What does the MonaLisa Touch procedure involve?
The MonaLisa Touch procedure is a minimally invasive vaginal rejuvenation laser therapy that can eliminate itching, irritation and pain. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, they use the state-of-the-art SmartXide laser system, which allows for safe and effective treatment. The laser stimulates collagen within the vaginal walls, rehydrating and restoring tissue.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we typically recommend 1-3 treatments with 40-60 days in between treatment sessions.
Is MonaLisa Touch right for me?
The MonaLisa Touch procedure treats common vaginal symptoms that arise due to decreased levels of estrogen such as:
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Mild urinary incontinence
- Other vaginal disorders
Women of all ages can experience symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Many women experience them after childbirth and sometimes after cancer treatments.
For many, the MonaLisa Touch procedure is ideal because it’s minimally invasive and can eliminate the need for invasive surgery and medications. Talk to the Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare practitioners to determine whether or not this procedure could be right for you.
Is the procedure painful?
No. It doesn’t even involve any anesthesia, local or otherwise. All you will feel is a light vibration.
What will my recovery be like?
Typically there are some temporary side effects associated with the MonaLisa Touch procedure.
You might have some slight redness and swelling, but that should only last a short while. Light general discomfort for the first few days after your treatment session is also normal.
It’s recommended you rest for one to three days before resuming your normal routine. Avoid lifting heavy weights, strenuous physical exercise or taking hot baths during that time.
Your provider will give you more detailed instructions after treatment.
If you experience any side effects that seem abnormal or long lasting, come see your doctor at SWHC right away. The procedure triggers a regenerative process that takes 40-60 days to complete, so a second treatment could take place, if needed, after that time.
When will I see results?
You will start to see results immediately. They will even improve in the months that follow, clearing up any vaginal burning, dryness, irritation or urinary incontinence you were experiencing prior to the procedure.
MonaLisa Touch can also help improve your sexual pleasure during intercourse.