How MonaLisa Touch® Can Eliminate Painful Intercourse After Menopause

A woman’s body is governed to a great degree by her reproductive system, which becomes abundantly clear as she passes through menopause. The effects of this transition are as varied as women themselves, but one unfortunate symptom — vaginal dryness — touches the lives of more than 50% of postmenopausal women between the ages of 51 and 60. Thankfully, we have a solution — MonaLisa Touch®.

At Women’s Specialists of Fayette, our team of experienced and compassionate healthcare providers understands the impact that menopause can have on a woman’s sexual health. To help women in Fayetteville, Georgia, reclaim their quality of life after their reproductive years wind down, we’re excited to offer the innovative MonaLisa Touch system.

Here’s how the MonaLisa Touch can eliminate painful intercourse after menopause, allowing you to enjoy a healthy and active sex life into the future.

Lack of resources

The symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, as we mentioned in the beginning, can be very different from one woman to the next. While some women sail through this reproductive transition with ease, others are left with serious quality-of-life issues that plague them for years. Most women fall somewhere in between.

From weight gain and moodiness to hot flashes and night sweats, the symptoms of menopause read more like a laundry list of things that can make your life fairly miserable. And topping the lists of many women is vaginal atrophy that results in painful intercourse.

The reason behind this development stems from the drop in your estrogen levels, which are the hormones primarily responsible for your reproductive health. When your ovaries begin to shut down, your estrogen production drops precipitously, and this deficit affects far more than your ovulation. Estrogen is also responsible for the health of your vaginal tissue, ensuring that it has the resources necessary to encourage intercourse and childbearing.

As these resources dry up, so can your vaginal tissue. This lack of lubrication can also be compounded by thinning vaginal walls, making the combination of dry and thinning tissue a powerful recipe for painful sex.

A call to action

Now that we’ve explored the primary drivers behind painful intercourse, let’s turn to our innovative new solution — MonaLisa Touch. This unique system delivers gentle CO2 energy into your vaginal walls, without harming the surface area, to heat up the tissue underneath.

This heating action, in turn, is designed to elicit a mild healing response in your body, namely an increase in blood supply and a bump in collagen and elastin production.

Collagen and elastin are the two proteins responsible for the elasticity and tone in your tissue, and they’re influenced by your declining estrogen levels. Since your hormones are no longer signaling for the support you need for good vaginal health, we create that call with MonaLisa Touch.

A gentle touch

The MonaLisa Touch treatments are virtually painless, and we only need five minutes to deliver the energy needed to spur a collagen response. We use a small probe inserted into the vagina to deliver the energy, but the process is entirely noninvasive.

Most of our patients benefit from a series of treatments, which we space apart by several weeks to allow time for your tissue to respond and rebuild. Your results will be gradual as you progress through the quick-and-easy treatments, with optimal results about 6-12 weeks after your final session with us.

Once we’ve restored your vaginal health, you may want to follow up with once- or twice-yearly follow-up treatments to keep your resources flowing.

If you’d like to restore your sexual health after menopause with our MonaLisa Touch treatments, we invite you to give us a call. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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