Vaginal Rejuvenation Specialist

John Macey, MD -  - OB/GYN

John Macey, MD

OB/GYN located in Nashville, TN

Menopause can cause many changes to take place in the female body. These include vaginal dryness and the deterioration of the tissues that make up the vaginal walls. Vaginal rejuvenation helps to restore tone and texture to the tissues and increases the amount of natural lubricants your body produces. If you live in the mid-central Tennessee, Kentucky, or Alabama area, book your appointment online, or call Dr. John Macey, MD and schedule a consultation to find out if he has treatment options that can help you rediscover the joys of intimacy.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

What are the effects of menopause on the vaginal tissues?

Menopause causes changes in the vaginal tissues that can result in dryness and increasing discomfort during sexual intercourse. As your body ages, the tissues weaken due to the reduced production of estrogen. Without estrogen, your body no longer produces enough collagen to keep the skin toned and healthy.

Tissues also begin to lose moisture, which can add to the physical discomfort and pain felt during intercourse. Because the hormones you need to become aroused are diminishing, so will your desire to have sex. As you continue to advance further into menopause, many of these symptoms will intensify.

How does vaginal rejuvenation therapy work?

Vaginal rejuvenation therapy involves the use of a laser to make restorative changes in the tissues. The MonaLisa Touch® laser is extremely effective at rejuvenating the tissues inside the vagina, improving their elasticity, and increasing the amount of lubricant it produces.

During a MonaLisa Touch treatment session, a small wand that contains a laser is inserted into the vagina. The laser continually turns in all directions, directing the laser into the tissues while firming and penetrating deeply into the tissues, increasing the number of collagen fibers that are produced.

How often should the procedure be performed?

For vaginal rejuvenation treatments like MonaLisa Touch to be effective, up to three treatments are required, 40 days to two months apart. Once you receive the initial series of treatments, annual treatments help maintain the results. Dr. Macey will determine the number of treatments you need after a thorough examination.

Initially, the condition of your tissues determines how many treatments you need. If they're still somewhat firm and elastic, you may only need one or two treatments. Two or more treatments are necessary if the tissues have lost their elasticity, and you've started to experience pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse.

*Individual results may vary