MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Prema Kothandaraman, MD

OB-GYN located in Arcadia, CA

If you’re suffering from vaginal atrophy and experiencing dryness, stinging, and pain during sexual intercourse, then the MonaLisa Touch® may be exactly what you need. Prema Kothandaraman, MD, who offers services across Arcadia, California, can carry out this simple yet effective procedure as safely as possible. Call in today to get on the fast track to better vaginal health.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

Who is the MonaLisa Touch for?

The MonaLisa Touch can be a great procedure for you if you suffer from vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is basically when the walls of your vagina begin to degrade due to a lack of estrogen in your body. When you’re going through menopause, the chances of suffering from vaginal atrophy increase significantly.

Some common signs that you may be suffering from vaginal atrophy include:

  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal burning
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain during urination
  • Urgency during urination
  • Increased urinary tract infections
  • Light bleeding after having sexual intercourse

If you’re suffering from any of the above symptoms, you should call Dr. Kothandaraman and have yourself checked as soon as possible. After Dr. Kothandaraman determines the problem, you can discuss whether the MonaLisa Touch is the right procedure for you or not.

How does the MonaLisa Touch work?

The MonaLisa Touch is a procedure that uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser with a vaginal probe attached to it in order to deliver the perfect amount of heat to your genital region. This procedure can significantly help speed up the repair of your vaginal walls and can also increase the elastin, collagen, and moisture production by your vaginal tissue.

You should discuss your previous medical history with your doctor before deciding to go through with this procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

The MonaLisa Touch is a very brief procedure that only takes around five minutes for your OB/GYN to carry out. However, most treatments require you to come back 3-5 times, with each procedure being roughly 5-6 weeks apart.

When will I recover from the procedure?

The process is not only very quick but the recovery time is very quick as well. You should feel perfectly fine as soon as the procedure is over. However, you should refrain from sexual activity for at least three days after undergoing the MonaLisa Touch in order to reap the maximum amount of benefits from the procedure.

If you have vaginal or vulvar atrophy, you should call Prema Kothandaraman, MD, today in order to inquire about your vaginal health.