Everything You need to Know about Vaginal Rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch
Menopause is a natural part of life and of aging. However, this time in a woman’s life can come with some disturbing symptoms. Vaginal dryness and itchiness, a burning sensation, vaginal laxity or pain during intercourse are only a few of these symptoms. Even more, they are not only associated with the pre-menopause and menopause periods; some women can experience them even after childbirth. If left untreated, they can lead to atrophic vaginitis, a serious condition with a great impact on both the health of the woman suffering from it and her relationship.
In addition, these physical symptoms are often accompanied by psychological ones. Most pre or post-menopausal women report mood swings or depression.
Some women choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in order to deal with all the above. However, this can have numerous unpleasant side effects. The safer, easier alternative in fractional laser treatment with the MonaLisa Touch technology. Developed in Italy by a team of doctors, technicians and scientists, MonaLisa Touch is the current standard in vaginal atrophy treatment.
What does the MonaLisa Touch treatment consist of?
MonaLisa Touch is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for vaginal laxity, atrophy, cancer or oophorectomy. Simply put, the doctor performing the treatment will direct a fractional CO2 laser into the vagina. This type of laser is specifically designed for treating the sensitive vaginal tissue and restoring balance to the mucus.
The actual treatment lasts 3 minutes or less and it is performed using a hand piece. There is no need for downtime, so patients can resume their day as usual.
This treatment tightens the vaginal muscles and stimulates the natural production of collagen and solves the dryness issue. In other words, the MonaLisa Touch fractional CO2 laser treatment restores the full functionality of the vagina in just a couple of minutes.
What should I expect during the MonaLisa Touch treatment?
This is the play-by-play of your visit:
- After check-in, you will have your vital signs taken
- You will then be invited into a procedure room and given the privacy you need in order to disrobe and put on a gown.
- You will then move to a table and assume the same position as for any other vaginal exam or pap smear.
- The physician will now start to prepare you for the procedure by placing a sterile insertion ring inside your vaginal opening. This circular device is used so that the physician can move the laser hand piece around without rubbing it against your labia.
- After the insertion is complete, the physician will fire the laser, then move it into another position, then fire again and so on until the entire vaginal surface has been treated.
This is everything! You will then put your clothes back on and go about your day as you wish. In order to maintain the results, it is advisable to repeat this treatment once a year. The vaginal muscles continue to become more and more relaxed as we age, hence the need to repeat the treatment.
Are there any side effects or pain associated with the MonaLisa Touch treatment?
After a fractional CO2 laser treatment, you can resume your usual activity. The only thing you need to refrain from is inserting things in your vagina for a couple of days. This is because the area will be sensitive for a little while after the treatment.
Even if reading that you will have laser beam fired into your vagina may sound scary, there is no pain associated with this treatment. Most patients only describe a small discomfort when the hand piece is first inserted, due to the vaginal atrophy. But this discomfort is even less unpleasant than that of inserting a speculum. Additionally, some patients report that urination feels a bit different in the first few days after the treatment. They do not experience pain or itchiness when urinating, the flow just feels slightly “different”.
When are the results visible?
You may experience some relief of your symptoms within the first week after the treatment. You will definitely feel major improvements after two weeks. This means that you can have a healthy sex life again and that you no longer have to worry about pain, itchiness or other types of discomfort.
Where can I get vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch in Barrie, Ontario?
Despite being called “rejuvenation”, fractional CO2 laser treatment is not a cosmetic procedure, but a medical one. Thus, you should only have it done in an experienced physician’s office.
Dr. Evgeniya Fefelova has extensive experience in working with pre and post-menopausal women, as well as with the MonaLisa Touch technology. Along with her seasoned team, she can perform the initial consultation and determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure or not, as well as perform it.
If you are searching for vaginal rejuvenation in Barrie, Ontario, you have come to the right place. Aside from the medical and technical experience and knowledge, our team is prepared to offer all the counseling you need before and after the procedure.
Millions of women all over the world have regained their femininity and their inner balance with the help of this revolutionary technology. Due to MonaLisa Touch, a treatment that only lasts minutes, you can have intimate relationships again and alleviate all the symptoms that come along with vaginal atrophy.
Besides that relief of the physical symptoms, most of our patients report a newfound psychological wellbeing, as well. They no longer have mood swings or fight depression. They look and feel better, in every sense of the word.
Join them! Give us a call today and schedule your appointment for MonaLisa Touch treatment in Barrie, Ontario. We will be more than happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about this procedure.