MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Dakota Women's Clinic

OB/GYNs located in Mitchell, SD

Vaginal dryness, painful sex, and other unpleasant changes to your vagina are common problems that can disrupt your romantic life. OB/GYN Michael Krause, DO and physician assistant Michele Peitz offer nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments with MonaLisa Touch® at Dakota Women’s Clinic in Mitchell, South Dakota. If vaginal atrophy is interfering with your quality of life, call Dakota Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online to learn more about nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a nonsurgical, nonhormonal vaginal rejuvenation procedure that treats vaginal atrophy by restoring strength, elasticity, and hydration to your vaginal tissue. This safe and painless procedure uses laser technology to stimulate your body to make healthy, new cells around your vagina.

MonaLisa Touch may improve your vagina in several ways, such as:

  • Rehydrating your vaginal tissues
  • Promoting collagen production
  • Increasing tone and thickness of your vaginal walls
  • Re-establishing the proper pH inside your vagina
  • Increasing lubrication and comfort during sex

Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch may be right for you if you suffer from painful or unpleasant symptoms of vaginal atrophy. You may be more likely to experience vaginal changes during periods of reduced estrogen, such as:

  • After childbirth
  • Following cancer treatment
  • During and after menopause
  • After a period of strict dieting

What are the symptoms of vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy is a common condition that involves many troublesome symptoms, such as:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal burning or itching
  • Vaginal laxity or looseness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Loss of labial tissue tone
  • Decreased sexual pleasure
  • Decreased lubrication during sex

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch can help you reclaim your femininity and enjoy sex again without the troubles of plastic surgery. This procedure offers many advantages over surgery, including:

  • Little to no pain
  • Quick 15-20 minute procedure
  • Minimal side effects
  • No incisions or anesthesia
  • No downtime for recovery
  • Able to resume sexual activity in three to four days
  • Rejuvenates tissues of your labia and vagina

What should I expect from a MonaLisa Touch procedure?

First, Dr. Krause or Michele performs a thorough physical exam to determine whether MonaLisa Touch is right for you. If so, they create a personalized treatment plan that best addresses your concerns.

During treatment, your provider gently inserts the MonaLisa Touch wand into your vagina. It’s a fast and painless procedure, lasting only 15-20 minutes. You shouldn’t feel discomfort but may experience a mild vibrating sensation while the vaginal probe sends laser energy into your tissues.

You may notice improvement after the first treatment, but most women need two to three treatments with about six weeks in-between. You might also need a follow-up treatment once per year for lasting results.

Side effects are minor, but you may experience redness or swelling that fades within a few hours or days.

To find out how MonaLisa Touch can help you, call Dakota Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.