When it comes to menopause, you can thank declining levels of estrogen for things like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. There are other symptoms of menopause that can make intimacy uncomfortable or even painful. This irritation can affect your confidence and everyday comfort, and you may feel like you don’t have a good solution.
To treat their discomfort, many women turn to vaginal lubricants, prescription estrogen creams, or even hormone therapy. These treatments don’t work for everyone, though, and that’s where a vaginal laser treatment comes in.
MonaLisa Touch®, an in-office laser treatment, can provide positive results for some women after the very first treatment. However, the sensitive nature of vaginal laser treatment can make it difficult to find straightforward answers. Here’s everything you should know about this type of procedure.
How Does Vaginal Laser Treatment Work?
MonaLisa Touch® delivers gentle laser energy into the vagina to gently stimulate the production of collagen. The laser makes tiny, indistinguishable microlesions, which then trigger the production of collagen to help restore the vaginal health. The mucosa tissue is nourished, thickening the treated tissue.
Are You Eligible for Laser Treatment?
The truth is women choose vaginal laser treatment for many reasons, and everyone is different. Most commonly, women elect to have laser treatment because the uncomfortable and painful effects of menopause make intimacy difficult or even impossible. If you’d like to prevent or treat these more sensitive menopause symptoms, vaginal laser treatment could be right for you. Talk to a provider or your doctor about having a laser treatment.
Is It Painful?
There’s no anesthesia required, and the minimally invasive procedure is virtually painless. Many women report that the feeling is like a light vibration. Some women experience minimal, temporary side effects, like slight redness or swelling.
How Long Will It Take?
The actual procedure is quick—about five minutes per session. Many women report a noticeable difference after just one session and even more improvement after the second and third treatments.
The three treatments are performed six weeks apart, so the total treatment plan spans about four months. Your doctor may also recommend a touch-up session once a year.
Does Insurance Cover Vaginal Laser Treatment?
Unfortunately, vaginal laser treatments aren’t covered by insurance at this time. But as more studies examine the effectiveness, the case will continue to improve for having it covered by insurance. MonaLisa Touch® currently has more than 30 published clinical studies.
Will Your Partner Notice Any Differences?
More than likely, your partner won’t notice any changes during intimacy. However, they may notice a difference in your attitude: you’ll be more comfortable, more at ease, and more confident.
There’s no longer any need to suffer from the painful effects of menopause. Many women have reported that the MonaLisaTouch® is a “life-changing” procedure. Don’t you think it’s time to bring passion back into your life and feel like yourself again?
Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.