Women can experience numerous changes to their bodies over time, but some are more comfortable to discuss than others. When it comes to vaginal atrophy or other gynecological changes, many women are hesitant to bring up the issues with their physician. However, there are non-surgical treatments today that can restore vaginal tissue to its more youthful state, eliminating many uncomfortable symptoms and improving intimacy at the same time. One of those procedures, the Mona Lisa Touch, is now available at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics.
Both childbirth and the process of menopause can impact the appearance and function of the vaginal tissue. As the vaginal walls lose their firmness and elasticity, a number of uncomfortable symptoms can develop:
- Vaginal dryness
- Irritation and itching
- Mild incontinence
- Painful intercourse
These symptoms often appear around the menopausal years and can impact a woman’s personal relationships and her quality of life. However, these symptoms can also occur in younger postpartum women. If symptoms like these are currently plaguing you, it is worth a frank discussion with a physician offering the Mona Lisa Touch to see if this procedure could be the solution you are looking for.
Introducing the MonaLisa Touch
The Mona Lisa Touch features a fractional CO2 laser designed specifically for treating the vaginal area. The device emits laser energy in small beams that create microscopic lesions along the surface of the tissue. These lesions stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin to restore firmness and elasticity to the vaginal walls. While many women see noticeable improvement after the very first treatment session, a series of treatments using the MonaLisa Touch will offer you optimal, long-lasting results.
Dr. Birchall and our Physician Assistant (PA), Erika, perform treatments using the MonaLisa Touch right in the Dermacare office, ensuring utmost privacy and comfort for our patients. The procedure does not require any anesthesia and takes just about five minutes to complete. A small wand is inserted into the vagina, which delivers the laser energy directly into the vaginal walls. The majority of our patients report the procedure to be very comfortable.
After treatment, you will be able to return to your regular activities right away. We will advise you to avoid hot baths, strenuous exercise and intercourse for a few days to give your vaginal area time to heal fully.
The best results will be seen after three quick treatments with the Mona Lisa Touch, spaced about every six weeks. You will continue to see improvement even months after the last treatment session, as more collagen is produced to support your genital area. Full results will also last for many months, with most of our patients choosing to come in for a maintenance treatment once a year to keep up their positive changes.
MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary treatment that reverses the aging process in the most sensitive area of a woman’s body without surgery. Currently, Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics is one of the only offices in the San Diego area to offer this procedure. To learn more about the MonaLisa Touch or find out if you are a candidate for the procedure, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics today at 858-943-2443 or 760-472-5088.