Painful urination and intercourse are just two of the hallmarks of low estrogen. However, not everyone is a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
Women with a history of blood clots and estrogen-dependent cancers aren’t good candidates for estrogen replacement therapy even if they’re deficient in estrogen.
If you aren’t a good candidate for estrogen therapy, or if you simply want to avoid taking pills on a regular basis, you still have options. There are hormone-free alternatives to resolving your discomfort.
Dr. Boyd Parks, our expert at The Well for Health, offers MonaLisa Touch®, a hormone-free treatment that rejuvenates the vagina.
How MonaLisa Touch can restore your vaginal health
As your estrogen levels drop, your vaginal tissue becomes thinner and more likely to get irritated.
Menopause is the most common cause of vaginal discomfort, but it isn’t the only one. Women who take certain medications, have undergone radiation, or have given birth can experience damage to their vagina.
MonaLisa Touch is a local laser treatment that can be done during your lunch break. During the treatment, the laser energy heats the tissue in your vagina. Heat can work as a stressor to the cells, and as a response to this stress, the body secretes more collagen to aid the healing of the cells in your vagina.
MonaLisa Touch can help with vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse and urination, incontinence, and frequent urinary tract infections.
What happens during a MonaLisa Treatment
The treatment resembles a pelvic exam. You won’t experience pain, but you may feel some vibrations as the device heats the tissues in your vagina.
The treatment takes only a few minutes to complete and doesn’t involve any downtime. However, you’ll need to avoid engaging in sexual activity and using tampons for a few days.
As your body’s collagen production increases, you can expect your symptoms to improve within a couple of weeks. If you wish to maintain your results, regular checkups are a must.
Some women are good candidates for both hormone replacement therapy and MonaLisa treatments.
Restore your health with us
If you’re looking for an expert to determine what could help with your vaginal symptoms, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Mooresville, North Carolina. Dr. Boyd has more than three decades of experience in obstetrics and gynecology and is more than happy to let you know what treatment course is best for your needs.