If you are having symptoms commonly related to vaginal atrophy, such as poor vaginal lubrication, vulvar itching, dryness, heaviness and painful intercourse – there could be another way of relief from this daily discomfort, using our non-surgical, laser technology.
Who is the treatment for?
- Postmenopausal women who do not wish to take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and are troubled by vaginal dryness, vaginal burning, or discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Women who tried HRT and did not find relief for vaginal dryness
- Women who can’t take HRT such as women who have been treated for breast cancer
- Women who have tried different modalities to treat vaginal dryness such as local Oestrogens, creams, and gels and did not find relief
- Peri-menopausal women (women in their late 40s) who have been troubled by vaginal dryness and are not willing to take HRT
- Women who have undergone surgical removal of both ovaries and cannot take HRT
- Women who have had pelvic radiation therapy for cancer,
- Women who have had chemotherapy for cancer and/or as a side effect of breast cancer hormonal treatment
What symptoms can this treat?
- vaginal dryness
- vaginal burning
- discomfort or painful intercourse
- vaginal discharge
- genital itching
- burning with urination
- frequent urinary tract infections
- urinary incontinence
- light bleeding after intercourse
- decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity
How does the treatment work?
Mona Lisa Touch treats vaginal atrophy by promoting the recovery of the genital mucosa balance in a safe, painless way. The effect on vaginal mucosa tissue stimulates the production of collagen, improves functionality of the treated area and restores proper blood flow reversing the effects of vaginal atrophy. Treatment is virtually painless and the procedure lasts less than five minutes.
What happens when I make an appointment?
After an initial consultation and referral by your GP for suspected vaginal atrophy, you will see a specialist who will confirm the diagnosis if it is present. They will arrange further tests to do this, including taking a urine sample.
Our specialist will discuss the options available to you, such as lubricants and topical oestrogens, if not already tried or contraindicated.
If you are ready to go ahead with laser treatment, you will have a detailed discussion and be provided with further written information. Written consent is confirmed through a two stage process.
The first treatment cycle will be carried out by a trained Gynaecologist and subsequent treatments are carried out by a trained GP with special interest in laser therapy. Up to three such sittings six weeks apart are recommended to complete the therapy and for you to experience the full benefits.
Treatment is based in an outpatient clinic, and anaesthesia is not required.
How to book
This is a self-pay treatment. For more information, or to book, please call BMI The Cavell Hospital on 020 8366 2122 or make an online enquiry.