MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Patrick County Family Practice

Family Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Stuart, VA

If you find intercourse to be painful or suffer from vaginal discomfort, you’re not alone. Many women going through menopause or who’ve recently given birth experience this trouble with intimacy, but treatment is available with MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments at Patrick County Family Practice in Stuart, Virginia. Astrid Cole, RN, offers this treatment discretely and effectively. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?


The CO2 fractional laser of MonaLisa Touch sends laser energy to your vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen growth and greater health. When the gentle energy penetrates the tissue, your body reacts by turning over cells and building stronger, denser tissue.

MonaLisa Touch is a nonsurgical answer to problems of intimacy. It requires no incisions, injections, or anesthesia.

Who can benefit from MonaLisa Touch?

If you're experiencing vaginal symptoms due to hormonal changes, MonaLisa Touch may be a great option for you. These changes generally occur when your levels of estrogen shift with menopause. Women recovering from cancer treatment or who are postnatal may also benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatments.

What symptoms can MonaLisa Touch address?

MonaLisa Touch is a solution to issues such as:

  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful intercourse
  • Mild urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness and itching

If you suffer from these symptoms, don’t hesitate to talk to Astrid Cole at Patrick County Family Practice. She can create a customized treatment plan to revolutionize your comfort and sex life.

Does MonaLisa Touch hurt?

MonaLisa Touch treatments are pain-free. You may feel pressure and warmth as the sterile laser wand glides around your internal and external vaginal tissue, but most women tolerate it very well. The entire treatment takes just five minutes.

How many MonaLisa Touch treatments will I need?

You may start to feel a difference after just one treatment, but you’ll benefit most from three total treatments, each scheduled six weeks apart. A yearly maintenance session can help you maintain vaginal comfort and lubrication, too.

Is there downtime following MonaLisa Touch treatment?

You can go right back to most daily activities following MonaLisa Touch sessions. You may have some slight soreness in the vaginal region and will need to refrain from sexual intercourse for three to four days afterward. Astrid may also recommend you avoid hot baths and vigorous exercise to allow for optimal healing, and will discuss a post-treatment plan with you.

To learn how you can overcome uncomfortable vaginal symptoms with an easy laser treatment, call Patrick County Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today.