MonaLisa Touch

Gallatin Women's Center

OB/GYNs located in Gallatin, TN & Lafayette, TN

If you’re experiencing vaginal discomfort like burning, dryness, or painful intercourse, the noninvasive MonaLisa Touch® treatment can offer relief. The caring team at Gallatin Women’s Center offer a full range of OB/GYN services at their locations in Gallatin and Lafayette, Tennessee. To learn more about MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

Gallatin Women’s Center offers MonaLisa Touch CO₂ laser therapy to restore health to your vaginal tissue.

As you enter menopause, your ovaries produce less estrogen. This reduction in estrogen causes a condition known as vaginal and vulvar atrophy where your tissue becomes dry, loose, inflamed, and thin. These changes in your vaginal tissue can result in uncomfortable symptoms like urinary incontinence, reduced vaginal lubrication, and painful sexual intercourse.

MonaLisa Touch’s gentle laser energy creates microabrasions in the tissue to restore your urogenital health. This triggers your body’s natural healing response, and the area produces more collagen. As collagen increases, there’s an increase in your vaginal tissues’ hydration and strength is restored.

What conditions can MonaLisa Touch treat?

MonaLisa Touch is a safe and effective medical and aesthetic treatment for changes in the vaginal tissue due to either declining estrogen or childbirth. Symptoms it treats include:

  • Difficult or painful intercourse
  • Burning, itching, or vaginal dryness
  • Loss of vaginal muscle tone (or laxity)
  • Urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage)

The gentle, noninvasive approach offered through MonaLisa touch comes with few side effects, unlike surgery, medications, or hormone therapy.

What can I expect during my MonaLisa Touch treatment?

Before your MonaLisa Touch treatment, your provider at Gallatin Women’s Center discusses your symptoms during an initial consultation to see if you’re a good candidate.

Your MonaLisa Touch treatment usually takes less than five minutes and is performed on-site at Gallatin Women’s Center. A vaginal probe is inserted into your vagina to treat your tissue with fractional CO₂ energy. The laser prompts a photothermal reaction and the walls of your vagina contract to rejuvenate the tissue.

MonaLisa Touch therapy is usually painless, but you might experience mild discomfort. There’s no downtime following treatment, but you should avoid strenuous exercise, sexual activity, and hot baths for two to three days.

How long before I see results from MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch offers immediate results, but your doctor at Gallatin Women’s Center might recommend a series of three treatments to ensure maximum results. Therapy usually occurs every six weeks and then once annually for maintenance.

For more information on MonaLisa Touch, call Gallatin Women’s Center or schedule an appointment online today.