Mona Lisa Touch Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy – Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser
The procedure is a non-surgical treatment for the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of vaginal atrophy. This is a serious problem that affects a lot of women, and yet it’s rarely spoken of in the doctor’s office. Vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis can cause ongoing pain and discomfort. It often makes sex uncomfortable or even painful causes urinary incontinence or results in a never ending cycle of discomfort, infections, and burning or itching in the vagina.
Too many women just put with the pain or apply powerful medications to the area over the long term. These stop gap solutions can have long term consequences for your health, for your libido, and for your life as a whole. That’s why it’s time to find a better way. With the Monalisa Touch treatment, you can regain your sexual health and wellbeing, eliminate any discomfort, and recover your zest for life, without the need for little blue pills or topical hormone creams.
At Taylor Clinic, our female-led doctors offer the vaginal rejuvenation laser treatment, giving you relief from the physical symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy.
Dr Suzan Bekir, clinical director at Taylor Clinic, answers patient questions about the Mona Lisa laser treatment.
What is Vaginal Atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is a very common disorder which affects around half of all women during and after menopause. It can also affects women who have been on hormonal birth control for long periods, have had perineal repair after childbirth, or are breastfeeding. It’s also fairly common in breast cancer patients who are taking anti-oestrogen medications.
Vaginitis occurs when there is low oestrogen production, which results in thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. This causes the vagina to become less elastic, and reduces the blood supply. Changes also occur in the natural pH balance of the environment, which has negative effects on the vagina’s functions and overall health. Most women also experience a loss of hydrating and thickness in the vagina, which decreases lubrication.
These symptoms are bad enough, but one of the biggest problems with vaginitis is that a lot of women are embarrassed to talk about it. Many women put up with the disruption to their sex life, the urinary incontinence, and the discomfort for years without talking to their doctor about treatments. This can not only have a devastating effect on their sex life and relationships, it also affects their overall quality of life. But it’s time for that to stop. Problems that affect your vagina are no different to any other type of health problem, and an experienced doctor has not only seen it all before, they can offer solutions that will completely eliminate the issue.
So if you suffer from these symptoms, contact one of our female-led team today at Taylor Clinic and restore your vagina to good health again.
The Symptoms of Atrophic Vaginitis
Vaginal atrophy causes a number of symptoms that are uncomfortable and can be extremely embarrassing. They can also affect your overall health, lowering your quality of life and making daily activities difficult and even painful. Some of the most typical symptoms include:
- Vaginal dryness.
- Painful intercourse due to decreased lubrication.
- A burning sensation in the vagina.
- Burning with urination.
- Increased frequency of urinary tract infections.
- Bleeding after intercourse.
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal.
- Urinary incontinence.
If you experience these symptoms, it can have a markedly negative effect on every part of your life. It can affect your general health and wellbeing as well as your body image and self-esteem. It will also have a negative effect on your relationships and on your libido.
So if you experience these symptoms, don’t be embarrassed. Because Taylor Clinic has a quick, simple and effective treatment which can eliminate these symptoms.
Common Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy
If you visit your GP for this condition, they will prescribe a number of treatments. You will need to make long-term lifestyle changes that improve the overall health of your vagina and use topical creams. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) creams can be quite helpful with this condition if used properly and they’re commonly prescribed for women with vaginitis.
However, the trouble with these treatments is that they’re ongoing and long term. Basically, you will probably have to keep using the creams for the rest of your life to keep your vagina healthy. And if you stop using the creams, then the symptoms will immediately return. There is also the risk of experiencing side effects from using HRT creams, which are strong medications, over the long term.
Treating vaginitis this way is problematic, which is why some women just decide to ignore their negative symptoms. Additionally, HRT creams aren’t appropriate in some cases, whether because of other conditions or bad reactions. As a result, a lot of cases of vaginal atrophy end up partially treated or not treated at all. And this is where the Touch laser procedure comes in. It’s a quick, and effective way to address the problems you experience without having to commit to a long term treatment plan or strong medications that could affect your health in other ways.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser Treatment
The atrophy rejuvenation treatment uses a new laser system that’s specifically designed for the vagina and vaginal wall. It’s a quick treatment that delivers a precise amount of heat to the vaginal walls. This stimulates the regeneration of the vaginal tissue by encouraging tissue regeneration and increased blood flow to the area. The laser also increases collagen production, which is the protein that holds the cells together and makes the tissues both strong and elastic. The end result of the treatment is that cells are encouraged to return to their youthful functionality and firmness.
The Co2 laser used during the treatment also encourages the environment of the vagina to return to normal. This allows the pH levels to lower and increases the natural defences to pathogens, which means fewer infections and better vaginal health all round.
