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Vaginal dryness, frequent urinary tract infections, incontinence and pain during sex - do those symptoms sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact, the North American Menopause Society has discovered that between 20 to 45 percent of women will experience vaginal atrophy symptoms at some point. Most suffer in silence.

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It’s Time to Feel Like Yourself Again

A quick and painless, FDA-approved laser to treat vaginal changes brought on by estrogen depletion


A lack of estrogen, either due to menopause, childbirth, or cancer treatment, can result in these vaginal changes. So far the only treatment option was to take estrogen either by pill or using a cream. But now a new technology allows you to turn back the clock and feel like yourself again. The MonaLisa Touch is a quick laser treatment that penetrates the skin and stimulates collagen production, regenerating your vaginal tissue safely and effectively.

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a quick and painless, FDA-approved laser treatment that reverses vaginal changes brought on by estrogen depletion.

The Italians have developed a laser that virtually turns the clock back and rejuvenates the vagina to a pre-menopausal state. Women who can’t take, prefer not to take, or did not benefit from estrogen, now have another option. MonaLisa Touch at a glance:​

  • FDA-approved
  • Five-minute treatment
  • Improves pain during sex
  • Increases vaginal lubrication
  • Uses gentle laser energy to stimulate a healing response in the vaginal canal.

Quality of life has been restored to so many women who have been suffering in silence. Urinary incontinence is often improved with treatment. The external genitalia can also be treated to improve appearance, symptoms, and lichen sclerosus.

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How do I know if the MonaLisa Touch is right for me?

Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls. It may occur once your body produces less estrogen, typically after menopause or after cancer treatment. The symptoms of vaginal atrophy might be different for every woman and often include:


  • Genital itching
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discomfort with intercourse
  • Light bleeding after intercourse
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal

MonaLisa Touch is also used to treat lichen sclerosis and other vaginal conditions. While hormone therapy used to be the only treatment option, the MonaLisa Touch allows you to treat symptoms of vaginal atrophy with a laser instead of estrogen pills or creams. Some women want to avoid hormone treatment or simply cannot use estrogen due to estrogen-sensitive cancers.

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How does the MonaLisa Touch procedure work?

The MonaLisa Touch is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses a CO2 fractional laser to deliver microdots to the vaginal wall and reverse symptoms of vaginal atrophy and laxity.

The simple in-office procedure helps restore your vaginal health by generating new collagen, delivering instant and long-lasting results. It is a minimally invasive, quick, and safe procedure. A wand is inserted into the vagina, and the laser pulses stimulate new collagen production in the vaginal wall. Laser vaginal rejuvenation naturally increases blood flow and lubrication to help improve the natural function of the vagina. If you have troublesome vaginal symptoms or pain during sex, there is every reason to give MonaLisa a try.

MonaLisa Touch Review

I went to Dr. DuPont because she was highly recommended by a family member. She was caring, understanding, funny, and I felt very comfortable with her. At my first treatment, I was slightly nervous but the medical assistant was so great and attentive, she numbed me and then shortly after we began the procedure. It burned a little at first, but they gave me an ice pack to put on that area afterwards. By the night time I felt the irritation had gone away and I no longer needed the ice. By the next day I was amazed at how much better I felt. Almost back to before I started having this pain. There are 3 treatments that go with this procedure and I go for my second treatment in a few wks. The technology in today’s world is fantastic. Looking forward to more treatments with Dr. DuPont! - Anonymous

What should I expect during the MonaLisa Touch procedure?

The MonaLisa Touch is a simple in-office procedure that takes just five minutes and requires no anesthesia. In the first year, you will need three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart. After that, you simply need one annual maintenance treatment. The procedure is typically painless. You may experience minimal discomfort at the start from the insertion of the wand. In addition, a topical anesthetic is applied. Patients describe the feeling as a mild vibration.

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Laser energy will be delivered internally to the vaginal tissue by a wand (like an ultrasound wand) to increase collagen production. This results in thickened tissue, more elasticity, and increased moisture and lubrication. The MonaLisa Touch is a game-changer for women. It restores vaginal health better than estrogen without using estrogen.

What results can I expect from the MonaLisa Touch procedure?

Studies show that 75 percent of women suffering from vaginal atrophy experience negative consequences in their sex life. The simple MonaLisa Touch laser treatment can be nothing less than life-changing for many women. Not only does the procedure improve your sex life, but it also helps to quickly and safely address many other concerns related to vaginal atrophy.

Schedule your Mona Lisa Touch consultation with Dr. DuPont today

Dr. DuPont has extensive experience improving her patients’ quality of life.

The MonaLisa Touch is at the forefront of her efforts due to its effectiveness, simplicity, and safety. We like to say that the Mona Lisa is the gateway for many to re-experience “La Bella Vita!”. Schedule your appointment to learn more about whether the MonaLisa Touch is right for you. We serve Chevy Chase and the D.C. metropolitan area. Watch MonaLisa Touch being explained on The Doctors TV Show.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there side effects?

Most women don’t experience any adverse reaction to the MonaLisa Touch procedure. Some minor, temporary side effects include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, tenderness, itching, or burning.

How long is recovery?

The MonaLisa Touch is a quick laser procedure that requires no anesthesia. There will be no downtime, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately. However, patients should abstain from sexual intercourse for several days.To help keep you comfortable, we give you an ice pack to apply to the area in the days following the procedure. You won’t need any time off work.

Is the MonaLisa Touch procedure suitable for women with breast cancer?

This hormone-free treatment is very well suited for women with breast cancer and other estrogen-sensitive cancers since they cannot use hormone therapy.

When will I see results, and how long will they last?

You will notice results shortly after the procedure. Those results will progressively improve with each follow-up appointment. The strength of the laser increases with subsequent appointments, which is why we recommend three treatments for optimal results. The results will be long-lasting and only requires an annual re-treatment appointment.

Will my procedure be covered by insurance?

MonaLisa Touch is currently not covered by insurance.

How much will it cost?

Dr. DuPont is going to develop a treatment plan that is right for your specific needs. Contact the DuPont Institute today for pricing questions at (301) 654 5530

Find solutions to your intimate concerns at DuPont Institute

Your journey to sexual health and wellness is unique. Contact the team at the DuPont Institute today to learn about the innovative treatments that can help you improve your sex life and personal wellness. Discover how you can not only find your mojo but get back into the groove of your life. The DuPont Institute serves the Chevy Chase and Washington, D.C. areas.