The vagina is really a muscular tube and when women are not menopausal, it is rich in blood flow, it is pink in colour, and it has collagen, which are certain cells that bring strength to tissue. It has glandular cells or tissue that produce moisture which all help with lubrication for intercourse.
Vaginal tissue, like the skin, changes over time when the collagen support fibers lose their youthful strength and vitality. With the normal aging process or physical stresses from childbearing, the tissue can become stretched and weakened. The result is a feeling of vaginal looseness called laxity, the side effects of which can be diminished physical sensation during intercourse and urinary incontinence.
When women go through menopause it changes the vagina when it loses the estrogen. It starts to lose the integrity and starts to lose the blood flow, it changes its colour, it becomes paler, and it stops producing the healthy kind of lubrication that is required for healthy intercourse.
MonaLisa Touch and Geneveve are two new technological solutions, approved by Health Canada, which depending on your individual situation, can renew your vagina and improve your life.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
Throughout her career, Toronto Gynaecologist Dr. Fay Weisberg has always sought out cutting-edge, state-of-the-art women’s health care. With the introduction of the MonaLisa Touch laser for the treatment of vaginal atrophy, the trend continues. Developed in Italy, this laser has scientifically been proven to change the dry, itchy and thin skin of the vagina to thick, lush and moisturized skin.
As a woman ages and no longer produces estrogen, the vagina, bladder, vulva, and urethra all change –having been reliant on estrogen for their integrity. Over 60% of menopausal women experience genitourinary atrophy, which increases in frequency long after the hot flushes and sleepless nights have been resolved.
Instead of using estrogen, the laser emits small pulses of energy that restores the blood flow to the vagina, which brings collagen cells that thicken the tissue, providing relief from: dryness, painful intercourse, foul odor and vaginal discharge, incontinence and bladder infections.
The laser is done in the office with no preparation and no downtime. The painless procedure takes about 5 minutes to perform. The typical treatment includes 3 visits that are scheduled 6 weeks apart. Many women notice a relief of most symptoms after the 1st treatment.
The laser treatments are safe, painless and have no systemic effects.
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment:
- is fast, simple and safe
- is a simple procedure that takes less than 5 minutes.
- delivers both immediate and lasting relief
- is clinically proven to work.
- Procedure completed in-office
- Requires no anesthesia
- Minimal side effects
- No downtime
- Symptom relief after just one treatment
- Thousands of women successfully treated since 2012
What is Geneveve™?
Geneveve™ is a Simple Treatment for Vaginal Laxity that Can Impact Women’s Overall Well-being Just like skin, vaginal tissue relies on collagen for its support. With the normal aging process or physical stresses from childbearing, the tissue can become stretched and weakened. The result is a feeling of vaginal looseness called laxity, the side effects of which can be diminished physical sensation during intercourse and urinary incontinence.
Millions of women suffer with vaginal laxity. In fact, 88% of doctors surveyed said vaginal laxity is the number 1 physical change occurring post vaginal delivery. Vaginal laxity often goes un-reported by their patients, and therefore untreated. 83% of doctors surveyed said vaginal laxity was underreported by their patients. Consequently, vaginal laxity can have a profound effect on a woman’s overall health and well-being.
What is the Geneveve Treatment?
The Geneveve treatment was specifically designed to help the millions of women who would otherwise silently accept vaginal laxity and the associated conditions. Geneveve works at a cellular level to rebuild and restore collagen within the vaginal tissue – without surgery and without disrupting the surface tissue. During one 30-minute office visit, the Geneveve treatment delivers patented, dual-mode deep heating and surface cooling to stimulate the body’s own natural regenerative processes.
How Geneveve Works?
Vaginal laxity involves the full thickness of soft tissue and requires a treatment that reaches the deeper layers of tissue. The Geneveve treatment uses tiny pulses of radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deeper layers of the vaginal tissue whilst simultaneously cooling and protecting the delicate surface.
This unique approach ensures women’s experience is comfortable, quick and typically only one in-office session. Because the surfaces of the vaginal walls are not injured, and only the area just inside the vaginal opening is treated, women can return to normal activities immediately.
Over the next 3 months, the body responds by gradually developing healthy, new collagen so the vaginal tissue is revitalized and sexual sensation and urinary control is improved.