Vaginal Dryness Treatment Overview
Vaginal dryness affects women of all ages, but occurs more frequently in post-menopausal women because of the body’s decreased estrogen levels. It is estimated close to 1 out of 3 women experience dryness while going through menopause, with even more women reporting the condition post menopause. Living with dryness does not have to part of the aging process. Women in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas communities suffering from vaginal dryness and discomfort are encouraged to contact Mona Lisa Partners to discuss MonaLisa Touch™ as a vaginal dryness treatment. MonaLisa Touch utilizes laser energy to provide safe, fast, effective and long-term vaginal dryness relief with little to no painful side effects or downtime.
What is Vaginal Dryness?
During and after menopause, women experience reduced estrogen levels in the body. When estrogen becomes lower, patients often report loss of libido, hot flashes, mood swings and overall vagina discomfort. One of the most common symptoms associated with menopause is vaginal dryness. Certain patients may experience only a minor irritation, while other patients may experience dryness so severe it impacts sexual function and desire.
In a normal (or healthy) vagina, the vaginal walls stay lubricated with a thin, clear layer of fluid. Estrogen helps maintain the fluid and helps keep the vaginal lining thick, elastic and healthy. When estrogen levels drop during and after menopause, the moisture level also drops. The vaginal lining also becomes less elastic and thinner. This is commonly known as vaginal atrophy.
Besides menopause, vaginal dryness can be caused by cancer radiation and chemotherapy, douching, certain medications and the surgical removal of the ovaries.
MonaLisa Touch™ as a Vaginal Dryness Treatment
Vaginal dryness does not have to be an uncomfortable part of the natural aging process. With help from the physicians at Mona Lisa Partners and the MonaLisa Touch system, patients can now alleviate dryness long-term with little or no pain or downtime.
MonaLisa Touch is an in-office, non-surgical treatment that utilizes a CO2 laser system to deliver controlled energy to vaginal tissue. The laser energy is designed to revitalize the vaginal tissue cells so they increase collagen production, a critical component in vaginal cell health.
MonaLisa Touch is performed in-office by one of the physicians at Mona Lisa Partners. The vaginal dryness treatment is virtually pain-free, with only some patients reporting discomfort the first time the probe is inserted in the vaginal canal. Many patients will experience alleviated dryness in only three treatments, with each treatment spaced six weeks apart.
If you live in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area and are suffering from vaginal dryness, contact Mona Lisa Partners to learn more about MonaLisa Touch as a vaginal dryness treatment.