We often think of hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue as symptoms associated with menopause, but there are other symptoms that can greatly affect quality of life. Many women aren’t aware of the symptoms that can follow menopause, a hysterectomy or chemotherapy treatment, such as vaginal dryness, irritation, itching, sensitivity, inflammation, painful intercourse and urinary incontinence. While approximately half of postmenopausal women report these symptoms, few seek treatment, often because they are not aware of their treatment options.
The MonaLisa Touch® is a laser therapy treatment used to restore gynecologic health resulting from menopause or other factors that cause lowered estrogen levels. It is a simple, in-office procedure that takes less than five minutes to complete. The procedure is painless and noninvasive and helps generate new collagen and elastin that may be waning due to lost estrogen. MonaLisa Touch therapy consists of three treatments and requires no downtime.
Many women experience relief after one treatment, but three treatments are needed for best results. The laser therapy is a non-hormonal treatment approach that is FDA-approved and ideal for women who can’t take estrogen supplements or who don’t want to experience the side effects associated with hormone replacement therapy.
The MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall, which stimulates a healing response and brings moisture back to the vagina. This, in turn, improves vaginal moisture and relieves other symptoms.
For more information, call 317-583-4437 to speak to the nurse navigator of our pelvic health program.