What is Mona Lisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a service offered by ForWomen OBGYN to patients in Sterling, VA, Chantilly, VA and Loudoun County. Performed by lead expert OB/GYN Dr. Felicia Donald, MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.
How does MonaLisa Touch rejuvenate the vagina?
The MonaLisa Touch uses an advanced fractional CO2 laser to gently heat tissues in the vagina, which stimulates the production of collagen. As the vagina produces fresh collagen, the tone and texture of the vaginal lining are restored. The overall effect restores balance, improves vaginal health, and diminishes vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy occurs when levels of estrogen drop below normal. The condition commonly begins during perimenopause and persists after menopause. Vaginal atrophy may also be caused by health conditions that impact estrogen production, as well as by pelvic radiation and chemotherapy to treat cancer.
What can the patient expect during MonaLisa Touch treatment?
MonaLisa Laser treatment in Sterling, VA is performed using a small device that’s inserted into the vagina. The procedure is minimally invasive and doesn’t require anesthesia because it’s virtually painless and quick; the entire treatment only takes about five minutes. Your provider at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates explains the procedure, answers your questions, and makes you comfortable during laser treatment.
What happens after the procedure is finished?
When treatment is finished, the patient can get back to her normal routine, with no downtime. Most women have few, if any, side effects following treatment with the MonaLisa Touch. However, you may need to avoid sex for several days.
Even though you may feel the difference after one treatment, optimal results are achieved with three treatments over an 18-week period. The treatment is long-lasting, and you can maintain the benefits with one yearly treatment thereafter.
Does the MonaLisa Touch treat other gynecologic conditions?
Dr. Felicia Donald uses the MonaLisa Touch to treat lichen sclerosus. Lichen sclerosus is a condition that causes areas of the skin on the external genitals to turn white and become thinner than normal. Postmenopausal women have a higher risk, but it can develop in any woman. Lichen sclerosus causes symptoms such as severe itching, discomfort, and painful intercourse.