Menopause is a completely natural period in a woman’s life, but the symptoms can feel anything but normal. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable vaginal symptoms and discomfort in the time leading up to and during menopause, contact MonaLisa Touch SD in La Mesa, California, to see OBGYN Dr. Elise Brown or urologist Dr. Scott Brown. Call for an appointment to find out how they can help you navigate the changes in your body that occur with menopause.
Menopause happens before age 52 in half of all American women, but is considered normal if it occurs anytime after age 40. Many women experience symptoms of menopause several years prior to the actual cessation of their menstrual cycle. These symptoms include:
Some women also experience issues such as sleep disturbances, poor memory, and mood changes during menopause.
Your symptoms, age, and menstrual cycles can all give a clue as to whether you’re approaching this natural change in fertility. A blood test to check your hormone levels may confirm you’re in menopause.
Menopause is a natural biological transition, so it can’t be halted. However, you can find relief from many of the symptoms. At the practice of Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Elise Brown, vaginal symptoms of menopause are treated with MonaLisa Touch® laser vaginal technology.
This treatment involves applying a gentle laser energy to the internal and external tissue of the vagina to encourage remodeling and improved strength.
Although MonaLisa Touch cannot address general symptoms such as hot flashes or night sweats, it can help with unpleasant vaginal symptoms such as dryness, thinning tissue, itching, and burning. The treatment can restore vaginal health so you experience improved sexual pleasure. This can enhance your self-confidence and improve your relationship.
MonaLisa Touch is noninvasive, pain-free, and quick -- each session lasts just about five minutes. MonaLisa Touch involves no hormones, so it’s appropriate for women who cannot risk taking added estrogen or progesterone.
MonaLisa Touch requires no downtime or recovery period, so you can go right back to your daily activities after a session. The doctors do ask you to refrain from sexual intercourse for two to three days after treatment.
Call the office to learn how the practice can help you manage the symptoms of menopause.