Vaginal And Bladder

Karen E. Kennedy, MD

Gynecology & Aesthetics located in Gulf Breeze, FL

Changing hormones during menopause and after childbirth cause uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal dryness and itching. MonaLisa Touch® technology offers a noninvasive, nonhormonal way to resolve these symptoms and is offered at the office of gynecologist Karen E. Kennedy, MD, in Gulf Breeze, Florida. To learn how you can take advantage of this effective way to enhance your gynecological health, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that counteracts the effects of reduced hormone production. The fractional CO2 laser revolutionizes how you feel during menopause.

 The sterile vaginal probe applies gentle laser energy to the internal and external tissue of the vagina. This energy stimulates a healing response that helps rebuild collagen and hydration to resolve pain, laxity, and dryness.

MonaLisa Touch requires no surgery or injections, and the treatment is quick and effective.

What types of vaginal conditions can MonaLisa Touch resolve?

MonaLisa Touch relieves a variety of symptoms that are usually associated with menopause. Menopause may occur due to the natural aging process, cancer treatment, or a hysterectomy. These symptoms include:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal burning and itching
  • Mild urinary incontinence 

MonaLisa Touch can help you get your confidence back so you feel better sexually and physically.

What are the benefits of treatment with MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch treatments are noninvasive and nonhormonal. They’re quick, too. You come in for your appointment and then go on with your day right afterward.

Hormone treatment can be effective for women during menopause, but certain populations -- such as women who have a history of blood clots or breast cancer -- should avoid them. MonaLisa Touch offers relief from vaginal issues caused by hormone decline.

Treatments with MonaLisa Touch are quick and performed right in the office. You don’t need to schedule any downtime either, but will be advised to avoid sexual intercourse for a few days so the tissue has time to heal and remodel.

How many MonaLisa Touch treatments will I need?

It’s recommended that you undergo three treatments scheduled about six weeks apart. You’ll notice improvements after your first treatment, but optimal results occur after you’ve undergone all three. You may also benefit from yearly touch-up treatments.

Does MonaLisa Touch hurt?

MonaLisa Touch treatments are not painful and are well-tolerated by most women. You may feel some warmth and tingling during the therapy, but no pain. Mona Lisa Touch has no side effects either.

If you’re looking for a way to improve the uncomfortable vaginal symptoms associated with declining estrogen levels, call Karen E. Kennedy, MD, to learn about MonaLisa Touch, or you can book your appointment online.



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