Women face a special set of health needs. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa focuses on comprehensive health care of mature women beyond childbirth with annual exams and menopausal care.
As you age, the depletion of female hormones can result in a variety of physical and emotional symptoms that can be associated with discomfort and confusion. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa will be with you every step of the way with emotional and medical support. We will discuss and explain your hormonal shifts to make sure you understand the changes going on within your body.
Our annual exams are designed to detect and identify health conditions in their early stages to allow for the greatest chance of treatment success. We screen for a variety of health conditions, review changes in your history and address important concerns you may have.
We’re considered experts in the menopausal condition. We have a variety of treatments and resources to help you create a balanced and healthy life.
Dr. Lisa Erhard
At the heart of our women’s healthcare services is Dr. Lisa Erhard. Dr Erhard is a Board-Certified Gynecologist, OB/GYN, a Board Certified Gynecologist and Cosmetic Surgeon specializes in Cosmetic Gynecology procedures including Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation, which tightens the vagina and restores appearance and function, as well as enhances sexual gratification. For the perimenopausal woman, Dr. Erhard offers a revolutionary treatment called Female Hormone Optimization™ that restores health through the use of bioidentical hormones. Dr Erhard’s other specialties include in-office incontinence management and the very popular G-spot amplification. Laser skin care services include, profactional skin laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, hair reduction, Botox, Juvederm, and more. Dr. Erhard offers cosmetic surgery and aesthetic options to create beautiful, youthful results.
Rest assured, your health is in competent, caring hands.
Menopause vs. Perimonopause
A woman is considered to be in menopause when she has not had her period for about 1 year, marking the end of the childbearing years. Typically, menopause happens around age 50. Your body may be different. Some women stop having periods in their mid-40s while others continue well into their 50s.
Perimenopause is the course of change that leads up to menopause. It can start as early as late 30s or as late as one’s early 50s. This time is marked by irregular periods. Perimenopause can last from 2 to 8 years.
Menopause symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some symptoms can be so severe that they disrupt sleep and daily activity.
Common Menopause Symptoms Include
Treatment for Menopause
There are several treatment options available, both hormonal and non-hormonal, to help relieve the symptoms and conditions of menopause. Dr. Erhard examines and treats each patient based upon their specific symptoms. Complete hormone levels are assessed either with a blood test or salivary test. From the results of each test Dr. Erhard can find the right balance of treatment, including our very own Hormone Optimization™.
Not to worry. Menopause is a natural part of the aging process and you don’t need treatment unless you are experiencing symptoms that keep you from your regular routine. A visit with Dr. Erhard will answer all of your questions and give you valuable information on how you can manage your menopause. Knowing what to expect can help you stay as healthy and vibrant as possible.
Age Gracefully. For more information about annual exams and menopause, or to schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 952-473-6642.