MonaLisa Touch® Specialist

Turner Medical Arts

Vaginal Rejuvenation, Sexual Health, Restorative Medicine, & Aesthetics for Women of All Ages in Santa Barbara, CA and Hayward, CA

If you’re looking to restore your vaginal health that has deteriorated secondary to childbirth, age or hormonal changes but aren’t ready for surgery, the skilled medical team at Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, California, offers the innovative MonaLisa Touch® technology. Duncan Turner, MD, and his staff, including Sarah Green, PA, can address common vaginal issues like dryness and atrophy without incisions or downtime. This cutting-edge technology can provide long-term results to revitalize your vaginal health with minimal risks of side effects. To find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you, call Turner Medical Arts or book a consultation online today.

MonaLisa Touch®

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a laser technology that stimulates new collagen growth in the vaginal tissues. This innovative treatment can address a variety of problems women experience due to the loss of natural collagen following childbirth, during menopause, and as the result of aging.

With less collagen, your vaginal tissue can atrophy, or shrink, resulting in saggy, loose skin that affects the appearance and function of your vagina.

Dr. Turner and his team can recommend MonaLisa Touch to treat the root cause of:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence

MonaLisa Touch therapy can also improve the overall health of your vaginal, even increasing sexual sensations and satisfaction in some women.

What can I expect during MonaLisa Touch treatments?

One of the biggest benefits of treatment with MonaLisa Touch technology is that it requires no surgical incisions. You receive treatment in a relaxed office environment to ensure you’re comfortable.

Your Turner Medical Arts provider inserts the slender laser device into your vaginal canal to deliver laser energy to the surrounding tissue. While you may feel some pressure or tingling during treatment, the procedure causes no pain and requires no anesthesia.

Treatment generally lasts 10 minutes or less and requires no downtime or recovery. Immediately after your procedure, you can get back to your usual activities with no limitations.

How long does it take to see results?

The goal of treatment with MonaLisa Touch is to restore lost collagen to your vaginal tissues. Once the laser energy stimulates the tissues, it takes time for your body to produce new, healthy collagen.

Some women notice their vagina is tighter immediately after treatment, but it can take up to four weeks to see results of treatment. As new collagen develops, you can expect vaginal tissue to be plumper and younger looking.

Treatment can also improve your natural lubrication abilities to eliminate vaginal dryness and itching. As vaginal tissues becomes stronger, they better support your bladder, reducing embarrassing urine leaks.

To achieve maximum results of MonaLisa Touch therapy, your Turner Medical Arts provider may recommend additional treatments over the course of several months. To preserve your results, you can also schedule maintenance treatments every year or two, depending on your needs.

Learn more about the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch by calling Turner Medical Arts or booking an appointment online today.

How Does MonaLisa Touch® Work?

As noted above, the CO2 fractional laser used in MonaLisa Touch® prompts the vaginal walls to begin making new collagen, which is a protein that provides structure, as well as support for other beneficial components of healthy tissue. A single laser application lasts about five minutes. No anesthetic is required, though patients concerned about the possibility of discomfort can request a numbing cream to be applied prior to the treatment.

After the MonaLisa Touch® session, the growth of new collagen encourages increased blood flow and natural lubrication, prompting vaginal rejuvenation. This rehydrates the area, further reducing friction. Patients may notice an immediate improvement, but should avoid any vaginal sexual intercourse for the first few days after the treatment.