Menopause triggers a woman’s body to produce less estrogen, usually significantly less, since the hormone won’t be needed for reproduction anymore. This loss of estrogen is the underlying cause of many physical and emotional changes we commonly associate with menopause. Along with symptoms such as vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence and more frequent urinary tract or bladder infections, menopause can make it harder to lose or maintain your ideal weight.
Good for you! You’ve decided to finally do something about the post-menopausal vaginal symptoms that are making you uncomfortable or, even worse, interfering with your daily life and sexual satisfaction. You’re looking forward to the improvements vaginal rejuvenation treatment can bring. But which treatment should you choose?
Even if you have always been able to converse openly and honestly with your partner about almost anything, discussing sex after menopause can bring special challenges. Your body is undergoing many reproductive and hormonal changes that can leave you feeling frustrated, uncomfortable or less confident about your sexuality. It’s all too easy to keep these feelings to yourself, but that can create problems in your relationship with the person you love most.
Ladies, your sexual health is important. Just because you reach a “certain age,” this does not mean you can say goodbye to annual sexual wellness exams. Not safely, anyway. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends all women, regardless of age, get annual pelvic exams. Here’s why.
If you’re a woman, menopause is one of those things you just can’t avoid. Sooner or later – generally around age 50 – your body will start to morph from potential baby producer to the next stage of life where more babies are not part of the picture. In some ways that may be a relief since you can stop dealing with monthly periods or worrying about unwanted pregnancy. But menopause brings a number of new concerns.
Unless you have an unlimited budget, the price of elective medical procedures is always a consideration. Will the benefit you receive be worth the cost? When it comes to MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation, 94% of women reporting on RealSelf say it is definitely “worth it!” Our own patients who have seen Dr. Elise Brown or Dr. Scott Brown for this treatment are also overwhelmingly thrilled with their results.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
This is a fractional laser treatment specifically designed to relieve vaginal symptoms associated with estrogen loss due to menopause or other factors. The treatment works to restore hydration, healthy tissue and sensation in the vaginal area.
You love your partner, but you no longer feel the sexual desire you once did. What has happened to your libido? You don’t think about sex as much, you don’t seek it out, maybe you don’t even want to be intimate anymore. These are common concerns for women as they go through menopause – concerns that are more than disconcerting. Decreased libido can negatively impact your self-image and your relationship.
As an experienced doctor who specializes in women’s and urinary health, Dr. Scott Brown can tell you about the great results our patients are seeing (and feeling) following MonaLisa Touch treatment. We’ve been truly amazed, as our patients’ results have far exceeded our expectations.