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MonaLisa Touch

Women's Healthcare Physicians of Naples

OB/GYNs located in Naples, FL

It’s common for women to develop vaginal dryness and painful intercourse after menopause, but many don’t realize these symptoms usually don’t resolve themselves without treatment. The team at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples offers safe and gentle laser treatment with the MonaLisa Touch® to effectively restore vaginal health. Call their offices in Naples, Florida, to learn more about laser treatments or to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn about MonaLisa Touch therapy.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is Vaginal Atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy, or genitourinary syndrome of menopause, refers to a cluster of symptoms that develop when estrogen levels decline. While vaginal atrophy is common during and after menopause, it also develops when estrogen drops for any health reason.

Estrogen helps maintain the vagina’s health by keeping tissues elastic and supporting lubrication and blood flow. When your ovaries stop producing estrogen at menopause, vaginal walls become thin, dry, and less elastic.

At least half of all women develop vaginal atrophy after menopause. Their symptoms include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal burning
  • Genital itching
  • Pain or burning during urination

How Does MonaLisa Touch Heal Vaginal Atrophy and Rejuvenate the Vagina?

The MonaLisa Touch is an advanced fractional CO2 laser that warms tissues in the vagina. Its gentle heat stimulates collagen synthesis and restores normal blood circulation and hydration in atrophied tissues.

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch improves the tone and texture of the vaginal lining, tightens tissues, and stimulates tissue regeneration. You regain vaginal health and relief from vaginal atrophy symptoms.

What Can You Expect During Treatment with the MonaLisa Touch?

Your doctor at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples thoroughly explains the procedure and answers all your questions before treatment begins.

The MonaLisa Touch consists of a narrow device that’s inserted into the vagina where it emits laser energy. You won’t need anesthesia because the treatment is painless and only lasts about five minutes.

Do You Need Downtime After the Procedure?

You won’t need to plan recovery time because you can return to your daily routine after treatment. Most women don’t experience side effects; however, you may have slight redness and swelling for a short time. You’ll also need to avoid sexual intercourse for a few days.

Most women get three MonaLisa Touch treatments administered over 18 weeks to achieve optimal results. The results are long-lasting, but one treatment every year helps maintain vaginal improvements.

Does the MonaLisa Touch Treat Other Health Conditions?

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch may relieve urinary incontinence symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy. Fractional CO2 lasers can also treat lichen sclerosus, a condition that affects the skin around the genitalia and causes itching and thin skin.