Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care
Kevin Hooker, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Lake Havasu City, AZ
Vaginal atrophy affects roughly half of all menopausal women. It’s uncomfortable and can severely impact your sex life. Luckily, the condition is treatable. Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is the only provider in the area that offers MonaLisa Touch® as a treatment for vaginal atrophy, and it’s extremely effective. Call or schedule a consultation online to discuss MonaLisa Touch as a treatment option with Kevin Hooker, MD, today.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy, also commonly known as vaginal aging, typically occurs with age or after a long period of birth control use.
During vaginal atrophy, the walls of your vagina become thin, weakening and reducing the blood supply to the area. This causes a decrease in mucus production, which makes your vagina very dry and difficult to lubricate.
In turn, the pH balance of your vagina becomes abnormal. This can have a variety of effects, as the pH is essential to your vaginal health. Symptoms include, but aren’t limited to:
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during sex
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy can impact your sex life as well as your everyday comfort. If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Hooker can help you determine if vaginal atrophy is the cause.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a cutting-edge treatment for vaginal atrophy. Dr. Hooker is a specialist with the device and is the only doctor in the area trained to provide the treatment. The process involves three five-minute procedures over the course of several months.
During the procedure, Dr. Hooker inserts the MonaLisa Touch device into your vagina. The device stimulates cell growth by delivering heat into the vaginal tissue.
This allows your vaginal wall to strengthen and revive its original thickness, retaining its ability to produce mucus and regulate the pH balance. The procedure requires little downtime, but you need to refrain from having sex for five days after to achieve the best results.
Am I a good candidate?
If you’ve been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy and exhibit the symptoms, you’re likely a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch. Dr. Hooker can evaluate your case to determine whether or not the treatment is right for you.
You may not qualify for the treatment if:
- You’re pregnant
- You have a vaginal infection
- You’ve had reconstructive pelvic surgery
- You’re prone to growing keloids
- You’ve had anticoagulant treatment
Before giving you the treatment, Dr. Hooker interviews you to evaluate your medical history and make sure the procedure will be safe and effective for you.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of vaginal atrophy, call or schedule an appointment online at Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care to experience the top-notch MonaLisa Touch treatment today.