ThriveOB and Women's Wellness
Private Medical Practices & Anti-Aging & Hormone Specialists located in Barrington, IL
Over 40% of post-menopausal women and breast cancer survivors experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, painful urination, or pain during intercourse. At ThriveOB and Women's Wellness in Barrington, Illinois, Jennifer Moreira, MD, FACOG, and her team offer the MonaLisa Touch® laser to help relieve these symptoms. This cutting-edge laser system delivers both immediate and long-lasting relief by stimulating healing and blood flow to increase lubrication. Call the practice today to learn more and make your appointment.
MonaLisa Touch Q & A
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser treatment used to address menopause-related symptoms without the need for estrogen hormones. It’s non-invasive and takes just five minutes.
The laser provides benefits to vaginal tissue, like estrogen hormones, without the risks and side effects of estrogen therapy. This advanced laser system stimulates collagen production, increases vaginal strength, improves vaginal moisture, and helps restore vaginal tightness and function.
What is MonaLisa Touch used for?
The team at ThriveOB and Women's Wellness uses the MonaLisa Touch to relieve menopause-related symptoms of vaginal atrophy, which often results from decreases in estrogen levels. This innovative laser treatment helps relieve the following signs and symptoms:
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of elasticity
- Vaginal itching
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal burning
- Leaking urine
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Bleeding with intercourse
MonaLisa Touch is a functional vaginal treatment based on a special fractional CO2 laser specifically created for vaginal mucosa. The laser works to boost collagen production and improve tissue function and vaginal hydration. The treatment can increase your comfort, confidence, sexual intimacy, and sexual pleasure.
What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch treatment?
The MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is non-invasive and pain-free, so no anesthesia is required. You may feel a slight vibration or warmth during the procedure. Your provider applies a laser probe to your vaginal tissue for several minutes, similar to the speculum used during a Pap smear. MonaLisa Touch is now the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and its after-effects, which may occur during menopause and after childbirth.
You don’t need to take any time off to recover, so you can resume most activities right after the procedure. Many patients schedule their treatments during their lunch break.
How many treatments will I require?
Your provider lets you know how many MonaLisa Touch treatments you require to achieve optimal results based on how serious your symptoms are. Most women find that three, five-minute treatments spaced six weeks apart are very effective.
Everybody is different, which is why each MonaLisa treatment plan is personalized to each patient and their needs.
What happens after MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Your practitioner might recommend you avoid strenuous activity for a day or two and abstain from sexual intercourse for two to three days while you heal. Follow your doctor’s post-procedure recommendations.
Don’t let unpleasant menopause-related vaginal symptoms ruin your confidence, sexual intimacy, and quality of life. Schedule an appointment by calling ThriveOB and Women's Wellness today.