Mona Lisa Laser For Vaginal Atrophy
March 13, 2016•10 min
Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis, is an uncomfortable condition that many women suffer from in silence.Vaginal atrophy is often caused by hormone changes associated with menopause, but may also occur in women who experience decreased estrogen production due to cancer or breastfeeding.It is characterized by thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls and causes intercourse to be painful and may also contribute to problems with urination.The Mona Lisa Touch, an Italian-built laser device, was recently approved by the FDA, and uses lasers to stimulate collagen.Once activated, the laser removes the dried skin which stimulates the collagen revival. This reportedly improves the overall condition.Dr. Christine Gerber, ObGYN is here to discuss this new procedure that's helping many women.