Women going through menopause experience hormonal changes that lead to vaginal discomfort and pain during intercourse. The simple MonaLisa Touch® laser treatment provided by OB/GYN Judy Wei, MD, at Capri Medical Group provides relief for this problem that women are often reluctant to discuss. Call the office in Irvine, California, or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can revitalize your vaginal health today.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 fractional laser device that delivers gentle laser energy to the inner and outer vaginal tissue. The energy stimulates cell turnover and the development of new collagen, a skin-strengthening compound, to restore health in your vagina.
The procedure is noninvasive, nonsurgical, and doesn’t require anesthesia. It’s performed right in the comfort of Dr. Wei’s office.
Who is a candidate for MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a superior treatment for menopausal women experiencing vaginal symptoms due to decreased levels of estrogen. Women who are in the postnatal period or recovering from cancer treatment may also benefit. MonaLisa Touch can resolve:
Vaginal itching and dryness
Mild urinary incontinence
Talk to Dr. Wei about your symptoms and concerns. She can help you determine if MonaLisa Touch is the right course of treatment to bring your relief.
What should I expect during a MonaLisa Touch session?
You lie on an exam table, much like you do for an annual pelvic exam. Dr. Wei then uses a sterile vaginal probe to apply the laser energy in and around your vaginal region. You’ll feel some warmth, but the procedure isn’t painful. The entire laser treatment takes about five minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Most women benefit from three treatments, spaced about six weeks apart. You will start to notice benefits after the first session but following through with all three gives you optimal results. Many women elect a yearly maintenance session as well. Dr. Wei can put together a treatment plan appropriate for you.
Does MonaLisa Touch require downtime?
You need minimal downtime following MonaLisa Touch and can go back to most of your daily activities in a day or two afterward. You will need to refrain from sexual intercourse for three to four days following treatment, however. Dr. Wei may also recommend you avoid hot baths and physical exercise for just a couple days to facilitate healing.
To learn how you can benefit from MonaLisa Touch, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.