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What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Why vaginal rejuvenation?

As we age, our bodies change and bear the signs of aging. In particular, the effects of aging are seen and felt for women⁠—especially those who have gone through the process of childbirth. Women who have multiple children experience magnified effects.

Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Do you know that as many as 50% postmenopausal women suffer from changes in vaginal health?

Vaginal Rejuvenation address the gynecological changes that women experience and provides an opportunity to enhance our sexual health.

What is Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is a treatment to help restore vaginal health. Many women experience less sexual pleasure or suffer pain or embarrassment due to the vagina loosening or the labia losing the firmness of youth. This can be the result of the normal aging process or from the stress of childbirth.

There are multiple laser technologies on the market. The Mona Lisa Touch® is one of the most advanced non-surgical laser technologies that addresses multiple concerns in gynecological health. Mona Lisa Touch® features:

  •  Non-Surgical procedure – In the comfort of the office the procedure is performed in the office during routine outpatient appointment
  • Convenient Procedure – fits in your schedule the procedure is elective no referral needed and can be scheduled at your convenience
  • Fast simple procedure that you can trust. Laser sessions are less than 5 minutes utilizing clinically proven technology that is embraced by experts in female pelvic health
  • Most patients resume their routine within a few days of the procedure and side effects are typically mild or non-noticeable in most cases

Who Gets this Treatment?

While Laser vaginal rejuvenation has enhanced sexual gratification and treated stress urinary incontinence for thousands of women across the globe, not every patient is a candidate for this state-of-the-art procedure.

Many women experience vaginal atrophy, dryness, itching or urinary stress problems. Those who would benefit from vaginal rejuvenation:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Itching and pain
  •  Irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Diminished sexual enjoyment
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Decreased lubrication

What it Feels Like?

Women who have had the MonaLisa Touch® have been satisfied with results and the benefits post vaginal rejuvenation:

  •  Reduced Urinary Urgency
  •  Increased sex drive
  • Improved elasticity and vaginal tone
  • Increased sensation
  • Increased lubrication
  • Reduced discomfort during sex

Does the Procedure Hurt?

The MonaLisa Touch® is an in-office procedure performed by experienced physician. The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful.

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

The procedure is similar to almost any other vaginal rejuvenation procedures. A strong lidocaine based numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure. This will assure that this is a painless process.

Before the laser is activated, everyone in the room must wear special eye protection which will be provided. The metal wand used will feel cool initially inserted. You will feel a vibrating sensation. You may experience a tingling sensation and or air puffs during the treatment. These may get stronger near the vaginal opening. There might be a slight sizzle sound during the laser pulse. There might be a slight odor from the vaginal tissue being warmed up.

The procedure lasts about 5-10 minutes. An occlusive ointment will be applied after completion of the procedure. A pad will be provided to protect your clothing.

What Should I Expect After the Procedure?

Some women experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a day or two. The vaginal area may feel swollen or full. Do not put anything inside your vagina for 48 hours such as tampons or sexual intercourse. After the 48 hours when the area feels normal with no discomfort normal.

You will be scheduled for 2 additional treatments 6-weeks apart to complete the recommended protocol to achieve the maximum benefits from the MonaLisa Touch® procedure.

What Type of Recovery and Pos-Op Care should I expect from Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?

  • Your skin may feel sensitive and may be red and swollen. The treated area may be itchy.
  • Use cold compresses or cold gel packs (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) as needed for swelling and discomfort.
  • Gently cleanse the area 2-3 times a day with mild soap. Dry area with a hair dryer on low heat instead of wiping with a towel. This is much less abrasive to the tissues.
  • Reapply an occlusive ointment (Aquaphor) after each washing and continue to use until your skin is healed.
  • Use Motrin or Advil as needed
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights or intense physical exercise for 72 hours following the treatment
  • Wear loose, cotton underwear
  •  Avoid wearing panty hose and tight-fitting pants

What are the different types of energy-based treatments for vaginal rejuvenation?

With all the technology in gynecological health how do you chose what’s right with you? This is
an important decision and talking with your doctor and doing your own research is important.

  • Choose a Medical Doctor that understand women’s health
  • Choose a reputable practice
  • Choose technology that has been in the industry and long-standing reputation
  • Minimal side effects
  • Minimal healing time

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Many Solutions, But what’s Right For You?

Because of the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation there are multiple laser technologies that have entered the market. Lasers stimulates collagen growth, promoting lubrication and enhanced vaginal tone.

The biggest difference between them is the type of energy used to increase blood flow and promote collagen growth. An example is ThermiVA is a radio frequency device that uses heat to achieve desired outcomes; whereas, the MonaLisa Touch® uses laser energy to administer heat to penetrate vaginal tissue.

To learn more about Vaginal Rejuvenation & Women’s Health, please see Our Services or call us at (916) 245-3043 to schedule an appointment!