Does the Monalisa Touch laser treatment work for vulvadynia?
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Mona Lisa Laser and vulvodynia.
vulvodynia is a common source of vaginal pain, related to atrophy of the entrance to the vagina, which is often irritated by environmental factors such as soaps, creams, or other sources of irritation. There is hope that the laser treatment to the area of discomfort will help with this , and there ares studies that are underway to help establish standardized protocols. The pain you are having with intercourse will be alleviated by the Mona Lisa Laser.
Will MonaLisa Touch help vulvodynia
Since your symptoms have worsened with estrogen deficiency and you have noticeable atrophy you should benefit from MonaLisa laser therapy. You might benefit from some desensitization as well with pelvic floor therapy or dilatation but would not add those therapies until after all three laser treatments.
The MonaLisa Touch will help with the trophy and symptoms that are associated with it. There are studies underway on vulvodynia specifically, so the jury is still out, however, it sounds like your symptoms will respond to the therapy if they increased with menopause.
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Sometimes though, if there is significant vaginal atrophy, continued neurological windup from that pain source can flare up the vulvadynia.
Vulvandynia is a complex regional pain syndrome so a multimodal approach is best. We are using the external probe on the MonaLisa Touch to treat lichen sclerosis patients. I would consider using it to treat vulvadynia if you have tried everything else first as we have no specific data yet.
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