Vaginal Atrophy Specialist

MonaLisa Touch SD

Laser Specialists located in La Mesa, CA

Many women going through menopause experience vaginal atrophy, which includes thinning and inflammation in the tissue of the vaginal walls. At MonaLisa Touch SD in La Mesa, California, urologist Dr. Scott Brown and OB/GYN Dr. Elise Brown provide treatment for vaginal atrophy to alleviate discomfort and improve your quality of life. Call the office to find out how the doctors can help you find relief from vaginal atrophy.

Vaginal Atrophy Q & A

What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy occurs when your body slows down its production of the female hormone called estrogen. This happens with normal aging during menopause or may be brought on due to chemotherapy or removal of the ovaries.

Vaginal atrophy occurs when the skin in and around your vagina thins out and becomes dry and inflamed. It can make intercourse unpleasant and may even lead to discomfort that persists all day, every day.

What are the symptoms of vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy is characterized by any number of uncomfortable symptoms. Many women feel embarrassed to raise these issues at an appointment, but the symptoms are common and treatable. These include:

  • Vaginal dryness, burning, and itching
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Burning and urgency with urination
  • Urine leakage
  • Discomfort, decreased lubrication, and light bleeding with intercourse

Nearly half of all women experience some signs of vaginal atrophy. Smoking, having no vaginal births, and participating in little sexual activity puts you at greater risk of experiencing these symptoms.

How is vaginal atrophy treated?

Drs. Scott and Elise Brown treat vaginal atrophy with MonaLisa Touch®, an innovative, noninvasive laser treatment that restores the strength and suppleness of the vaginal tissue -- both inside and out.

With MonaLisa Touch, a sterile vaginal probe glides in and around the vaginal wall to stimulate the remodeling of the tissue. The treatments also enhance circulation to improve tissue health and reduce inflammation.

The simple in-office procedure takes just about five minutes and requires no anesthesia. You can go right back to all of your daily activities following treatment but should refrain from sexual intercourse for two to three days. Most women get the best response from a series of three treatments spaced over the course of 18 weeks.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch treatments for vaginal atrophy?

MonaLisa Touch treatments are noninvasive and require no downtime. They’re also nonhormonal, which is especially beneficial for women who cannot risk hormone replacement therapy. The treatments are pain-free -- you feel only mild tingling and heat -- and help restore vaginal health and sexual pleasure.

Call the office to learn how you can overcome vaginal atrophy.