Menopause and childbirth can lead to several changes in your vaginal health, which is why Lifetime Women’s Healthcare offers MonaLisa® Touch to restore your vitality. Schubert Atiga, MD, FACOG is a board-certified OB/GYN offering a full range of innovative and noninvasive gynecological treatments to women in the San Diego area. If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort, pain during sexual intercourse, or urinary incontinence, call Lifetime Women’s Healthcare in Chula Vista, California or schedule an appointment online today.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that uses fractional CO₂ energy to rejuvenate your vaginal tissue. This energy prompts collagen production in the area, which improves your vaginal health by encouraging the rehydration and restoration of functional tissue.
Dr. Atiga and his team offer MonaLisa Touch treatments during regular office visits. The procedure is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia, and provides immediate results.
What conditions does MonaLisa Touch treat?
MonaLisa Touch’s innovative technology can be used to treat vaginal changes due to childbirth, as well as symptoms associated with estrogen loss.
Estrogen plays a vital role in your vaginal health by keeping the lining thick, elastic, and lubricated. When your estrogen levels drop, primarily due to menopause, less fluid is created. This causes your vaginal tissue to grow thinner and less elastic, leading to a condition known as vaginal and vulvar atrophy.
Vaginal symptoms and conditions MonaLisa Touch can treat include:
- Laxity (looseness)
- Pain during intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Itching, burning, or discomfort
Unlike hormone replacement therapy or surgical treatments, there are few reported side effects from MonaLisa Touch.
What can I expect during my MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Your MonaLisa Touch appointment at Lifetime Women’s Healthcare takes less than five minutes and is virtually painless.
Dr. Atiga inserts a small probe into your vagina to deliver MonaLisa Touch’s thermal energy. This causes the walls of your vagina to contract, which strengthens the vagina and improves its health.
There’s no downtime from MonaLisa Touch, but you should avoid strenuous physical activity, sexual intercourse, and hot baths for three days after your treatment.
How long does it take to see results with MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch offers immediate results, though you continue to see improvement over the weeks to come.
The number of treatments required for optimal results varies from woman to woman, but Dr. Atiga typically recommends a minimum of three treatments. These are usually performed every six weeks, with the possibility of annual maintenance treatments afterward.
To see if MonaLisa Touch can restore your vaginal health, call Lifetime Women’s Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.