Gynecology Health & Rejuvenation

MonaLisa Touch Therapy (Vaginal Rejuvenation)

At Aluna Vein Centers in Southern California, we specialize in minimally-invasive, cosmetic, laser and vein surgery. For post-menopausal women who are experiencing painful symptoms of menopause and challenges with intimacy, Dr. Massoudi offers a laser treatment called MonaLisa Touch therapy or vaginal tightening and rejuvenation treatment.

Post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Vaginal atrophy is a condition many post-menopausal women have. With this condition, the walls of the vagina become thinner, wherein the natural elasticity and blood supply are reduced. The vagina’s protective mucosa (mucous membrane) can also lose hydration and thickness, causing a loss of lubrication.


Women who have vaginal atrophy can experience several physical and emotional effects including:

  • Vaginal dryness or itchiness
  • Burning sensations and irritations of the vagina
  • Fissuring of the opening of the vagina
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Feelings of inadequacy when it comes to intimacy
  • A lack of sexual satisfaction due to uncomfortable physical symptoms

How MonaLisa Touch Therapy Works

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.

Long-Lasting, Effective Relief

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.

Benefits of MonaLisa Touch

Women who undergo the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment can enjoy many benefits including:

  • A virtually painless, in-office treatment that requires no anesthesia
  • Short and effective treatment typically only requiring three, 5-minute treatments at six-week intervals
  • Noticeable relief of symptoms after just one treatment
  • Minimal side effects and no downtime
  • Follow-up treatment is only required once per year
  • Improved self-confidence and sexual pleasure
  • Can eliminate troublesome itching, irritation, and pain which can be particularly acute during intercourse

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.

What is the MonaLisa Touch treatment?

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.

Do I have to visit a hospital to have the procedure done?

No, the MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure that requires no hospital visit or stay.

Is it painful to have the procedure done?

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.

How long does the treatment take and when will I notice improvements?

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.

Are the results of the laser treatment long-lasting?

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.

What post-treatment limitations are there, if any?

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.

Schedule Your MonaLisa Touch Consultation Today

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!

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