If you’re struggling with vaginal issues like dryness, laxity, or damage to the pelvic floor, you can still rediscover your confidence and self-assurance with the latest vaginal restoration treatments. One of the safest and most effective treatments you can pursue is Votiva and the MonaLisa Touch®. These revolutionary concepts have proven time and again to be one of the best non-invasive vaginal restoration options that you can pursue.
However, determining which is best for you can be challenging when presented with both options. Here at Dr. Vanderloos, we’ve prepared this piece to help you discover the difference between Votiva vs. MonaLisa, including their definition, how it works, and their benefits. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Votiva?
Votiva is an FDA-approved non-invasive vaginal restoration procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten the vaginal tissues. It focuses on the inner and external vaginal regions, especially the vaginal canal, vulva, and labia. This vaginal reconstruction provides relief from issues such as:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Stress urinary incontinence
Votiva restoration utilizes two handled devices, Morpheus 8 and Forma V, which use radiofrequency waves to gently heat the area of the vaginal tissues and stimulate elastin and collagen growth. You may feel warm during treatment, but the entire procedure is painless.
It takes only a few times to undertake this treatment and has no downtime. Therefore, you’ll return to your daily routine as soon as you leave our office. It’s recommended to take three consecutive treatments to get the best results. Dr. Catherine Vanderloos also recommends an additional maintenance session 9-12 months later to achieve maximum effects.
The benefits of Votiva restoration are unmatched. Despite restoring your vagina, it restores your confidence in a non-invasive way. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the plight that comes with painful vaginal reconstruction procedures, which may have probably discouraged you from pursuing vaginal reconstruction procedures.
Improvements are usually experienced within 2-3 weeks of treatment, such as increased tightness of your vaginal internal tissues.
What is MonaLisa Touch®
The MonaLisa Touch® is an innovative vaginal restoration procedure that uses laser energy to reverse the effects of menopause on the vaginal tissues. The vagina tends to lose its elasticity during menopause by decreasing the amount of moisture around the vaginal walls. As a result, its vaginal tissues stiffen, making vaginal intercourse painful. However, with the MonaLisa Touch®, you can restore your vaginal tissues allowing you to be more comfortable during sexual intercourse, and much like the enigmatic smile of its namesake (MonaLisa), it puts a smile back on your face. Some of the issues that this procedure seeks to treat include:
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Genital itching
- Urgency with urination
- Decreased vaginal lubrication
- Burning sensation while urinating
So, how does it work? Well, with this procedure available at Dr. Vanderloos, a wand with an attached small laser device is inserted into the vagina. The laser device can turn 360 degrees to help stimulate collagen production. This creates micro-abrasions on the vaginal tissues to initiate its natural healing response and encourage new cell growth and increased blood supply.
Although vaginal tissue restoration starts immediately after the initial treatment, it’s recommended to consider three treatments over 3-6 months to achieve maximum benefits. The process takes only a few minutes to complete, and you may experience slight burning, redness, or itching that lasts for a short while.
Votiva Vs. MonaLisa Touch®, Which is Right for Me?
Essentially, both Voltiva and MonaLisa Touch® are excellent vaginal restoration procedures that you can consider. They’re non-invasive, take less time, and have no downtime. Therefore, your choice depends on its availability in your preferred clinic and the level of experience that your OB/GYN expert has with the option you pick.
Fortunately, if you’re in Shreveport, LA, and its surroundings, there’s no better OB/GYN expert experienced in both procedures than Dr. Catherine Vanderloos.
See How Dr. Vanderloos Can Help You Today
Your journey to vaginal reconstruction should not be a dreaded affair, especially when you think about the painful surgical stories that you’ve heard about. With Votiva and MonaLisa Touch®, you can rest assured of a non-invasive approach that will leave you healing right from your first treatment.
If you’re unsure of the best option for you, Dr. Vanderloos is here to help you navigate your concerns and help you choose the best solution that addresses your problem. Schedule your appointment now and discover your new way to restore your inner beauty.
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