MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Canterbury Women's Health Care

Gynecologists located in Fresno, CA

Lower levels of estrogen can lead to unpleasant symptoms like itching in the vaginal area, urinary incontinence, and painful intercourse. The experienced gynecologists at Canterbury Women’s Health Care in Fresno, California, offer innovative, hormone-free solutions like MonaLisa Touch® therapy to improve your vaginal health. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

Canterbury Women's Health Care

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a painless laser therapy that delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to vaginal wall tissue to stimulate collagen. When the collagen is stimulated, it encourages rehydration and functional tissue restoration, which improves your vaginal health.

MonaLisa Touch therapy is a simple procedure that Dr. Bergmann or Dr. Noel can perform right in the office, with no anesthesia required. It’s virtually painless and has few side effects.

What conditions can MonaLisa Touch help?

Women who need to treat or prevent vaginal symptoms related to a decrease in estrogen can benefit most from MonaLisa Touch.

Estrogen is essential for keeping the lining of the vagina lubricated, thick, elastic, and healthy. When estrogen levels drop, less of this clear fluid is produced, and the vagina becomes thinner and less elastic.

More than a minor irritation, vaginal dryness, discomfort, and laxity can have a huge impact on your sex life and self-confidence.

Common symptoms include:

  • Vaginal itching, burning, or discomfort
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence

Decreased estrogen production is often caused by:

  • Menopause
  • Radiation or chemotherapy
  • Surgical removal of the ovaries
  • Anti-estrogen medications
  • Childbirth and breastfeeding

What can I expect at my appointment?

Your MonaLisa Touch treatment is an outpatient procedure your doctor performs right at Canterbury Women’s Health Care. The process is relatively painless, doesn't require local anesthesia, and results occur immediately following your first treatment and improve continuously.

You may experience mild discomfort following your laser treatment that may last for a few days. You can resume normal activities in 1-3 days, but your doctor recommends avoiding hot baths, intense physical exercise, and weightlifting.

How many treatments you require is a function of the severity of your symptoms. Your doctor may recommend up to three treatments. Treatments occur 40-60 days apart and are followed by a maintenance appointment once a year.

To learn more about how MonaLisa Touch can help you, call or schedule an appointment with Canterbury Women’s Health Care online.