The symptoms of menopause are typically unpleasant, life-changing, and can negatively affect your intimate experiences. Dr. Cindy Basinski and Dr. Rupal Juran of Basinski & Juran, MDs, in Newburgh, Indiana, are experts in gynecology and urogynecology and specialize in the innovative MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy to treat the vaginal changes of menopause and help you feel more confident during intimacy. If you live in Evansville, Indiana, or the surrounding communities, find out if the MonaLisa Touch procedure is right for you. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
What happens to your body during menopause?
Along with the numerous changes and symptoms of menopause, as your body leaves its childbearing years, you may experience vaginal atrophy – a condition in which you experience vaginal dryness, laxity, and a variety of other symptoms that can have a negative effect on your lifestyle and relationships. About half of all postmenopausal women, more than 60% of female cancer patients, and numerous younger women experience the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
What are the symptoms of vaginal atrophy?
Symptoms often include:
- Painful sex
- Vaginal itching, burning, or bleeding
- Vaginal dryness and loss of lubrication
- Vaginal laxity
- Mild incontinence symptoms
- Thinning of vaginal tissue
For many women, the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy procedure provides relief from all these symptoms.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser treatment that sends controlled laser energy to the tissue both inside and outside of your vagina. It’s a painless, in-office treatment that takes just minutes and provides lasting relief to the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and vaginal atrophy. The laser energy initiates the stimulation of new collagen, an essential part of building healthy, functional vagina tissue.
Some women experience a noticeable difference after just one MonaLisa treatment, but it’s recommended to get three treatments spaced six weeks apart. Dr. Basinski and Dr. Juran discuss the best options for your particular condition and develop an individualized treatment plan.
What can I expect during the MonaLisa Touch procedure?
MonaLisa Touch doesn’t require anesthesia or any type of numbing medications. Dr. Basinski or Dr. Juran inserts a small vaginal probe into the vaginal canal, and the laser energy delivers pulses to both surface and internal tissue. The procedure isn’t painful, and many women report that it feels like a gentle vibration.
It takes just five minutes or less for each MonaLisa Touch procedure, and many women feel an improvement after the first treatment. The results are usually long-lasting, but you may need annual maintenance treatments for the best outcome. Dr. Basinski or Dr. Juran determine if you need follow-up treatments.
After the procedure, you should refrain from sexual intercourse for 2-3 days, and the doctors may also recommend that you avoid lifting heavy weights or strenuous exercise, but otherwise, you can return to your normal activities immediately following treatment.
The doctors encourage you to call or schedule an appointment online to find out if MonaLisa Touch can help improve your specific condition.