When patients are struggling with gynecologic vitality after menopause, pregnancy or cancer treatments, Life Studios can help with a revolutionary procedure called MonaLisa Touch. The procedure is a minimally invasive way to revitalize and tighten the vaginal mucosa and in some cases external tissues, with gentle laser technology. Unlike other vaginal revitalizing procedures on the market, MonaLisa Touch can only be performed in the office of a gynecologist or uro-gynecologist. Life Studios is one of the leading providers of MonaLisa Touch in California.
MonaLisa Touch treatments are quick – less than 5 minutes long – and very comfortable. There is also minimal downtime; the only requirement is to refrain from intercourse for several days after the procedure. Other than that, you can go back to regular activities right after treatment.
Let’s take a closer look at why MonaLisa Touch has become so popular with patients.
What is MonaLisa Touch
Childbirth and decreased estrogen levels due to menopause or cancer treatment can significantly affect a woman’s gynecologic health. Some of the common symptoms include pain during intercourse, dryness, itching, and burning. These are often the results of changes to the vaginal mucosa caused by decreased blood flow, reduced collagen levels, and lower concentrations of hyaluronic acid.
More than just the physical discomfort, these symptoms can also affect a woman’s sense of well-being and happiness. Unfortunately, the subject is still somewhat of a taboo in our culture, which causes many women to hesitate in seeking help, thus needlessly extending their suffering and creating feelings of isolation.
So let’s be very direct for a moment; if you’re suffering from loss of gynecologic vitality after childbirth or due to natural or induced menopause, you are not alone. It’s very important that you understand that there are many women struggling with this same issue. And you know what? There’s really no reason to allow it to continue impacting your comfort and sense of self, especially when you consider how comfortable and convenient a treatment like MonaLisa Touch can be.
The procedure can reduce dryness, increase collagen and elastin production, boost hyaluronic acid, and tighten the mucosa. These results have a meaningful impact on your well-being by reducing pain and discomfort, reducing bladder symptoms, and increasing enjoyment during intercourse.
How MonaLisa Touch Works
MonaLisa Touch works by painlessly creating microdamage in the vaginal mucosa using laser technology, in much the same way laser treatments are used to rejuvenate the skin on other parts of the body. The core idea here is to jump-start the body’s repair processes, which will cause more healthy cells to grow, give the tissue more support through increased collagen levels, and draw moisture through increased hyaluronic acid presence.
Hyaluronic acid is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated aspects of this treatment because its presence is vital for the health of the mucosa. This acid occurs naturally in our bodies and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture! So MonaLisa Touch doesn’t just improve the support network of the vaginal mucosa but increases the overall health of the tissues through increased hydration.
Further, in addition to treating the mucosa, this device can be used externally to boost the vitality of the labia. This process further reduces negative symptoms and increases comfort. Life Studios is one of the leading providers of MonaLisa Touch in the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosis. Many of our patients have been able to regain function, decrease or stop steroid use, and resume sexual activity!
MonaLisa Touch Results
The number of MonaLisa Touch treatments that you will need will depend on your unique situation, though the average number is about 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. However, most patients begin to notice results and increased comfort after the first procedure.
After the initial course of treatments has been completed, results can be maintained with an annual follow-up procedure.
Women who are seeking this procedure for revitalization after childbirth may only need one treatment.
Typical MonaLisa Touch Treatment
When you come in for your MonaLisa Touch treatment at Life Studios, the first thing you will notice is the warm and positive environment we’ve created for our patients. We’ve worked very hard to create a patient-centric culture among our staff and providers so that you can feel free to discuss your concerns openly and honestly. There is no judgment here – just lots of care and understanding.
The treatment itself lasts only about 5 minutes and is very comfortable. And because we have medical doctors on staff, we can even provide you with a prescription-strength topical numbing cream to further increase comfort.
After the MonaLisa Touch treatment is complete, you can go back to work or any other part of your daily routine. However, you’ll need to refrain from intercourse and avoid friction to the treatment area for about four days after the procedure.
Who can Benefit from MonaLisa Touch
MonaLisa Touch is a great treatment for women who are suffering from decreased gynecologic vitality due to childbirth, natural menopause, or menopause induced by estrogen blockers as part of a cancer treatment. Some of the symptoms that can be addressed by MonaLisa Touch include:
- Painful sex (vaginismus)
- Frequent urination
- Atrophic vaginitis
- Lichen sclerosus
Scheduling Your MonaLisa Touch Consultation is Easy
If you’d like to learn more about MonaLisa Touch, the caring and compassionate staff of Life Studios are here to help make this a happy and positive experience for you. Simply call 916-797-1878 or use the Contact Form to get in touch, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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