Fresno OB-GYN Dr. Mallard-Warren now offers the revolutionary new MonaLisa TouchTM, which is the first intra-vaginal laser treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
If pain is ruining your sex life, you’re definitely not alone! Pain contributes to decreased sexual desire, which results in a cycle of intimacy avoidance, further diminishing desire. And many women are too embarrassed to discuss this condition with their gynecologist.
The fact is that as you age, your vagina becomes smaller, drier and less likely to produce lubrication during sex, compared with how it was before entering menopause. You may also be experiencing discomfort, vaginal discharge, itching and/or urinary problems. All of these symptoms are related to a condition called vaginal atrophy, which has been linked to menopause and certain types of cancer.
Studies show that women who suffer from vaginal atrophy are nearly four times more likely to experience sexual function disorders compared with those women with normal vaginal tissue.
So what can you do for relief?
Previously, patients had to rely on hormone replacement therapy, creams, gels or other topical preparations. But these solutions can lead to nausea/vomiting, bloating, breast tenderness, headache, and/or weight changes. (More serious side effects have also been reported.) These treatments can also break down latex condoms or diaphragms, forcing you to switch your method of birth control.
For women who are fearful of the side effects of these treatment options, there’s fantastic news…the FDA recently approved a new procedure to combat this problem!
A device called the MonaLisa TouchTM uses lasers to stimulate collagen, much like the way plastic surgeons stimulate collagen in the face. It actually produces healthier skin, but instead of on the face, it’s in the vagina.
The procedure consists of three three-minute laser sessions, performed six weeks apart. It works by delivering gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. It’s relatively painless and no anesthesia or painkillers are needed. Before a woman is allowed to take part in the procedure she must undergo a pelvic exam, but if everything is normal, we can proceed with the treatment.
Women who have had the MonaLisa TouchTM procedure report that it has changed their lives and allowed them to return to a normal, enjoyable sex life.
Vaginal atrophy is not an inevitable part of the natural aging process!
If you would like more information regarding this revolutionary new way to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life, and are in need of a caring and experienced OB-GYN Fresno CA residents rely on the professional and caring staff at the office of Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren.
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