MonaLisa Touch

Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Fareesa Khan, MD

Urogynecologist located in St. Louis, MO & Farmington, MO

Aging and hormone changes can lead to atrophied vaginal tissue that affects your sex life and overall comfort. Fareesa G. Khan, MD, at the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in St. Louis offers laser treatment with MonaLisa Touch® to restore healthy tissue so you can experience renewed pleasure and comfort in the most intimate of areas. Don’t just assume vaginal discomfort is something to tolerate. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn how MonaLisa Touch can help.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch® is a revolutionary laser treatment that stimulates the tissue of the vaginal region to repair itself. It’s effective when you have unpleasant effects of aging, including thin vaginal tissue and diminished blood flow.

The laser energy is applied to internal and external vaginal tissue using a sterile probe. The heat encourages your body to produce more collagen, a skin-strengthening compound that helps thicken and boost the health of your vaginal walls. You’ll also experience greater blood flow to the region following treatments.

What vaginal concerns does MonaLisa Touch address?

MonaLisa Touch addresses a variety of issues related to your vaginal health. Consider MonaLisa Touch if you experience:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal itching and burning
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Pain during urination

These symptoms are often related to a change in your estrogen levels that occurs with perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) and menopause. As many as 50% of women experience some or all of these symptoms as they transition.

Some women also experience this vaginal discomfort in the postpartum period as estrogen levels fluctuate.

MonaLisa Touch is an alternative to hormone therapy. It is also used in conjunction with hormone therapy to boost your results.

Do MonaLisa Touch treatments hurt?

MonaLisa Touch is not a painful process. You’ll feel a vibration and tingling that women tolerate it quite well. Treatment is quick, too, lasting just five minutes. You don’t need sedation, anesthesia, or numbing cream.

Should I schedule downtime following MonaLisa Touch sessions?

You can go right back to most of your normal activities following MonaLisa Touch vaginal treatments. You will want to avoid sexual intercourse or putting anything into your vagina, such as a tampon, for about three days following treatment.

How many sessions of MonaLisa Touch are necessary?

Dr. Khan recommends you start with three treatments, scheduled about six to eight weeks apart. You then benefit from single yearly maintenance treatment to help keep your vagina feeling healthy.

If you’re ready to benefit from MonaLisa Touch noninvasive vaginal therapy, call the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery or book a consultation using the online tool today.