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MonaLisa Touch® Specialist

Inga Zilberstein, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, NY

The hormonal changes that occur during menopause may affect vaginal health, causing dryness, burning, and pain. MonaLisa Touch® is a noninvasive medical treatment that may improve vaginal health and alleviate these symptoms. Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, is a MonaLisa Touch specialist and can talk to you about the treatment and how it may benefit you. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch® Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive laser treatment that aims to improve and restore vaginal health. The device uses gentle laser energy to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

More specifically, the laser energy stimulates the production of collagen, which is a structural protein responsible for vaginal elasticity and strength. It also promotes vascularization of vaginal mucosa.  

As a result, elasticity and moisture of the vaginal walls increase. 

Am I a candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Zilberstein conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for MonaLisa Touch.

What is a genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)?

GSM refers to the menopausal symptoms that affect your genital and urinary health, including:

  • Vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation
  • Lack of lubrication
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary urgency 
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

If you have GSM symptoms, Dr. Zilberstein can help. 

What can I expect during treatment with MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Zilberstein reviews what you can expect during your MonaLisa Touch treatment at your initial consultation. 

MonaLisa Touch treatment only takes a few minutes, and there’s no need for downtime following your session. The initial treatment consists of three sessions, each six weeks apart. 

Many women experience an improvement in their GSM symptoms and quality of life following MonaLisa Touch sessions.

The benefit of this treatment lasts a year or more. Following the initial treatment, you may need a single session per year to maintain vaginal lubrication and avoid urinary discomfort. 

What can I expect during and following my MonaLisaTouch treatment?

Most women experience a minimal heat sensation during the treatment as well as a "buzzing sensation." This sensation may persist for about an hour. You may continue with your regular schedule, i.e. returning to work, going out, or hanging out with friends.

You will be able to resume sexual intercourse in 3-7 days . As a matter of fact, many experience an improvement in sexual satisfaction and increase in lubrication.

Vaginal lubrication and elasticity continue to improve with the second and third treatment but begin to decrease slightly after one year following the first treatment. At this time, it is advised to have an additional treatment, which will continue to improve your vaginal health for another year.

Schedule a consultation with a MonaLisa Touch specialist by calling the office of Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, or booking an appointment online today.