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Frequently Asked Questions About the MonaLisa Touch Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions About the MonaLisa Touch Procedure

Women who have vaginal atrophy tend to lead lives full of discomfort and pain. This is unfortunate because it decreases their quality of life and makes women feel less confident about themselves. It also affects their love lives because they may not want to be intimate with their partners due to pain during intercourse or feeling uncomfortable. However, the MonaLisa Touch procedure can treat this health condition, and women who have had the treatment usually report feeling happier and experiencing less pain. We at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health have years of professional experience improving the happiness of women suffering from pelvic health issues. See if MonaLisa Touch is right for you. 

What Are the Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy?

If you have these symptoms, you may have vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis:

  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Itchiness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discharge

During intercourse, women may experience:

  • Pain 
  • Tearing within the vaginal walls
  • Bleeding

If you are experiencing these symptoms and believe you may have vaginal atrophy, contact a gynecologist to schedule a consultation and receive an accurate diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have questions if you have vaginal atrophy and are considering the MonaLisa Touch procedure. Here are our most frequently asked questions:

How Does the Treatment Work?

The MonaLisa Touch procedure is a simple, pain-free, five-minute treatment. It consists of a vaginal probe inserted into the vagina, which provides a gentle laser treatment to heal the vaginal walls. There is no anesthesia needed since the procedure is mostly painless. You will only feel a slight vibrating sensation. 

The MonaLisa Touch procedure restores the vagina with a technique called laser vaginal rejuvenation. It stimulates the collagen within the vaginal walls to help rehydrate and restore the functional tissue.

Women may need one to three treatments, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Will it Hurt?

No, it shouldn’t hurt. Because it is a laser treatment, there should only be a slight vibrating sensation. It is much less invasive than surgery or pharmaceutical treatments and there is very little downtime for recovery.

What Can I Expect After the Procedure Is Over?

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so women can return home immediately after the treatment. There may be slight localized discomfort after the treatment, as well as some redness and swelling. These symptoms should only last for a few days at most. Women can resume their normal routines after about one to three days.

The only restrictions women may face are to avoid physical activity, such as lifting weights, for a few days, and to avoid hot baths. Women should be able to resume sexual activities after three to four days.

Women have reported reduced dryness and less burning sensations, as well as less pain during sexual intercourse. Women also saw a reduction in their urinary symptoms. Overall, women report improvement in quality of life, self-confidence, and sexual pleasure.

Women dealing with vaginal atrophy do not have to suffer. The MonaLisa Touch procedure can change their lives for the better.



Dr. John Hettiarachchi, FACS FPMRS

Dr. John Hettiarachchi, FACS FPMRS