Millions of women experience gynecological changes as they age such as vaginal dryness, vaginal irritation, itching, and pain. Although these changes are normal and occur due to hormonal fluctuations, some women feel embarrassed by them and don’t know who they should talk to about it. If you can relate to these symptoms, the good news is that you don’t just have to learn to live with them. The MonaLisa Touch is a quick treatment that strengthens the elastin, collagen, and blood vessels of your vaginal wall for prompt relief of symptoms.
What to Expect from the Procedure
The MonaLisa Touch is a simple, five-minute outpatient procedure that involves the insertion of a C02 laser into your vaginal canal. It requires no anesthesia and most patients experience very little downtime afterward. You can typically resume regular activity within 2-3 days and sexual activity after one week. Most often the treatment course consists of 3 separate procedures, each lasting around 5 minutes, approximately 6 weeks apart. Your urologist or gynecologist will speak to you about treatment expectations and recovery before performing the MonaLisa Touch.
Potential Side Effects from the MonaLisa Touch
As with all medical procedures, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits before requesting the MonaLisa Touch from your gynecologist. Some of the potential side effects associated with this procedure include:
- General discomfort
- Mild spotting or bleeding
- Brown, pink, or watery vaginal discharge
- Inflammation, redness, or swelling
- Irritation, itching, tenderness, or a burning sensation with urination
These side effects are normal and should disappear within a few days of your procedure.
Why MonaLisa Touch?
After going through decades of menstruation, potential pregnancy, and then menopause, you deserve to feel comfortable. The hormonal changes of aging may be unavoidable, but you can do something about them by scheduling an appointment for the MonaLisa Touch. In just five minutes, you can walk out of the office feeling much more comfortable than when you arrived. The fractional laser used in this procedure ensures rapid healing by directing laser emissions only towards tissues that require it. Are you ready to learn more? Speak to your urologist or gynecologist today about the MonaLisa Touch.