When you hear the words Mona Lisa, you might immediately think of that oh-so-famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. But at the Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH, we think of something else altogether. The MonaLisa Touch is a laser system developed to rejuvenate vaginal tissues. What does this mean for you? Treatment can provide relief from dryness, itching, and burning and simultaneously restore sexual pleasure.
What Should You Expect From MonaLisa Touch?
Every woman’s vagina undergoes changes over the years. Aging and childbirth can cause a loss of muscle tone that leads to uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms like vaginal dryness, burning, and discharge. Women also frequently experience urinary incontinence, recurring urinary tract infections, and pain or bleeding during intercourse.
The MonaLisa provides vaginal rejuvenation that can address all of the above-mentioned symptoms. More specifically, it relieves vaginal discomfort without pain or downtime, allowing you to return to work or other daily tasks immediately. It can also:
- Restore tightness to vaginal tissues and muscles
- Increase natural lubrication
- Improve your own sexual experiences as well as your partner’s
- Stop or reduce urinary incontinence
- Reduce the frequency of urinary tract infections
- Stop vaginal itching
- Substantially improve your self-esteem and quality of life
A Brief Discussion on Estrogen
Although childbirth can stretch vaginal tissues until they become lax, most changes in this area occur with a decline in estrogen levels. Estrogen plays a critical role in vaginal health by lubricating and thickening tissues. It additionally increases acidity levels to reduce bacterial infections. Estrogen also helps maintain healthy lubrication so vaginal tissues feel comfortable while sitting, exercising, and even during intercourse.
Estrogen gradually and permanently wanes before and during menopause as well as after ovary removal. Certain medications for breast cancer can also block estrogen production. The effects include dry, thin, and inflamed vaginal tissues. In the past, women simply lived with these symptoms because they were embarrassed to discuss them and treatment options were few. The MonaLisa is changing this landscape.
A Hormone-Free Treatment Option
When tissues become thin and dry, the impact on a woman’s quality of life both physically and emotionally can be devastating. She’s no longer able to enjoy intimacy, and urinary incontinence brought about by sneezing, coughing, or laughing can be humiliating and uncomfortable.
The MonaLisa laser was created to treat these and many other symptoms related to estrogen loss – without the need for surgery or hormone replacement therapy. It is perfect for women who have been advised not to take hormone-based medications or who simply choose not to for personal reasons. And the laser is safe for women of nearly all ages, including:
- Menopausal or postmenopausal women
- Women who have had both (or one) ovaries removed
- Women with hormonal imbalances or those taking hormone medications
- Women with breast cancer currently taking estrogen-blocking medications
Gentle but Effective
You might be thinking the vagina is a sensitive area, but we can assure you the MonaLisa Touch does not hurt. Women feel nothing more than a mild vibration, and the treatment takes less than 10 minutes altogether to complete. It works by delivering laser energy that gently but effectively rejuvenates vaginal tissues. This rejuvenation happens as the laser creates a photothermal reaction that triggers your body to produce more collagen.
Most lasers work by stimulating collagen, including those used to correct facial concerns like wrinkles and acne scars. In the vagina, increased collagen helps strengthen vaginal walls and improve laxity. It also increases glycogen to feed new, healthy cells that gradually replace old and damaged cells. And, finally, collagen helps strengthen muscles that surround and support the urethra to improve incontinence.
More Treatment Details
The MonaLisa wand is thin and, when inserted into the vagina, feels a little like a tampon. On the day of your appointment, you’ll be led to a private, comfortable room and instructed to change into a gown. You will then need to lie back – similar to a gynecological exam – so we can treat your vaginal tissues. Rest assured our discreet team is well-trained in providing patient-centered care and administering to the specific needs of women’s health.
We will apply numbing cream to the vulva and vaginal opening to ensure total comfort before treatment begins. Once the numbing agent has taken effect, the treatment wand will be inserted and turned in clockwise and counterclockwise motions to target all vaginal tissues. The laser delivers precisely calculated energy pulses that are calibrated to the depth and width necessary for your unique needs.
