Vaginal changes are a normal part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them as inevitable. At New Beginnings OB/GYN, Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, and Christina Parmar, MD, offer MonaLisa Touch® to patients in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. This treatment can help you feel more like yourself. Schedule a consultation at the Shenandoah, Texas, office online or by phone today to learn more.
As you move through middle age and into menopause, your body goes through a wide range of changes. Shifts in hormone production are behind many of these changes. Others are the result of pregnancy and childbirth.
While every woman has a unique experience during this transition, some experience symptoms that make it difficult to enjoy a healthy and active sex life. Vaginal dryness is a common example and occurs as estrogen levels decline, and your vaginal tissues produce less natural lubrication.
The tissues that line your vaginal walls also begin to thin as you age. This, in combination with vaginal dryness, can cause tiny tears during sex, making the experience uncomfortable and sometimes even painful.
MonaLisa Touch is a functional vaginal treatment that can address these changes and improve your vaginal function. The treatment uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to create tiny changes in the structure of your vaginal walls.
Your body perceives these changes as tiny injuries, and launches a strong and swift healing response. New collagen is produced, which thickens and tightens vaginal walls. Treatments also prompt changes in your vaginal mucosa, increasing natural lubrication.
Some women who experience mild urinary stress incontinence (leaking urine) achieve noticeable improvements after MonaLisa Touch treatments.
There is no significant discomfort during MonaLisa Touch treatments. The system uses an internal vaginal wand to deliver energy to the targeted tissues. The wand is thoughtfully designed to be comfortable.
There is no need for any form of anesthesia during treatment. You may notice a slight sensation of warmth and mild vibration during your sessions, which only last around five minutes each. Most women benefit from up to three sessions, with 40-60 days between each visit.
It’s important to refrain from sex for several days to give your body a chance to adjust after each treatment. It takes several weeks for your body to create new collagen, but many women report seuxal and urinary function improvements right away.
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