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MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in PARK RIDGE, IL & ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL

After menopause, many women notice changes in their vaginal tissue. At Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery, Mariusz Koziol, MD, FACOG, helps you find solutions for vaginal pain and dryness. Dr. Koziol is a board-certified OB/GYN trained to perform MonaLisa Touch® procedures. MonaLisa Touch is a nonsurgical method for restoring your vaginal tissue, easing discomfort, and boosting your confidence. If you struggle with vaginal changes, let Dr. Koziol help. Call the office in Elk Grove Village or Park Ridge, Illinois, or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch® is a minimally invasive treatment for vaginal atrophy. The medical-grade device gently delivers laser energy to weakened vaginal tissue. This laser therapy helps restore vaginal elasticity by stimulating collagen production. 

After treatment, many patients report increased sensitivity, improved vaginal tone, and an improved ability to produce moisture. Best of all, MonaLisa Touch doesn't require any surgery or hormonal medication. That means it's safe for most women, regardless of their medical history.

What symptoms of vaginal atrophy does MonaLisa Touch treat?

After age 45, many women develop a condition known as vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy causes your vaginal walls to become thin or inflamed. Childbirth also causes vaginal changes, but most cases of vaginal atrophy are linked to menopause.  

During menopause, your estrogen levels drop. As a result, you may experience changes in your vaginal tissue, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal burning
  • Genital itching
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination

Vaginal atrophy often causes the vaginal canal to become shorter and tighter. You may notice that sex is uncomfortable or painful. You might also struggle with bladder problems.

These symptoms can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, MonaLisa Touch resolves many of the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

What happens during a MonaLisa Touch treatment?

Treatments are much like a pelvic exam or Pap smear. Before your procedure, you change into a gown and lie on an exam table. The doctor then inserts the slender probe into your vagina. This probe uses laser energy to gently restore your vaginal tissue.

MonaLisa Touch requires no anesthesia and is usually painless. Most treatments take less than five minutes. Before you leave, the team lets you know when you can resume your normal activities. 

What results can I expect?

MonaLisa Touch treatments are highly effective in treating vaginal disorders. Ninety percent of MonaLisa Touch patients report an improvement in vaginal tone. About 85% experience less itching and burning. Up to 75% of women who undergo MonaLisa Touch treatments report less vaginal dryness. 

You may need several treatments to achieve your desired result. Up to three treatments are recommended, depending on your symptom severity. Treatments are generally spaced six weeks apart. Most women also need annual maintenance treatments to help preserve their results. 

Ready to learn more about what MonaLisa Touch can do for you? Call the office or book an appointment online today.