What Should You Do Before And Avoid After The Mona Lisa Treatment?

If you have reached the age of menopause and are experiencing many of the side effects of these hormonal changes, we may have a solution for one of the more demoralizing ones. There is now a treatment without hormones to address painful sex due to dryness and a thinning of the lining of the vagina. We offer some guidelines. What should you do before and avoid after the Mona Lisa treatment?

A Non-Hormonal And Non-Invasive Treatment

Women going through menopause have to deal with many uncomfortable issues like night sweats, hot flashes, mood changes, and sleep problems. Not the least of these is decreased intimacy due to the loss of estrogen. It becomes uncomfortable if not impossible to have sexual intercourse due to the reduction in moisture. Less estrogen causes the vagina to become dry and the lining thinner.woman talking to her doctor.

If you have already tried creams or other treatments that have not provided any relief, your doctor may suggest a non-hormonal and non- invasive treatment known as the Mona Lisa to help you return to the sexual enjoyment you deserve. You don’t have to spend the rest of your life without intimacy.

The Mona Lisa laser treatment uses fractional CO2 gentle laser therapy to regenerate your vaginal tissue.

How To Prepare For A Mona Lisa Treatment

There is very little prep before your therapy treatment. There is no anesthesia and the procedure is non-surgical. It takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

For best results, our gynecologist at Virginia Women’s Health does recommend the following:

  • Wear loose fitting clothes
  • Bring a pad or panty liner to the appointment
  • Clean the treatment area thoroughly.
  • Trim any long pubic hair. Shaving is not necessary.
  • Refrain from sexual intercourse for 2 to 3 days prior to the appointment.
  • Do not use any vaginal creams or ointments of any king.

After The Mona Lisa Treatment

Within the first 24 hour post treatment, follow these instructions:

  • Expect to feel sensitive, itchy and maybe swollen at first.
  • Clean the area 2 to 3 times per day with warm water.
  • Apply Recticare ointment after each cleansing and until the area is healed.
  • Use cold compresses for 20 min on and 20 minutes off until no longer needed.
  • Do not wear pantyhose or tight fitting clothing.
  • Wear loose cotton panties.

Beyond 24 hours, do the following:

  • Continue to keep the area moist using Recticare or Aquaphor as needed.
  • Do not shower or bathe for at least one day, and do not use hot water until the treated area is healed.
  • Do not engage in intensive exercise of lift heavy objects for at least 4 to 5 days.
  • No sexual intercourse for at least 7 days.
  • See our gynecologist for follow up exams as instructed.

Talk with our board-certified gynecologists in Reston, VA to find out if it is right for you, and how many treatments you may need to get the full benefits of Mona Lisa.

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Mona Lisa Touch® Laser Treatment in Durham, NC | Duke Health

Considering MonaLisa Touch®? We Answer All Your Questions : Women’s Healthcare of Princeton: Gynecologists (princetongyn.com)