Vaginal dryness and loss of elasticity can happen at multiple stages of life: after child birth, pre-menopause, during menopause, and after cancer treatments. The most common cause is atrophic vaginitis, and it can adversely affect your lifestyle and sexual well-being.
This revolutionary vaginal laser treatment treats many aspects of female sexual dysfunction.
How the Laser Treatment Works
The MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser that gently stimulates the production of the vaginal wall tissue improving functionality. The treatment is designed to stimulate and promote the regeneration of collagen fibers and the restoration of hydration and elasticity within the vaginal lining. The new collagen results in increasing moisture, elasticity and improving lubrication, treating vaginal dryness and tightening the vagina. It also returns the pH of the vagina back to the levels of before the reduction of estrogen with the potential effect of decreasing urinary tract infections.
Why Choose This Vaginal Laser Treatment?
- Treatment takes just 45 seconds
- No Medication is required
- No side effects
- Treatment is minimally invasive treatment and requires no anesthesia
- No downtime
- Outpatient procedure – no hospitalization
- Machine has wide range of settings that are customizable to the needs of the patient
- FDA approved
Vaginal dryness is often just one symptom of many conditions, such as vaginal atrophy caused by hormone deficiency, and can lead to pain with intercourse, low sexual desire or lack of orgasms. This vaginal laser treatment increases moisture, reducing vaginal dryness.
The vaginal laser treatment will stimulate and promote the reconstruction of collagen fibers and restore hydration and elasticity within the vaginal lining, resulting in vaginal tightening.
What is Vaginal Atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vagina experienced by many women due to a reduction in estrogen. This causes vaginal dryness as well as a loss of elasticity in the virginal walls, which requires vaginal tightening.
Vaginal atrophy is common in women who have experienced menopause, women that are on medication for breast cancer treatment, and women that have had a hysterectomy. It can also be seen in women that have had pelvic radiation and brain radiation.
What are the Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy?
- Pain during intercourse (Dyspareunia)
- Vaginal itching and burning
- Vaginal dryness
- Change of vaginal pH
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Loss of vaginal folds
- Loss of vaginal laxity
What can Cause Vaginal Atrophy?
- Women that have had their ovaries removed
- Women being treated for breast cancer with medication (i.e. Tamoxifen, Arimidex)
- Radiation to the pelvis
- Women that have undergone chemotherapy
- Treatment induced menopause
Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy
Salvatore S. et al.– Climacteric. 2015 Apr.
Fractional CO₂ laser for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) dyspareunia relief in breast cancer survivors
Pieralli A. et al. – Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2016 May
An assessment of the safety and efficacy of a fractional CO₂ laser system for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy
Sokol E.R. et al – Menopause. 2016 Oct.
The Dr. Gittens Difference
Dr. Gittens is a board certified urologist and associate clinical professor in Ob/Gyn with a special focus on sexual health. He takes the time to ensure all of his patients have safe and effective MonaLisa Touch treatments.
- Unlike other offices and centers who use a one-size-fits-all approach, Dr. Gittens adjusts the settings on the Mona Lisa for the patient’s individual needs.
- Dr. Gittens focuses on complete vaginal and sexual health, unlike other Ob/Gyn’s or aesthetic practices that only perform the Mona Lisa procedure.
- Dr. Gittens was trained by the physician who first used the Mona Lisa to the United States.
- You will be seen and evaluated by a doctor on your first visit not a nurse or medical assistant.
- Dr. Gittens also provides help with other problems relating to sexual dysfunction and menopause including: lack of sexual desire, problems achieving orgasm, and bioidentical hormone replacement.