Questions & Answers on Vaginal Health and Ageing
“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