Menopause Management


Menopause is a unique transition in a woman’s life and defined by the absence of a menstrual period for one year. The time leading up to that is called the Perimenopause. This can often last several years and come with bothersome symptoms for women such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, loss of concentration, and erratic menstrual cycles. Awareness of these changes and having a proper examination and evaluation with a menopause specialist is the first step to determine what treatments and lifestyle changes would be best for you. Although many nonprescription remedies are available as well as prescription medications some have limited or no scientific evidence that they actually work. And sometimes it is necessary to try one and then another to find what is right for you.

Hormone Therapy is one of the most effective medications for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats). Many types of hormone therapy are available. Currently the Bioidentical Hormones, a term which refers to hormones similar to or identical to what your body was producing, are the safest and most commonly prescribed. They are available in gels, creams, patches, and oral capsules. Many FDA approved Bioidentical hormone products are available now at the conventional pharmacies or some patients prefer to use the custom compounded products from a compounding pharmacy. There are of course advantages and disadvantages to the custom compounded products and we recommend a more detailed discussion with your provider about this. More importantly, understanding all the possible benefits, risks, and side effects to hormone therapy is necessary before starting hormone therapy as this may or may not be the safest and best treatment for you.

It is best to have a complete evaluation including a review of your medical history, an examination and bloodwork before and then review the treatment options available with the doctor. There is no one treatment for all patients. Reviewing and understanding all of the options and choosing what is best for you is the key. We are here to help and guide you thru this process.

MonaLisaTouch™ Laser

The MonaLisaTouch™ Laser is a non-hormonal, chemical-free treatment that restores and improves vaginal health. With menopause many women experience changes in their gynecologic health including vaginal dryness, itching, burning, pain with sexual intercourse and more frequent urination. These symptoms often interfere with their sexual health and personal lives.
MonaLisaTouch™ delivers gently laser energy to the vaginal area that stimulates a natural healing response generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels. Benefits include reduced dryness, improved vaginal laxity, and reduced pain with sexual intercourse.

  • Thousands of women successfully treated since 2012
  • 3 Treatments 6 weeks apart
  • In-office
  • Takes Less than 5 minutes
  • Minimal downtime
  • Pain free

Call today for more information and to schedule a consultation with the doctor. 305-534-2926