a 100% satisfaction rate thus far as patients confirm the successful alleviation of the troublesome symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
At Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, we are thrilled to be the first and only Dallas practice to offer this ground-breaking treatment to our patients. Dr. Brady is the first provider in North Texas to offer this technology and has empowered numerous women regain vaginal health and improve their quality of life. If you’re experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of vaginal atrophy due to menopause, breast cancer or other reasons, the MonaLisa Touch might be the right choice for you. The treatment is safe, natural, effective and minimally invasive. The best way to determine if the MonaLisa Touch procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brady so that she may assess your needs and advise you on the best approach to regain vaginal health and satisfying intimacy with your partner!