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MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Gwen Allen, M.D. -  - OB/GYN

Gardena Women's Center

Gwen Allen, M.D.

OB/GYN located in Gardena, CA

Problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and vaginal atrophy can be both frustrating and embarrassing. At Gardena Women’s Center, Gwen Allen, MD, is ready to help her patients with noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation using the MonaLisa Touch® laser. Get relief for intimate problems by booking online now or by calling the office in Gardena, California.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. It offers some significant benefits for both function and appearance. MonaLisa Touch is an effective treatment for women of all ages and is particularly popular after childbirth and during menopause.

What can MonaLisa Touch do for me?

MonaLisa Touch can improve both the sensation and appearance of your intimate areas. The CO2 laser makes microlesions in your vaginal tissue, and this prompts your body to start making new collagen. This new collagen fills in atrophied vaginal tissue, improve vaginal tone, and enhance appearance.

MonaLisa Touch might be right for you if your symptoms include:

  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Urinary incontinence

Many women who choose MonaLisa Touch treatment have several symptoms at once. Although this treatment is most commonly used for symptoms like vaginal burning and dryness, it's also used for cosmetic reasons like external vaginal atrophy.

How many MonaLisa Touch treatments do I need?

Most women have optimal results with a short series of treatments. Three treatments are common, but you may need less or more. Treatments happen about a month apart.

After treatment, you'll notice some improvements right away. For example, you might have improved vaginal tightness almost immediately. As your body replenishes its collagen supply over the next few weeks, you'll start to see visual effects as well.

How long do the treatment results last?

Most women enjoy at least a year of symptom improvement after having a series of MonaLisa Touch treatments. You can enjoy optimal continued results if you have maintenance treatments with Dr. Allen every year.

Is MonaLisa Touch or TempSure™ Vitalia better for me?

It depends on your specific symptoms and your treatment goals. For some women, the radiofrequency technology of TempSure Vitalia may be more effective, but for others, MonaLisa Touch will work best. Dr. Allen can discuss the pros and cons of each of these vaginal rejuvenation options with you to help you make the right choice.

Sometimes achieving improved feminine health and confidence can be as simple as a short series of treatments. Want to learn more? Book an appointment online now or call the Gardena Women's Center office to arrange a visit with Dr. Allen.