About Vaginal Atrophy
Vaginal Atrophy is the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decrease in estrogen.
While vaginal atrophy most often occurs after menopause, it can also develop during breast-feeding or at other times when the body’s estrogen production declines. A drop in estrogen levels can also happen before menopause, after the surgical removal of the ovaries, or after therapy for cancer. Vaginal atrophy can also be a side effect after chemotherapy and breast cancer hormonal treatment.
Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms
For many women, vaginal atrophy can make intercourse painful. Subsequently, painful intercourse reduces the sex drive.
Other symptoms include:
- Vaginal dryness and/or burning.
- Vaginal discharge and genital itching.
- Burning urination and increased urinary tract infections.
- Decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity causing painful intercourse.
MonaLisa Touch® treatments can relieve vaginal discomfort, dryness and discharge. The treatments can also can improve both the tone and elasticity of vaginal tissue thus improving sexual intimacy and the quality of life.
The MonaLisa Touch® treatments are the only non-hormonal option available for those who have previously undergone breast cancer treatments or who can no longer take estrogen medications to restore vaginal health.