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MonaLisa Touch™

What can be done for reduced vaginal lubrication for women?

MonaLisa Touch™ can help women who have a decreased vaginal lubrication. 


What type of treatments help vaginal atrophy?

MonaLisa Touch™ stimulates new collagen and new blood vessels in the vaginal mucosa. Estrogen can also help some women. MonaLisa Touch™ helps without hormones or medicines/chemicals.


What can be done to help mild urinary leakage?

Kegel exercises (squeezing the  muscles that hold urine and/or gas back) can improve tone and ability to hold urine? MonaLisa Touch™ can also improve urinary leakage


What helps women who don’t leak but need to urinate often?

MonaLisa Touch™ can reduce urinary urgency in women who have the urge to urinate often.  MonaLisa Touch™ can also improve urinary urgency. Interstitial cystitis have reported improvement or resolution of their bladder symptoms after the O-Shot®.


Do MonaLisa Touch™ results last forever?

Unfortunately Mona Lisa Touch™ results don’t last forever, but they often last 12 or more months. Many women have relief for 2 years or longer. Maintenance treatments are offered at reduced pricing if they received their first series in our office.

What conditions does the MonaLisa Touch™ treat?

Hormonal changes are a natural part of life. When estrogen deficiencies occur because of menopause, breastfeeding, hysterectomies, or cancer treatments, many women experience uncomfortable side effects. The minimally invasive MonaLisa Touch™ procedure can effectively stimulate new collagen production and alleviate symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching, irritation and pain during intercourse to improve the quality of your life. MonaLisa Touch™ also effectively treats lichen sclerosis in the female genital area.


Am I a candidate for MonaLisa Touch™?

If you are a woman with vaginal atrophy or laxity caused by hormonal changes, and are experiencing symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching or pain, especially during intercourse, the MonaLisa Touch™ can help. The MonaLisa Touch™ procedure is an ideal treatment for women who don’t want to undergo risky hormone replacement therapy or major surgery, but want relief from their symptoms. The MonaLisa Touch™ procedure is minimally invasive and can greatly enhance your quality of life and sexual wellbeing without dangerous side effects. 


What type of results can I expect?

Most patients report a substantial reduction in symptoms such as dryness, burning, itching and pain during intercourse. Though three sessions are recommended, patients will start to notice results after the first treatment.

How does the MonaLisa Touch™ treatment work?

The MonaLisa Touch™ treatment is performed using a special CO2 fractional laser, specifically designed for this type of application. The procedure is carried out in a medical practice. Topical numbing cream is used externally before the treatment. The laser treatment itself lasts less than five minutes! Typically, three treatments are needed over the course of 12 weeks to deliver the best results. MonaLisa Touch™ is also used to treat lichen sclerosis but may take 5 or six treatments rather than 3.


Is anesthesia required?

No anesthesia is needed for treatment inside the vagina, however treating the external labia does help improve response and an numbing cream is recommended and can be applied prior to treatment to help reduce discomfort. Most patients remain comfortable during the treatments.


Are there any risks?

Every procedure carries some minimal risks. However, MonaLisa Touch™ is a minimally invasive office procedure.


What are the benefits of this treatment?

The MonaLisa Touch™ helps alleviate symptoms related to estrogen deficiencies and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), a widespread problem among pre- and post-menopausal women. By stimulating collagen production in the vaginal walls, the treatment can restore the vagina’s function and eliminate troublesome itching, irritation and pain, which often become particularly acute during intercourse. As a result, patients feel more comfortable and their intimate relationships are enhanced.


What is the recovery like?

Since laser vaginal revitalization is minimally invasive, patients return home to recover following the procedure. Patients should refrain from sexual activity for several days following treatment, but can otherwise resume their normal routines. There can be some post procedure discomfort sometimes only an itching sensation. Overwhelmingly patients report that the discomfort is mild and short duration. You will be given specific recommendations to ensure a speedy recovery.


What type of results can I expect?

Most patients report a reduction in symptoms such as dryness, burning, itching and pain during intercourse, which substantially improves their quality of life. Though three sessions are recommended, patients will start to notice results after the first treatment.

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