Remedy Painful Intercourse Without Hormones

Remedy painful sex after menopause with MonaLisa Touch.

If vaginal dryness has rendered sexual intimacy painful, rather than pleasurable, you’re far from alone. In fact, up to three in four women experience painful intercourse at some point in their lives. Most often, this is a result of the hormonal changes that accompany menopause.

You don’t have to endure this discomfort. Nor are hormone-related solutions your only choice. At Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care, Dr. Kevin Hookers has helped countless women reclaim their sex lives with non-invasive, hormone-free MonaLisa Touch®. MonaLisa Touch is a state-of-the-art leading-edge laser treatment that restores vaginal moisture, elasticity, and function in three quick sessions, spaced six weeks apart.

The lowdown on vaginal dryness

Although a wide range of factors can contribute to the development of vaginal dryness, or atrophy, it’s most common during menopause, when shifting reproductive hormone levels can weaken your vaginal tissues, and prohibit normal lubrication.  

Also, some women experience vaginal dryness and painful intercourse following childbirth, as hormone levels slowly return to normal. The issue can also be a long-term side effect of treatment for breast or ovarian cancer.   

Old-school solutions

For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or estrogen creams were the only effective solutions. Over-the-counter lubricants may provide some benefit, but often an insufficient one, plus they’re messy. HRT isn’t for everyone. In fact, it shouldn’t be used by women with a history of heart disease, breast cancer, and blood clots, and certain other medical issues.

Enter MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch uses fractional CO2 laser energy to gently rejuvenate the tissues that line your vaginal canal. During the procedure, a thin want attached to a laser device is inserted into your vagina. The wand emits gentle pulses of energy into the surrounding tissues, creating painless micro-injuries that promote your body’s natural healing response.

By stimulating collagen growth, revitalizing the vaginal mucosa, and restoring proper trophic balance to these tissues, MonaLisa Touch directly remedies the underlying conditions.

What’s more, MonaLisa Touch has a stellar success rate: Come nine in 10 women report normal lubrication and pain-free intercourse after three treatments sessions. Many women experience immediate improvement, but three treatments are required for optimal results.

Want to reclaim your sex life? Book a consultation either by phone or online with Dr. Hooker at

Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care.


* Individual results may vary.

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