How Soon Will I See Results After Laser Vaginal Treatment with MonaLisa Touch?
Aging, childbirth, menopause, and weight loss are just a few reasons for changes to vaginal tissue. Loose tissue and vaginal dryness cause unnecessary discomfort and can be disruptive to sexual intimacy and daily life. Dr. Samantha Schoenhaus is a board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine and OBGYN with Essential Women’s Health Associates, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Both locations offer the MonaLisa Touch Laser System, a noninvasive laser technology used to correct gynecological issues and improve quality of life.
What is the MonaLisa Touch Laser System?
The MonaLisa Touch is a laser technology procedure used to address vaginal conditions that develop with age, childbirth, and menopause. Temperature-controlled treatment stimulates collagen production and can correct unwanted discomforts, such as vaginal dryness and atrophy, as well as aesthetically improve the outer appearance of the vagina by tightening loose tissue.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is often caused by shifts in hormones, a phenomenon that occurs with the onset of menopause. A reduction in hormones, such as estrogen, decreases tissue lubrication which leads to vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, tissue degeneration, and numerous other gynecological conditions.
Who are ideal candidates for the MonaLisa Touch?
Dr. Schoenhaus and her team provide a thorough initial evaluation to determine if a patient is eligible for the MonaLisa Touch treatment in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. Aside from vaginal dryness, MonaLisa Touch is used for:
Mild cases of incontinence
Improving muscle tone in the vaginal canal
Reducing pain during sexual intercourse
Amending loose vaginal tissues
Enhancing vaginal skin appearance
Our team will let patients know if they do not qualify for the treatment at this time. Reasons may include:
Giving birth within the last three months
Having nonhealing or slow-recovering sores
Having an active or dormant infection, including sexually transmitted diseases or bacterial infection
Having excessive vaginal tissue after weight loss
Having lax internal vaginal muscles
Going through current radiation treatment
Being currently treated for blood clots
Having a prolapsed vagina with a mesh sling
Having a history of past vaginal reconstruction
Other medical conditions that would exclude a patient from receiving the MonaLisa Touch include any medical condition or past surgical procedure that could compromise the laser technology or put the patient’s health at risk.
What is the procedure like?
One MonaLisa Touch session only lasts a few minutes and can be conducted in a private treatment room at Essential Women’s Health Associates at either location. The patient will be asked to undress and wear a paper gown that has an opening on the front. The patient then sits on a reclining chair or table so that the MonaLisa Touch Laser System wand can be inserted into the vaginal canal. The procedure is usually considered pain-free, and patients will feel a warm sensation upon insertion as the temperature increases and the CO2 laser begins to break down tissue. During this tissue ablation, the body starts to produce collagen to create new tissue to firm and strengthen the vaginal region.
What if the MonaLisa Touch doesn’t work?
Our team understands that some gynecological conditions cannot be fully addressed using the MonaLisa Touch alone. Patients can combine the MonaLisa Touch with other procedures if it is recommended by the doctor and if it is in line with the patient’s goals. If the MonaLisa Touch is not a suitable treatment due to symptoms and severity, Dr. Schoenhaus will help the patient review and explore other options, such as hormonal supplementation and surgery.
Is there a recovery period?
Since the MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive treatment, there is usually little to no downtime after the initial procedure. Dr. Schoenhaus generally recommends that patients abstain from sexual intercourse for three days after the treatment to allow for the body to heal.
How long will it take to notice results?
Results from using the MonaLisa Touch Laser System are usually noticeable after 1 – 2 sessions. The timeframe for results will depend on the condition(s) being treated and what the patient’s desired goals are.
How much does the MonaLisa Touch procedure cost?
The overall cost of using the MonaLisa Touch depends on the patient’s goals and the number of sessions recommended. Our team at Essential Women’s Health Associates works with each patient to develop reasonable financial options to make treatment as affordable as possible.
Get a MonaLisa Touch consultation
If you are experiencing vaginal dryness or any other gynecological condition that is causing you daily discomfort, contact Essential Women’s Health Associates located in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV and schedule a consultation with Dr. Samantha Schoenhaus today. Through initial examination, our team can help you decide if the MonaLisa Touch Laser System is right for you.