Menopause describes the point in your life when you haven’t had a menstrual period for at least 12 consecutive months. If you’re in menopause, your ovaries no longer release eggs, so you can no longer become pregnant.
As your body prepares for and passes into menopause, you experience decreases in your estrogen levels. These changes lead to several uncomfortable symptoms, and at least half of postmenopausal women report having vaginal discomfort and pain during sex.
When Dr. Lamia Gabal founded Prestige Medical Group in Santa Ana, California, she wanted to provide the highest quality, individualized care for your most personal and intimate issues. If you’re looking for discreet and effective hormone-free solutions for your vaginal health, Dr. Gabal recommends MonaLisa Touch®.
Hormones and your vaginal health
Estrogen is a female sex hormone that helps keep your vagina lubricated and vaginal walls thick. It also keeps your vagina healthy by increasing its acidity to reduce bacterial infections. Your estrogen drops when you go through menopause, which causes your vaginal tissue to become thin, dry, and inflamed.
Common vaginal symptoms associated with menopause include:
- Vaginal discharge, dryness, or burning
- Uncomfortable or painful intercourse
- Bleeding after sex
- Increased urinary tract infections
- Bladder issues like incontinence
- Burning during urination
MonaLisa Touch® relieves menopausal symptoms without the use of hormones by stimulating collagen production in your vaginal tissue and encouraging hydration. In addition to managing menopause symptoms, it can also safely treat vaginal issues associated with hysterectomy, breast cancer treatments, or childbirth.
Restoring your vaginal health with MonaLisa Touch® therapy
MonaLisa Touch® is a minimally invasive laser therapy that rejuvenates vaginal tissue with CO₂ energy.
During your in-office appointment, we insert a small wand inside your vagina. Once in place, it produces a photothermal reaction that activates the healing response in your body. As collagen returns to the area, it increases hydration, restores the texture and tone of your tissue, and improves your vaginal health.
Unlike traditional approaches like hormone therapy, MonaLisa Touch® has few risks or unwanted side effects. Instead, it works with your body by triggering its natural ability to heal. This gentle and virtually painless approach also doesn’t require anesthesia or any downtime, but you should avoid intense physical exertion, baths, and sexual intimacy for two to three days.
Though most women notice improvements after their first MonaLisa Touch® treatment, we usually recommend a series of three sessions over 12-18 weeks for maximum results. Once your first round of treatments wraps up, we may suggest an annual MonaLisa Touch® session for maintenance.
Don’t let painful sex after menopause interfere with intimacy, call us at Prestige Medical Group, or schedule an appointment online to see if MonaLisa Touch® can help.