MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Erica Song, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Vibrant Life Medicine

Erica Song, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Integrative Gynecologist located in Englewood, NJ

Millions of women are suffering from vulvovaginal atrophy. Over half of postmenopausal women suffer from symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy, which include vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, vaginal burning and itching, and urinary symptoms. At Vibrant Life Medicine in Englewood, New Jersey, Erica Song, MD, FACOG, FAARM, provides vaginal rejuvenation treatments using the MonaLisa Touch® laser system. This quick treatment stimulates collagen production in your vaginal tissue, which can reduce your symptoms. Call Vibrant Life Medicine to schedule an appointment today to find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.

MonaLisa Touch

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive laser procedure that is split into 3 treatment sessions, lasting only 5 minutes each.  MonaLisa Touch helps restore vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin, and vascularization. This fast, gentle and effective non-surgical approach to the vaginal wall tissue to trigger collagen growth that tightens and strengthens your vaginal walls, reducing the effects of vaginal atrophy and hormone reduction.

Thousands of women have been successfully treated since 2012 with the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. The procedure can be done in the office and requires no anesthesia. It provides minimal side effects, no downtime, and immediate and lasting relief.

Dr. Song offers the MonaLisa Touch as an outpatient procedure in their comfortable and welcoming office.

Why would I need MonaLisa Touch treatments?

Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause that can lead to disruptive symptoms. While pregnancy and childbirth put significant physical stress on your pelvic floor and vaginal tissue, menopause brings a reduction in your estrogen levels, which can also weaken your pelvic floor.

Vaginal atrophy is a common side effect of menopause. Your vaginal tissue becomes thin, dry, and weak as your hormones decrease. It leads to symptoms including:

  • Painful urination and incontinence
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness and itching
  • Loss of natural lubrication

Millions of women are suffering from vulvovaginal atrophy. Over half of postmenopausal women suffer from symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy, which include vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, vaginal burning and itching, and urinary symptoms.  60% of postmenopausal women who cannot take HRT, including patients with a history of breast or gynecologic cancers will have these symptoms. These women struggle with these symptoms because they may not be candidates for hormonal therapies. Non-hormonal treatment options thus far have been limited to over-the-counter lubricants.

If you’re suffering from these symptoms and can’t or don’t want to use hormone replacement therapy, the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment may be an excellent option to restore your vaginal health and enhance your overall quality of life.

What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch treatments?

MonaLisa Touch treatments only take five minutes and are usually well tolerated. During your procedure, you recline on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups, much like you would during your annual pelvic exam. Dr. Song inserts the MonaLisa Touch device into your vagina and turns on the energy pulse. You may notice a warming sensation during your treatment.

After your treatment, you can get right back to your regular activities, although you should avoid sexual activity for two or three days. You may notice an improvement after just one treatment, but most patients have a series of at least three treatments to achieve optimal results. You may also have annual touch-up appointments to maintain the effects.

The MonaLisa Touch is just one part of a trio of pelvic treatments. Vibrant Life Medicine also provides Emsella® and O-shot® procedures to improve your urinary continence and enhance your orgasms.

If you’re experiencing disruptive symptoms such as vaginal dryness and painful sex, call Vibrant Life Medicine to schedule an appointment to learn about your treatment options and how the MonaLisa Touch can restore your vaginal health.

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