MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Today's Woman

Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD, MBA, NCMP

Gynecologist located in Philadelphia, PA

MonaLisa Touch® is a hormone-free, non-invasive method for restoring vaginal tissue and providing long-lasting relief from vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Sharan Abdul-Rahman, a Yale-trained OB/GYN and founder of Today's Woman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has helped countless women overcome these troubling issues with the groundbreaking MonaLisa Touch treatment.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch laser?

MonaLisa Touch is a laser that was made specifically to address issues like lack of vaginal elasticity, vaginal itchiness, and vaginal dryness. The MonaLisa Touch laser is most commonly used for women who are suffering from the side effects of menopause and those who have noticed problems with lack of vaginal tone after childbirth. This laser treatment uses CO2 energy to stimulate the body's own ability to heal. It's an entirely natural and non-invasive solution that can be done on an outpatient basis at the Today's Woman office.

How does treatment work?

MonaLisa Touch treatment is simple and painless for the majority of patients. Treatments are performed while you relax in the same position used during a pelvic exam. As the treatment wand delivers the CO2 laser energy into the vaginal tissue, you may feel a deep cooling sensation. MonaLisa Touch treatments take about 5 minutes.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch treatment?

MonaLisa Touch treatment offers long-term relief from:

  • Relief from vaginal dryness
  • Relief from vaginal itchiness
  • Relief from painful intercourse
  • Improvement in the tone and elasticity of the vaginal tissue
  • Improvement in the appearance of the vaginal tissue
  • Relief from urinary incontinence in some cases

How many treatments will you need?

The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, but most women require three or four MonaLisa Touch laser treatments for optimal results. Your treatments should be scheduled around 40 to 60 days apart to allow plenty of time for tissue repair to occur between sessions.

Is there any downtime needed after MonaLisa Touch treatment?

No. There is no downtime needed at all. In fact, as soon as your treatment session is complete you can return to work or your daily activities. Some patients experience mild temporary symptoms like redness and swelling post-treatment, but these conditions resolve very quickly. It is best to avoid sexual intercourse for a couple of days after treatment

How long does it take to see results?

You'll generally see results from the MonaLisa Touch laser right away. These results will get even better over the next couple of months, as your body delivers new collagen to the vaginal tissue.

*Individual results may vary.