MonaLisa Touch

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist

BioAge Health

Catherine Kodama, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Bioidentical Hormone Specialist & Weight Loss Specialist located in Eagan, MN

The declining estrogen levels experienced during and after menopause can lead to a multitude of uncomfortable symptoms, such as painful intercourse and vaginal atrophy. Fifty percent of women experience painful symptoms related to the effects of post-menopause. Dr. Catherine Kodama at BioAge Health in Eagan, Minnesota, serving patients throughout the Twin Cities, offers MonaLisa Touch®, an innovative laser procedure, to help alleviate the painful symptoms that often come along with this phase of womanhood. With her personalized and effective approach, she can help you be the leading lady of your life once again. Call BioAge Health today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about MonaLisa Touch.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal rejuvenation, as well as other vulvar health conditions. This minimally invasive laser therapy can help to alleviate unpleasant or painful symptoms you experience due to menopause, whether you have undergone the changes naturally or through a surgically induced procedure, such as painful intercourse or urinary issues. It can also be used as a non-hormonal solution for breast cancer survivors.

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch uses a probe inserted into your vagina to deliver gentle, painless CO2 laser energy to your vaginal walls. As a result of this laser therapy, your body initiates its own healing response.

The laser therapy of the MonaLisa Touch procedure stimulates the production of new collagen in your vaginal tissues, ultimately returning your vagina to its previous condition and improving its functionality. The restoration of your estrogen and pH levels results in your vaginal tissues being more hydrated, thicker, tighter, and more elastic. In doing so, your body can maintain its natural protective barrier and reduce your risk of infection as well.

What can you expect with the MonaLisa Touch procedure?

First, Dr. Kodama consults with you regarding your symptoms to determine if the MonaLisa Touch procedure is the right choice given your medical history and current health. If you both agree to proceed with MonaLisa Touch treatment, she performs your first treatment the same day. It only takes five minutes and is virtually painless.

Although many patients feel improvement after just one treatment, the MonaLisa Touch procedure requires three five-minute sessions, spaced about six weeks apart. Dr. Kodama also recommends a yearly follow-up treatment to maintain your vaginal health.

You can return to your normal activities following your session since there is no downtime associated with MonaLisa Touch treatments. However, Dr. Kodama recommends refraining from sexual activity for at least two to three days.

To find out if MonaLisa Touch is the answer you’ve been searching for to restore your vagina after menopause, call Dr. Kodama at BioAge Health to schedule an appointment or use the online booking system.

*Individual Results May Vary