MonaLisa Touch

Amy Bruner, MD -  - Gynecologist

Amy Bruner, MD

Gynecologist located in Beaverton, OR

Decreasing estrogen levels and the physical stresses of pregnancy and childbirth can affect your vagina and lead to issues like dryness and fragile tissue. MonaLisa Touch uses fractional laser technology to ablate small micro-columns of tissue. This leaves an ecosystem of healthy unaffected tissue to support rapid healing. In Portland, Oregon, Amy Bruner, MD, offers MonaLisa Touch® vaginal therapy to restore and repair your vaginal tissue.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary vaginal treatment that uses targeted laser energy to stimulate collagen and capillary production in your vaginal tissue. MonaLisa Touch laser reduces painful symptoms of menopause and can help restore your intimate relationships.

Why would I need MonaLisa Touch therapy?

When you go through perimenopause and menopause, your body produces less estrogen, a hormone critical to vaginal health. Many troublesome menopause symptoms including vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence are due to lower estrogen levels.

While MonaLisa Touch therapy doesn’t restore your hormone levels, it reverses the physical side effects of hormone loss and relieves your menopausal symptoms.

In addition to menopause, you may find that you experience vaginal atrophy after giving birth or undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

What should I expect during MonaLisa Touch therapy?

During your MonaLisa Touch session, you rest on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups. Dr. Bruner inserts the device into your vagina and turns on the laser. You may notice a mild vibration or a warming sensation during your treatment.

Your MonaLisa Touch session takes only five minutes and can easily be completed during your lunch hour.

Every woman has different needs, but in most cases, Dr. Bruner recommends a series of three MonaLisa Touch treatments, spaced approximately six weeks apart.

What happens during recovery from laser vaginal therapy?

You should be able to return to your routine immediately although you should avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after your therapy session. Dr. Bruner also recommends avoiding sexual intercourse for two or three days after your treatment. She gives you specific recovery instructions before you leave her office.

You may notice an improvement in your symptoms after just one treatment and the optimal results when your series is complete. You may also need to have a touch-up procedure once a year to maintain your results.

If menopause symptoms or vaginal atrophy is getting in the way of your life, call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about MonaLisa Touch vaginal therapy and if it’s right for you.