As you age or undergo life-altering events like childbirth or menopause, hormonal fluctuations can lead to a range of intimate health issues. These may include vaginal dryness and discomfort during intercourse — both of which can lead to a decrease in overall sexual satisfaction.
Whether you’re dealing with dryness due to menopause, lichen sclerosis, or the effects of a hysterectomy, the reality is that vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness aren’t just a nuisance. They can be downright painful.
That’s where MonaLisa Touch® comes into the picture. MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that supports vaginal rejuvenation without the need for hormones or invasive procedures, and it’s available here at Aurora OB/GYN in San Antonio, Texas.
Read on as board-certified OB/GYN Karen Allsup, FACOG, MD, explains how MonaLisa Touch works and how it can help restore the spark in your intimate life.
MonaLisa Touch uses fractional CO2 laser technology to stimulate collagen production in your vaginal walls. This gentle and precise process enhances your tissue tone, elasticity, and blood flow. The increased elasticity and improved blood flow help support healthy vaginal mucosa.
During your procedure, Dr. Allsup inserts the handheld device into the treatment area, where it emits short laser pulses. The process takes about five minutes. You’ll need a total of three sessions over the course of 18 weeks, but most women experience relief by the second session.
MonaLisa Touch helps you enjoy sexual intimacy by addressing the symptoms (like dryness) that make sex painful.
MonaLisa Touch can help with the following:
MonaLisa Touch restores natural lubrication, reducing friction and discomfort during intimacy.
The treatment promotes collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that’s naturally in your body, but collagen production naturally slows down as you have. The laser energy stimulates your body to ramp up collagen production, and the more collagen you have, the more flexible and resilient your vaginal tissues become.
Your vaginal mucosa may become thinner and drier during menopause. This can cause symptoms such as dryness, itching, or dyspareunia. Women experiencing vaginal dryness, itching, or pain often find relief as MonaLisa Touch revitalizes their vaginal mucosa.
MonaLisa Touch isn’t just about alleviating painful sensations; it can also enhance positive sensations. By promoting tissue health, MonaLisa Touch can contribute to heightened sensitivity and improved sexual pleasure.
Choosing MonaLisa Touch is more than a medical decision; it’s a transformative step toward reclaiming your sensual wellness so you can experience all of the benefits of a healthy sex life.
If you’re to explore what MonaLisa Touch could do for you, call Aurora OB/GYN to schedule your consultation with Dr. Allsup. She can assess your unique needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and create a personalized plan to help you achieve the intimate satisfaction you deserve.
You can reach us at 210-547-4700 or through our online booking tool.