MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Women's Healthcare of Princeton

Gynecologists located in Princeton, NJ

While you may have been expecting hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings when menopause hit, you probably weren’t completely ready for ways “the change” would impact your ability to enjoy sexual intimacy with your partner. If menopause has left you with vaginal dryness or turned sexual intimacy into a painful experience, the team at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey, can help: They offer vaginal rejuvenation through advanced MonaLisa Touch® non-surgical laser therapy. If you live in the New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, or the greater New York City region and you’d like to know more, call or book your appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

Women's Healthcare of Princeton

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser specifically designed to rejuvenate the tissues that line the vaginal canal. This state-of-the-art technology is the safest and most effective way to treat vaginal atrophy and prevent its after effects, without resorting to surgery or prescription medications.

Women’s Healthcare of Princeton was one of the first practices in the United States to offer MonaLisa Touch to patients, and Dr. Sophocles is one of the most experienced MonaLisa Touch providers. In addition to performing more vaginal rejuvenation procedures than most physicians, Dr. Sophocles educates other physicians, speaks to national audiences, and performs research for other gynecological uses.

Is MonaLisa Touch Right For Me?

MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation treatments are designed to help women who are experiencing vaginal dryness and other symptoms brought on by hormone-related changes.

The procedure is equally effective for women who have gone through natural menopause as it is for women whose menopause was induced with a hysterectomy. It’s an especially good option for women who can’t benefit from hormone replacement therapy.

MonaLisa Touch can help with:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness, burning, or itching
  • Lichen sclerosus, a common postmenopausal skin condition
  • Stress urinary incontinence and chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Vaginal laxity

MonaLisa Touch also may be beneficial to women who experience long-term vaginal symptoms following childbirth. Dr. Sophocles can tell you if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.

What Does the Treatment Involve?

During the procedure, your Women’s Healthcare of Princeton physician uses a vaginal probe to ease the laser into your vagina. There, it emits gentle pulses of painless laser energy into your vaginal wall, where it activates the production of new collagen and revitalizes the vaginal mucosa. In just a few quick treatments, MonaLisa Touch can:

  • Restore proper trophic balance to your tissues
  • Increase the functionality of your vagina
  • Reestablish pain-free intimacy

A single in-office MonaLisa Touch treatment takes less than five minutes, and the average woman needs just three treatments to see optimal results. Because each treatment is scheduled six weeks apart to give your body’s natural healing mechanisms enough time to rejuvenate the treated area, it takes 18 weeks to complete a typical course of treatment.

Many women report noticeable symptom relief after just one treatment, and more significant relief after each successive treatment.  

What Can I Expect Following Treatment?

As a gentle, non-invasive procedure, MonaLisa Touch has virtually no side effects and allows you to resume your normal activities immediately. It is recommended, however, that you refrain from having sexual intercourse for two or three days to give your vaginal tissues time to begin the healing process.


*To learn more about vaginal dryness, click here

**Individual results may vary