You don’t feel old. You’re in great shape and no one could guess your real age just by looking at you. As for your vagina, well, she’s a different story. While you may only be 50, your vagina may as well be 100, at least that’s what it feels like!
The signs of ever-passing youth creep up on all women, but that doesn’t mean your vagina has to suffer. Modern technology and medicine have gifted us with ways to turn back the hands of time, to make the process of aging even more graceful than we could ever hope for.
Your hormones affect the physicality of your vagina
The makeup of the female body and it’s reproductive capabilities are primarily due to the hormone known as estrogen. While this hormone is absolutely necessary for menstrual cycles and childbearing, it also maintains cholesterol levels, protects bone health, affects brain function (including mood) and keeps skin supple. Most women have a love-hate relationship with this hormone.
The main source of estrogen in a woman’s body is produced in the ovaries. The adrenal glands and fat tissue are also sources, and the hormone is moved throughout the body. There are three primary types of estrogen: estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estrone is the only estrogen that the body continues to make post-menopause, and it’s a very weak form of the hormone.
Diminished estrogen and vaginal atrophy
Menopause and the surgical removal of the ovaries are the most common causes of estrogen levels deficiency in women. Symptoms of low estrogen levels include ceased menstrual periods, hot flashes, trouble sleeping, mood swings, dry or dull skin, low sexual desire, painful intercourse, and dryness and thinning of the vagina. This is also known as vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy due to estrogen deficiency is what causes dryness and thinning as well as itching and painful intercourse. Urinary incontinence is also an effect that’s common after childbirth. While diet, exercise, and supplements can combat most of these symptoms, the MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy treatment is how women can reverse the physical side effects of menopause on the vagina, such as vaginal atrophy. This new procedure uses innovative laser energy to stimulate collagen and capillary production in the vaginal tissue.
MonaLisa Touch restores and rejuvenates
This remarkable procedure restores your vaginal tissue, making it stronger and more resilient. Because of the boost in the production of collagen and elastin, thanks to the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy procedure, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, and vaginal atrophy no longer affect your life. And the benefits of MonaLisa Touch don’t end there.
MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is performed in-office, and takes about five minutes. The laser energy gently warms the tissue deep within your vaginal area; your body sends collagen and elastin to the laser-warmed tissue, as a healing response. The result is a stronger, tighter, more supple, and more resilient vagina.
The number of treatments you need can vary, depending on the severity of your vaginal atrophy. Patients typically notice improvements after just one treatment, but three treatments are the usual course of therapy.
There’s no downtime whatsoever, no anesthesia, and you can resume your normal activities, although physically strenuous tasks should be put on hold for 24 hours. Sexual intercourse isn’t recommended for at least 2-3 days following your MonaLisa Touch procedure.
You’re not 100, so why should your vagina have to be? With MonaLisa Touch laser therapy treatment, women can receive safe and effective treatment to improve these physical symptoms and help increase their sexual function and overall vaginal well-being. The process is so quick that it can be done on your lunch break!
There’s a woman for that
Located in Portland, Oregon, gynecologist Amy Bruner, MD offers a variety of women’s health services from Pap smears to hormone replacement therapy. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Bruner not only specializes in MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation therapy, but through her practice demonstrates the importance of personalized care and attention to her patients. Long-term relationships and the overall health and well-being of her patients are Dr Bruner’s top priority. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Bruner and see for yourself!