Women who have vaginal atrophy can experience several physical and emotional effects including:
The MonaLisa Touch Therapy is a non-surgical procedure designed to counteract the effects of vaginal atrophy with a simple treatment. Using a unique vaginal probe to gently deliver fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall, a precise amount of heat is released to stimulate the regeneration of the vaginal tissue.This promotes the proliferation of the cells and restoration of the vaginal wall’s strength and blood supply. The laser energy released by the probe also increases the moisture and lubrication of the vagina.
Instead of simply working on the symptoms of vaginal atrophy like the current treatments do including therapeutic creams, the MonaLisa Touch treatment provides women with longer-lasting relief. This is a treatment that is not dependent on the willingness of the patient to adhere to the treatment protocols.
The MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is very effective at restoring the vaginal lining and increasing moisture and lubrication. It helps patients avoid the lifelong need for estrogen creams which can be messy and costly.
Women who undergo the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment can enjoy many benefits including:
If your quality of life is being affected by post-menopausal changes, you should know that you’re not alone. Instead of just accepting these changes as an inevitable part of growing older, consider speaking with Dr. Massoudi or our Aluna Gynecology Health and Rejuvenation Coordinator, Arezoo, to determine if the Mona Lisa procedure is right for you.
Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about the MonaLisa Touch therapy we provide, to help you decide if this is a treatment you’d like to pursue.
It is a procedure that uses fractional CO2 laser energy to deliver gentle, controlled energy to the vaginal tissue so the cells make more collagen.
No, the MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure that requires no hospital visit or stay.
The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. While some patients experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, the actual treatment itself is not painful.
The entire procedure takes just about five minutes to complete. You can expect to feel improvements after the first treatment, although three treatments delivered over an 18-week period are needed for long-term relief.
Yes. The results of the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment are long-lasting. You can expect to visit us once a year for a maintenance treatment so you can continue to enjoy all the positive results.
You should refrain from sexual activity for two to three days following the procedure. Dr. Massoudi will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you during your visit with us.
If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and challenges with intimacy, you deserve to feel like yourself again! To find out if MonaLisa Touch therapy is right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Massoudi by calling (310) 855-7171. With four office locations in Beverly Hills , Encino , Irvine , and Glendale , we make it very convenient for you to receive the treatments you need!