About MonaLisa Touch Laser Treatment
A Revolutionary Laser Treatment Creating Lasting Improvement for Women Affected by Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms
Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy
- Vaginal Dryness
- Painful Intercourse
- Vaginal Burning or Irritation
- Vaginal Itching
- Recurring Vaginal Infections
- Recurring Urinary Infections
- Urinary Incontinence
- Recovery from Childbirth
- Reduced Sensation
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is a safe and effective non-hormonal therapy that delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall, stimulating a healing response and enhanced collagen and moisture levels inside and outside the vaginal canal.
Women (and specifically Rockhill Women’s Care doctors and patients) are calling it “life-changing”, citing relief after the first session.*
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment delivers microscopic heat beams to restore vaginal health and improve functionality in a fast, pain free, and nonsurgical manner with no anesthesia or downtime required.
- Until menopause, the vagina and the surrounding vaginal opening are all richly supplied with estrogen receptors. When estrogen decreases at menopause, these receptors are left empty and the area atrophies.
- The vaginal lining becomes thinner, less able to produce moisture, and more easily injured.
- The lining of the urethra (the tube for urination) weakens.
- This results in quality of life-impacting symptoms such as painful intercourse, uncomfortable vaginal irritations, urinary incontinence, recurrent vaginal and urinary infections, and reduced sensation.
These symptoms can also occur earlier in life after child-bearing.
Deka Medical Laser Manufacturer, The New Laser Treatment Against Vaginal Atrophy, Laxity and Urinary Incontinence
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment for the interior and exterior of the vagina was introduced in Italy in 2012. It was cleared by the FDA in the US in 2014.
Medical researchers had noted that facial skin was rejuvenated by using fractional CO2 laser therapy. They wondered, could this also restore vaginal and urinary functions? Their premise was that facial laser treatment encourages restoration of connective tissue and production of collagen and elastic fiber. Perhaps laser treatment could be used to improve skin health and appearance to a pre-menopausal state. Thus, MonaLisa Touch was designed specifically for use on vaginal mucosa.
Researchers examined the vaginal mucosa pre- and post-treatment with MonaLisa Touch laser therapy. Studies indicated the laser restored normal histological characteristics of premenopausal vaginal tissue.
Microscopic pictures of a typical menopausal vaginal lining
compared to the lining after two MonaLisa Touch laser treatments*
Vaginal Mucosa in Basal Condition with Thinner Epithelium
* Courtesy of Professor A. Calligaro, University of Pavia, Italy
*Results may vary from person to person
2 Weeks After 2nd Treatment