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What is the MonaLisa Touch?

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

“The MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser specifically designed to treat vaginal tissue. It creates controlled micro-injuries that trigger your body’s healing response, which boosts collagen and elastin production, thickens the tissues, and increases blood flow.”

— Karina Giglio,

This process can be hugely beneficial to women experiencing chronic dryness (or atrophy) in the vaginal area. Often, women will experience atrophy and other symptoms with menopause. Some symptoms, which the MonaLisa Touch treats, include: painful intercourse, excessive vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, incontinence, unbalanced vaginal pH, bladder infections, vaginal bleeding, vulvodynia, vaginal tearing, and lichen sclerosis.

Dr. Hettiarachchi describes it, saying, “Many people have mistaken this treatment as a vaginal tightening treatment. Although patients will notice a tightening due to the changes in the thickness and texture of their vaginal tissue, the goal of this treatment is not to tighten. It is to change the underlying health of the tissue so that women in menopause can ‘feel normal’ again.”

According to, this treatment has been rated “Worth It” by 94% of patients.

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Dr. John Hettiarachchi, FACS FPMRS

Dr. John Hettiarachchi, FACS FPMRS