There is one thing that we can’t stop in this world, aging. We all know that all of us are afraid of that, especially women.
Aging brings a lot of changes in our bodies, and most of these changes are changes that we do not like. One of these is Vaginal Atrophy. Some of us may not be familiar with Vaginal Atrophy yet but we all need to be knowledgeable about this because we all grow old. Nobody stays young forever. But don’t be sad because with the new technologies these days, age is just a number.
We can’t deny the fact that sometimes we have hesitations in bringing up topics such as sexual problems to their doctors. But the truth is, it would be best to tell your doctor about this so that you will be aware of the medical options that you have. Another medical condition that women may be suffering is the GSM or what we call the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. The effects are somehow similar to Vaginal Atrophy. GSM can cause shrinking of tissues, burning, itching, and dryness of the vagina. These symptoms can cause very painful sexual intercourse. Aside from these symptoms, GSM can also be a reason behind having bladder and UTI (or Urinary Tract Infections) and even incontinence. GSM affects 50% of women who are in the post-menopausal stage.
Usually, if women have GSM, doctors prescribe vaginal creams or lubricants. Commonly this is the first treatment once a women experience those kinds of symptoms. However, if the symptoms persist then vaginal creams and lubricants are not the solution anymore. Doctors often recommend vaginal estrogen therapy.
Even though a lot of societies already suggested that vaginal estrogen therapy can be used by all women (that includes women that were treated for breast cancer), some women are still afraid of taking estrogen (especially women with a high risk of having breast cancer). So this is how Mona Lisa Touch become a very popular alternative.
WHAT IS VAGINAL ATROPHY?
Vaginal Atrophy or what we commonly called Vaginal aging, is one of the biggest problems of the post-menopausal and menopausal woman. According to studies, it affects almost 50% of these women. During Vaginal Atrophy, the walls of our vagina become thinner, and the blood supply and natural elasticity reduce.
A loss of lubrication will be felt because the vagina’s protective mucosa loses its thickness and hydration. In our internal environment, if our natural pH balance will change it will result in detrimental effects on our vagina’s health and function.
WHAT IS MONA LISA TOUCH?
Mona Lisa Touch is a treatment for Vaginal Atrophy but its big edge is that Mona Lisa Touch is a treatment that is approved by the FDA. This is currently being marketed as the one and only technology for vulvar and vaginal health that have over 18 clinical published studies.
HOW DOES THE POPULAR MONA LISA TOUCH WORK?
Mona Lisa Touch is actually a carbon dioxide laser that specializes in treating vaginal tissues. The process is very much similar to laser facial treatments. The procedure will use a laser in order to create vaginal scratches or micro-abrasions on the vaginal wall. These tiny scratches will stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. According to research, the treatment will only take you approximately 5 minutes and is not painful at all, however, it will require a booster session (every 18 months) and will also require several sessions.
Mona Lisa Touch – by skin tech vaginal laser clinic is very much different from vaginal rejuvenation, even though other people mistook them as the same. Mona Lisa Touch is a medical treatment while vaginal rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure (for the tightening of the vagina).