Thank you for your question.
Yes, you certainly can use estrogen creams in between treatments as this can improve your results dramatically. Best of luck.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
It is perfectly safe to use vaginal or vulvar estrogen cream while getting MLT treatments. I would not use it for 5 days before a treatment, simply because we do not want any residual cream to interfere with the laser. Using it on the exterior alone can often provide relief to areas not fully treated by the laser.
I routinely allow my patients to use estrogen cream 1-2 times a day on outside skin of vaginal opening, introitus, labia that are treated. This helps to speed up the skin changes. Most do not need this but I am treating 60-70 year old women without a history of vaginal deliveries. The vaginal opening and skin resembles a pencil in diameter. All helps to get this done. There is no appreciable increase in blood estrogen from this local treatment. Vaginal application is rarely needed.
Yes, you can use estrogen cream, but you may not need to.
Congratulations on your Laser Vaginal Resurfacing treatments for what seems to be vaginal atrophy. If so, then you may still benefit from finger-tip application of estrogen cream to your labia to alleviate symptoms of dryness in the areas where the laser doesn't treat.
In my practice we use FemiLift as my CO2 laser to treat vaginal dryness from atrophy, but it is also fantastic for vaginal looseness and stress urinary incontinence.
Best of luck,
Oscar A. Aguirre, MD
Aguirre Specialty Care - Pelvic Surgery & Intimate Aesthetics®
MonaLisa Touch and estrogen cream
You can absolutely use estrogen cream during the course of the MonaLisa Touch treatments. One of the original studies showed biopsy proven histological improvements on the vaginal epithelium before and after two months of starting the MonaLisa Touch treatments. I have my patients who currently use estrogen cream but rather undergo the MonaLisa Touch continue for eight weeks after their first treatment. I have had very good success in patients stating they no longer needed estrogen cream after completing their MonaLisa touch treatment.
You can use estrogen between MLT treatments. However, many patient notice a dramatic improvement in atrophy related symptoms 1-2 weeks after the first session and thus should no longer require estrogen. I counsel my patients to refrain from intercourse or the use of vaginal creams for 48 hours after treatment.