Hawaii Women's Healthcare
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Aesthetic Specialists located in Honolulu, HI
Many women suffer from vaginal dryness, itching, and burning at some point in their lives, even if they don’t talk about it openly. The dedicated team at Hawaii Women’s Healthcare in Honolulu knows how uncomfortable the symptoms of vaginal atrophy can be, which is why they’re proud to offer a groundbreaking noninvasive vaginal revitilization option — MonaLisa Touch®. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is the drying and inflammation of your vaginal wall, which occurs naturally as you age.
When you get older, your vaginal wall begins to thin out, due to low estrogen levels, resulting in a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms like:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching and burning
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Low vaginal lubrication levels
- Light bleeding after intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
While any woman can experience the effects of vaginal atrophy, it is most prevalent at the postmenopausal stage.
What are the common treatment options for vaginal atrophy?
Traditional treatment options for vaginal atrophy include:
- Water-based lubricants
- Vaginal moisturizer
- Topical vaginal estrogen
- Oral estrogen
Hormone therapy has always been the most common treatment for reducing the side effects of vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women, but it also increases their risks of developing:
- Breast cancer
- Heart attacks
Fortunately, the innovative technology of MonaLisa Touch does not increase your risks of these deadly conditions, as it’s a noninvasive treatment for vaginal atrophy.
How is MonaLisa Touch different from other treatments?
What makes the noninvasive MonaLisa Touch treatment unique is its ability to increase collagen production in your vagina without the dangerous side effects of surgery or hormone therapy.
Using advanced CO2 laser technology, MonaLisa Touch stimulates collagen production with targeted energy pulses in the vaginal tissue. This is crucial for healthy cells to function properly.
Unlike traditional treatment options, like surgery, there is no downtime with MonaLisa Touch. This means you can enjoy the benefits more quickly.
What are MonaLisa Touch sessions like?
Here’s the best part of the MonaLisa Touch procedure: it takes just five minutes! Even better, three quick sessions are all you need to notice a major difference in your vaginal atrophy.
The procedure is virtually painless, and you will begin to notice changes in your vaginal health almost immediately after your first treatment.
Who should avoid MonaLisa Touch?
Because MonaLisa Touch is a safe alternative to surgical treatments and hormone therapy, there are very few risks involved with the procedure. However, talk to your doctor before going through with treatment if you:
- Suffer from extreme vaginal sensitivity
- Have a history of blood clots
- Have undergone cancer treatments
For most women, mild irritation, redness, swelling, and itching are the only side effects of MonaLisa Touch, but they typically subside within one to two days.
For more information, call Hawaii Women’s Healthcare or book an appointment online today.