Can the MonaLisa Touch fix my vaginal atrophy if I am not in "menopause"?
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Low estrogen effect reversed?
Vaginal atrophy is a visible condition, not a number and is always treatable with FemiLift or MonaLisa
The MonaLisa Touch will improve vaginal dryness caused by a decline in estrogen levels.
A decline in estrogen, which happens during menopause, can occur independently of menopause. Regardless, of the underlying cause of a decrease in estrogen, if the symptoms you are having are vaginal dryness, the MonaLisa Touch laser will most likely significantly improve vaginal moisture.
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MonaLisa for Vaginal Atrophy
Yes! A woman does not have to be in active menopause to benefit from the MonaLisa treatment. The MonaLisa is intended for women who have low or no estrogen production for any reason and suffer from any symptoms like dryness, atrophy, and burning. The unique laser stimulates blood flow and collagen production which regenerates and tightens vaginal walls with increased sensitivity and lubrication.
Vaginal dryness after laparoscopic hysterectomy
MonaLisa Touch can be used during the perimenopausal period if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritation, and discomfort during intercourse due to the natural drop in estrogen. You will likely experience immediate results after the first treatment since you are in the early stages of menopause. If you undergo the procedure now, you will likely have long lasting effects, especially if you continue with regular sexual activity.
MLT great option for atrophy.
Atrophy is a clinical diagnosis that does not require blood work or a pathology specimen. That said, ovarian function is often altered after hysterectomy leading to decreased estrogen levels relative to preoperative values. Studies have shown women who have had a hysterectomy go into menopausal several years earlier than women who have not had a hysterectomy. Assuming atrophy is the cause of your symptoms vaginal estrogen or MLT would be options. I would suggest waiting at least 3 month postop to determine your baseline and then proceeding with treatment if your symptoms are persistent. You could use estrogen in the interim.
Mona Lisa - YES for vaginal atrophy
The MonaLisa Touch is ideal for you if you have vaginal atrophy, regardless of your FSH level. As we know, a decline in your estrogen levels can result in thinning of your vaginal walls, dryness, and painful intercourse .It is important for your Gyne to rule out any infectious etiology first that may be causing your discomfort and once that is done you should move forward with the treatment.
I have had several patients with these same issues (vaginal dryness, thinning, and painful intercourse) several years before they completed menopause and they have been successfully treated with the MonaLisa Touch. The increase in collagen, elastin, and blood vessels will also help the laxity of the vagina, which you may or may not experience.
Vaginal atrophy before Menapause
The Mona Lisa laser will increase blood flow to the vagina. The new protein/collagen production helps with laxity and incontinence. The increased secretions during stimulation and extra layer of vaginal skin will improve intercourse. I have had several women claim " why wouldn't a women have it down".Hopefully this helps.
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