No Schedule Interruptions
After targeting all of the vagina’s internal tissues, a different headpiece is attached to the wand to treat external tissues (if necessary). We’ll let you know when treatment is complete, and after a few moments of rest, you’re free to dress and leave our office. Many patients return to work, while others take the rest of the day to themselves. It’s entirely up to you.
Because this treatment does not involve anesthesia or cutting, you can drive yourself and return to most normal tasks immediately following your session. You should, however, plan to avoid sexual intercourse and any strenuous physical activities for at least several days after treatment. For roughly five days, you should also avoid:
- Wearing tight clothing
- Soaking in a hot tub or bath
- Using tampons
- Inserting anything into the vagina
Remarkable Satisfaction Rates
The MonaLisa Touch is a treatment rooted in science, with an extraordinarily high rate of patient satisfaction. In one study, more than 84% of women reported significant improvements in their vaginal symptoms following treatment. Another study found that all participants experienced positive results from their treatment, and many had completely resolved their symptoms.
Positive Results Develop Quickly
With this in mind, it’s possible to witness an improvement in concerns like dry tissues and/or loss of sexual sensation after just one treatment. For many women, the inability to experience sexual pleasure because of thin and/or lax vaginal tissues takes a toll on their personal relationships.
The MonaLisa can improve intimacy and help women and their partners feel a renewed spark. The laser’s energy thickens tissues and improves cellular turnover, effectively restoring sensation in the vagina. This means intercourse can once again be enjoyable – a development that tends to happen quickly.
A Series of Treatments Works Best
Most patients see the greatest benefit when they receive at least three treatments over the course of 12 to 18 weeks. The results build upon each other as collagen production continues to amplify and vaginal tissues grow stronger.
We may recommend you come in for a maintenance appointment annually or every other year after your initial treatment plan is complete. Because each person is different, however, we’ll first assess your health and response to treatment before making additional recommendations for therapy.
Many women call the MonaLisa Touch a game-changer because it improves physical health and sexual well-being. Up to this point, treatment for vaginal concerns largely centered around:
- Oral estrogen
- Topical vaginal estrogen
- Vaginal moisturizers
- Water-based lubricants
We’ve already touched on the fact that some women cannot take estrogen-based treatments for health reasons, and others simply want a more natural alternative. Moisturizers and lubricants can be beneficial, but they’re also inconvenient and messy. And the results they provide are only temporary, requiring that you frequently apply them to continue enjoying the benefits.
A Treatment That Works With You
The MonaLisa laser system is designed to work with your body by stimulating its natural ability to heal. It safely treats the effects of childbirth, menopause, and cancer-related concerns without causing adverse side effects.
We should note the MonaLisa Touch is designed specifically for the vagina. Its ability to increase collagen production in this area is unique among other treatment options. It also encourages cells to properly function so you can feel like your old self again. Last but not least, results are long-lasting. Many women enjoy the effects of treatment for a year or longer and throughout this time feel greater confidence in professional, social, and intimate occasions.
An Unexpected Benefit
We saved what might be the best benefit for last: many women after treatment with the MonaLisa, many women experience heightened sexual pleasure that leads to more frequent orgasms. Anorgasmia is a condition women increasingly face as they age. But the MonaLisa laser provides intense vaginal resurfacing, including the development of soft tissue. This makes it easier for a number of women to reach orgasm after MonaLisa treatment.
Take Control of Your Vaginal Health
If you find yourself battling vaginal dryness, burning, urinary incontinence, or painful intercourse, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Nor do you need to reach for messy, over-the-counter creams that demand frequent application. The MonaLisa laser system can rejuvenate tissues and improve overall vaginal health after just one treatment. Schedule your consultation today by contacting the Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati, OH.