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What Is MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy?


MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses a specialized CO2 laser to gently stimulate collagen production in vaginal tissue. The cells in the outer tissues of the vagina are estrogen-dependent and undergo atrophy when estrogen levels drop. The laser stimulation causes them to regenerate and also boosts healthy collagen, elastin, and blood vessel production. Women report improved vaginal tissue and healthy outer vaginal skin with better lubrication. 

What Causes Vaginal Atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy can be caused by a natural drop in estrogen production from the ovaries in post-menopausal women and can also be caused by ovary removal or certain medications used to treat breast cancer. Childbirth can also contribute to the loss of vaginal wall thickness. Symptoms include dryness, itchiness, and pain during intercourse. It may also contribute to urinary tract infections and urinary leakage. The condition is typically treated with estrogen replacement usually in the form of a topical intravaginal cream or tablet. This type of treatment is not always effective and many women, including those with a history of breast cancer, cannot take estrogen. MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is an effective alternative.

Benefits of MonaLisa Touch Therapy

MonaLisa Touch therapy offers many benefits to women suffering from vaginal atrophy with improved sexual satisfaction being one of the most highly rated. Here are some of the other benefits it provides: 

Fast – treatments typically take about 10 minutes or less

Outpatient – treatment is performed in a doctor’s office with no anesthesia required

No downtime – patients can resume regular activities after treatment

Painless – a topical anesthetic cream is all that is required 

Hormone-Free – great alternative for women who are not good candidates for estrogen replacement

Customizable – treatment can be customized to the individual patient and their needs

Short Treatment Period – requires only three treatments over an 18-week period 

Versatile – treats a wide range of issues caused by weakened vaginal tissues

  • Restores tightness and functionality of the vaginal area
  • Increases vaginal lubrication
  • Decreases pain with intercourse
  • May help prevent urinary tract infections and urinary leakage

Is MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy for You?

Many women can benefit from MonaLisa Touch therapy: 

  • Women who suffer from symptoms of vaginal atrophy – inflammation, dryness, itching, lack of elasticity, etc. 
  • Menopausal or post-menopausal women who experience pain during and after sexual intercourse
  • Women who have had their ovaries removed 
  • Breast cancer survivors who have decreased estrogen because of chemotherapy treatments
  • Women on estrogen-blocking medications

At KCUC Urology and Oncology, our patients are the center of our focus. We strive to provide a warm, friendly, comfortable atmosphere where you feel safe and can ask questions and get answers. 

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, and would like to learn more about MonaLisa Touch therapy, visit our website at www.kcuc.com and schedule an appointment to speak with a urologist. We have multiple locations across the Kansas City Metro area so we’re never far from home. At KCUC, you see the best in KC.