Hanson Clinic, PLC
Gynecologists & Obstetricians located in Edina, MN
Over time your vagina may relax or its appearance may change due to pregnancy, childbirth, or the hormonal changes of menopause. Dr. Marilee Hanson, MD, FACOG, offers state-of-the-art vaginal rejuvenation treatments using the MonaLisa Touch® laser system at her practice, Hanson Clinic, PLC in Minneapolis. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your vagina or are experiencing symptoms such as dryness or uncomfortable sex, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if vaginal rejuvenation is right for you.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments restore the texture and muscle tone of your vagina and can also improve its external appearance. Treatments are designed to address issues such as vaginal laxity, stress incontinence, dryness, and more. While there are surgical and nonsurgical options, Dr. Hanson offers nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments using the MonaLisa Touch laser system.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary treatment that delivers fractional CO2 laser energy directly to your vaginal walls. During this quick in-office procedure, the laser stimulates collagen production in your vaginal walls and triggers new capillary growth, which helps bring essential oxygen and nutrients to support new tissue development.
What are the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
There are many reasons you might choose to have vaginal rejuvenation treatments. You may be concerned about the appearance of your vagina or find sexual intercourse uncomfortable because of dryness issues. Some of the issues that vaginal rejuvenation addresses include:
- Vaginal laxity
- Stress incontinence
- Scarring and muscle tone loss from childbirth
- Painful intercourse
Talk to Dr. Hanson about your symptoms and concerns. She offers compassionate and customized advice on how to take care of your body and improve both your health and your quality of life.
What should I expect during vaginal rejuvenation treatment?
Dr. Hanson performs vaginal rejuvenation treatments with the MonaLisa Touch laser system in her office. You’ll rest on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups, much like you do when you have a Pap smear and pelvic exam.
During the procedure, Dr. Hanson inserts the device into your vagina and turns on the laser. She slowly withdraws the device, allowing the laser to target the full extent of your vaginal walls.
The treatment takes less than five minutes and is completely painless. You don’t need any downtime to recover, although you should abstain from sexual intercourse for two or three days following your treatment. Dr. Hanson gives you follow-up advice after your treatment.
You may notice an improvement after just one treatment. However, most women require three treatments over an 18-week period for optimal results. You may also choose to have an annual touch-up appointment to maintain your rejuvenation.
Call Hanson Clinic, PLC in Minneapolis or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation and the MonaLisa Touch laser system and if it’s right for you.