Mona Lisa touch laser will restore symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as vaginal dryness and painful intimacy. It can also improve incontinence. It does not specifically relieve hot flashes and sleep problems. However, with a good dose of intimacy and less running to the bathroom in the middle the night, you should get a better nights sleep. Consider hormonal therapy if the hot flashes are intolerable.
Does the MonaLisa Laser therapy do anything to relieve hot flashes and sleep problems?
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An alternate way to relieve hot flashes and sleep problems.
Hot Flashes No - Sleep Problems Maybe
Hot flashes during peri or post menopause is due to decrease in estrogen levels circulating in your blood. Mona Lisa Touch will not affect this and you are better served seeing your gynecologist for treatment options.
Mona Lisa Touch may help your getting up at night to urinate (known as nocturia). The first thing you should do is complete a "3-Day Voiding Diary"(see link). You should review it with your Urologist or Gynecologist, and try to determine the exact cause of your nocturia. If you and he/she feel the nocturia is perhaps due to vaginal atrophy (which also implies urethral atrophy as well) then MLT may help. Keep in mind however that no scientific study has been done to look at the effectiveness of MLT in treating nocturia. Some patients have reported improvement after MLT treatment however.
The MonaLisa Touch Treats Vaginal Health Related Menopause Symptoms
The MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser promotes blood flow and collagen growth on treated skin surfaces. Although effective at treating vaginal related menopause symptoms, the MonaLisa Touch does not treat hot flashes and sleep challenges. Systemic symptoms of menopause may require treatments such as HRT. I recommend that you visit your gynecologist to determine your best treatment options.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy is best to address systemic symptoms of menopause
Monalisa touch and hot flashes
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the MonaLisa has no effect on your hormones so it will not relieve your hot flashes or sleep problems. The MonaLisa is simply a laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, restoring the proper balance to the mucous membrane and improving the functionality.
Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
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MonaLisa treats vaginal atrophy, not systemic menopausal symptoms
Mona Lisa Touch for relief of menopausal symptoms
MonaLisa Touch (MLT) is very effective in the relief of symptoms related to the effects of estrogen deficiency in the vagina also referred to as vaginal atrophy. It has no benefit for the relief of other systemic symptoms such as hot flashes.
Hot flashes better?
Non hormonal option
The Mona Lisa Touch laser is a non- hormonal option to relieve symptoms of vaginal dryness and atrophy. When a woman is suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, low libido and sleep disturbances, typically this is a sign of hormonal deficiencies. You may want to consider getting your hormones tested to see if this is the problem.
Hot flashes and night sweats are a common occurrence during perimenopause and menopause. The phenomenon occurs due to the natural decline of hormones produced primarily by the ovaries. The Mona Lisa Touch treatment targets the vaginal and Vulvar tissues and has no impact on your systemic loss of hormones. So as time marches on, the severity of hot flashes and night sweats fade but the vaginal atrophy and subsequent dryness actually worsens. Please visit a trusted gynecologist to address your menopausal symptoms and you may be a candidate for hormonal and non-hormonal options.