After menopause, up to 45% of women experience vaginal atrophy, which develops as your body’s decrease in estrogen production leads to thinner, drier, and inflamed vaginal walls. Vaginal atrophy can make intercourse painful and can also cause urinary problems. At Amour Medical Aesthetics Inc., serving women in and around Chico, California, David Alonso, MD, specializes in helping women look and feel their best, including the use of a revolutionary nonsurgical vaginal wellness procedure, MonaLisa Touch®.
The decrease in estrogen production in pre- or postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors, or women who have undergone a hysterectomy can lead to vaginal atrophy. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include dryness and itching, as well as:
If you’re dealing with itching or any of these common symptoms of vaginal atrophy, Dr. Alonso can help you find the right approach to improving the health and functioning of your vagina.
Options for restoring your vaginal wellness vary depending on your current health and medical history. Some women undergo hormone replacement therapy or use topical treatments to relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, while others require surgical procedures or restorative techniques like those offered at Amour Medical Aesthetics.
Every woman experiences the effects of hormonal changes, but it doesn’t mean you have to live with the discomfort of vaginal atrophy. Dr. Alonso will help determine whether a minimally invasive nonsurgical procedure like MonaLisa Touch laser therapy or other vaginal wellness treatments are appropriate for your health.
The MonaLisa Touch system uses laser technology to offer relief for vaginal atrophy symptoms that come from decreased hormone production.
Dr. Alonso gently inserts the laser device into your vagina, and the laser energy stimulates new collagen production throughout the vaginal wall. After receiving the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment, which takes only about five minutes, both lubrication and blood flow increase in the vaginal area, reducing your symptoms and restoring your confidence.
You can resume regular activity immediately after the MonaLisa Touch treatment, although Dr. Alonso may recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for two to three days.
Laser treatments for vaginal atrophy are well tolerated and can be performed in the office without the need for anesthesia. If desired, Dr. Alonso can apply an anesthetic cream to the treatment area to reduce any chance of discomfort.
Call the office today or use online booking anytime to schedule an appointment and discuss your vaginal wellness options with Dr. Alonso at Amour Medical Aesthetics.