About Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

MonaLisa Touch® delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization.

MonaLisa Touch® is a fractional CO2 laser for gynecologic use that delivers energy to vaginal tissue.  Following the treatment your body will naturally undergo a healing response into create new and healthy vaginal tissue.

Why Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?

As we age, our bodies change and bear the signs of aging. In particular, the effects of aging are seen and felt for women—especially those who have gone through the process of childbirth. Women who have multiple children experience magnified effects.

Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause?  Do you know that as many as 50% postmenopausal women suffer from changes in vaginal health?

Vaginal Rejuvenation addresses the gynecological changes that women experience and provides an opportunity to enhance our sexual health.

MonaLisa Touch® is the ideal treatment for those who are looking for a less invasive procedure, compared to traditional surgical or pharmaceutical treatments.

Who is the Right Candidate for Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation?

Many women  experience vaginal dryness, itching or urinary stress problems.  Those who would benefit from Vaginal Rejuvenation.

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Itching and pain
  • Irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Diminished sexual enjoyment
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Decreased lubrication

How Do I Prepare for Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery?

  • Stop smoking for at least two weeks before and one week after the MonaLisa Touch® procedure. Nicotine can impair circulation and healing.
  • Avoid all intravaginal creams and lubricants and  avoid intercourse for 24 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Starting the day before your scheduled procedure you need to drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated. You do not need to fast.
  • Avoid alcohol the day before the procedure.
  • We recommend you shower the morning of the procedure.
  • You may drive yourself to the procedure and afterwards. There will be minimal lingering discomfort.
  • If a mild anti-anxiety medication was prescribed for you prior to the procedure, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your procedure.

MonaLisa Touch & Vaginal Revitalization

The MonaLisa Touch® is an in-office procedure performed by experienced physician. The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful.

The procedure is similar to almost any other vaginal rejuvenation  procedures. A strong lidocaine based numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure. This will assure that this is a painless process. Before the laser is activated, everyone in the room must wear special eye protection which will be provided. The metal wand used will feel cool initially inserted. You will feel a vibrating sensation. You may experience a tingling sensation and or air puffs during the treatment. These may get stronger near the vaginal opening. There might be a slight sizzle sound during the laser pulse. There might be a slight odor from the vaginal tissue being warmed up. The procedure lasts about 5-10 minutes. An occlusive ointment will be applied after completion of the procedure. A pad will be provided to protect your clothing.

Some women experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a day or two. The vaginal area may feel swollen or full. Do not put anything inside your vagina for 48 hours such as  tampons or sexual intercourse. After the 48 hours when the area feels normal with no discomfort normal. You will be scheduled for 2 additional treatments 6-weeks apart to complete the recommended protocol to achieve the maximum benefits from the MonaLisa Touch® procedure.

  • Your skin may feel sensitive and may be red and swollen. The treated area may be itchy.
  • Use cold compresses or cold gel packs (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) as needed for swelling and discomfort.
  • Gently cleanse the area 2-3 times a day with mild soap. Dry area with a hair dryer on low heat instead of wiping with a towel. This is much less abrasive to the tissues.
  • Reapply an occlusive ointment (Aquaphor) after each washing and continue to use until your skin is healed.
  • You use Motrin or Advil as needed.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights or intense physical exercise for 72 hours following the treatment.
  • Wear loose, cotton underwear.
  • Avoid wearing panty hose and tight-fitting pants.