It’s been a few years since I wrote about Mona. What is Mona? “She” is the life changing vaginal laser that has been the most popular addition to our office! Now with 5 years of experience and over 1,500 treatments performed, we can say with full confidence that this treatment is a game changer!
Unlike other vaginal revitalizing procedures, MonaLisa Touch is the only fractional laser that is FDA cleared to treat vaginal symptoms with more than 20 published studies. Life Studios is one of the leading providers of MonaLisa Touch in California.
Some of the symptoms that can be addressed by MonaLisa Touch include:
- Painful sex
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Itching/Burning
- Frequent urination
- Recurrent UTIs
- Lichen sclerosus
- Mild stress urinary incontinence
The procedure is minimally invasive, takes about 5 minutes, and is very comfortable. There is also minimal down time; the only requirement is to refrain from intercourse and spin cycle classes for several days after the procedure. Other than that, you can go back to regular activities right after treatment.
How MonaLisa Touch Works
MonaLisa Touch works by painlessly creating micro-damage in the vaginal tissue using laser technology, in much the same way laser treatments are used to rejuvenate the skin on other parts of the body, like the face. The core idea here is to guide the body’s repair processes, causing more healthy cells to grow, increasing tissue support through increased collagen levels, and amping up moisture through increased hyaluronic acid. The laser shows the body where to heal itself.
Hyaluronic acid is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated aspects of this treatment, because its presence is vital for the health of the mucosa. This acid occurs naturally in our bodies and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture! So MonaLisa Touch doesn’t just improve the support network of the vaginal tissue, but increases the overall health through increased hydration.
The number of MonaLisa Touch treatments that you will need will depend on your unique situation, though the average number is about 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. However, most patients begin to notice results and increased comfort after the first procedure. The procedure is health savings account eligible for many people.
After the initial course of treatments has been completed, results can be maintained with an annual follow-up procedure.
Women who are seeking this procedure for revitalization after childbirth may only need one treatment.
So let’s be very direct for a moment; if you’re suffering from loss of gynecologic vitality after childbirth or due to natural or induced menopause, you are not alone. It’s very important that you understand that there are many women struggling with this same issue. And you know what? There’s really no reason to allow it to continue impacting your comfort and sense of self, especially when you consider how comfortable and convenient a treatment like MonaLisa Touch can be.
The procedure can reduce dryness, increase collagen and elastin production, boost hyaluronic acid, and tighten the mucosa. These results have a meaningful impact on your well being by reducing pain and discomfort, reducing bladder symptoms, and increasing enjoyment during intercourse.
Scheduling Your MonaLisa Touch Consultation is Easy
If you’d like to learn more about MonaLisa Touch, the caring and compassionate staff of Life Studios are here to help make this a happy and positive experience for you. Simply call 916-797-1878 or use the Contact Form to get in touch, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Denise L. Sweeney, MD, FACOG