For women who are experiencing menopause or who are survivors of breast cancer, many notice a change in their vaginal health. While this concern may seem uncomfortable to talk about, Dr. Lisa Erhard of Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa specializes in women’s health and offers an innovative new treatment to gently and safely restore vaginal health – the MonaLisa Touch™ for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation.
Contact us today at our location in Wayzata, Minnesota to schedule a consultation with board certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Erhard and discover the difference of MonaLisa Touch™ treatment.
What is MonaLisa Touch™?
The MonaLisa Touch™ is a medical laser that restores vaginal health and functionality with a quick, painless treatment that is safe and simple. This treatment is non-hormonal and FDA-approved for the dryness and discomfort associated with vaginal atrophy – the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decrease in estrogen levels.
Many women suffer from vaginal atrophy in silence and can experience a variety of symptoms such as:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Decreased lubrication during intercourse
- Burning and urgency with urination
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
- Leaky bladder
These symptoms can be experienced in any combination and in varying degrees of severity. While many women turn to extensive procedures and hormone therapies to alleviate their symptoms, MonaLisa Touch™ is a non-hormonal, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation solution.
How Does MonaLisa Touch™ Work?
The MonaLisa Touch™ treatment only takes about five minutes and is an in-office procedure performed by Dr. Erhard. The laser is inserted slightly into the vaginal canal and controlled CO2 energy is delivered directly to vaginal walls.
The benefits of laser therapy have been widely used in other fields of medicine for several years, and when applied to vaginal cells this energy bypasses the tissue surface to stimulate new production of underlying collagen – the protein responsible for structure and flexibility.
While the process of collagen production is gradual, most women are able to feel a difference after just one treatment. However, three treatments that are spaced 6 weeks apart is usually recommended by Dr. Erhard.
Am I a Candidate for MonaLisa Touch™?
Women who are experiencing menopause, as well as those who have undergone breast cancer treatments or a hysterectomy, tend to be at higher risk for developing changes to their vaginal health. During your consultation with Dr. Erhard, your health, medical history and individual condition will be assessed to determine if MonaLisa Touch™ non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is a possible solution for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
During MonaLisa Touch™, the skin is not damaged and underlying tissues are not irritated, making this one of the safest and most effective ways to treat vaginal atrophy*. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately, with the only post-treatment advice being to abstain from intercourse for about five days*.
Although multiple sessions are typically needed to achieve optimal results, most patients only need annual follow-up appointments after the third session*.
*Individual results may vary
Contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erhard and discover the MonaLisa Touch™ difference for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Serving the greater Minneapolis area.