MonaLisa Touch

Pelvic Health Specialists

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery located in Lawrence, KS & Topeka, KS

You don’t have to simply deal with the pain and discomfort of vaginal dryness. Board-certified urogynecologist Cathy Dahl, DO, at Pelvic Health Specialists in Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas, offers advanced laser treatment with MonaLisa Touch® to rejuvenate your vaginal tissue, improve health, and relieve your discomfort. Call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a gentle, minimally invasive laser treatment that improves the gynecologic health of postmenopausal women. The vaginal revitalization treatments help to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause. 

The laser delivers energy to your vaginal walls to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that provide flexibility and strength in your vaginal tissue, as well as revascularization of the tissue for improved circulation and lubrication.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch can restore your vaginal health. Many women experience atrophic vaginitis, which is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of your vaginal walls. 

Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and cancer treatment may cause atrophic vaginitis. With this condition, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Vaginal dryness or burning
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Lack of sensation during intercourse

MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive, safe, and effective treatment that can relieve many of these symptoms. 

What can I expect during treatment with MonaLisa Touch?

During your treatment, your provider at Pelvic Health Specialists inserts the MonaLisa Touch laser wand deep into your vagina. The laser pulse targets both the surface of your vaginal tissue, as well as the mucosal tissue underneath.

You may feel some discomfort when your provider inserts the wand. Although the laser treatment itself isn’t painful, your provider can apply an anesthetic cream to reduce discomfort. The entire treatment takes only five minutes.

There’s no downtime after treatment, so you can go back to your usual activities. However, your provider recommends you not insert anything into your vagina, such as tampons or engaging in sexual activity, for a few days after treatment to allow the tissue to heal. 

How many treatments do I need?

You may notice an improvement in your discomfort after the first session, but for best results, the team at Pelvic Health Specialists recommends a minimum of three treatments set at six-week intervals. 

After the last treatment, you should notice a significant reduction in all your symptoms and an improvement in the quality of your life, especially in the bedroom.

To maintain vaginal health, Pelvic Health Specialists recommends you come in annually for maintenance treatment with the MonaLisa Touch laser.

To regain vaginal health and reduce discomfort, call Pelvic Health Specialists or schedule an appointment online.