Christine Wu, MD
Gynecologist located in Philadelphia, PA
Vaginal and bladder issues during menopause — from vaginal dryness to discomfort to bladder leakage — aren’t anything you should have to live with. As a leading Philadelphia-area gynecologist, Christine Wu, MD can help relieve your symptoms of vaginal atrophy and all types of issues that occur with menopause by offering MonaLisa Touch® treatments. Find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you by calling the office or by scheduling a consultation online.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is vaginal atrophy?
As you get closer to menopause, your estrogen levels begin declining and your vaginal tissue changes. Your vaginal walls also start to thin out, which is associated with inflammation and muscle weakness. This can lead to:
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness or burning
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Bladder leakage or urinary incontinence
- Uncomfortable genital itching
What is MonaLisa Touch and how does it work?
MonaLisa Touch uses a laser to resolve many vaginal and urinary issues that women struggle with while going through menopause.
During the five-minute procedure, Dr. Wu shoots laser energy into the vaginal walls, which heats up vaginal tissue and triggers a sequence of healing events. Cells start regenerating, ultimately creating new tissue and restoring a natural, moist environment.
Will I need more than one MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Likely, yes. While most women notice reduced discomfort and greater lubrication right away, the number of required procedures depends on the severity of your symptoms.
If you’re like most women, you’re likely going to need three sessions, each spaced six weeks apart. You could also request annual “touch up” appointments to extend your results and resolve any symptoms that start to resurface.
Squeezing in your treatments throughout your busy day is simple since the sessions are quick and you won’t have any downtime. While you might want to refrain from sexual intercourse for a few days, you can go right back to all other daily activities. Dr. Wu and her team offer flexible scheduling throughout the day to make it convenient to schedule your MonaLisa Touch treatments.
Book your MonaLisa Touch consultation with Dr. Wu by calling the office, or by using the online scheduler.