Vaginal atrophy is a painful and distressing condition that affects up to 50-60% of women after menopause. Board-certified urologist Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, treats vaginal atrophy with the MonaLisa Touch® laser at his private practice in Bethany, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Moore, El Reno, Warr Acres, and Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. To learn how MonaLisa Touch can improve your intimate relationships and quality of life, call or book online for an appointment at Urologist OKC today.
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative treatment that restores hydration, muscle tone, and elasticity to your vaginal tissues without surgery. Using advanced CO2 laser technology, MonaLisa Touch quickly and painlessly stimulates cellular rejuvenation and increases collagen production in your vaginal wall.
If you suffer from uncomfortable symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy, MonaLisa Touch may be the solution. This common problem affects many women, especially after they’ve gone through menopause, childbirth, or cancer treatment. These events cause estrogen levels to decrease, and this, in turn, changes the tissues of your vagina.
Vaginal atrophy leads to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
Symptoms of vaginal atrophy can create problems in your everyday life. Vaginal discomfort can make activities you enjoy painful and difficult, such as intimacy and exercise.
During treatment, Dr. Parkhurst inserts the MonaLisa Touch probe into your vagina. The probe sends fractional CO2 laser energy into your vaginal tissue, increasing blood flow and collagen production in the area.
Collagen is a protein that helps maintain the youthful structure of your tissues. Your body produces collagen naturally, but it declines over time. By increasing collagen, MonaLisa Touch revitalizes your vaginal tissues.
First, Dr. Parkhurst reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure MonaLisa Touch is right for you. If you’re not a candidate for MonaLisa Touch, he may recommend another treatment, such as hormone replacement therapy.
MonaLisa Touch is a nonsurgical procedure that Dr. Parkhurst performs right in his office. The treatment takes about five minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia or downtime for recovery. Every patient is unique, but most women achieve the best results with 1-3 treatments spaced 40-60 days apart.
Treatment isn’t painful, but you may feel a gentle vibration as the MonaLisa Touch laser works. Side effects are minimal, but some women experience temporary discomfort, swelling, or redness in the treatment area.
After MonaLisa Touch treatment, Dr. Parkhurst provides you with instructions on how to recover. This may include avoiding sexual intercourse, hot baths, and strenuous exercise for a few days while your vagina heals.
To find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you, call Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online today.