Vaginal atrophy refers to a condition that occurs when a woman's natural production of estrogen begins to slacken as she approaches or enters menopause (the cessation of periods). Atrophy can also occur in response to breastfeeding or other issues or conditions that affect natural hormone production. Vaginal atrophy causes the mucous membranes that line the vaginal canal to become inflamed, dry, thin and brittle, resulting in issues like burning or itching sensations as well as vaginal pain, especially during intercourse. Austin Area Ob-Gyn & Fertility offers safe, painless, state-of-the-art bone density scans to help women throughout the Austin, TX, area maintain healthy bones and avoid fractures and other damage.the risk of urinary tract infections and can contribute to some types of urinary incontinence.
The Mona Lisa Touch is an advanced laser-based system used to restore vaginal tissue and stimulate the production of collagen so tissues regain volume, firmness and thickness and lubrication is restored. The Mona Lisa Touch was designed specifically for the treatment of vaginal atrophy, using a special delivery system developed for the sensitive tissues surrounding the vagina. reducing symptoms of pain, burning and soreness and other symptoms and risks. Treatment is performed right in the office without the need for anesthesia, and women can return to their normal routines immediately afterward.
The laser energy emitted by the Mona Lisa Touch laser creates tiny areas of controlled damage in the mucous membranes which in turn stimulate the body's natural healing response. Over the next few days and weeks, the body responds by ramping up its production of collagen in the vaginal walls so walls become thicker and natural vaginal lubrication is restored. Collagen production begins right after treatment, working to restore the natural elasticity and normal pH balance of the vagina.
Most women benefit from three separate treatment sessions spaced about six weeks apart. The series of treatments ensures collagen production is optimized for maximum benefits over time.
*Individual Results May Vary
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