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MonaLisa Touch® Specialist

Illinois Urological Institute

Urological Surgeons located in Wheaton, IL & Geneva, IL

Changes in hormone levels from childbirth or menopause may lead to symptoms women find difficult to discuss, such as vaginal pain. John G. Christensen, MD, at Illinois Urological Institute, with offices in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois is easy to talk to and may be able to alleviate your discomfort with MonaLisa Touch®, an advanced laser treatment that revitalizes vaginal tissue. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button to learn more.

MonaLisa Touch® Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive, safe, and painless laser treatment for the vaginal itching, dryness, and pain caused by changing hormone levels. The laser rejuvenates vaginal tissue by stimulating the production of collagen, a protein that makes your skin pliable, strong, and lubricated.

Am I a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

If you experience vaginal pain and dryness, you may be a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch. As an expert in advanced laser treatments, Dr. Christensen evaluates your symptoms and discusses the benefits of MonaLisa Touch to help you determine if this treatment is the best choice.

The symptoms of this advanced laser treatment may improve include:

  • Vaginal dryness and pain
  • Vaginal laxity or looseness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Mild cases of urinary incontinence

These uncomfortable vaginal changes typically occur in women during menopause but may also occur after childbirth or when undergoing medical treatment that alters hormone levels such as chemotherapy.

What happens during treatment?

Expect your MonaLisa Touch laser treatment to be quick and painless. First, Dr. Christensen gently inserts the laser probe into your vagina to target the vaginal walls. Next, the laser gently heats your vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen production and improve the health of your tissue.

You may feel a light vibration during the laser treatment, and the entire procedure takes about five minutes.

Before your MonaLisa Touch laser treatment, you and Dr. Christensen create your treatment plan to ensure you know what to expect and receive all possible benefits. A common course of treatment is as many as three treatments scheduled six to eight week apart.

What can I expect after treatment with MonaLisa Touch?

A MonaLisa Touch treatment improves your symptoms almost immediately. However, you may experience mild redness or discomfort during the first few hours following treatment.

When you get home, Dr. Christensen recommends refraining from sexual intercourse for up to four days and avoiding placing objects like tampons into your vagina so your vaginal tissue can heal.

Expect the results of your MonaLisa Touch treatment last up to one year. Dr. Christensen recommends annual treatments to maintain vaginal health.

For more information about MonaLisa Touch or to start treatments, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Affordable treatment plans are available.