The MonaLisa Touch is a treatment program that is designed to address a variety of different gynecologic health concerns. This minimally invasive laser treatment is done in-office and does not require anesthesia. Over a short series of sessions, the laser will target problems like vaginal dryness, vaginal itching, vaginal burning, and painful intercourse, and even vaginal laxity. Women who want to manage symptoms caused by estrogen depletion, or who want to prevent issues connected to estrogen decrease, are often excellent candidates for MonaLisa Touch laser treatment.
Patients often seek this treatment after starting menopause, having a child or following cancer treatment. Any woman who is seeking a minimally invasive solution for issues like vaginal dryness and painful intercourse may find that the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is a good fit for them. During the treatment, the MonaLisa Touch laser applies a fractional amount of carbon dioxide to the vaginal wall tissues. This prompts the cells within the vaginal tissue to produce brand-new collagen, which in turn allows for the alleviation of the gynecologic symptoms.
What does it feel like?
MonaLisa Touch treatments are not considered painful, but an anesthetic can be applied before treatment to help reduce discomfort.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients can return to normal activities but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
How long does the treatment last?
The MonaLisa Touch treatment program is very quick, with sessions generally taking less than five minutes each. There is typically a total of three sessions required, with each treatment between 40 and 60 days apart.