Ques­tions & An­swers on Vagi­nal Health and Age­ing

North Toronto Post - - ASK THE EXPERT -

“Just like skin and hair, the age­ing pro­cess can wreak havoc on vagi­nal and sex­ual health. It’s time for women to shed the em­bar­rass­ment, be­gin a di­a­logue and re­new their con­fi­dence, relationships and sex lives.”

Q: What hap­pens to our vagi­nas as we get older?

A: The loss of es­tro­gen women ex­pe­ri­ence as they age can re­sult in Vagi­nal Atro­phy – thin­ning, dry­ing and in­flam­ma­tion of the vagi­nal walls which can cause a myr­iad of un­com­fort­able and dis­tress­ing conditions in­clud­ing vagi­nal dry­ness, sore­ness, odour, itch­ing, pain dur­ing in­ter­course, mild in­con­ti­nence or blad­der in­fec­tions.

Q: Can symp­toms of Vagi­nal Atro­phy hap­pen at any age?

A: Yes. Hor­monal shifts ex­pe­ri­enced af­ter child­birth, breast­feed­ing, be­fore, dur­ing and post menopause can cause women of any age to ex­pe­ri­ence symp­toms, in­clud­ing those who have un­der­gone chemo­ther­apy or ra­di­a­tion as part of Breast Can­cer Treat­ment.

Q: What are the ef­fects on our emo­tional and sex­ual health?

A: Many women suf­fer in si­lence and are of­ten too em­bar­rassed to share their symp­toms with their doc­tor, friends, part­ners or spouse. Poor vagi­nal health typ­i­cally leads to a de­creased de­sire for sex, an in­abil­ity to reach or­gasm, or no sex at all, hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on over­all self­es­teem and ro­man­tic relationships.

Q: How can vagi­nal health be re­newed?

A: The state-of-the-art, non-hor­monal Mon­aLisa Touch® vagi­nal laser treat­ment safely re­stores vagi­nas to their most use­ful, feel-good state. It is the first vagi­nal laser treat­ment to be ap­proved by Health Canada and has been a life-changer for thou­sands of women around the globe.

Q: How does the Mon­aLisa Touch® Vagi­nal Laser Treat­ment Work?

A: Our vagi­nal laser treat­ment gently acts to de­liver laser en­ergy to the tis­sue of the vagi­nal wall, stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen and re­vi­tal­iz­ing heal­ing in the vagi­nal canal. Pa­tients un­dergo three in-clinic ses­sions, spaced six weeks apart, with each treat­ment tak­ing less than five min­utes.

Q: Is Vagi­nal Laser­ing painful?

A: No. Pa­tients are amazed at how quickly, pain­lessly and ef­fec­tively the treat­ment works to re­ju­ve­nate their vagina, con­fi­dence and sex life. Women can eas­ily sched­ule an ap­point­ment dur­ing their work lunch hour or a quick break in their day as there is no need for anes­the­sia, no down­time and min­i­mal side ef­fects.

Dr. Fay Weis­berg BIO Dr. Fay Weis­berg (MD, FRCSC) is a Toronto-based gy­ne­col­o­gist and in­fer­til­ity spe­cial­ist with a suc­cess­ful prac­tise fo­cused on con­tra­cep­tion, fer­til­ity and menopause. Her FemRe­new clinic is one of the first in Canada to pro­vide pa­tients with the Health Canada ap­proved, non-hor­monal, safe and ef­fec­tive Mon­aLisa Touch® laser treat­ment for re­ju­ve­nat­ing vagi­nal and sex­ual health.

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