Daisy Manuel-Arguelles, DO
Family Practice Physician located in Sonoma, CA
Hormonal shifts are part of every woman’s life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept uncomfortable symptoms as unavoidable. Daisy Manuel-Arguelles, DO, offers MonaLisa TouchⓇ as one of many services available through her Sonoma, California, family medicine practice. This revolutionary laser therapy can help turn back the hands of time, restoring proper vaginal function through a safe and effective treatment option. To learn more, schedule a visit online or by phone and discuss how this treatment could improve your quality of life.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
Why am I experiencing vaginal changes?
Your body goes through an astounding range of hormonal changes beginning with puberty and extending through pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. As you age, your hormone production slows, and your body responds with certain changes.
No two women share the exact same experience of menopause, but some symptoms are common. These include vaginal atrophy, a collection of symptoms including vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and discomfort during urination. Vaginal laxity is another common concern, and occurs as a result of childbirth as well as a normal thinning of your vaginal walls as you age.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser therapy that uses gentle and carefully controlled heat to stimulate your body’s natural healing powers. Treatments are simple and straight-forward and require no anesthesia or invasive surgical procedures.
During treatments Dr. Manuel-Arguelles inserts a vaginal probe into your vagina, then the system delivers controlled laser energy to your vaginal walls. The treatment heats the targeted cells just enough to cause microscopic injuries, which your body responds to by creating new tissue.
That cellular turnover can help restore proper moisture levels and thicken the tissue in your vaginal walls. Both outcomes make intimacy far more enjoyable and can help you feel more like yourself.
MonaLisa Touch might also help treat overactive bladder, giving you more control over your bathroom visits and the freedom to plan your day without regard to restroom access. Speak with Dr. Manuel-Arguelles about your incontinence concerns to ensure the best treatment path.
Is MonaLisa Touch painful?
Treatment sessions are not painful, and there’s no need for any type of anesthesia. Many women report a sensation of warmth during treatments, but nothing uncomfortable. In fact, some choose to read a book, listen to music, or just relax during their sessions. The active laser portion of your visit will only take around 5-10 minutes.
There is no significant downtime necessary after your treatments, and you can resume your normal activities after your appointment. It is important, however, to avoid intercourse for a few days to give your body a chance to heal.
If you’re curious about what MonaLisa Touch can do for you, schedule an appointment today to learn more. Online scheduling is available, or you can reach the office by phone.