MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Elliece S. Smith, MD, PC -  - Gynecologist

Elliece S. Smith, MD, PC

Gynecologist & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Lanham, MD

Vaginal symptoms such as dryness and pain during sexual intercourse are common during hormonal changes associated with menopause. At her practice in Lanham, Maryland, Elliece Smith, MD, PC, provides innovative, effective MonaLisa Touch® therapy to stimulate tissue development and circulation so vaginal symptoms subside. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about life-changing MonaLisa Touch treatments.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A


What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a laser treatment for women suffering from life-altering vaginal symptoms. Major hormonal changes, such as menopause, sometimes cause your vaginal tissues to thin and feel dry.

The gentle laser energy treatment of MonaLisa Touch provides vaginal revitalization, and the treatment requires no downtime.

What issues can MonaLisa Touch address?

Sometimes as you age and go through menopause, your vaginal tissues become thinner and start to dry out. This occurs due to a decrease in your production of estrogen. Thinning vaginal tissue can cause issues, including:

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

Dr. Smith evaluates your symptoms as well as your vaginal tissue to determine if you are a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch therapy.

What is the process of getting MonaLisa Touch therapy?

Dr. Smith performs MonaLisa Touch treatments in office. You go home or to other daily tasks right afterward.

The procedure uses no anesthesia, sedation, or numbing creams. As you relax on an exam table, Dr. Smith inserts a sterile vaginal probe into your vagina to deliver the gentle heat energy to internal and external vaginal tissue.

Most women tolerate the treatment quite well. You may feel slight heat and tingling during the session.

No need to schedule downtime following the session. Dr. Smith will advise you to avoid sexual intercourse and refrain from inserting a tampon for three to four days.

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

When the laser energy touches your tissue, it stimulates the production of collagen, a natural protein responsible for your skin’s strength and structure. 

You achieve a virtual menopausal revitalization as bothersome symptoms subside and you regain a healthy, pleasurable sex life.

How many sessions with MonaLisa Touch are necessary?

You will notice changes after just one visit, but you get optimal results for your vaginal health after three sessions spaced about six weeks apart. Talk to Dr. Smith about the best time to schedule these five-minute sessions.

How soon will I notice the changes from MonaLisa Touch treatments?

After your first session, you will notice stronger tissue and more comfortable intercourse. Sessions two and three provide even greater benefits.

To learn how you can revitalize your vaginal health, even after menopause, call the office or schedule an appointment online. 

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