Menopause can bring a lot of major changes to women’s bodies, including changes in the way their vaginas respond and react to sexual intercourse. This is a common concern in a menopausal women, and at Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa in Newnan, GA we offer an innovative solution – the MonaLisa Touch™ treatment for vaginal rejuvenation.
What is MonaLisa Touch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation?
MonaLisa Touch™ is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that is FDA-approved and consists of a specially-designed CO2 fractional laser. A probe is gently inserted into the vaginal canal and emits controlled two-part pulses that target both the surface and deep cells of the vaginal lubrication tissues, revitalizing them into creating more collagen.
This procedure can treat the uncomfortable symptoms of vaginal atrophy, a genital disorder commonly caused by menopause:
- Pain during intercourse
- Chronic itching
- Lack of natural vaginal lubrication
In addition to alleviating these symptoms, there are other benefits experienced by women who receive MonaLisa Touch™ treatments:
- Increased sensation during intercourse
- Decrease in urinary incontinence
- More self-confidence
What is the MonaLisa Touch™ Treatment Like?
The MonaLisa Touch™ treatment is virtually pain-free and requires no anesthetic, although a topical cream is available upon request. Most women who undergo treatment report it feeling like gentle vibration, but slight discomfort may be experienced the first time the laser probe is inserted into the vaginal canal.
Each MonaLisa Touch™ session takes less than five minutes to perform, but sometimes patients are encouraged to undergo 3 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart for optimum results. Improvement is usually noticed after one session, however.
While the rejuvenated vaginal tissue is long-term, patients may be advised to come in annually for a follow-up treatment.
What is the Recovery Time Afterward?
MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal rejuvenation requires no down time, but some localized redness and swelling may occur afterward, which usually goes away after a few days. Patients are also usually advised to not participate in sexual activity for 5 days afterward. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will advise you what risks and side effects may be associated with this procedure.
You do not have to be menopausal in order to receive MonaLisa Touch™ treatments. Doctor Stephens will assess your vaginal health and concerns during your consultation and determine if you are a good candidate for this rejuvenation treatment.
If you’re ready to regain the vaginal vitality and comfort that you used to enjoy, contact Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa today to set up your consultation and see a top-rated OBGYN in Newnan GA.