MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Albert C. Chan, MD

OBGYN located in South Plainfield, NJ

If you’re among the millions of women who suffer from uncomfortable symptoms like vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, MonaLisa Touch® may be the solution. OB/GYN Albert C. Chan, MD, offers MonaLisa Touch at his practice in South Plainfield, New Jersey. To find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary feminine revitalization treatment that restores elasticity, muscle tone, and hydration to your vaginal wall. This treatment uses advanced, fractional CO2 laser technology to painlessly promote cellular rejuvenation of vaginal tissue and increase collagen production.

After only three 5-minute treatments spaced six weeks apart, MonaLisa Touch creates long-lasting improvements in your vaginal tissues.

What does MonaLisa Touch treat?

Most women Dr. Chan treats with MonaLisa Touch suffer from vaginal atrophy, a common condition that affects as many as half of all women after menopause. The decrease in estrogen that occurs after menopause affects the condition of your vagina, causing the walls to become thin, dry, and easily irritated.

Vaginal atrophy creates many unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal itching

In addition to relieving these symptoms, MonaLisa Touch treats urinary incontinence that’s due to weakened vaginal tissues and lichen sclerosus, a rare skin condition that affects the genitals.

Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Vaginal atrophy frequently affects women going through hormonal changes. Your body produces less estrogen in response to certain life events, such as:

  • After menopause
  • After pregnancy
  • The years leading up to menopause
  • After receiving cancer treatment

Breast cancer survivors may experience vaginal atrophy much earlier in life due to the effects of cancer treatment. MonaLisa Touch can help restore a sense of femininity to women who have undergone cancer treatment.

What should I expect from a MonaLisa Touch treatment?

First, Dr. Chan performs a physical and pelvic exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history to make sure MonaLisa Touch is right for you. Then, he creates a personalized treatment plan to revitalize your vaginal tissues.

During treatment, Dr. Chan inserts the MonaLisa Touch handpiece into your vagina. Treatment isn’t painful, but you may experience a gentle vibration as the device sends laser energy into your vaginal wall.

Each patient is unique, but most women experience optimal results with 1-3 treatments spaced six weeks apart. MonaLisa Touch treatment takes only 5 minutes and requires no downtime for recovery.

After your appointment, you can go to work or resume normal activities right away. However, you should let your vagina heal for 2-3 days before having sex. Dr. Chan provides you with detailed instructions on how to recover at home.

To learn more about MonaLisa Touch, call the office of Albert C. Chan, MD, or book an appointment online today.