The decreased estrogen levels associated with menopause often cause a condition known as vulvar and vaginal Atrophy (VVA). To treat the symptoms related to VVA, Dr. Hayama Brill and Dr. Kamila Agayeva at Advanced OBGYN, located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Upper East Side, use the laser treatment known as MonaLisa Touch®. To find out more, call or make an appointment online today.

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What is Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy?

More than half of all post-menopausal women suffer from vulvar and vaginal atrophy, a chronic and progressive medical condition that occurs due to a decline in estrogen. However, few discuss the issue, even though it doesn’t resolve without treatment.

Symptoms of VVA include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irritation
  • Postcoital soreness and bleeding
  • Loss of pubic hair
  • Pale-looking vagina
  • Easily traumatized tissue
  • Urinary incontinence

The discomfort caused by these symptoms causes your quality of life to decline. Your sex drive diminishes, along with your ability to get aroused and reach orgasm. Some women also report that VVA affects their choices in both clothing and exercise options.

To diagnose VVA, the doctors at Advanced OBGYN review your medical history and do a comprehensive physical examination.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a type of laser treatment that diminishes the symptoms associated with VVA. The doctors at Advanced OBGYN use MonaLisa Touch to create new blood flow, which leads to healthy tissue growth and causes your vaginal wall to grow thicker, stronger, and more elastic.

When you visit Advanced OBGYN for MonaLisa Touch treatment, your doctor applies a numbing cream to your vaginal opening, then delivers gentle laser energy that stimulates a healing response in the walls of your vagina. The process requires three treatments of five minutes each, delivered at six-week intervals.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

Drs. Brill and Agayeva offer MonaLisa Touch to women who can’t or won’t take vaginal estrogen. It also works well if you haven’t responded to estrogen or similar therapies. MonaLisa Touch even helps if your VVA resulted from treatment for breast or ovarian cancer.

MonaLisa Touch also treats lichen sclerosis, a chronic problem caused by thinning and irritation to the skin of your vulva, as well as both urinary incontinence and urgency.

To have your vaginal symptoms relieved with MonaLisa Touch, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Hayama Brill and Dr. Kamila Agayeva at Advanced OBGYN.