Basically, this treatment addresses all the problems associated and encourages your vagina to return to its youthful state of health.
What the Mona Lisa Touch Does
It almost sounds too good to be true, particularly if you’ve been suffering through the negative symptoms of vaginal atrophy for a long period of time. But it really is this simple. There are numerous studies regarding this treatment, most of which prove its benefits as well as how safe the treatment is. The Touch laser will:
- Tighten the vagina and reduce ‘looseness’.
- Reduce the amount of pigmentation on the vulva.
- Normalise vaginal discharge.
- Decrease stress incontinence in cases of mild incontinence.
- Reduce the burning or itching sensation in the vagina.
- Reduce the pain and discomfort of intercourse.
- It may even reduce the size or improve the shape of the labia without the need for surgery.
What to Expect During the Monalisa Touch Treatment
If you decide to get the treatment, then you need to know what to expect from the procedure. Before your procedure, your doctor will perform an evaluation and a pelvic exam to confirm the diagnosis. Once you and your doctor agree that this treatment is right for you, here’s what to expect:
- The treatment itself takes 5 minutes.
- Your doctor will determine the number of treatments that you need, but most patients will achieve the best results with 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart.
- You won’t need any anesthesia during the treatment.
- The treatment is usually painless, though you may experience vibrations from the treatment.
- If you’re having treatment on your labia, you may experience a stinging sensation, though this should quickly go away.
- It’s performed by qualified doctors, so you can relax, knowing that you’re in safe, experienced hands.
- It’s safe and non-invasive.
After the Treatment
The treatment really is a painless procedure that won’t disrupt your daily life. After the treatment, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions for best results but generally speaking, here’s what you can expect:
- No down time, you can go back to work or back to your regular routine after the treatment.
- You can resume intercourse in 48 hours.
- It will help your healing if you do your best to avoid any trauma or irritants for 3-5 days after the procedure.
- You may experience some mild irritation if you have vulvar treatments, follow your doctor’s instructions in regards to treatment.
- You may notice an improvement in your symptoms in as little as two weeks, but it generally takes up to six weeks before the changes become noticeable.
- After the treatments, your vaginal health will continue to improve for up to 12 months as collagen production continues.
Is It Safe?
This is probably the biggest concern of anyone who’s considering having laser treatment fin that region. The idea of having lasers zapping at your vagina may be a little intimidating, but it’s actually very simple, easy, and usually painless. Numerous studies have found no long term consequences from laser treatments.
Who Can Have the Treatment?
The treatment is extremely safe. However, it may not be appropriate for some women. Your doctor will be able to discuss these issues with your during your treatment. If you have active thrush, cancer, skin conditions or STDs then you will need to get these issues addressed before you think about having laser treatment. Women who are pregnant, breast feeding or prone to moderate or severe pelvis prolapse also shouldn’t have the treatment. And anyone having chemo or radiation will need to wait at least 6 months after their last treatment before considering this procedure.
Also, before you consider having the treatment, make sure that you’re up to date with your Pap smears and breast checks. This will help make your procedure as quick and simple as possible.
How Do I Prepare for the Treatment?
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on preparing for the treatment, so make sure you follow them to the letter. However, before your treatment you should cease any creams at least a week before the procedure and refrain from using them until you’ve completed all of your treatments. Make sure you’re up to date with your pap smears and breasts checks and try to schedule your treatment one week after your period has finished for best effects.
Are All Laser Treatments the Same?
To put it succinctly, no. The Mona Lisa Touch is the gold standard for vaginal atrophy treatment because it was created specifically to be used on the vagina. And not all touch treatments are the same either. The success of your procedure will depend on the experience of the doctor and the staff who are caring for you. That’s why it’s important that you find a clinic and a doctor who’s extensively trained and experienced in the treatment. This will ensure that you get the safest and most effective treatment possible.
Here at Taylor Clinic, we’re dedicated to integrative cosmetic medicine and holistic health. That’s why we provide non-surgical treatments that will improve your quality of life like the Monalisa touch treatments. Our clinic uses state of the art equipment and our staff are trained in the latest treatments to help you attain a state of overall health and wellness.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
This technology is fairly new, so there aren’t any long term studies. However, you should expect to come back once a year for a maintenance treatment.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on your condition and on the number of treatments you need. Talk to your doctor for more accurate information on how much it will cost.
If you have any further questions on atrophic vaginitis or the touch treatment, talk to one of our caring, experienced staff today.
Please call 1300 003 223 to schedule your appointment or to inquire about the laser rejuvenation in general.
Our clinic is located in Bella Vista, which is conveniently located for those clients looking for mona lisa touch services in Baulkham Hills, Seven Hills, Northmead, Castle Hill, Blacktown and any other suburbs located in the Norwest region of Sydney.