MonaLisa Touch®​ and Vulvovaginal Atrophy – Menopause

​Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a common and underreported condition suffered by ​up to 50% of postmenopausal women.

Vulvovaginal atrophy - menopause

​At ‘Intimate You’ Liverpool, we​’re aware that vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a common and underreported condition, ​suffered by ​up to 50% of postmenopausal women, and ​ associated with decreased supply of oestrogen to ​vulvovaginal tissue.

Sufferers may experience:-

  • ​Lack of lubrication during sex
  • ​A ​constant vaginal dryness
  • ​Itchiness, soreness, and stinging pain in the vaginal and vulvar area which​ may further contribute to pain during sex
  • Vaginal ​spots of blood ​due to small tears in the vaginal skin​
  • Thin yellow or a grey watery discharge
  • Urgency, frequency and getting up during the night to pass urine, and urge incontinence
  • Recurrent urine infections.

​10 to 20% of all women still have some ​VVA symptoms

​Breast cancer treatment can increase the prevalence of VVA because the surgery, endocrine effects, and​ the chemotherapy drugs used in its treatment, can cause or ​make VVA worse. Therefore, local oestrogen treatment for survivors of breast cancer remains controversial, so symptoms may be ​difficult to control.

Non-Hormonal

  • Vaginal moisturisers – water based. Needs to be applied regularly and are available to buy over the counter at pharmacies.
  • Vaginal lubricants – water or silicone based. Lubricants can ​be easily purchased over the counter at pharmac​ies and ​used during ​sex.  They need to be re-applied several times during sexual activity ​although silicone based products may lead to loss of erection in a male partner.

Hormonal

  • Low dose vaginal oestrogen – cream or pessaries to be inserted into the vagina, usually every night, initially, then twice weekly. This is usually prescribed by a GP or gynaecologist.
  • Systemic oestrogen therapy HRT tablets or patches.  10-20% of sufferers of VVA may still have some symptoms on HRT.Additional, vaginal oestrogen may be used.  These preparations are prescribed ​by a GP or gynaecologist.

​For a significant proportion of women suffering from VVA, treatments alone or in combination, don’t give relief from their symptoms and/or the treatments are not felt acceptable.

​Fortunately, help is at hand at Intimate You, Liverpool clinic.

We ​offer the MonaLisa Touch, the leading Intravaginal laser therapy for safe, effective treatment of VVA.  

​No anaesthesia is required for intravaginal treatment. The sensation is similar to a light vibration. MonaLisa Touch® is: • Hormone free• Pain free• Non-surgical

MonaLisa Touch

​MonaLisa Touch® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina, helping to combat ​​burning, itching, dryness and pain during intercourse, so distressingly familiar for VVA sufferers.

​The interaction with laser is ​ideal to stimulate the collagen contained in the vaginal walls for the rehydration and functional tissue restoration. The additional effect of vaginal tightening following the procedure further enhances sexual experience.

Symptoms improvement (%) after 3 treatments ‘Mona Lisa Touch’

One treatment lasts only a few minutes, with no pain, side effects or recovery time. A minimum of ​three treatments is required, ​six weeks apart, followed by a single maintenance treatment, if required, at 12-18 month

intervals. It will be up to your Intimate You clinician​ to evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Many women report symptom relief after the ​first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments ​two and ​three.

No anaesthesia is required for intravaginal treatment. The sensation is similar to a light vibration. MonaLisa Touch® is: • Hormone free• Pain free• Non-surgical

What Others Say

​The clinic is stunningly clean and professional.Staff are brilliant, I feel welcomed and relaxed each time I visit. Tracey is so lovely and really explains everything in detail. The laser treatment I’m having is a miracle. I never thought my scars would look smoother and I couldn’t imagine the result being so noticeable after 1 treatment.I had been turned away by other clinics because my scars were too deep but the treatment at Intimate You has been fantastic.

​Helen

“Staff were very professional and reassuring. I felt totally comfortable having the treatment. All of my questions were answered. I felt listened to and this made a massive difference to me. The clinic is very welcoming and feels like a medical practice should. Both doctors were totally professional and put me at ease. Their manner is reassuring and compassionate.”

Shirley

​The staff are friendly, inviting, patient and extremely knowledgeable. They spend time talking about your wellbeing.The clinic is clean and tidy, lovely surroundings and perfect for parking.The treatment (Ultrafemme 360) is pain free and the visual results are instant. The tightening improves over several weeks.I feel more confident. Bladder leakage and control have improved immensely. My sex life is better and I feel back to my pre-baby self!

​Sam

​Vulvovaginal Atrophy Menopause / ​​Incontinence and urinary symptoms after menopause

​Mona Lisa Touch® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina, which helps combat burning, itching, dryness and pain during intercourse which are distressingly familiar for VVA sufferers.

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