MonaLisa Touch in Auburn, WA
As women begin to enter menopause, the collagen and elastin in their vaginal area begin to diminish. Over time, the depletion of collagen and elastin can cause dryness and other issues in the vaginal area. We treat the signs of vaginal atrophy using a device called MonaLisa Touch. The MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal procedure for the treatment of atrophic vaginitis and lichen sclerosis.
How does it work?
The MonaLisa Touch uses a fractional CO2 laser to improve symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). This laser energy is delivered directly to the vaginal wall tissue, which improves vaginal tissue, softness, elasticity, and lubrication. Treatments can also greatly diminish pain during intercourse, reduce the risk of bladder and vaginal infections and improve mild stress and urge incontinence.
Laser vaginal revitalization treatments promote collagen growth, which aids in bringing hydration back to vaginal walls. MonaLisa Touch treatments work to improve vaginal health in women who have experienced a decrease in their production of estrogen, such as:
- Post-menopausal women
- Breast cancer survivors
- Women who have had a hysterectomy
What can I expect during the treatment?
Laser vaginal health treatments with the MonaLisa Touch are performed in-office and do not require anesthesia. The actual treatment time is less than 5 minutes and can deliver both immediate and lasting relief from symptoms of menopause. Some women report feeling relief from symptoms after a single treatment, although three treatments are typically recommended for optimal results. While patient experience may vary, there are minimal side effects from MonaLisa Touch laser treatments. We recommend refraining from sexual activity for a few days following the procedure, but patients may otherwise return to their regular schedules without any downtime.
Who is a candidate for MLT?
Patients may experience different symptoms. However, women experiencing any of the following symptoms, especially following pregnancy or menopause, may be a candidate for MLT.
- vaginal itching
- vaginal dryness
- vaginal tearing
- irritation within the vagina
- sexual pain or discomfort