MonaLisa Touch – The Basics You Need To Know

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal health. Because of the sensitivity of this area, women may be nervous to ask their provider questions about this procedure. However, MonaLisa Touch has been performed on millions of women worldwide and has achieved outstanding results. It was the first fractional laser to receive FDA approval and is exceptionally safe and effective.

When you book this treatment with us, our highly skilled and compassionate nurse practitioner will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you have before we begin. The entire process takes about 5 minutes and is practically pain-free with little to no downtime. Most patients find that three simple treatments spaced six weeks apart help them achieve optimal results. (Although yearly maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain results.)

How does MonaLisa Touch work? Does it hurt?

MonaLisa Touch is a medical procedure that utilizes a type of therapy known as fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser energy. This type of laser is typically used on soft tissue like the tissue in your vagina. This gentle treatment works by delivering a gentle flow of energy to the vaginal walls stimulating a healing response in your body which induces collagen growth. Patients love this procedure because it’s a hormone-free, and a medication-free solution to many pelvic problems.

Most patients report a sensation of pressure or slight discomfort during this treatment; a topical anesthetic cream is used to minimize these sensations. In addition, after the treatment, some women report redness, swelling, or spotting in the initial days following their treatment. Our team will provide you with specific after-care instructions before you begin your treatment to help minimize any discomfort you may feel.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch? Is it worth it?

As we age, it is typical for our bodies to change; the vaginal region is no exception.
MonaLisa Touch treats a wide range of symptoms and medical conditions caused by weakened vaginal tissue which can improve your quality of life, offer you more freedom and improve your self-esteem. In addition, patients appreciate that this treatment requires little downtime, and they can resume their regular activities extremely quick after receiving treatment. (Unlike surgical procedures that require weeks of healing.) Your practitioner can customize your treatment to meet your individual needs.

Some patients (and their partners) have expressed increased sexual experience by boosting sensations and vaginal control. As we age (or after childbirth), it is common for many women to lose the tightness and functionality of the vaginal area. MonaLisa Touch can restore that tightness and improve vaginal laxity.

What conditions can MonaLisa Touch treat?

Estrogen levels tend to vary at different points in a woman’s life. Typically, those levels decrease after menopause, and your vaginal tissue can atrophy. The result is vaginal tissue that is drier and thinner than it was in your youth. Unfortunately, this aging process can cause you to experience inflammation, burning, itching, or discomfort in the vaginal area. Vaginal atrophy can also cause you to experience painful penetration during intercourse, vaginal bleeding and discomfort, frequent UTIs or vaginal infections. MonaLisa Touch can help improve these uncomfortable conditions caused by vaginal atrophy. For younger women who have not yet experienced menopause, it can help tighten stretched vaginal tissue (often referred to as vaginal laxity), a typical result after childbirth. Additionally, a skin condition known as lichen sclerosus can also be treated with Mona Lisa Touch.

Why should I work with the Center for Women’s Aesthetics?

At the Center for Women’s Aesthetics, our team prides themselves on offering advanced results-oriented treatments. Each treatment is custom designed for your unique needs; to enhance your wellbeing and self-confidence as you rediscover the most beautiful you! Call our office today to get started and see the difference our team can make for you!