Vaginal laser treatment: MonaLisa Touch

When our oestrogen level falls – for example, due to menopause or perhaps a treatment we have received (like tamoxifen for breast cancer) – it sometimes triggers reactions of various kinds. This happens whether we are 25 or 80, and many women suffer the discomfort in silence.

The membrane wall thins out, and that can lead to annoying symptoms like itching, stinging, a dry vagina or urinary incontinence. These problems can be distressing.

Vaginal laser rejuvenation is a fast, safe and convenient method now available to women with the above symptoms, especially if they are finding intercourse painful.

Laser therapy is also an effective way to deal with lichen sclerosus, which causes inflammation of the skin, especially around the vulva.

This procedure is non-invasive. It can be performed by your gynaecologist in about 5 minutes, and it is virtually pain-free. The patient does not need to take hormones, and the laser treatment has no side effects. Up to 90% of symptoms clear up after 3 sessions (see IRCCS, San Raffaele).