MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Urology Health Center

Urologists located in Fremont, NE

Though menopause has an impact on your sexual functioning, and the culprit is a drop in estrogen, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) isn’t your only option for improving these symptoms. Taking estrogen isn’t for everyone, so the team at Urology Health Center in Fremont, Nebraska, offers MonaLisa Touch®, a state-of-the-art laser system that improves sexual symptoms of menopause through a series of quick, painless treatments. To learn if MonaLisa Touch is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q&A

What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy describes a group of intimacy-related symptoms that result from a drop in estrogen. They mostly affect postmenopausal women, but you may also experience them if you’ve had breast cancer or taken hormonal birth control.

When you undergo hormonal changes during menopause, the walls of your vagina may become thinner and less elastic. When this happens, there’s also a decrease in blood flow to your vagina. The resulting symptoms include:

  • Dryness
  • Burning and itching sensations
  • Discomfort during sex, even when using lubricant
  • Painful urination
  • Urinary incontinence

Though these symptoms are common, many women are too embarrassed to seek help or assume that they can’t enjoy sex after menopause. Other women are hesitant to take hormone replacement therapy, or can’t because of other medical conditions.

However, you don’t have to live with vaginal atrophy, and the team at Urology Health Center can treat it without hormones using the MonaLisa Touch laser system.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a nonsurgical laser system that effectively treats vaginal atrophy without using topical estrogen. You may consider the treatment if:

  • Your doctor thinks it’s unsafe for you to undergo estrogen treatment
  • You’re concerned about the potential side effects of hormones
  • You’d rather undergo a procedure with long-lasting results than have to apply a cream every day

The MonaLisa Touch laser system stimulates collagen production in your vaginal walls, improving elasticity, blood flow, and lubrication. This improves both the sexual and urinary symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

What can I expect from MonaLisa Touch treatment?

To get the best results from MonaLisa Touch, you need a series of three treatments spaced six weeks apart. Each treatment session lasts just five minutes.

MonaLisa Touch is virtually painless. Your doctor uses a want to apply the laser to the treatment area, and you’ll feel a gentle vibration. You can then go back to work or your usual activities right after each session, though you should wait three days before having sex.

You may notice results after just one treatment, though you’ll see the most benefit after completing all three treatments. To maintain the results, you may want to come in once a year for a single follow-up treatment.

To learn how MonaLisa Touch can treat vaginal atrophy without hormones, book an appointment at Urology Health Center online or by phone today.