MonaLisa Touch®: Your Hormone-Free Solution to Painful Intercourse after Menopause

The effects of menopause, especially those related to sexual health, have long been swept under the rug, leaving women to suffer in silence after their reproductive years while men have benefitted from little blue pills.

Thanks to the growing efforts of gynecologists like Mark Schumacher, MD, effective solutions are now available, including a new, cutting-edge laser system that’s become a game-changer for women dealing with painful intercourse after menopause. Called the MonaLisa Touch, this noninvasive laser technology is helping women in Reno, Nevada enjoys happy and healthy sex lives long after their reproductive years.

If you’d like to explore this hormone-free, FDA-approved solution for painful intercourse, here’s some information to get you started.

The problem

The drop in your reproductive hormone levels, specifically estrogen and progesterone, is what fuels your transition through menopause, which marks the end of your reproductive years.

All too often, however, the relief of no longer having your menstrual cycle is overshadowed by the negative impact of this hormone depletion, which can affect your physical and mental health in dramatic ways. One of these effects is a decline in vaginal health, which leads to painful intercourse.

During your reproductive years, your estrogen regulates the tissue health in your vagina, keeping the walls thick, elastic, and well lubricated. When your hormones drop off, you may experience a decline in this tissue health, leaving you with dry and thinning tissue that can turn intercourse into a painful experience.

Out with the old and in with the new

Traditionally, women were left with few options when it came to declining sexual health. Hormone replacement therapies offered some relief, but many women disliked the fact that the effects were systemic, rather than targeted. And if they chose to target their sexual health alone, the only solution was messy topical creams that delivered estrogen directly into the tissue.

Given the limited success of past treatments, it’s easy to see why the MonaLisa Touch is a game-changer. With this innovative technology, we deliver CO₂ energy into your vaginal tissue, without harming the surface area, stimulating collagen production and improving your overall vaginal health.

By gently acting on the tissue of your vaginal mucosa, the laser improves functionality and restores the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane, which helps enormously with vaginal dryness.

Easy and effective

One of the greatest benefits of our MonaLisa Touch laser system is that the treatments are virtually painless and they require no downtime. You’re free to return to your daily routine after each session, and the sessions last less than five minutes.

During your treatment, Dr. Schumacher inserts a special wand into your vagina which emits the laser energy. Afterward, your body takes over as it answers the laser’s call with increased collagen, which provides your skin’s tone and elasticity.

Because your body needs time to shore up the tissue in your vagina, your results will be gradual. Typically, we recommend that women have three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow time for your body to respond. After your final treatment, you should see optimal results within 6-12 weeks.

Because the MonaLisa Touch is noninvasive, you can return any time your symptoms crop up again for a touch-up treatment.

If you’re dealing with painful intercourse, call us to find out more about this wonderful new technology that’s helping women around the world deal with intimacy problems. You can also schedule a consultation online.

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