MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Specialist

Centennial Women's Health Center

M. Therese Barrett, MD

Gynecologist located in Longmont, CO

The MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser is used to help women alleviate discomfort in the vaginal area due to aging or following childbirth. This treatment can increase sensitivity, encourage the body to make new collagen, and may be helpful in reducing many of the issues that are commonly associated with menopause. Dr. M. Therese Barrett, at Centennial Women's Health Center in Longmont, Colorado, is ready to help women throughout Northern Colorado feel their best again with this advanced laser treatment.

MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser?

The MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal laser that is designed to alleviate problems such as vaginal dryness, and itching or burning in the vagina. Women who suffer from minor urinary incontinence may also find relief with MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment. Many women who opt for MonaLisa Touch treatment are dealing with the effects of menopause, and the treatment can be a great alternative for patients who are concerned about side effects from traditional hormone therapy. The MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser is completely non-surgical, so it's a minimally invasive treatment.

What is the MonaLisa Touch treatment process like?

The MonaLisa Touch treatment process involves the use of a CO2 fractional laser. Patients don't need any anesthesia, and the entire treatment is performed at the Centennial Women's Health Center.

During the treatment, patients will lay down comfortably, with their legs positioned like they are for a pelvic exam. The carbon dioxide laser is sent directly into the vaginal tissues, a process that isn't painful and may even cause a cooling sensation. An anesthetic cream can be applied to alleviate any discomfort if necessary. The delivery of the CO2 laser prompts new collagen production deep within the mucosal tissues. This helps with itching, burning, and dryness. The entire treatment is usually complete in half an hour.

How many treatment sessions are needed?

Most women do enjoy some improvement in their symptoms after their first treatment. However, 3-4 treatments in total are usually needed for an optimal outcome. The MonaLisa Touch treatments are typically planned 40-60 days apart.

What is recovery like after MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment?

After MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment, most patients can return to their usual routine immediately, but there may be some minor, temporary side effects such as mild redness and swelling after MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment. Sexual activity should generally be avoided for a few days after the treatment, but that's really the only restriction associated with the treatment.