MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Linda Sodoma, DO, FACOG -  - Gynecologist

Life Care for Women

Linda Sodoma, DO, FACOG

Gynecologist located in Gilbert, AZ

You may have been expecting that menopause would bring hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings; what you probably weren’t expecting, however, is how “the change” would cause vaginal dryness or sexual pain, impacting your ability to enjoy intimacy with your partner. At Life Care for Women in Gilbert, Arizona, Dr. Linda Sodoma is pleased to provide vaginal rejuvenation with state-of-the-art MonaLisa Touch nonsurgical laser therapy treatments. If you’re in the Phoenix metropolitan area and you’d like to know what MonaLisa Touch can do for you, call or book your appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is an advanced fractional CO2 laser technology specially designed to rejuvenate the tissues that line the vaginal canal. It’s the safest, gentlest, and most effective way to treat vaginal atrophy and prevent its after-effects — without having to resort to surgery or take medication.

MonaLisa Touch can restore proper trophic balance to your vaginal tissue, increase the functionality of your vagina, and restore pain-free intimacy in just a few quick treatments.

Dr. Sodoma is one of the few providers in Arizona to offer MonaLisa Touch laser therapy to patients affected by vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse.

Is MonaLisa Touch right for me?

MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is designed to help post-menopausal women who are experiencing vaginal dryness and other symptoms brought on by hormone-related changes.

The treatment is equally effective for women who have gone through natural menopause as it is for women whose menopause was induced with a hysterectomy; it’s an especially good option for women who can’t receive hormone replacement therapy.

MonaLisa Touch can help address:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal burning or itching
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal laxity (overstretched or “loose” vaginal tissues)

MonaLisa Touch may also be beneficial to women who experience vaginal dryness and other hormonal changes following childbirth. Dr. Sodoma can tell you if the treatment is right for you.

What is the treatment like?

During the procedure, Dr. Sodoma uses a vaginal probe to ease the laser into your vagina. There, it emits gentle pulses of laser energy into the vaginal wall, which activates the production of new collagen and revitalizes the vaginal mucosa.

The treatment itself takes less than five minutes, and the average woman needs just three treatments to see optimal results. Because each procedure is scheduled six weeks apart to give your body’s healing mechanisms ample time to rejuvenate the treated area, a typical treatment course takes 18 weeks to complete.

Many women report noticeable symptom relief after a single treatment and more significant relief with each successive treatment.   

What can I expect following treatment?

MonaLisa Touch is a painless, noninvasive procedure that has virtually no side effects and doesn’t require any down time so that you can resume most normal activities immediately after each treatment.

It is recommended, however, that you refrain from having sexual intercourse for two or three days to give your vaginal tissues time to begin the healing process. Some women need annual follow-up treatments to maintain their results; Dr. Sodoma can let you know if this approach is best for you.