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MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Health Specialist

Logan OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Logan, UT

When you have vaginal atrophy, it can put a damper on your sex life and your vaginal functioning. Find help with Jon Ahlstrom, MD, and Marybeth Wilson, MSN, FNP-C, at Logan OB/GYN. This team is highly-trained with MonaLisa TouchⓇ to improve the condition of your vulva and vagina with a non-invasive, non-surgical approach. If you’re located in the Logan, Utah, area and looking for a vaginal-rejuvenation procedure, contact Logan OB/GYN today to learn more.

MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch by Cynosure is an innovative, non-surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of your vulva, tighten the vagina, and improve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, which is typically present in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. By using a laser device, Dr. Ahlstrom delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the treated tissue, leading to a functional restoration of the vulva and vagina.

MonaLisa Touch reduces symptoms of vaginal atrophy, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Skin fragility
  • Elasticity

By improving these indicators of vaginal health, treatments tend to reduce itching, irritation, and pain, especially during sexual intercourse.

How does the MonaLisa Touch work?

The MonaLisa Touch uses fractional CO2 laser energy to stimulate vaginal tissue, increasing collagen production. This collagen increase plumps the skin, making it healthier and more hydrated.

When you see Dr. Ahlstrom for a MonaLisa Touch procedure, he uses a handheld, insertable device that delivers an exact amount of heat to the treatment area. This heat stimulates your cells’ natural-healing response, increasing the production of collagen and the proliferation of cells. That restores the vaginal wall’s strength, blood supply, and the tissue’s ability to produce moisture.

The procedure takes about five minutes and brings relief that can last months. To get optimal results, Dr. Ahlstrom may recommend multiple treatments 40-60 days apart.  

How safe is the MonaLisa Touch?

For most women, the MonaLisa Touch is safe and effective. Performed as an outpatient procedure at Logan OB/GYN, you can expect some minor side effects, including:

  • Slight redness
  • Minor swelling
  • Mild discomfort

These symptoms may last 24-48 hours and require minimal downtime. Most of Dr. Ahlstrom’s patients report returning to their normal activities within three days. It’s recommended to avoid sexual activity for 3-4 days.

If you’re suffering from vaginal laxity or atrophy, or are experiencing dryness, burning, itching, or pain with intercourse, it’s time to do something about it. Contact Dr. Ahlstrom today. Schedule your appointment by calling or book your initial consultation online.