MonaLisa Touch

Wellspring LifeCare -  - Integrative Medicine Clinic

Wellspring LifeCare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Advanced Diagnostic Center located in Irvine, CA

Women expect hot flashes and mood swings when they reach menopause, but they seldom anticipate another common problem: vaginal atrophy and painful intercourse. Dr. Sheri Ho at Wellspring LifeCare specializes in restoring your vaginal health using the state-of-the-art MonaLisa Touch®, a gentle laser that delivers quick, noninvasive treatment with no downtime. Book your appointment today to find out whether you are a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch®.

Introducing MonaLisa Touch

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is an advanced laser that restores vaginal and urinary tract tissues affected by the loss of hormones at menopause. The laser delivers exceptional results using a combination of technologies, such as:

Fractional CO2 laser

Fractional CO2 lasers take a single beam of light and divide it into numerous tiny beams. These microbeams treat small spots of tissues while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. The treated tissues produce therapeutic results, while the healthy tissues promote healing.

PSD® (Pulse Shape Design)

The MonaLisa Touch was developed with a Pulse Shape Design that delivers optimal treatment by reaching to a precise depth below the surface while controlling the temperature in the targeted tissues.

What is vaginal atrophy?

When estrogen levels drop at menopause, about half of all women develop a condition called vaginal atrophy. Without estrogen, blood flow and lubrication in the vagina diminish. The tissues lining your vagina become dry, thin, and dehydrated, and lose elasticity.

These vaginal changes cause symptoms such as:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness and burning
  • Genital itching
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Less lubrication during intercourse

Since estrogen also maintains the health of tissues lining your urinary tract, many women also develop urinary incontinence and symptoms like burning during urination.

How does the MonaLisa Touch treat vaginal atrophy?

After your doctor inserts the MonaLisa Touch into your vagina, the device sends laser energy into the vaginal lining. As the laser gently warms tissues below the surface, the controlled heat increases blood circulation and triggers the production of:

  • Collagen, which restores strength and tone
  • Elastin, which restores resilience
  • Hyaluronic acid, which increases hydration

As these three essential substances reinforce vaginal tissues, your vagina regains tone and texture, and symptoms of vaginal atrophy are diminished.*

What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch treatment?

MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive laser-based treatment that revitalizes women’s gynecologic health and improves specific menopausal symptoms. This revolutionary procedure only takes five minutes to do, and there is no downtime, no need for anesthesia, and no side effects. Best of all, many women feel the difference after just one treatment! 

When your session is finished, you can return to your normal activities without taking downtime. You may have some minor discomfort, redness, or swelling, but that only lasts a few days.

You may need one to three sessions spaced about 40-60 days apart to achieve optimal results. Once your course of treatment is finished, you will only need annual treatments to maintain your results.

To learn more about how the MonaLisa Touch can treat vaginal atrophy, call Wellspring LifeCare or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.

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