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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 pain during sex, the team at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey, can help using MonaLisa Touch®, a medical procedure used to treat vaginal tissue. If you live in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, or the greater New York City region, and you’d like to know more, call the office or book your appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser used to treat gynecological conditions. The minimally invasive procedure regenerates vaginal tissue and forms new blood vessels and collagen, the protein that gives your vaginal tissue its strength and elasticity, without the need for medications.

MonaLisa Touch is not a vaginal rejuvenation tool or a cosmetic procedure. It’s a treatment used for clinical purposes to help relieve a number of symptoms, including vaginal dryness and pain during sex.

Women’s Healthcare of Princeton was one of the first practices in the United States to offer MonaLisa Touch to patients, and Maria Sophocles, MD, is one of the most experienced MonaLisa Touch providers in the nation.

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch uses advanced fractional CO2 laser technology to stimulate the regeneration of your vaginal tissue. The energy from the laser targets both the surface and deep tissue of your vaginal walls, which triggers the cells to generate new, healthier tissue and restore the vaginal mucosa.

Am I a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

After performing a comprehensive examination and reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your provider at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton determines if you’re a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch.

You may be considered a good candidate if you’re going through menopause and experiencing vaginal dryness or discomfort due to the changes in your hormone levels. It’s also effective for women experiencing surgical menopause after removal of the ovaries. Other women who may benefit are those who experience menopausal symptoms after treatment for breast cancer and can’t take hormone replacement medication.

MonaLisa Touch may also be recommended if you’re experiencing vaginal laxity, which many women experience after childbirth. The advanced laser treatment may also benefit women with mild urinary incontinence.

What can I expect during the procedure?

MonaLisa Touch is a gentle procedure that’s done right in the office at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton. During the procedure, you relax on an exam table and your provider eases the laser into your vagina. There, it emits gentle, painless laser energy into your vaginal walls, where it activates the production of new collagen and blood vessels.

The procedure takes only five minutes and there’s no downtime afterward. Your provider offers specific guidelines on how to care for yourself following your MonaLisa Touch session to allow for proper healing of your vaginal tissue.

Many women report a noticeable improvement in vaginal health after one treatment. However, to get the most benefits, your provider at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton may recommend three sessions at six-week intervals. Then, you can come in for a single treatment each year to maintain your gynecological health.

For many women, MonaLisa Touch is a game changer. To learn more about the treatment and how it can help you, call Women’s Healthcare of Princeton today or book an appointment online.