OB/GYNs & Women's Health located in San Antonio, TX
MonaLisa Touch® Q & A
What is MonaLisa Touch®?
MonaLisa Touch® is a laser system that provides vaginal resurfacing and treats vaginal complications and symptoms such as:
- Vaginal atrophy
- Loss of elasticity
- Burning and pain during intercourse
Bothersome vaginal symptoms can occur following childbirth or due to hormonal imbalances and low estrogen levels. Low estrogen is usually attributed to factors like menopause or chemotherapy.
How does MonaLisa Touch® work?
There is no anesthesia, just a quick, in-office procedure that can feel similar to your annual exam. During your treatment, the MonaLisa Touch® device is inserted into the vaginal canal where it safely and painlessly delivers laser energy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, enhance moisture in the vaginal canal, and promote cell regeneration.
The precise laser wavelengths help to restore the natural state of the vaginal walls by signaling your body’s natural healing process.
MonaLisa Touch® helps to produce thicker and more hydrated, toned, and elastic tissue. It’s minimally invasive and only takes a few minutes to perform.
Tissue regeneration begins immediately and continues for weeks after your treatment. Most women report improved results after just one treatment. Typically, we recommend three treatments over the course of 18 weeks.
Following your appointment, you should refrain from sexual activity for three or four days, but there’s no downtime, and you can get back to your day right away.
We suggest one MonaLisa Touch® re-treatment every 18 months to maintain symptom relief in the future. This can even be performed conveniently during your well-woman checkup.
Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch®?
Most women with vaginal atrophy due to menopause are good candidates for MonaLisa Touch®. If you have lost some level of vaginal functionality that’s inhibiting your sexual intimacy and quality of life, you can benefit from this breakthrough laser technology.
MonaLisa Touch® is an excellent choice for women looking for a less invasive resurfacing procedure that doesn’t involve pharmaceuticals, surgery, or hormones. Women with a history of breast cancer that can’t take hormone therapy are also ideal candidates. We can help determine if MonaLisa Touch® is right for you.
This effective treatment can improve vaginal functioning, sexual intimacy, and your quality of life. Bluebonnet OB/GYN has treated many women with MonaLisa Touch®. If you are experiencing uncomfortable vaginal symptoms, click to book online or call the office today.