Mona Lisa Touch


The MonaLisa laser is a quick and painless intra-vaginal laser treatment that directly targets the symptoms of vulvar itching and vaginal atrophy. It is a great option for any women experiencing:

  • Vulvar Itching
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with intercourse due to poor lubrication or elasticity
  • Loss of orgasmic function
  • Post-menopausal recurrent vaginal/urinary tract infection
  • Thinning of the Vulvar and Vaginal tissues
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Some Incontinence Symptoms
  • Irritative bladder symptoms


Vaginal atrophy is the thinning and drying of the vaginal walls due to less estrogen being produced in the body and is associated with GENITOURINARY SYNDROME OF MENOPAUSE (GSM)*. This usually occurs due to peri/menopause or chemotherapy treatments.

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure for treating vaginal atrophy that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. The MonaLisa counteracts vaginal atrophy with a small fractal laser that stimulates collagen production in the vagina thus naturally restoring vaginal mucosa and rehydrating the vaginal walls.

It is especially exciting for those who do not want to use hormone therapy or for those that hormone replacement therapy is contraindicated. The intra-vaginal laser treatment directly targets the symptoms of vaginal atrophy instead of altering hormone levels. The treatment returns the vagina and the surrounding tissues to normal.

This treatment works almost 100 percent of the time, takes about 5 minutes and there is no recovery period. Patients will need 3 sessions to get long term results.

Why MonaLisa Touch Has Offered A Better Solution For Patients Than Previous Treatments

The existing treatments involve making lifestyle changes to improve Vulva care and using therapeutic creams. Vulva care includes avoiding soap, powder, perfume, polyester undergarments, tight pants, scratching, shaving and avoiding excessive moisture. Wearing cotton underpants, and no undergarment at night can assist. Therapeutic treatments include using a non-scented barrier cream or applying topical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT – vaginal estrogen cream) if not contraindicated.

Patients with strong family history of breast cancer and/or concerns of breast cancer, and patients with current or past history of breast cancer may be advised against using HRT by their breast surgeon.

The success of the existing treatments are greatly affected by how disciplined the patient is in adhering to the application protocols and lifestyle changes. If adherence is good then it can be effective in about 60 – 75% of patients. Deviation from the protocol occurs commonly in elderly patients who have physical limitations in applying the cream, patients who do not like the treatment process or when patients are busy and forget to use the cream as recommended. Once a patient stops applying these treatments ceases the benefits are lost and the symptoms may reappear.

MonaLisa Touch offers a significant step forward in the treatment of Vaginal Atrophy because it treats the cause of the issue and achieves regeneration in the structure and health of the vaginal tissue.

MonaLisa Touch Has Created A Whole New Area Of Women’s Health Research and Treatment

MonaLisa Touch developed an entirely new treatment modality and is supported by published research in respected peer-reviewed journals. The improvements demonstrated in this research from the 5 minute treatment include:

  • A rich content of blood vessels in the connective tissue stimulating and supporting the activity of fibroblasts and capillaries.
  • A thicker (non-atrophic) epithelium with a basal layer of closely packed (proliferating) cells.
  • Significant storage of glycogen in the large epithelial cells forming the intermediate and superficial layers.
  • A high degree of epithelial exfoliation of superficial cells filled with glycogen.
  • Increased synthesis of the molecular components of the extracellular matrix.
  • MonaLisa Touch improves the integrity and elasticity of the vaginal wall and normalizes pH (increases the acidity) of the vaginal environment. This helps to reduce the effect of other vaginal health issues such as infections.

MonaLisa Touch achieves high patient satisfaction and has a low risk of side effects. More than 5000 treatments performed thus far in the United States.

*GENITOURINARY SYNDROME OF MENOPAUSE (GSM) – if you have it you know why it’s in all caps, if you don’t – rejoice. GSM is not terminal – except possibly to your sex life and possibly your relationship. This doesn’t have to be the case. Glow Medical Spa is very excited to offer a new option for treating this problem: The Mona Lisa Touch.