With all of the discussion in the media around ‘designer vaginas’, the fact that there are important medical reasons for vaginal rejuvenation seems to have been lost. If you are looking for treatment to help with vagina-related problems such as mild urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity or postnatal disorders due to childbirth injury.
Why do women need vaginal rejuvenation?
Many women suffer from what doctors call vaginal atrophy. This common problem is rarely discussed, and many women simply suffer in silence.
Sometimes referred to as vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA) or atrophic vaginitis, this is when the vaginal walls thin and dry as the body makes less oestrogen. It’s most common after the menopause, but it may also occur when women are peri-menopausal, or after undergoing treatments for cancer.
Indications that you have vaginal atrophy
- You constantly feel itchy in the vagina region
- There is unusual vaginal discharge
- When you urinate there is a burning sensation.
- You keep needing to go to the loo frequently.
- You suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections.
- Stress incontinence
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Sex is uncomfortable or even painful.
How does the MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy work?
A thin-dot laser is applied to the vaginal walls, which helps produce more collagen and regenerate the thinning vaginal tissue.
The procedure is painless, minimally invasive and without any risks to surrounding tissues. It takes only few minutes and most women find it works well.
According to Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Pandelis Athanasias research into the procedure has shown the following after 3 sessions of MonaLisa Touch®:
- 90% improvement in vaginal laxity
- In 85% of cases it lessened vaginal itching
- In 84% of cases it reduced vaginal burning
- Vaginal dryness improved by 76%
- For 72% of women, pain during sex lessened.
Talk to your Consultant Gynaecologist about how many sessions are the right amount for you. It may depend on the cause and the severity of your symptoms.
Where is the best place to get vaginal rejuvenation?
It’s important to find an experienced gynaecologist you feel comfortable with. Find gynaecologists who are trained in all of the latest techniques such as Miss Tania Adib. As Lead Clinician for Colposcopy and Lead Clinician for Gynaecological Oncology at the Queen’s Hospital she is an expert in vulval disorders and a menopause expert. Mr Pandelis Athanasias who has specialist skills in minimally invasive surgery and also Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at St Helier Hospital and the Lead Clinician for Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology. Mr Francis Gardner is an expert in minimal access / invasive surgery and practises at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
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