Vaginal dryness, or vaginal atrophy, naturally occurs during menopause. The wall of the vagina thins due to a decrease in estrogen during menopause, causing symptoms such as dryness, itching, irritation, or pain during sexual intercourse. If you’re one of millions of women with menopause-related vaginal dryness, MonaLisa Touch could be the perfect long-term solution. MonaLisa Touch is a safe, painless, and mess-free treatment. Here’s how MonaLisa Touch stacks up to other remedies for vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal Creams and Lubricants
While vaginal creams and lubricants may treat the symptoms of atrophy, they can come with serious side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, bloating, mood swings, lumps in the breasts, bleeding, and weight changes. These “remedies” might work temporarily during intercourse but may not serve you long-term.
For some women, atrophy creams and lubricants can increase vaginal itching and discomfort. Chemicals in creams and lubricants can cause more irritation than they resolve. These solutions are also messy and often not conducive to the average woman’s lifestyle. MonaLisa Touch is a clean, safe, and effective way to restore function of the urogenital structures to eliminate vaginal dryness symptoms for good.
Systemic Hormone Therapies
Some women turn to systemic hormone therapies to replace lost estrogen during menopause. The benefits of hormone therapies in the form of creams, pills, sprays, gels, or skin patches is that they can treat symptoms such as dryness, burning, itching, hot flashes, night sweats, and intimacy issues. With the benefits, however, come risks.
Studies have shown possible connections between menopausal hormone therapy and an increase risk of endometrial cancer, urinary incontinence, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, breast cancer, and dementia. Since MonaLisa Touch does not involve hormone therapy, it does not come with these risks and can be appropriate for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment.
Women going through menopause may turn to their primary care doctors for pharmaceutical treatments to reduce symptoms. Prescription medications such as ospemifene and prasterone may provide temporary relief from vaginal atrophy, but they can be expensive and come with serious potential side effects, which can match the symptoms of menopause, making the drug completely redundant for many women. Some women may experience worsened menopause symptoms than they would have without the drug.
MonaLisa Touch: The Number One Solution for Menopausal Atrophy
MonaLisa Touch has all-but replaced other options for women who suffer from vaginal atrophy during menopause and for other reasons. The laser treatment is much safer than most pharmaceuticals and hormone therapy creams, with no permanent side effects or invasive procedures. MonaLisa Touch might be right for you if you’ve tried other treatments that didn’t work or if you want an effective, FDA-approved treatment with minimal risk.
MonaLisa Touch can treat menopausal vaginal dryness as well as itching, painful intercourse, bleeding, tearing, incontinence, discharge, and lichen sclerosis. It restores vaginal pH to treat the symptoms of menopause at their source, providing long-term relief. After just one brief, minimally invasive treatment with the MonaLisa Touch, most women report noticeable improvements in their menopausal symptoms. Contact our office if you wish to learn more about MonaLisa Touch treatments in Charlotte.