MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Advanced Menstrual Care Center

Gynecologist located in Towson, MD

If vaginal dryness, burning, or pain during intercourse makes you uncomfortable, a simple and noninvasive treatment is available at Advanced Menstrual Care Center in Towson, Maryland. Dr. Steven W. Tucker have over 30 years of experience using lasers to improve women’s health and wellness. Dr. Tucker is now happy to introduce the MonaLisa Touch® laser for vaginal dryness, vaginal pain, pain during sex and vulvar pain. Using this new laser system, Dr. Tucker can offer women an alternative to the risks and side effects associated with estrogen therapy. Call today to learn more about MonaLisa Touch or use the online booking tool today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser treatment used for vaginal revitalization without the need for estrogen hormones. It’s noninvasive and takes just five minutes. The laser provides benefits to vaginal tissue, like estrogen hormones, without the risks and side effects of estrogen therapy.  This advanced laser system stimulates collagen production, increases vaginal strength, increases vaginal moisture and helps restore vaginal tightness and function.

What is MonaLisa Touch used for?

Dr. Tucker uses the MonaLisa Touch to relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy, which often results from decreases in estrogen levels. This laser helps relieve the following signs and symptoms:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Vaginal itching
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal burning
  • Leaking urine
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Bleeding with intercourse

The laser works to restore vaginal hydration, boost collagen production, and improve tissue function to boost your confidence, sexual intimacy and enhance sexual pleasure.

What are the risk factors for vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy and its symptoms are often related to decreases in estrogen and the following conditions:

  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Removal of both ovaries
  • Breastfeeding
  • Chemotherapy treatment for cancer
  • Breast cancer hormone treatments
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Lack of sexual activity

The risk of vaginal atrophy increases with age, but anybody can develop it.

What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch treatment?

The MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is noninvasive and pain-free, so no anesthesia is required. You may feel a slight vibration during the procedure. Dr. Tucker will apply a laser probe to vaginal tissue for several minutes, similar to the speculum used during a Pap smear.  There’s no downtime so you can resume most activities right after the procedure.

How many treatments will I require?

Your provider lets you know how many MonaLisa Touch treatments you require to achieve optimal results based on how serious your symptoms are.  For most women, 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart are very effective with one maintenance session every 6 to 12 months apart. Everybody is different, which is why each MonaLisa treatment plan is personalized.

What happens after MonaLisa Touch treatment?

Your practitioner might recommend you avoid strenuous activity for a day or two and abstain from sexual intercourse for 3-4 days while you heal. Follow your doctor’s post-procedure recommendations.

Don’t let unpleasant vaginal symptoms ruin your confidence, sexual intimacy and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Menstrual Care Center by phone or online today.