Your Sexual Health Is Important: How MonaLisa Touch Can Help

For decades, women have watched as untold dollars and man hours were spent coming up with solutions for sexual dysfunction in males. While men were rewarded with little blue pills, among other options, women’s sexual health was left largely unaddressed. Until now.

Here at The Women’s Center, our team of experienced and knowledgeable gynecologic experts understands better than most the frustration that millions of women face when it comes to declining sexual health. So, when we first learned about a revolutionary new technology that answered the call, we jumped at the chance to bring it to our Florida patients.

Called MonaLisa Touch®, this noninvasive laser system restores vaginal health, helping women enjoy happy and active sex lives long into the future. The bottom line is that your sexual health is important, and here’s how  MonaLisa Touch can help.

What we’re up against

One of the primary drivers of declining sexual health in women stems from the transition through perimenopause and menopause, which can directly affect your vaginal lining.

At the heart of this transition is the sudden and precipitous drop in your sex hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. These hormones largely govern your reproductive health, ensuring that your eggs release and that your vaginal tissue is healthy enough for intercourse and delivery.

Minus these hormones, the tissue in your vagina is no longer supplied with the resources it needs to maintain healthy, strong vaginal walls that are well lubricated. As a result, many women are left grappling with painful sex due to vaginal dryness, vaginal itching, and thinning tissue. In fact, more than half of women between the ages of 51 and 60 report some degree of vaginal discomfort.

But poor vaginal health isn’t the sole domain of post-menopausal women. Women who have undergone multiple births or certain cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, may also fall victim to poor vaginal health.

A revolutionary solution

Until recently, the only recourse women had to improve sexual health was largely accomplished through topical creams and hormone replacement therapies. With MonaLisa Touch, we bypass these messy and systemic solutions to address your vaginal lining directly.

The system relies on a gentle CO2 laser energy, which we deliver via a specialized instrument directly into your tissue. The energy doesn’t affect the surface area, but heats up your tissue below, causing a mild healing response. Leading the charge in this response is renewed collagen and elastin, which are the proteins responsible for the elasticity and tone in your tissue.

As well, MonaLisa Touch also promotes better circulation, which can lead to increased sensitivity.

While we’re discussing sexual health here, it’s worth noting that MonaLisa Touch is also effective in addressing stress urinary incontinence by promoting better tissue health to support your bladder.

No fuss, no muss

One of the best aspects of our MonaLisa Touch system is that each treatment lasts only five minutes. Most of our patients undergo three treatments, with about six weeks between each visit, to allow time for your body to respond with renewed resources.

There’s also no downtime after this noninvasive procedure, which means you’re free to go about your day directly afterward.

As you progress through your MonaLisa Touch treatments, you’ll realize gradual improvement in your vaginal tissue, with optimal results about 6-12 weeks after your final treatment. Most of our clients keep up these great results with annual follow-up visits that keep the resources flowing in.

If you’d like to take charge of your sexual health, please call one of our eight convenient locations in Orlando, St. Cloud, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Ocoee, and Celebration, Florida, or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.

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