Most of us have heard of the elusive “Mona Lisa smile” immortalized by da Vinci’s famous painting. But far fewer have heard of the MonaLisa Touch® — and if you’re a woman, that’s too bad.
That’s because the MonaLisa Touch is a laser-based system designed specifically to treat uncomfortable age-related changes in the vagina that typically happen as a woman’s estrogen levels drop just before and during menopause. The system uses a special wand to administer “doses” of laser energy directly to the vaginal tissues without any need for surgery, incisions, or anesthesia.
In Santa Monica, California, Tristan E. Bickman, MD is a top provider of MonaLisa Touch treatment to help women lead healthier, more comfortable, more confident lives. In this post, she reviews three big reasons why so many women love MonaLisa Touch.
It combats vaginal atrophy
The vagina depends on a steady supply of estrogen to maintain its moisture and resilience. When estrogen levels drop, the vaginal tissues become thin, dry, and irritated — a condition known as vaginal atrophy.
Many women who experience vaginal atrophy suffer from symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching or burning, burning during urination, and pain during intercourse (a condition called dyspareunia). Some women are more prone to urinary tract infections and symptoms of urinary incontinence.
MonaLisa Touch is designed to rejuvenate vaginal tissues by promoting the production of collagen, a special protein fiber that helps maintain the vagina’s elasticity, tone, and moisture. Laser energy creates tiny areas of “controlled damage” that stimulate healing responses to rejuvenate the vagina and relieve atrophy symptoms.
It improves sexual pleasure
Vaginal atrophy can have a direct impact on a woman’s sexual satisfaction and fulfillment. When vaginal tissues are dry, thin, and irritated, intercourse and other types of stimulation can be very painful. Laxity from childbirth also contributes to decreased pleasure sensations for women and their partners.
The MonaLisa Touch helps women regain sexual confidence and enjoyment by improving vaginal tone, lubrication, and blood flow, reducing pain and promoting pleasure sensations. In turn, improved sexual function and enjoyment can lead to greater intimacy and satisfaction in your relationships and your life overall.
Treatment is quick — with no downtime
MonaLisa Touch treatments take about 5-10 minutes, and as noted earlier, there’s no need for anesthesia or any type of medication.
After your treatment, you can go back to your regular routines right away, without any downtime, making it convenient for even the busiest woman. The only restriction: You’ll need to avoid sexual intercourse for 2-3 days afterward to give your vagina time to heal.
While you can experience improvements in vaginal tone with just a single treatment session, most women experience maximum benefits with a series of three treatments spaced out over a few weeks. Afterward, touch-up treatments can maintain your results.
Find out if the MonaLisa Touch is right for you
The MonaLisa Touch laser system offers a fresh start for women suffering from the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. To learn more about this unique treatment and how it can improve your health and wellness, call 310-587-9280 or book an appointment online with Dr. Bickman today.