Leonard W. Liang, MD
Vaginal discomforts are common for many women after childbirth and before menopause. In fact, up to 50% of women are affected by vaginal atrophy at some point in their lifetimes. Painful sex and incontinence can affect your self-esteem and relationships, but you don't have to suffer anymore. Leading Los Angeles urologist Leonard W. Liang, can help you reverse the effects of vaginal atrophy and incontinence with MonaLisa Touch®.
MonaLisa Touch® FAQ
MonaLisa Touch treatment addresses vaginal atrophy. This condition might be the result of childbirth or the drop on estrogen levels that happens as a consequence of menopause.
Vaginal atrophy means your vaginal tissue becomes drier and thinner than it was, it can cause:
The MonaLisa Touch is likewise a good alternative treatment for women who can’t use hormone lotions or gels, such as women with or at risk for breast cancer. While the method targets physical difficulties, it can improve your emotional well-being via restoring your experience of femininity.
The MonaLisa Touch is noninvasive and painless. It requires no anesthesia, and you can rest comfortably during the procedure. During your treatment, you’ll lie on the table with your feet in stirrups like you would for a pelvic exam. Dr. Liang inserts a small probe into your vagina. The probe delivers gentle laser energy to your vaginal tissues. Your treatment lasts only about five minutes. You’ll feel no discomfort, although some women notice a slight tingling sensation.
MonaLisa Touch is a medical procedure that delivers a therapy known as fractional CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser energy to soft tissues. The in-office laser treatment targets several causes of vaginal atrophy, including the decrease of collagen and muscle tone. This gentle laser treatment can regenerate your vaginal tissue safely and effectively. This hormone-free and medication-free procedure also helps restore natural vaginal pH levels to reduce dryness.
Most women requiere three appointments spaced six weeks apart. Each session takes about five minutes. Within the first 30 days, you should experience noticeable changes, and your vaginal walls should feel supple and more lubricated. You may require treatment touch-ups once a year.
Most women experience no side effects and are able to resume normal activities after leaving the office. However, it's possible to experience slight, temporary swelling and discomfort. Dr. Liang may recommend that you abstain from sex, hot baths, and physical exercise for five days after treatment.