We at Santa Monica Women’s Health are so pleased to be able to offer our patients The Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment. This CO2 fractional laser is designed to stimulate collagen production in the vagina and on the vulva thereby reversing the vaginal atrophy and dryness that for many women develop in menopause and can cause pain with intercourse and chronic vaginal itching and burning. Furthermore this increase in collagen can also relieve leakage of urine and vaginal laxity that can result from child birth
The procedure itself takes approximately 5 minutes and is painless. It is a wonderful alternative to using vaginal estrogen or hormone replacement therapy to achieve the same goals. There are no negative side effects, it is safe in patients with a history of breast cancer and has been shown to improve the quality of life for many women.