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Mona Lisa Touch Q & A


What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a treatment that uses a fractional CO2 laser to reactivate the production of new collagen in vaginal tissue. Collagen is the protein that, among other things, gives skin its elasticity and strength. As you age, collagen production slows, which is why your skin becomes thinner and less taut as you get older.

MonaLisa Touch helps prevent the drop in estrogen levels that causes collagen production to slow down, promoting the growth of new collagen fibers in the vaginal area. Treatment using MonaLisa Touch helps with vaginal symptoms such as:

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Tissue laxity
  • Painful intercourse

MonaLisa touch provides a solution to vaginal problems that women frequently experience but find hard to discuss.

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch uses laser technology, so there’s no surgery involved and no medications to take. Your OB/GYN aims the specially designed CO2 laser onto the walls of your vagina using a scanner, creating minute lesions on the surface tissues.

These microlesions stimulate new collagen fibers to grow, a process that’s known as neocollagenesis. As a result of the laser treatment, your body starts increasing collagen production, an entirely natural and safe process.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive solution to vaginal discomfort, and it:

  • Improves the pH of your vagina, reducing the risk of infection
  • Hydrates the vaginal mucosa
  • Thickens the epithelium, improving vaginal tone
  • Helps with symptoms of stress incontinence

MonaLisa Touch is a painless procedure that only takes a few minutes, and you won’t experience any side effects or have to take time off work.    

How many MonaLisa Touch treatments would I need?

Collagen production starts straight after the procedure, and women often find they can see visible improvements after only one MonaLisa Touch treatment. Collagen continues to grow for several weeks afterward, too.

The number of treatments you need depends on the symptoms you have, but your OB/GYN discusses these issues at your appointment. If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort, MonaLisa Touch could provide an effective solution to your problem. For more information, call Galasso, Hirsch & Russell M.D.s, PC, or make an appointment online.

Galasso, Hirsch & Russell, MD's, PC
755 Park Avenue
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-570-2222
Fax: (212) 288-0280
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