Laser treatment for estrogen-related vaginal tightening
At Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology, we meet with women who want more information on vaginal tightening. With age and childbirth, many women experience changes to the tightness of muscles surrounding the vaginal canal. Looseness such as this can have a negative impact on sexual relations, leading to a decrease in pleasure for both partners.
There are two sides to the issue of vaginal tightness. For some, the issue is not enough tightness, for other women, changes in estrogen levels lead to unwanted tightening which causes painful intercourse. The tightening of the vaginal canal associated with drops in estrogen is one of several symptoms of atrophic vaginitis.
Research has shown that 75 percent of women who have stopped menstruating experience the symptoms of atrophic vaginitis. These may include vaginal dryness leading to painful intercourse, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, and more. Patients who consult with Dr. Gandhi about such concerns may be happy to discover there is a way to treat these symptoms without surgery and without hormone replacement.
Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment
One of the latest laser treatments in urogynecology is the CO2 fractionated laser device, Mona Lisa Touch. This treatment is not widely available and we are proud to be an accredited treatment center. Laser treatment for vaginal atrophy has been very successful in improving the moisture and nourishment provided to vaginal mucosa.
Mona Lisa Touch works by eliciting an influx of healthy new collagen into atrophied vaginal tissues. This process is called neocollagenesis. Additional effects of laser treatment take place right in the vaginal mucosa, which is restructured under more nourishing conditions. Optimal results come from three treatment sessions scheduled over a period of about twelve weeks. After each short, painless treatment, patients tend to feel immediate improvement.
Laser treatment with the Mona Lisa Touch restores optimal function to the various urogenital tissues and structures in a safe, effective manner. Treatments take only a few minutes, and immediately begin the process of tissue regeneration.
Learn more about vaginal laser treatments in our Park City, Woodstock, or Lake Forest, IL office.
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