Tag: Vaginal atrophy

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]

Menopause symptoms and treatment options

  With menopause comes a whole host of symptoms, with the most well known being hot flashes and night sweats. Unfortunately, there are some symptoms linked to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) that worsen the quality of life for menopausal women – from urinary issues to vaginal dryness.   In a study published in the journal Menopause, […]

Tips for your MonaLisa Treatment

Is your MLT appt coming up?  Here are some helpful tips before and after your procedure.   You should have received our handout by now, if not, email Shar for a copy. The MonaLisa Touch device is changing lives as it treats the common symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) including vaginal dryness, painful […]

Lowest Effective Estrogen Dose for the Treatment of GSM: Imvexxy

An estimated 30 million women in the United States currently experience symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).   GSM is defined as: a syndrome of various menopausal symptoms and signs including vaginal and vulvar dryness, burning and irritation as well as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain associated with sex, and urinary urgency or […]

Seeking Help for Vaginal Dryness

“Like Sandpaper”.   Not usually a comment I hear at the hospital, I turned my head to see what the nurses were discussing.   I could not believe it, they were discussing their vaginas. The conversation was between a few peri- and post-menopausal nurses complaining about the state of their vaginas, using words like “sandpaper”, “the desert” […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause a new term for an old problem

  Women have always gone through menopause.   The hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings are commonly known symptoms that are visible, recognizable and publicly experienced by women all over the world.   We also know that these symptoms usually resolve as women complete their transition into menopause.  There are less visible symptoms that are just as […]

Safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO2 laser treatment in women suffering from genitourinary syndrome of menopause

  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2017 Jun;213:39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.03.036. Epub 2017 Apr 2. Abstract can be found here Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of fractional CO2 laser treatment in reducing the severity of symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in menopausal women.  STUDY DESIGN: 102 women presenting with symptomatic GSM […]

Vaginal Dryness During Sex: Why It Happens to You

  original article here Vaginal dryness makes sex uncomfortable — and it can make you avoid intimacy altogether, which is tough for you and your partner. But what can you do when sex becomes painful because of a lack of moisture? There are other options besides reaching for K-Y Jelly®. Even though this can help, it’s […]

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy and Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Baggish Michael S.. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. December 2016, 32(6): 309-317. doi:10.1089/gyn.2016.0099. Published in Volume: 32 Issue 6: December 1, 2016Online Ahead of Print: November 21, 2016   ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of fractional CO2 laser energy for treating vaginal atrophy and lichen sclerosus. Materials and Methods: […]

MonaLisa Touch Continues to Prove Successful

  CO2 Fractional Laser treatments for vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA), genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), or the vaginal dryness that comes with menopause and also for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) continues to have remarkable results.   Several new studies have been published establishing the MonaLisa Touch treatment modality as both safe (rare, if any harms reported) and […]