MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Joan K. Berman, M.D.

Gynecologist located in Upper East Side, New York City, NY

If you’re worried that vaginal dryness, irritation, and painful sex will ruin your romantic life, it may be time to consider MonaLisa Touch®.Skilled New York City gynecologist Joan Berman, MD, offers MonaLisa Touch treatments at her Upper East Side practice. To find out how MonaLisa Touch can help you, call or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary procedure that revives the strength, elasticity, and hydration of your vaginal tissue without surgery or hormones. This safe and painless procedure uses advanced laser technology to revitalize your vagina at the cellular level.

The laser sends controlled energy to the vaginal wall which works by:

  • Promoting collagen production
  • Increasing vaginal elasticity
  • Increasing lubrication during sex
  • Re-establishing a normal pH balance inside the vagina

What does MonaLisa Touch treat?

MonaLisa Touch treats a variety of symptoms that occur with vaginal atrophy, a condition that’s common after certain events, such as childbirth or menopause. This procedure may be especially beneficial for breast cancer survivors who suffer from vaginal atrophy as a side effect of chemotherapy treatment and are not allowed to use vaginal estrogen

Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Decreased sexual pleasure
  • Decreased lubrication during sex

Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch may be right for you if you’re experiencing painful or upsetting symptoms of vaginal atrophy and want to avoid surgery or pharmaceutical treatments. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berman.  

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch offers many advantages over plastic surgery, such as:

  • Little to no pain
  • Minimal side effects
  • No downtime for recovery
  • No incisions or anesthesia
  • A quick, 15-minute procedure

What should I expect from a MonaLisa Touch procedure?

First, Dr. Berman performs a comprehensive physical exam to determine whether MonaLisa Touch is right for you.

If so, she gently inserts the MonaLisa Touch wand inside your vagina. It isn’t painful, but you may feel a mild vibration while the laser works. The entire procedure lasts only 15-20 minutes. Afterward, you may experience redness or swelling that subsides within a few hours or days.

You may notice an improvement after the first session, but most women need two to three treatments spaced about six weeks apart for optimal results.

To learn more about MonaLisa Touch, call Dr. Berman or book an appointment online.