Almost 50% of post-menopausal women experience a range of symptoms that are very rarely discussed. These symptoms often appear 3-4 years after menopause, continue to get worse with time and may or may not occur simultaneously. The major cause of symptoms is loss of estrogen, which causes the mucosa of the vagina to become thin and frail. Thanks to MonaLisa Touch women suffering these symptoms finally have a safe and effective alternative to messy vaginal creams.
Vaginal atrophy, or vaginal ageing, affects 50 percent of menopausal and post-menopausal women. The walls of the vagina become thinner and the natural elasticity and blood supply is reduced. The protective mucosa of the vagina can lose hydration and thickness causing a loss of lubrication. The changes in the natural pH balance of the internal environment have detrimental effects on the function and health of the vagina.
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy may or may not occur simultaneously and may be felt as:
- Vaginal dryness or itchiness
- Burning sensations and irritation
- Fissuring of the opening of the vagina
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Vaginal Pain
The symptoms of vagina atrophy can have both a physical and emotional impact including affects on intimate relationships. Existing treatments involve using therapeutic creams such as a non-scented barrier cream or topical Hormone Replacement Therapy if not contraindicated. Unfortunately, the effects of existing treatments are short-term in nature compared to the MonaLisa Touch procedure which the effects are long lasting.
MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment using a special fractional CO2 laser, specifically created for the vaginal mucosa. Mona Lisa Touch prevents and resolves low levels of estrogen in the vaginal tissue (typically occurring during menopause or after childbirth) by re-activating the production of new collagen. MonaLIsa Touch is now the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and it's after-effects, which many women suffer from during menopause and after childbirth.
The MonaLisa Touch is a fast, simple and safe treatment that includes:
- Three five-minute or less treatments at six-week intervals
- Non-Surgical, requiring no anesthesia
- Virtually pain free
- Non-hormonal therapy
- Typically performed in three appointments over 18 weeks
- Annual follow-up treatment once a year