Mona Lisa treatment ideal for the Park City woman who prefers natural therapies
Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology is a wonderful resource for women dealing with the physical changes of low estrogen in vagina. Hormonal imbalance may occur for a number of reasons. A marked drop in estrogen, in particular, tends to result from menopause, hysterectomy, and sometimes from certain cancer treatments. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is proud to offer Mona Lisa Touch treatment to patients from Park City, Woodstock, Lake Forest, and surrounding Illinois areas.
Estrogen and vaginal atrophy
A woman’s estrogen level starts dropping after her last menstrual period. A direct result of this change in biochemistry is the thinning of the vaginal mucosa that lines the vaginal canal, known as vaginal atrophy. Women may experience increased frustration due to vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, pain, itching, or uncomfortable intercourse. Vaginal health is an important part of a woman’s being therefore these health issues can lead to irritability, depression, and embarrassment. The standard of care for many years has been to offset the drop in natural estrogen with supplementation. Vaginal issues, in particular, may be managed with topical estrogen cream. Women may also be prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from their general physician or gynecologist. Due to the side effects of such therapies, many women today are seeking natural solutions to their unique health concerns.
MonaLisa Touch works with your body
Currently, only half of all women experiencing the symptoms of vaginal atrophy are receiving care. For the woman who prefers natural therapies, especially, there may have been relatively few choices for better managing vaginal health after menopause. At Partners in Pelvic Health, we are happy to offer the solution of MonaLisa Touch.
MonaLisa Touch is an FDA-cleared CO2 laser device that requires just five minutes over 3 months to complete three sessions. Across these three treatment sessions, Dr. Gandhi delivers gentle laser energy to vaginal tissues via a small, side-firing probe. In two-part pulses, the epithelial tissue at the surface of the vaginal walls and also deeper tissue is targeted with energy. As a result of these short treatments, there is an increased production of collagen in these tissues.
Many women treated with MonaLisa Touch in clinical trials and from their physicians notice an improvement in their symptoms after their first treatment. Through subsequent treatments, collagen stores are renewed and vaginal health restored. An annual touch-up treatment is recommended in maintaining results.
Contact us in Woodstock, Park City, or Lake Forest, IL to rediscover a more confident, more comfortable you.
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