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Take Back Your Sexual Health in the New Year with MonaLisa Touch®

Of all the New’s Year’s resolutions you’ve made throughout your life, you may have vowed to get healthy, find peace, choose joy, or any other countless self-improvement goals. This year, there’s one resolution you can make that encompasses those and a few other mental and physical wellness ideals — revitalizing your sex life.

Many women mistakenly believe their lack of interest in sex is normal. Other women often perpetuate the myth by telling you that during and after menopause, you can expect to stop enjoying sex altogether because the dryness and pain take all the fun out of it. Don’t buy it!

Dr. Melissa Delgado and our team here at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia in Vienna come alongside women every day who feel like the joy of sex is gone for good. While it’s true that your hormonal imbalances and physical changes after childbirth, during menopause, and because of medications and surgeries may interfere with a healthy sex life temporarily, those issues are easily treated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and MonaLisa Touch®. Here’s what you need to know.

Your vagina changes over time

Just like the skin on your face and hands, the skin inside your vagina changes as you age. The tissue becomes thinner and more delicate and even begins to sag with gravity. Your pelvic floor muscles atrophy and weaken. And as your estrogen levels decrease, you lose vital moisture that once lubricated your vagina, making sex easy and pleasureable.

How to reclaim a healthy vagina

Getting your hormones back in balance with HRT is the first step in restoring your vaginal health. But that only solves one aspect of the problem. If your vagina has undergone some physical changes over time, you need to take measures to shore up the environment.

For many years, the only option was a surgical procedure called vaginoplasty, which involved an invasive technique, sutures, and considerable pain and downtime. That was then.

Now, there’s MonaLisa Touch, a groundbreaking nonsurgical treatment that harnesses the power of laser energy to gently heat the tissues deep with your vaginal walls, restoring healthy blood flow and stimulating cell regeneration. 

During a quick session here in our office, Dr. Delgado inserts a slender probe into your vagina, where it emits laser energy that penetrates your vaginal skin. While you may notice some immediate changes like more moisture and less burning and itching, the benefits keep coming in the next few weeks and months.

The laser energy also triggers a healing response in your body, including an increase in collagen production. Collagen, one of the essential proteins that gives your skin volume, structure, and elasticity, begins to flow more freely once again, and revitalizes your vagina.

There’s no guarantee that 2021 will be much different than 2020, but you can improve your own experience by resolving to get your sex life back on track with MonaLisa Touch. To find out if it’s right for you, call us at 571-261-8069, or set up a consultation with Dr. Delgado online today.

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