MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation Specialist

Emily Sikking, MD

OBGYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Age and life experience can change the internal shape of the vagina, creating problems and inconveniences that interfere with quality of life. Emily Sikking, MD/OBGYN, provides non-invasive MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation to improve patient health, wellness, and confidence.

MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A

by Emily Sikking, MD

What is the MonaLisa Touch® procedure?

The MonaLisa touch is a non-invasive laser procedure designed to rejuvenate the vagina through stimulation of collagen production, which results in restoration of the vaginal wall tissue.

What are the benefits of the treatment?

Vaginal reconstruction surgeries have been available for years, but many women fear an invasive surgical procedure done in such an important and sensitive area of the body. The MonaLisa Touch provides women with the option to restore their most intimate area to a more youthful appearance and function without a single incision, eliminating the risk of complications. The procedure restores moisture to the vaginal tissue, improves elasticity, and tightens the vagina to increase sexual pleasure.

Is the procedure painful?

No, the MonaLisa Touch laser feels like a gentle vibration. As a matter of fact, no anesthesia or local anesthetic are required.

How can women determine whether they are a candidate for the procedure?

Most women are good candidates for this non-invasive procedure, but the only way to determine eligibility is to meet with a qualified healthcare provider, who can perform a thorough examination and review of medical history and goals to make a recommendation.

What are the side effects of treatment?

The only reported side effects are minimal discomfort, swelling, and redness generally resolves in just a few days.

How many treatments are required?

Every patient is different, but patients receive an average of 3 treatments before achieving the desired results. The number of treatments required depends on the severity of symptoms present before the procedure. Procedures generally need to be at least 6 weeks apart from one another. 

Dr. Sikking also recommends an annual follow-up for patients, but every patient is different and some find they need to repeat treatments at different intervals to maintain the desired effects. Dr. Sikking works with each patient to create a safe and effective treatment plan.

How long do patients need to wait before returning to work?

Usually, patients can return to work and regular activities immediately. Certain activities, like exercise and sexual intercourse, should be avoided in the days following the procedure.

How soon are results seen?

As collagen is produced, the results improve over the 60 days following the initial treatment.