The latest laser treatment in rejuvenation is making great waves
At this point, lasers are nothing new to the medical field. Skilled physicians have used lasers in everything from surgical incisions to melting fat to improving the tone and texture of the skin. The advances in laser technology have been very beneficial to medicine as a whole. In the urogynecology office of Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, the latest laser treatment is enabling postmenopausal women, and women otherwise affected by low estrogen, to regain a higher quality of life.
Effects of low estrogen
The effects of low estrogen have been an ongoing topic of discussion for many years. Historically, postmenopausal women have either accepted the symptoms of age as they have related to women’s health or they have selected their physician’s prescription for hormone replacement therapy. In many instances, neither is a suitable solution to the condition that more than 75 percent of postmenopausal women experience: atrophic vaginitis.
Bodily tissues have needs!
Every type of tissue in the body has certain needs. Our bones, including our teeth, need calcium and minerals in order to remain strong and resilient. The skin and joints need a sugar compound called hyaluronic acid in order to stay properly lubricated and hydrated. Skin also needs collagen, a vital substance that is produced when a wound occurs. In our youth, we all also have a consistent supply of collagen nourishing our skin and various tissues.
Women are affected by decreased collagen as they grow older. Most notice the effects as they relate to the skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Collagen is also important to vaginal mucosa. When the production of this substance slows, it slows everywhere. Not just in the skin visible every day but in the skin and tissue that makes up the vagina. Atrophic vaginitis is, in large part, a result of decreased collagen subsequent to lowered amounts of estrogen.
Non-surgical, drug-free treatment is now available
Using the latest laser technology designed specifically for vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of North Shore Urogynecology has helped many women regain control and greater physical and emotional comfort. Mona Lisa Touch is a CO2 laser that safely and effectively encourages the restructuring of vaginal tissues by targeting localized cells to produce more collagen. The greater the degree of support of vaginal tissues, the more comfortable and confident a woman can feel.
Learn more about Mona Lisa Touch when you schedule your visit in our Park City, Lake Forest, or Woodstock, IL office.
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