At InVogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX, we strongly believe that every woman should feel confident in her femininity. We understand that the natural aging process, vaginal childbirth, and other factors can change the function and structure of the vaginal area. To help improve sexual wellness, we proudly offer MonaLisa Touch. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the Mona Lisa treatment.

What Should You Expect From Mona Lisa Treatment? 

Following your Mona Lisa treatment, you can generally expect a remarkable improvement in your quality of life. Different women can enjoy different benefits from this treatment depending on the problems they are trying to correct. If you experience pain during sex due to vaginal dryness, you can expect more comfortable sex after treatment because this rejuvenative treatment can improve vaginal lubrication.

You can also expect this treatment to reverse vaginal atrophy. Another incredible benefit you can expect from this treatment is the restoration of vaginal tightness. This will make sex much more enjoyable for both you and your partner. Other problems that can be corrected by this treatment include:

How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last? 

How often you need to come in for maintenance sessions depends on the severity of your symptoms when you started treatment and other factors. Most women need to come in annually for a follow-up appointment, but some women only need to come in every other year to maintain their desired results.

How Effective Is This Treatment? 

This treatment is extremely effective for most women. Clinical trials have proven that 75% of women achieve complete relief from their symptoms, including persistent vaginal infections and chronic UTIs, after just three treatment sessions.

What Is MonaLisa Touch? 

MonaLisa Touch is a highly innovative gynecologic tool that harnesses the power of a fractional CO2 laser to restore functionality to the vagina, improving sexual function and treating medical conditions associated with childbirth or menopause. This popular laser was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2014 for use in dermatology and other applications.

How Does This Treatment Work? 

This treatment works by making microabrasions in the vaginal wall with the highly advanced carbon dioxide laser. This stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. Simultaneously, it encourages the production of new collagen and elastin and stimulates natural growth factors.

How Quickly Does This Treatment Work? 

This treatment works fairly quickly. You can expect to feel a reduction in vaginal laxity as soon as your first treatment session is complete. However, it will probably be several months before you can enjoy your final results. Most women need three sessions spaced roughly six to eight weeks apart. Women with severe symptoms may need four sessions to achieve their desired results.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment? 

Mona Lisa treatment provides numerous benefits. One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is its versatility. If you have concerns about the functionality of your vaginal area, there’s a good chance it can be corrected by this treatment.

Another incredibly compelling benefit is that there is virtually no downtime following treatment. You’ll have to hold off on sexual intercourse for two days after treatment and forgo the use of tampons and marital aids until you’re healed. However, you can go back to work and meet all of your other obligations once your session is complete.

What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow? 

For clarity, you will only need to go two days without vaginal sexual activity if you are only getting an internal treatment. If you are getting an external treatment, you will need to avoid vaginal sexual activity for seven days.

You will also need to apply an occlusive ointment, like petroleum jelly, to the treatment area to keep it moist. Additionally, you will need to go 24 hours without taking a bath or shower. During the second day following your treatment, you will need to avoid hot water. Besides avoiding hot tubs, you should avoid hot baths and showers.

What Should You Expect During Your Treatment? 

You should expect your Mona Lisa treatment to be incredibly brief. Generally, treatment sessions take between three and five minutes to complete. During your treatment, Cynosure’s gas-powered laser will be inserted into your vaginal canal. It delivers a two-part pulse that encourages improvements in both the epithelium and lamina propria tissues. This treatment may also be used outside of your vaginal canal depending on your goals.

Is This Treatment Painful? 

No, you should not anticipate any pain during your MonaLisa Touch session. The probe may feel a bit odd when it is first inserted, but it won’t hurt you. While the inside of your vaginal canal is being pulsed with laser energy, you will feel a gentle vibration, but you won’t feel any discomfort. If you need external treatment in addition to internal treatment we can apply a numbing cream to the nerve endings in the area. This may add around 20 minutes to your appointment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment? 

You will most likely qualify for this treatment if you have completed menopause and now suffer from one or more of the following symptoms of low estrogen levels: 

Note that you will probably qualify for this treatment regardless of whether you are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms due to age, breast cancer, or a hysterectomy. Additionally, this treatment may be appropriate for you if you are suffering from vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence, or other side effects of childbirth.

Is There Any Reason Why You Would Be Disqualified From This Treatment? 

The only absolute exclusion criteria are serious systemic or local diseases. If you are free from diseases, the likelihood that you will be disqualified from this treatment is very slim. You may not be a good candidate for this treatment if you are suffering from a vulvar or vaginal infection or you have certain types of lesions, like vaginal or cervical lesions.

Additionally, you may not qualify for this treatment if you suffer from prolapse beyond hymen, have had reconstructive pelvic surgery in the past, or have a known thromboembolic or anticoagulant condition. Moreover, you may not be considered a good fit for this treatment if you have a history of significant keloid scarring or impaired healing.

Can I Get This Treatment If I’m Pregnant? 

No, you cannot get this treatment if you are pregnant. Additionally, you should hold off on this treatment if you suspect you are pregnant or are fewer than three months postpartum. If there is a chance you may be pregnant, but you want a course of Mona Lisa treatments, take a pregnancy test before you schedule your initial consultation.

Why Should Women With Breast Cancer Consider This Treatment? 

There is a very good reason that women with breast cancer who are concerned about the symptoms of low estrogen levels should consider this treatment. Estrogen supplementation can cause endometrial cancer when taken without a progestin, like progesterone. Since a history of breast cancer is a significant risk factor for developing endometrial cancer, estrogen supplementation may not be the ideal choice for you.

How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session? 

During the 48 hours preceding your treatment session, you need to avoid the use of vaginal lubricants. Additionally, you should refrain from using any other products in or around your vagina that can interact with the laser. Moreover, you should take a bath or shower before you come in for your appointment. You also should trim or clip your pubic hair if it is long.

Note that the aforementioned instructions apply if you are getting an internal treatment. If you are getting an external treatment, the vulvar area must be shaved prior to your appointment. Additionally, you should wear cotton underwear and loose pants.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

You can expect a drastic improvement in your quality of life if you get Mona Lisa treatment with the MonaLisa Touch device. Some benefits you can generally expect include the treatment of vaginal atrophy, increased vaginal tightness, and improved functionality of the vaginal area. Moreover, this non-surgical laser treatment can make sex more comfortable and increase vaginal lubrication. Schedule an appointment with us now at InVogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX.