Feel Like Yourself Again with MonaLisa Touch®

You’re a strong, resilient woman who tackles life as it comes, nurtures and protects those she loves, and faces change with grace and dignity. You’ve spent years dealing with monthly menstruation, maybe you’ve had a baby (or a whole brood), you’re close to or in the middle of menopause, and you may have even battled cancer in your lifetime. 

Each milestone adds to your character and strength, but each also takes a toll on your body, especially your vagina. Physical changes, including the drastic decrease in your estrogen level, alters your vagina in ways you may or may not realize. 

Many women simply say they just don’t feel like themselves. That’s not good at any time of year, but Valentine’s Day may accentuate the loss.

If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Millions of women go through the same thing. And we can help. Dr. Melissa Delgado and our team at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia in Vienna, Virginia offer a gentle, quick, and painless solution to the vaginal changes caused by childbirth, menopause, and even cancer treatment. It’s called MonaLisa Touch®, and it’s revolutionized sexual health for women. Here’s what you need to know.

MonaLisa Touch technology

MonaLisa Touch is not a surgery, and it doesn't require any needles or medication. It’s an innovative technology that uses fractional CO2 laser energy to stimulate the tissues deep within your vaginal walls. 

A slender probe emits controlled bursts of laser energy directed at the walls of your vagina. The point where the laser energy contacts your skin sustains a tiny pinprick-sized injury that triggers your body’s healing response and stimulates the generation of new, healthy tissue.

The laser energy also triggers a response deep within your vaginal tissue, prompting the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for hydration and elasticity.

Who needs MonaLisa Touch?

The technology behind MonaLisa Touch was developed specifically to treat genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), the condition that occurs when your estrogen level plummets due to menopause (whether natural or triggered by ovary removal), medications, or cancer treatment. These life-changing events affect women differently, but the classic symptoms include:

Even one of these symptoms can be disruptive, but many women experience multiple vaginal issues, and it begins to affect their self-esteem and their relationships. If any of these symptoms apply to you, talk to Dr. Delgado about whether MonaLisa Touch is right for you.

What MonaLisa Touch feels like

Most of our patients say that their MonaLisa Touch session feels just like an annual well-woman exam or a vaginal ultrasound. The probe is slim and smooth, so it slides in and out easily. We apply a numbing gel to make sure you don’t feel any discomfort.

As the energy pulses, you may feel a slight vibration, but nothing painful. The treatment takes about 5 - 10  minutes, and you’re free to go home, head back to work, or run errands immediately afterward. You should notice a difference in your symptoms within the first few days, but they will continuously improve over the next couple of months as the collagen production kicks in.

For optimal results, we suggest planning on about three treatments, and annual touch-ups. 

Whether you’re menopausal or postmenopausal, have taken estrogen-blocking medications for breast cancer, or have had your ovaries removed, and you’ve noticed some vaginal changes as a result, you’re likely a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch. To find out for sure, call us at 571-261-8069, or request an appointment online today, and feel more like yourself this Valentine’s Day.

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