The loss of hormones at menopause can cause vaginal dryness, painful sex, and accelerated aging of your skin and external genitalia. Dr. Timothy Grube and the team at Grube Gynecology have two solutions to these problems: radiofrequency treatment with TempSure™ Envi and laser treatment with MonaLisa Touch®. To learn more about these advanced therapies and whether they’re the right treatment for you, call the office in Frackville, Pennsylvania or book an appointment online.
The MonaLisa Touch is an advanced laser that’s specially designed to treat vaginal atrophy by restoring tissues inside your vagina. The device uses a fractional CO2 laser, which means it divides a single laser beam into many tiny shafts of light.
The type of laser makes a difference because the microbeams provide just enough treatment to effectively rejuvenate your vagina while leaving areas of healthy tissue intact to help you heal quickly.
The team at Grube Gynecology primarily uses the MonaLisa Touch to treat vaginal atrophy, but it’s also effective for urinary incontinence and lichen sclerosus (a skin condition that affects the external genitalia).
Vaginal atrophy develops when estrogen levels drop at menopause. Estrogen helps maintain healthy tissues, so vaginal walls become thin, lose hydration and elasticity, and become susceptible to inflammation when estrogen production stops.
Vaginal atrophy causes symptoms such as:
A narrow round device is inserted into your vagina, where it sends laser energy into tissues below the surface. Gentle heat from the laser stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, restores blood circulation, and increases hyaluronic acid. As a result, vaginal walls regain strength, elasticity, and lubrication.
The TempSure Envi device uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten your skin and external genitalia. The system has handpieces of varying sizes, so it can be used anywhere on the outside of your body, from your genital area to your abdomen and face.
As heat from RF energy reaches below the surface, it stimulates collagen and elastin production and makes existing proteins contract, which has an immediate tightening effect.
As your body sheds the upper layer of skin, the new growth is stronger and tighter thanks to the boost in collagen production. As a result, the treated area tightens and gains better texture. Treatment with TempSure Envi also diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’d like to restore your health, rejuvenate vaginal tissues, or improve the appearance of external genitalia, call Grube Gynecology or book an appointment online.