If you’re currently going through menopause, you know how bad the symptoms can be: painful, unsatisfying intercourse, incontinence, and vaginal dryness, too. Unfortunately, too many women suffer from these symptoms in silence. Here at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, we offer Mona Lisa Touch, which is a quick and effective laser treatment option that can help combat vaginal dryness and other uncomfortable symptoms of menopause.
What Is Mona Lisa Touch?
Mona Lisa Touch is a non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment that uses your body’s own regenerative processes to provide relief for your menopausal symptoms. The treatment process is simple and very similar to a pap smear. We use a topical numbing cream and then a wand to administer laser energy pulses on the inside and outside of your vagina. The treatment only takes about five minutes, once the numbing cream has taken effect, and the best part is that there’s no anesthesia or downtime at all.
How Does It Work?
This treatment triggers the creation of new blood vessels and actually boosts collagen production in your vagina. This can help reduce vaginal dryness and treat many other symptoms of menopause. If you’re worried that this treatment may be painful, don’t be. It’s completely pain-free, and you’ll probably feel a very mild vibrating sensation that some even find pleasant.
How Many Treatment Sessions Are Required?
Most of our patients find that three treatment sessions produce the best results. We’ll administer these sessions six weeks apart. After your first series of treatments, annual touch-up appointments will be needed.
How Fast Will You See Results?
Most of our patients experience symptom relief after their first treatment session. However, everybody is different. But, by the third treatment session, you’ll definitely have experienced a noticeable improvement in the frequency and severity of your symptoms. You’ll have rejuvenated, stronger, and healthier tissue in your vagina. This treatment also can treat vaginal dryness and help your body produce more natural lubrication.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results are semi-permanent and only require annual touch-up sessions. After your initial treatment sessions, you should schedule a once-yearly follow-up treatment to maintain your results. In fact, this treatment option lasts much, much longer than traditional options like creams or pills.
Will There Be a Recovery Period?
Other options may have a painful recovery process, but that’s not the case with this treatment. All you have to do is take it easy for a few days after a session, and that means abstaining from sex for several days, too.
Will You Still Need Lubricant During Intercourse After This Treatment?
This is a hard question to answer because every patient is different. Most women notice a considerable improvement in their symptoms after their first series of treatment sessions is complete and don’t use a lubricant at all. On the other hand, some patients still prefer to use a lubricant during intercourse for an added boost. Mona Lisa Touch will give you more natural lubrication, and it’s up to you if you want to add more.
Does Mona Lisa Touch Treat Other Menopausal Symptoms?
This treatment can also be used to treat other menopausal symptoms, such as lichen sclerosis. This is a condition that causes thin, white-colored patches of skin in the vaginal area. If you’ve already gone through menopause, you’re at a much higher risk of developing this condition. Luckily, this treatment option will effectively relieve this condition, so you won’t have to worry about it anymore.
Why Do Women Experience Vaginal Dryness?
When women go through menopause, they experience a decline in estrogen levels. This can cause the vaginal walls to thin and decreases the amount of natural lubrication the body produces. While a decline in estrogen is a completely natural process, you don’t have to suffer from uncomfortable symptoms or painful intercourse anymore.
Common Vaginal Dryness Symptoms
Unfortunately, many women don’t feel comfortable discussing the personal symptoms of menopause, either with their partners or their doctor. However, menopause is totally natural, and so are the symptoms that come with it, even if they are uncomfortable.
Three of the worst symptoms include burning, itching, and stinging in the vaginal area. Many women also experience painful, unsatisfying intercourse or even being disinterested in sex. You may also experience frequent urinary tract infections, frequent urination, or even incontinence, which is not fun. That’s why this laser treatment is so effective: it can help treat these issues in a non-surgical manner, so you can regain confidence and start living your best (sex) life!
Who is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
This is a suitable treatment for women who are both perimenopausal and postmenopausal. Many of our patients also undergo this treatment after other medications or treatment options failed and didn’t produce results.
What Are Some Other Treatment Options?
Some of the most common treatment options include creams and pills, which can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause. You could also try hormone replacement therapy, which is another common treatment method.
However, the advantage of this treatment is that it treats the underlying cause instead of just putting a band-aid on the symptoms. In fact, many of our patients find it much more convenient than the other options available on the market today, like creams, which can be messy and uncomfortable.
What Can You Expect During Your Initial Consultation?
Have you been experiencing symptoms of menopause, including burning, itching, or pain during intercourse? If so, when you schedule your initial consultation here at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center, we’ll discuss all your health concerns. We’re dedicated to every single patient that walks through our doors, and we take your symptoms seriously. That’s why create a customized treatment plan for every one of our patients.
You can also bring up this topic during your annual exam with your gynecologist. If your exam is still months away, just schedule an appointment with us and we’ll talk about any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll also determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Book Your Appointment Today at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
There’s no reason for you to suffer from painful, uncomfortable symptoms in silence anymore. We have the solution to relieve all of your menopausal symptoms, from itching and burning to vaginal dryness. With Mona Lisa Touch, you can regain your life again and you won’t have to suffer from painful symptoms anymore. Contact us today at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center in Noblesville, IN, and schedule your initial consultation.