MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch™: A New Therapy for Vaginal Health, offered in our Chesapeake office

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Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 50% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, bladder infections or pain during intercourse?

Do you leak urine when you cough or sneeze? Do you feel your vaginal skin is “too loose”? Has your sexual sensation decreased?

It’s OK to talk about it™ – because now there is a new therapy that works

MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures, each done six weeks apart. 

  • In-office procedure
  • No anesthesia, virtually painless
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Each treatment is less than 5 minutes
  • Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2008 and many have described the procedure as "life-changing"

Frequently Asked Questions

The Issue

Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman's quality of life in unexpected ways. Hormone replacement therapy may not be the best option for a lot of patients, as treatment outcomes can be uncertain. Now there is an alternative therapy for vaginal revitalization that can help millions of women who are silently suffering and unable to undergo other treatment options.

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (vaginal tissue) so that these cells make more collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.

How does it work?

MonaLisa Touch implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

Where can I have this done?

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by the clinicians at Virginia Center for Women, one of the few locations in the Hampton Roads area where this revolutionary technology is available.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.

How long does it take?

Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, each taking only about 5 minutes to perform.

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an18-week period. Our patients have reported that urinary leakage symptoms are better within the first days.

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.  

What are my limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. We will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.

For which patients is this treatment appropriate?

The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. It has also very successfully treated some of our breast feeding moms suffering with vaginal dryness, as well as women suffering from decreased sexual sensation, certain skin issues, and urinary leakage.

How much will the procedure cost?

Contact our office for additional information at 757-547-2322

Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?

Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.