MonaLisa Touch®: All of Your Questions Answered

Vaginal dryness, discomfort, and pain impact many women. From painful sex to urinary incontinence, vaginal changes can hurt your quality of life in a number of ways — but it can be an embarrassing topic to discuss.

Vaginal atrophy is a common problem affecting women in menopause and beyond. Even childbirth can trigger changes that cause vaginal discomfort and make you feel less than your best.

Wanda Torres, MD, FACOG, and our compassionate team at Suncoast Women's Care are here to help you feel better. We’re proud to offer rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch®, a laser procedure designed to improve vaginal comfort with almost no downtime.

If you’re curious about the benefits of MonaLisa Touch but you don’t know who to ask, find answers to your questions right here.

What can MonaLisa Touch treat?

MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 laser designed specifically for women’s unique anatomy. The device delivers powerful laser energy directly to vaginal tissue to treat:

MonaLisa Touch uses fractional lasers to stimulate cell regeneration without harming surrounding tissue. 

Does MonaLisa Touch hurt?

The technology behind MonaLisa Touch means it’s minimally invasive and virtually pain-free. CO2 lasers target the treatment area without affecting surrounding tissue. There’s no downtime, and many patients report that treatment is comfortable. 

When Dr. Torres inserts the device wand, you might feel a gentle warming sensation or tingling. If you’re concerned about discomfort, we can apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure begins.

Does MonaLisa Touch really work?

MonaLisa Touch taps into your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Without the need for hormones or other drugs, it triggers cell growth with fractional laser technology. MonaLisa Touch penetrates tissue and stimulates regeneration that lessens symptoms from urinary incontinence to vaginal dryness.

In one study, 90% of women in menopause experienced reduced vaginal laxity, while 85% noticed less burning and itching. It’s effective for many unpleasant symptoms associated with both menopause and postpartum changes. 

How long does treatment with MonaLisa Touch take?

MonaLisa Touch is a quick procedure that takes less than five minutes in the office. It’s similar to getting a pelvic ultrasound, and you lie comfortably on an exam table throughout the procedure.

You might notice improvement in symptoms after just one treatment with MonaLisa Touch. However, many women find that a series of at least three sessions delivers optimal results. Your treatment sessions are scheduled six weeks apart, and you may choose to continue yearly maintenance sessions afterward.

Is MonaLisa Touch right for me?

Dr. Torres offers comprehensive evaluations to help you decide if MonaLisa Touch is a good option for you. With the help of our team, she performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms. 

MonaLisa Touch can deliver significantly improved symptoms and a better quality of life for women of all ages. If you’re in generally good health but you’re bothered by vaginal changes, MonaLisa Touch could help.

You don’t need to settle for vaginal discomfort that compromises your sex life or your confidence. Request your appointment with Dr. Torres online or on the phone. You can also send a message to the team at their Trinity, Florida, office for more information.

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