MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Estelle Archer, MD

Gynecologists located in Amarillo, TX

As a woman ages, so does her vaginal tissue. If you suffer from vaginal atrophy that causes burning, itching, and vaginal dryness, Estelle Archer, MD, FACOG, uses MonaLisa Touch® to restore vaginal tissue at her self-titled practice, in Amarillo, Texas. Call her office to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is MonaLisa Touch®?

MonaLisa Touch is an innovative technology that delivers CO2 laser energy to vaginal tissue to restore it. The technology allows deeper laser penetration to the surface and underlying soft tissue, and it continues to be one of the most significant advancements in women’s pelvic health. MonaLisa Touch technology works because it:

  • Stimulates vaginal tissue with fractionated light beams
  • Creates small tears, or wounds in the tissue
  • Increases the production of collagen and healthy vaginal cells

MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is often effective for menopausal women suffering from vaginal atrophy, which often occurs from decreases in estrogen associated with age.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch?

The benefits of using MonaLisa Touch for gynecological conditions, especially those related to menopause, are endless. For example, MonaLisa Touch:

  • Is minimally invasive
  • Requires no surgery or anesthesia
  • Improves vaginal dryness
  • Reduces vaginal burning or itching
  • Increases vaginal lubrication
  • Reduces painful intercourse
  • May improve your sex life
  • Tightens the vaginal canal

Traditionally, women seeking relief from these and other menopause-related symptoms use hormone therapy. However, not all women are good candidates for hormone replacement due to health complications and possible side effects.

What should I expect during treatment?

Dr. Archer completes MonaLisa Touch procedures in-office with no downtime required. She applies laser energy to your vaginal tissue using a small probe. The procedure is virtually painless, and most patients tolerate it well, with no anesthesia needed.

Expect three sessions, lasting about five minutes each, scheduled six weeks apart. You might notice an improvement in symptoms after your first session!

After MonaLisa treatment, Dr. Archer might ask you to avoid sexual activity for two to three days, but you may be able to resume other activities right away. She determines which post-procedure regimen best matches your needs.

If vaginal dryness or other symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy are painful or disrupt your sex life, schedule an appointment with Dr. Archer by phone or online to find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.