You’re an attractive, independent, educated and financially secure lady. Elegant and seductive in a ball gown, a yummy mummy that catches the eye when you drop off your children on their never-ending round of activities. You’ve worked hard to get to this position in life, learnt what you can do yourself, and learnt that there’s nothing wrong with getting a bit of help to make yourself look and feel better.
Ever-growing generations of women are demanding options and the right to choose how they live, how they look and how they feel… and why not? What’s more, they’ve got no intention of letting this great life of physical activity, aesthetic appeal, and sexual pleasure get cut short. However, as certain as the fact that it’s within your power to lead a great life, is the fact that menopause is inevitable, and with medical developments enabling a ripe old age, we are now likely to live around 30% of our lives post- menopause!
The menopause will be different for everyone; different symptoms at different stages of our lives. And, for many, the symptoms can be life altering. While the inconvenience and discomfort of hot flushes may pass, vaginal atrophy is something we hear much less about. Vaginal atrophy affects up to 50% of post-menopausal women. Symptoms include reduced hydration and elasticity of the vagina, extreme dryness, irritation, urinary problems and changes in the PH flora levels leading to unpleasant infections. Left untreated, the effects of this can be life long, affecting not only yourself, but also your personal and sexual relationship with your partner.
The great news is though, innovative medical solutions, and support communities are encouraging women to take control of these intimate symptoms, and continue to lead the physically and sexually active lives they desire. Traditional non-prescription treatments include vaginal creams, moisturisers and lubricants. Prescription treatments include topical vaginal oestrogen and Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, there are some health concerns regarding the long-term use of hormone (and synthetic) treatments.
The MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary and highly effective CO2 laser treatment, just like the wonderful laser treatments that have rejuvenated countless faces over the past 20 years. It’s non-hormonal, non-invasive, surprisingly painless and takes less than fifteen minutes per treatment. Even better, MonaLisa Touch targets the cause, not just the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Just three treatments can lead to quite significant and long-term improvements in most women.
This revolutionary treatment offers even more benefits. If you’re concerned about pigmentation, the size of your vulva, or even darkening around the anus, the MonaLisa Touch can be used the same way as laser treatments on facial skin. Because the labia is made of soft tissue, the laser causes a tightening effect; it may therefore be an option to reduce the size of the labia for someone who is not ready or does not require labiaplasty reduction surgery. For tightening and size reduction of the labia, three to four treatments may be necessary. Pigmentation can improve with treatment, and further improve with a second.
The menopause isn’t the end of your life as a yummy mummy; it could, in fact, be the beginning of a great new era. With the right treatment you can remain one of the thousands of women who take control and continue to lead the amazing lives you’ve built.
Yummy mummies? I prefer menopause
As I grow in age, I value
older women most of all.
Here are just a few reasons why.
An older woman will never wake you in the
middle of the night to ask,
“What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care
what you think.
An older woman knows herself well enough to be
assured in who she is, what she is, what she
wants and from whom. Few women past the age
of 50 give a damn what you might think about her.
An older single woman usually has had her fill
of “meaningful relationships” and “commitment.”
The last thing she needs in her life is
another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover!
Older women are dignified. They seldom have a
screaming match with you at the opera or in
the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course,
if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you
if they think they can get away with it.
Most older women cook well. They care about
cleanliness and are generous with praise, often undeserved.
An older woman has the self-assurance to introduce
you to her women friends. A younger woman with
a man will often ignore even her best friend
because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women.
Older women couldn’t care less.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to
confess your sins to an older woman. They always know.
An older woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick.
This is not true of younger women or drag queens.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older
woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Her libido’s stronger, her fear of pregnancy gone.
Her experience of lovemaking is honed and reciprocal
and she’s lived long enough to know how to please
a man in ways her daughter could never dream of.
(Young men, you have something to look forward to.)
Older women are forthright and honest.
They’ll tell you right off you are a jerk if you
are acting like one.
Yes, we praise older women for a multitude of
reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal.
For every stunning, smart, well-coifed babe of 70
there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants
making a fool of himself with some 22 year
Ladies, I apologize for all of us.
That men are genetically inferior is no secret.
Count your blessings that we die off at a far
younger age, leaving you the best part of your
lives to appreciate the exquisite woman you’ve
become, without the distraction of some demanding
old man clinging and whining his way into your serenity
With grateful thanks to Andy Rooney.