Dr. Mary DuPont offers treatment with the MonaLisa Touch™️ at DuPont Aesthetics to women living in Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, and the DC Metropolitan area. She was the first in the area to implement this innovative technology for painful intercourse, genital symptoms, and lichen sclerosis and has performed more than a thousand treatments. Call or make an online appointment to find out more and to see if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary therapy.
Vaginal Rejuvenation with the MonaLisa Touch™
Restore your vaginal health simply and painlessly with an innovative and revolutionary new treatment option!
This new treatment is helping many women reverse vaginal changes, return to sexual activity, and improve/cure urinary incontinence. Vaginal discomfort and urinary incontinence are common medical conditions that can occur with hormonal changes. Estrogen levels diminish secondary to menopause, treatment for breast cancer, or after removal of the ovaries. When this occurs, vaginal itching, dryness, burning, pain with intercourse, and urinary problems may develop.
The MonaLisa Touch™ is a laser device that was developed in Italy and approved by the FDA in 2014. The procedure offers a safe and minimally invasive solution to women that effectively rejuvenates vaginal tissue. It does this without the worry of having to use estrogen hormone replacement or undergo surgery. In the journal Maturitas (Dec 2014), Italian researchers found that 92% of patients were satisfied/very satisfied with the treatment results.
What is MonaLisa Touch™?
A quick and painless, FDA approved laser treatment reverses vaginal changes brought on by estrogen depletion. Laser energy delivered directly internally to the vaginal tissue by a wand (like an ultrasound wand) increases collagen production. This results in thickened tissue, more elasticity and increased moisture and lubrication. The MonaLisa™ is a game changer for women. It restores vaginal health– better than estrogen– without using estrogen. The Italians have developed a laser than virtually turns the clock back and rejuvenates the vagina to a pre-menopausal state. Women who can’t take, prefer not to take, or did not get benefit from estrogen, now have another option. Quality of life has been restored to so many women who have been suffering in silence. Urinary incontinence is often improved with treatment. The external genitalia can also be treated to improve appearance, symptoms, and lichen sclerosis.
MonaLisa Touch® is a functional vaginal rejuvenation treatment based on a special fractional CO2 laser, specifically created for the vaginal mucosa.
MonaLisa Touch® prevents and resolves estrogen drops in the vaginal tissue (typically occurring during menopause or after childbirth) by re-activating the production of new collagen and reestablishing the conditions that the vaginal mucosa once had.
MonaLisa Touch® is now the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and its after-effects, which many women suffer from during menopause and after childbirth.
HOW IT WORKS
FRACTIONAL LASER: COMBINATION OF MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS OR PAIN
The CO2 laser gently acts on the vaginal walls through a special scanner, creating indistinguishable micro-lesions that are required for triggering a neocollagenesis process (production of new collagen) and reorganizing and re-equilibrating the components of the vaginal mucosa.
The laser’s action therefore safely and painlessly reactivates and reestablishes the proper function of the relative urogenital structures while also improving the symptoms associated with urinary dysfunction (mild incontinence due to stress).
A tissue regeneration process lasting numerous weeks is triggered, but stimulation occurs immediately and significant improvements can be seen even after the first treatment.