Treat the painful vaginal symptoms of menopause with the MonaLisa Touch® vaginal laser. At McCormick | Finger Urology, Dr. Erin McCormick and Dr. Michael Finger offer this revolutionary, noninvasive treatment for women in Harlingen, Texas and around the Rio Grande Valley. For more information about how MonaLisa Touch can help take the pain out of intimacy and resolve urinary incontinence, call the office or book an appointment online.
The MonaLisa Touch is an FDA-approved CO2 laser treatment for the symptoms of menopause. These symptoms include:
Postmenopausal women who have naturally gone through the change or those who have chemically or surgically experienced menopause are good candidates for this potentially life-changing procedure. It helps the more than 50% of women who experience unpleasant vaginal symptoms during menopause.
You don’t need anesthesia for the treatment. You lie on an exam table, and Dr. McCormick or Dr. Finger inserts the probe into your vagina. It delivers warming laser energy to the tissue of the vaginal wall, which triggers healing by developing more collagen, a skin-strengthening compound. A session lasts about five minutes.
A typical treatment plan includes three sessions scheduled about six weeks apart. You will notice a change within a week or two after the first session, but get maximal results following all three. You may need a yearly maintenance appointment to prevent your symptoms from returning.
The procedure is nearly pain-free. During a session, you may feel a slight warmth from the laser probe, but most women tolerate it quite well.
There is also no downtime associated with MonaLisa Touch. You can go right back to your daily activities following treatment. The doctors at McCormick | Finger Urology may recommend you refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days, however.
MonaLisa Touch has no real side effects. You should not put anything in your vagina for a few days. You may notice a change in urine sensation the first time you go after treatment, but it should not cause painful urination.
If you’re dealing with uncomfortable vaginal symptoms related to menopause, call McCormick | Finger Urology or book an appointment online to learn how MonaLisa Touch laser treatment can help.