MonaLisa Touch Laser FAQ
What Is Vaginal Atrophy?
Vaginal Atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of vaginal walls experienced by many women due to a reduction in estrogen. Also called genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), these symptoms are strictly due to menopausal changes. The MonaLisa Touch laser treatment works to promote collagen growth and treats these symptoms rather than masking them to restore vaginal health and functionality.
How Does The MonaLisa Touch Procedure Work?
The MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive procedure that uses CO2 fractional laser technology to reverse vaginal atrophy and laxity, often caused by hormonal changes in pre- and post- menopausal women. The laser is inserted into the vagina and laser pulses stimulates new collagen production in the vaginal wall. MonaLisa Touch laser treatments naturally increase blood flow and lubrication to help improve the natural function of the vagina.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Laser vaginal revitalization is an outpatient procedure that lasts less than 10 minutes. Three sessions over a 12 week period are recommended to achieve the best results. MonaLisa Touch laser treatments are not painful, but an anesthetic cooling cream can be applied before the treatment to reduce discomfort. Patients should abstain from sexual activity for two days following the procedure, but can otherwise resume their normal routines.
Are You A Candidate?
Hormonal changes are a natural part of life. When women enter menopause, either naturally or because of cancer treatments or surgical procedures, estrogen production declines. The lack of estrogen can cause symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching, urinary incontinence and pain during intercourse which can profoundly impact your life. The MonaLisa Touch treatment can help relieve your symptoms by encouraging new collagen growth to restore vaginal health and functionality.