MonaLisa Touch: For Vaginal Dryness or Pain
If your post-menopausal vagina hurts when you have intercourse, you have probably been told to use an estrogen cream to help heal the tissue and mucosa. Because the vagina is so sensitive to hormone shifts, when your natural level of estrogen drops, your vagina can be the first part of your body to feel the difference. The pain you are experiencing with intercourse is probably burning, chafing or irritation because the mucosa in the vagina has gotten thin and irritated and tears easily.
Using hormone creams can help alleviate the problem, but some women can’t use estrogen because of a history of breast cancer and some women just don’t like using daily creams. Now there is another option that patients love, a laser treatment called the MonaLisa Touch. Three treatments of less than 5 minutes each are performed at 6 week intervals with follow up treatments once a year.
Relieve painful, dry vaginal discomfort without hormones with MonaLisa Touch.
- Non-surgical procedure
- Clinically proven to bring long lasting relief
- No anesthesia required
- No hormones
- 3 treatments of less than 5 minutes each
- Virtually no pain or side effects
- No downtime
How does the MonaLisa Touch work?
MonaLisa Touch treats the symptoms of vaginal atrophy by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization of the vaginal mucosa. The procedure is safe, virtually painless and uses proven methods similar to those used to treat aging facial skin.
It does this using a gentle fractional CO2 laser with a vaginal probe. The laser energy is virtually painless. Similar to your annual exam, the physician will insert the probe into your vagina and deliver laser energy pulses. The entire procedure is less than 5 minutes.
A unique pulse targets surface epithelial tissue and deep lamina propria tissue to stimulate the synthesis of new collagen and the components of the ground substance of the matrix.
Fractionated beams of light penetrate small areas of tissue. This creates small injuries in the epithelial layer of the vaginal mucosa which triggers fibroblast activity to stimulate new collagen production.
Although significant improvement is noted even after the initial treatment, we recommend 3 procedures performed at 6 week intervals. Each treatment lasts about 5 minutes.
How often would I need to come in for treatments?
After the initial treatments, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.
Who does the treatment? / Where is the treatment done?
The MonaLisa Touch is a quick, simple and safe procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. Performed by one of our highly-trained Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants, the procedure is done at Metropolitan Lithotriptor Associates in West Harrison, NY just 10 minutes from our Purchase location.