As if hot flashes, sleep problems, and skin and hair changes weren’t enough, women transitioning into menopause often deal with a condition that causes problems in the bedroom: vaginal atrophy.
Reduced estrogen production is the culprit, which makes the vaginal walls very thin and weak. The result? Your mucus production plummets, the pH of the vagina changes, and you notice extreme vaginal dryness, making it nearly impossible to have sex comfortably.
At Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care, Dr. Kevin Hooker has adopted an innovative treatment to address vaginal atrophy that has restored sexual satisfaction for many patients. His dedication to helping women regain intimacy with their partners reflects the scope of his services and commitment to supporting your health in every way.
Vaginal atrophy: A painful roadblock to intimacy
In addition to pronounced dryness, vaginal atrophy has a host of other challenging symptoms. These include vaginal itching and burning, discharge, pain or burning during urination, and problems with incontinence, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and even blood in the urine. You can also develop fissures or tears in your vaginal tissue.
The lubrication challenges that happen with vaginal atrophy make for very uncomfortable sexual intercourse. Sexual problems are so prevalent in women living with vaginal atrophy that 25% of them report that the problem has led to diminished intimacy.
Effective vaginal atrophy treatment
Dr. Hooker offers innovative MonaLisa TouchⓇ treatment to women living with vaginal atrophy who want to restore their vaginal comfort and connection to their partners. It helps your vaginal tissues regenerate and become moist again, thanks to the delivery of heat to your treatment area.
Our patients love MonaLisa Touch because of its many benefits:
- Advanced laser treatment that restores vaginal thickness, mucus levels, and pH
- Treatment sessions are brief, just five minutes
- No post-treatment downtime is required other than refraining from sex for five days
When you visit Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care for MonaLisa Touch treatment, you recline on our treatment table and place your feet in stirrups, much like when you prepare for a Pap smear. Dr. Hooker gently inserts the MonaLisa Touch wand device into your vagina, where it delivers small pulses. He may apply a numbing gel to increase your comfort during treatment.
When getting treatment, you may feel vibrations or tiny pricks, but it’s not painful. Dr. Hooker treats both the skin inside your vagina and at its opening. You might feel sensitivity after treatment, but applying ice helps it resolve quickly. Mild bleeding is also normal.
Expect to receive three treatments spaced out over a few months.
When you meet with Dr. Hooker to discuss MonaLisa Touch, he discusses your medical history and evaluates whether the treatment is right for you. If it is, you can look forward to more comfort during intimacy and an improved relationship with your partner, as well as having a lower UTI risk and improvement with incontinence issues.
Call our Havasu City, Arizona, office at 928-683-1667 to make an appointment to learn more about MonaLisa Touch, or use our convenient online booking tool.