Integrated Family Medical Center
Kalpana Desai, MD
Family Practice Physician located in Lady Lake, FL now servicing patients from Villages, FL.
It’s common for women to experience uncomfortable vaginal symptoms like dryness, painful intercourse, and burning when their estrogen levels decline due to menopause. Kalpana Desai, MD, a compassionate physician at Integrated Family Medical Center in Lady Lake, Florida, can help. At her practice, Dr. Desai offers state-of-the-art treatments to restore women’s health, including MonaLisa Touch® vaginal rejuvenation. If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort, call Integrated Family Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.
MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser therapy treatment designed to restore vaginal health.
When women enter menopause, their ovaries produce less estrogen. This decline leads to drying, thinning, and inflammation of the vaginal and vulval tissue. Known as vaginal and vulvar atrophy, these changes can lead to decreased vaginal lubrication, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence.
MonaLisa Touch’s laser energy gently rejuvenates the vaginal walls by creating microabrasions. In response, a healing response is triggered in the area, and more collagen is produced. This increase in collagen improves your vaginal health by increasing hydration and restoring strength.
What conditions can MonaLisa Touch treat?
Vaginal and vulvar atrophy symptoms caused by physical changes or a decrease in estrogen are very responsive to MonaLisa Touch treatment. Some of the symptoms MonaLisa Touch can treat include:
- Vaginal laxity (loss of muscle tone)
- Painful or difficult intercourse
- Itching, burning, and vaginal dryness
- Involuntary leakage (urinary incontinence)
Unlike surgery, MonaLisa Touch treatments are noninvasive. They also come with few reported side effects, unlike with medications and hormone replacement therapy.
How many MonaLisa Touch treatments do I need?
A minimum of three MonaLisa Touch treatments is standard, but Dr. Desai might suggest more or less depending on your condition or symptoms. Treatments occur every six weeks, and annual maintenance procedures are often recommended.
You can expect results from MonaLisa Touch treatments immediately. Your vaginal health also continues to improve as your body keeps healing following your treatment, especially if you have several treatments.
What can I expect during my MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Your MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation treatment takes place at Integrated Family Medical Center.
The procedure takes less than five minutes. Dr. Desai uses a vaginal probe inserted into your vagina to deliver MonaLisa’s gentle fractional CO₂ energy. As the photothermal reaction occurs, the walls of your vaginal walls contract, restoring strength and health to the vagina.
During your procedure, you might experience mild discomfort, but the treatment is usually relatively painless. You can return to work immediately and resume normal activities within a few days. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activities like weight lifting, as well as taking hot baths and engaging in sexual intercourse, for 2-3 days.
To learn more about how MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation can relieve your discomfort, call Integrated Family Medical
Center or schedule an appointment online today.