MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Grube Gynecology

Gynecologists & Women's Health located in Frackville, PA & Pottsville, PA

In the years before, during, and after menopause, women expect to deal with hot flashes and mood swings. Most women, however, aren’t prepared for another common problem: vaginal atrophy. Dr. Timothy Grube and the team at Grube Gynecology offer cutting-edge laser treatment, the MonaLisa Touch®, which safely and effectively rejuvenates vaginal tissues, restoring their natural health and alleviating symptoms of vaginal atrophy. To learn more about MonaLisa Touch, call the office in Frackville, Pennsylvania or book an appointment online.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is a state-of-the-art laser designed to treat vaginal atrophy and mild urinary incontinence. It delivers long-term results via an innovative combination of laser technologies specially developed for vaginal tissues. Two examples include:

Fractional CO2 laser

Fractional CO2 lasers divide a single laser beam into many tiny beams of light, treating microdots of tissues. This type of laser treats just enough tissue to stimulate vaginal regeneration while leaving enough healthy tissue to promote quick healing.

PSD® (Pulse Shape Design)

The MonaLisa Touch was developed with an exclusive pulse shape design that achieves optimal treatment by penetrating to the right tissue depth while controlling heat.

What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy is a common problem that occurs when estrogen levels drop at menopause. Without estrogen, blood flow and lubrication diminish, and your vaginal walls begin to thin out, become dehydrated, and lose elasticity.

These vaginal changes have a significant impact, causing symptoms such as:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness and burning
  • Genital itching
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Less lubrication during intercourse
  • Burning when you urinate
  • Urinary incontinence

How does the MonaLisa Touch rejuvenate vaginal tissues?

Treatment with the MonaLisa Touch is delivered using a round device that’s inserted into your vagina. The device sends laser energy into the vaginal lining, gently warming tissues below the surface. The controlled heat boosts blood circulation and triggers the production of:

  • Collagen (restores strength and tone)
  • Elastin (restores resilience)
  • Hyaluronic acid (binds with water to increase hydration)

These changes relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy and rejuvenate vaginal health.

What should you expect during and after MonaLisa Touch treatment?

One session lasts about five minutes, and the treatment is comfortable, so you won’t need anesthesia.

Although you don’t need to plan downtime, most women have slight redness and swelling for a few days, which means you may need to limit some activities. Dr. Grube provides complete self-care instructions on the day of your procedure.

How long will your results from MonaLisa Touch last?

Depending on the extent of your vaginal atrophy, you may need up to three treatments spaced 40-60 days apart. After your third session, results usually last at least one year.* You may need a yearly maintenance session, but Dr. Grube can recommend the best treatment plan when he evaluates the health of your vaginal tissues.

When you begin to experience the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, call Grube Gynecology or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.