Menopause can throw your body for a loop, and even after it’s done, your post-menopausal symptoms can be far from comfortable. That’s why Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology in Gainesville, Texas offers the MonaLisa Touch® procedure. This treatment is designed to minimize post-menopausal symptoms like vaginal dryness or itching, incontinence, and pain during intercourse. For more information or to set up your first appointment, call Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology or book online today.
After menopause, your body produces fewer hormones. This can physically affect you in a variety of ways, but the most pronounced and uncomfortable symptoms often occur in the vaginal region. The post-menopausal reduction in hormones can lead to urogenital atrophy, or the wasting away of muscle mass in both your vagina and your urinary tract.
This can lead to a number of symptoms, including:
The last is characterized by thin, white patches of skin in your genital area that tear or bruise easily.
While many women turn to hormone replacement therapy to minimize their symptoms after menopause, this treatment isn’t always effective. Because you’re reintroducing hormones to your body, you may experience unwanted side effects.
As an alternative, Amy Klein, DO, and the team at Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology offer the MonaLisa Touch procedure.
This innovative procedure revitalizes vaginal health with a series of quick, virtually painless treatments. During each MonaLisa treatment, Dr. Klein will insert a medical laser into your vaginal canal, then slowly withdraw as it emits pulses of laser energy.
This energy stimulates healing in both surface and deep tissue, promoting blood flow, encouraging the growth of new collagen (which improves elasticity), and increasing vaginal lubrication.
The procedure is ideal for women who have gone through menopause or those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms due to breast cancer treatment or a hysterectomy.
No! This treatment is designed with your comfort in mind. Not only is it virtually painless, it can be performed from the comfort and convenience of Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology’s office. The procedure itself takes less than 15 minutes, after which you can continue on with your day.
While some patients see results after the first treatment, three treatments are recommended to maximize the efficacy of this procedure.
If you’re looking for a way to get rid of your post-menopausal symptoms without hormone replacement, the MonaLisa Touch procedure may be right for you. For more information or to request an appointment, contact Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology today.