MonaLisa Touch Specialist

South Sound Womens Center

OB-GYNs located in Olympia, WA

Hot flashes and night sweats may be the most familiar menopause symptoms, but they’re not the only changes you may experience as your fertility comes to an end. Declining estrogen levels can also affect your vaginal and urinary health, causing chronic vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence. The team of board-certified OB/GYNs at South Sound Women’s Center in Olympia, Washington, offers MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy, an advanced vaginal revitalization treatment that reverses uncomfortable vaginal and urinary symptoms caused by low estrogen. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

South Sound Womens Center

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch® is widely regarded as one of the safest, most effective ways to address uncomfortable vaginal and urinary symptoms brought on by reduced estrogen levels. Using advanced fractional CO2 laser technology, this pioneering treatment can gently rejuvenate the tissues that line your vaginal canal.  

In just a few quick, in-office sessions, MonaLisa Touch can help restore:

  • Normal, healthy balance to tissues
  • Pain-free sexual intimacy
  • Normal vaginal functional

 

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch uses a sterile, handheld applicator to ease the laser into your vagina, where it emits pulses of therapeutic laser energy into the tissue. This thermal energy makes painless microscopic injuries across the surface of your tissue, which helps trigger the production of new collagen and revitalize the vaginal mucosa.

As the targeted cells reawaken, they begin to restore the important elements of healthy vaginal tissue, including collagen, glycogen, and hyaluronic acid.

These changes cause your vaginal tissues to plump up and become more hydrated; they also help restore normal vaginal pH to encourage the return of healthy bacteria.

 

Is MonaLisa Touch right for me?

MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is primarily intended for women who are experiencing vaginal dryness or other bothersome vaginal and urinary symptoms caused by hormone-related changes. The team at South Sound Women’s Center can use the treatment to address:

  • Vaginal dryness or burning
  • Lichen sclerosus, or vaginal itching  
  • Frequent vaginal infections
  • Painful intercourse or sexual dysfunction

MonaLisa Touch is also helpful for addressing chronic urinary tract infections and limited urinary incontinence brought on by menopause.

 

How long does MonaLisa Touch take?

MonaLisa Touch is a quick, in-office procedure that takes less than 10 minutes. While you can expect to experience noticeable benefits after your first session, most women require three treatments to get the results they’re looking for.

 

Because MonaLisa Touch sessions are spaced six weeks apart, giving your body’s healing mechanisms ample time to rejuvenate your vaginal tissues, you can expect to complete the entire treatment cycle in just over four months.

 

What can I expect following treatment?

As a noninvasive therapy, MonaLisa Touch has virtually no side effects and doesn't require any downtime so that you can resume most normal activities immediately after each session.

To help your vaginal tissues start the healing process, however, it’s recommended that you avoid sexual intercourse for two or three days following laser therapy.

Some women need annual follow-up treatments to maintain their results; your gynecologist can let you know if annual treatments are right for you. To learn more about how MonaLisa Touch can benefit you, call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Special News Bulletin

MonaLisa Touch laser technology was approved in 2014 by FDA for gynecologic applications but not specifically for vaginal symptoms of estrogen deficency, however, data supports the benefits derived from this usage on thousands of women in the United States. At South Sound Women’s Center your health is our highest priority. We chose to offer Mona Lisa Touch after thoroughly researching the data and realizing the difference we could make in many of our patient’s lives. To date, we have had many express how thankful they are for an improved quality of life on many levels. This was our goal. 

Our physicians offer MonaLisa Touch selectively to patients with precise indications. We have had no adverse effects with any of our treatments. The FDA does not question the safety of the Mona Lisa Touch. 

We understand your concerns as you read the broad FDA comments. If you do have concerns, your doctor wants to speak to you. Please call and schedule a no-charge appointment at your convenience.