VAGINAL REJUVENATION WITH MONALISA TOUCH
WHY DO YOU NEED VAGINAL REJUVENATION?
Your body is always changing. Your vagina is no different. These changes can include:
Tissue expansion caused by stretching of the vagina during childbirth, or
Weakening tissue as a result of natural ageing
Whatever the cause, this condition called “vaginal relaxation” can be uncomfortable.
Other names for “vaginal relaxation” include postpartum dyspareunia, vaginal laxity, vaginal atrophy or vaginal ageing.
WHO DOES VAGINAL RELAXATION AFFECT?
Vaginal Relaxation can affect many women after childbirth. While in most cases the symptoms resolve after a few months, some women symptoms like vaginal dryness and laxity remain.
For menopausal and post-menopausal women however vaginal atrophy, or vaginal ageing, affects around 50% of all women.
Vaginal atrophy can have both a physical and emotional impact on the patient, including affecting their intimate relationships.
DO YOU HAVE VAGINAL ATROPHY?
The symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy can include:
A sense of burning, itching or inflammation in your vagina,
Experiencing vaginal dryness and lack of moisture,
Feeling vaginal pain generally or during intercourse,
Noticing decreased sensation or stimulation during intercourse,
Feeling loose around your vagina and a loss of muscle tone,
Observing a vaginal opening and having tampons fall out,
Hearing “gas-like” sounds during intercourse or “popping” sounds while walking,
Appearance and pigmentation changes of your labia,
Involuntary release of urine, especially when you cough, sneeze, or laugh
WHAT CAN CAUSE VAGINAL ATROPHY?
If the walls of the vagina become thinner and the natural elasticity and blood supply are reduced, the protective mucosa of the vagina can lose hydration and thickness causing a loss of lubrication.
The changes in the natural pH balance of the internal environment have detrimental effects on the function and health of the vagina. This can also occur during lactation after childbirth.
MONALISA TOUCH AND VAGINAL RELAXATION
Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy is commonly referred to as Vaginal Rejuvenation. The leading treatment in Australia for Vaginal Rejuvenation is MonaLisa Touch.
MonaLisa Touch is a comfortable, non-Hormonal, no-downtime procedure and works to stimulate your natural regeneration of vaginal tissue and structure.
The Mona Lisa Touch procedure uses a safe low dose laser to treat the vaginal wall. The process addresses a number of issues that cause vaginal atrophy.
The effects of treatment are longer lasting than any other modalities or treatments and will be felt independent of any actions performed by the patient.
ABOUT MONALISA TOUCH TREATMENT
There will also be explanation and discussion with Dr Alexander regarding the procedure, the outcomes and what you expect in the short and long term.
The first session of the treatment will then be scheduled a few days or a week later to give ample time to think about any further questions you would like to ask.
The MonaLisa Touch treatment is over three sessions 6-8 weeks apart. Each treatment takes around 30 minutes.
The costs for Vaginal Re by MonaLisa Touch is $600 per session. You will need three sessions 6-8 weeks as part for a full treatment, so a total fee would be $1800.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF VAGINAL ATROPHY IS NOT TREATED?
Women who allow their symptoms to go untreated can lose vaginal functionality, and contribute to stress incontinence.
Continued vaginal deterioration will decrease feeling and loss of sensation leading to sexual difficulties or dissatisfaction.
YOUR NEXT STEP
If you have any symptoms of relating to your vaginal dryness you may require further investigation. We would advise that you see your general practitioner and possibly obtain a referral to see Dr Alexander.
Dr Alexander can offer specialised help, advice on a possible diagnosis, further investigations and suitable treatment. Contact his rooms at www.my-obgyn.com.au