Aging is a part of life that we cannot ignore. As we grow older, our bodies change. Many women begin to lose confidence in their body once they hit menopause. Around 50% of menopausal and post-menopausal women experience vaginal atrophy, also known as vaginal aging, where the walls of the vagina become thinner. The natural elasticity and blood supply is also reduced. Vaginal atrophy causes discomfort and can affect a woman’s desire to be sexually intimate with her significant other. Even with so many women experiencing the same issues, this topic is currently not widely discussed. At Women’s Surgery & Aesthetics Center, we want to help women regain their self-confidence and feel comfortable in their skin again. As part of our mission to provide the highest level of care through our highly skilled health care professionals and state of the art technologies, we are pleased to be one of the only places in the Chattanooga area that offers the MonaLisa Touch to help women suffering from vaginal atrophy.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a great alternative to the vaginal creams that are often used to treat various gynecologic concerns many women experience. This non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment uses a fractional C02 laser to help correct low estrogen levels in the vaginal tissue that cause these issues by reactivating your body’s collagen production. One of things that makes the MonaLisa Touch uniqure is that the laser uses proprietary stacking technology, which means that deeper areas of tissue can be targeted. The great news for women is that this out-patient procedure is performed on their schedule and only takes around five minutes. In addition, this treatment is hormone free and patients are not exposed to any chemicals. According to a TechValidate survey of 236 women in the United States who had this treatment, 97% of them were satisfied with their results. (Source)
Who’s a Good Candidate?
Since this procedure was introduced in 2012, thousands of women across the United States and the world have opted for the MonaLisa Touch. This is an elective procedure, and women do not need a referral to schedule an appointment. Women who feel these vaginal issues are affecting their way of life should consider the MonaLisa Touch. However, this procedure is contraindicated for women who have an active vaginal or vulvar infection, have untreated or undiagnosed lesions in the treatment area, or are pregnant or gave birth within the last 3 months. (Source)
What Will Life be like after the procedure?
Post-procedure, it’s recommended that you wait 2-3 days before becoming sexually active again. Typically, you can return to your normal day to day activities within a few days. Some women may experience mild side effects like spotting, vaginal bleeding, itching, irritation, watery vaginal discharge, redness, swelling, and discomfort. A number of women will not experience any side effects at all. At our office, we recommend patients have three procedures in six week intervals. (Source)
How We Can Help
Ladies, you deserve to always feel beautiful inside and out! If you feel the MonaLisa Touch could be an option for you, then give us a call at 423-899-6511. We will be more than happy to talk to you about this option further and help you make the best decision for you.