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Vaginal Dryness Specialist

Rockville Gynecology

Women's Health Clinic located in Rockville, MD

Hormonal changes have far-reaching implications for your body, but they don’t have to rob you of your quality of life. If you’re dealing with vaginal dryness or other unwelcome vaginal changes, Rockville Gynecology can help. At their Rockville, Maryland, office, Carolynn Young, MD, and Astrid Von Walter, MD, offer revitalizing MonaLisa Touch® treatments. Call them or book your appointment online today.

Vaginal Dryness Q & A

Why am I experiencing vaginal dryness?

You expected your body to change with age — but you may not have been prepared for the way time takes its toll on your vagina. 

As your body produces less of certain hormones as you age, your sexual well-being may feel the impacts. The reduction of those hormone levels can lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal laxity
  • More frequent need to urinate 
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal irritation, including burning
  • Pain during intercourse

While these changes are commonly linked to menopause, you may experience these changes earlier in life if you survived breast cancer or had a hysterectomy. 


What kinds of treatments are available for these symptoms?

At Rockville Gynecology, Dr. von Walter and Dr. Young offer MonaLisa Touch treatments to help women feel their best. 

This groundbreaking, fast, comfortable treatment transforms the targeted tissue, helping to restore comfort, tightness, and urinary control so you can feel like yourself again. 


How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch reverses vaginal atrophy by treating the walls of your vagina with laser energy. During your treatment, your Rockville Gynecology practitioner inserts the MonaLisa Touch probe into your vagina. 

You may feel a gentle vibration, but the entire treatment is designed with your comfort in mind. It takes just about five minutes for the entire procedure. 

As the MonaLisa Touch goes to work, it sends laser energy into the targeted tissue. This stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that helps the tissue stay elastic and lubricated. As it stimulates collagen production, the MonaLisa Touch restores vaginal health. 


How many MonaLisa Touch treatments will I need?

Some women reach their vaginal wellness goals with a single MonaLisa Touch treatment. That said, to drive the best results, the Rockville Gynecology team usually recommends three sessions, each spaced six weeks apart. 

Because these treatments are so quick and require no anesthesia, you can come in for your appointment over your lunch break or at another convenient time and then continue on with your day immediately after. 

If you want to learn more about this noninvasive, effective way to restore your vaginal health, call Rockville Gynecology or schedule your appointment online.