MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Women & Adolescents Gynecology Center

Barbara Grazette, MD

Gynecology & Women's Health located in Edina, MN

If you’re experiencing menopausal problems such as vaginal dryness, irritation, or incontinence, MonaLisa Touch® is an innovative, noninvasive laser therapy that may restore your gynecological health. Barbara Grazette, MD, of Women & Adolescents Gynecology Center in Edina, Minnesota, is an experienced OB/GYN who uses MonaLisa Touch to restore gynecological function to her patients without the need for surgery or medication. Call the clinic today to find out more, or book an appointment online.

Monalisa Touch Q&A

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a laser therapy designed to treat gynecological conditions and restore health without the need for surgical intervention or medication. It’s a highly effective form of therapy for women post-menopause and is the only viable option for breast cancer survivors and women who aren’t able to use estrogen therapies.

MonaLisa Touch is an ideal alternative to topical estrogen treatments for women experiencing menopausal symptoms and is only available at selected medical clinics. Dr. Grazette is one of very few doctors in the Edina area providing this innovative form of treatment.

What conditions does MonaLisa Touch help to treat?

MonaLisa Touch is effective in treating some of the most frequently occurring health issues experienced by women during and after menopause, such as:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
  • Urogenital atrophy of menopause
  • Incontinence
  • Bladder urgency

MonaLisa Touch isn't just for women experiencing the symptoms of menopause; it can help restore gynecological health post-pregnancy as well. MonaLisa Touch is a safe way for women to gain relief from these common problems, and Dr. Grazette’s patients find they are helped enormously by her expertise in using laser therapy.

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

At Women & Adolescents Gynecology Center, Dr. Grazette takes full advantage of the MonaLisa Touch laser technology to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers in your vagina and surrounding tissues. The laser creates minute lesions that aren’t painful, but trigger your body’s healing and repair mechanisms, a process called neocollagenesis.

Collagen production naturally slows down with age, particularly after menopause, but treatment with MonaLisa Touch restarts production. As a result, there’s hydration of the vaginal mucosa, the epithelium thickens, improving tone, and there’s an improvement in the pH balance of your vagina, reducing the likelihood of infection.

What are the advantages of MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive treatment that involves no incisions, implants, stitching, or use of medication. Therefore, there’s minimal risk of infection, scarring, side effects from medication, or any adverse events that are a possibility when undergoing a surgical procedure. Further benefits include:

  • Virtually no downtime
  • Treatment starts to work after the first session
  • Only three treatment sessions required in total

MonaLisa Touch has been in use since 2012, so there’s plenty of evidence as to the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

If you’d like to find out more about MonaLisa Touch and how it can help with gynecological health and comfort, call Women & Adolescents Gynecology Center today, or book an appointment online.