MonaLisa Touch

Advanced Care for Women

Gynecology & Urogynecology located in Sanford, NC

Millions of women suffer from symptoms of vaginal atrophy like dryness, itching, and painful sex, but OB/GYN Paul Heimbecker, MD, FACOG, offers a revolutionary treatment that restores vaginal wellness. MonaLisa Touch® nonsurgical vaginal therapy is available at Advanced Care for Women in Sanford, North Carolina. To discover the benefits of MonaLisa Touch, call or book an appointment online today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

Advanced Care for Women

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a specialized medical laser system that painlessly stimulates cellular regeneration of vaginal tissue. The CO2 laser energy promotes collagen production, which restores hydration and elasticity to the tissues of your vaginal wall.

This treatment relieves symptoms of vaginal atrophy, a frustrating condition that affects the lives of millions of pre- and postmenopausal women. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:

  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Pain that may be worse during sex
  • Decreased vaginal elasticity
  • Decreased vaginal muscle tone
  • Urinary incontinence


With only three treatments that take five minutes each and are spaced six weeks apart, MonaLisa Touch leaves you with a narrower, more elastic vagina with improved lubrication. This can make sex more pleasurable and can enhance your comfort during all of your favorite activities.

The healthy, new tissue also leads to enhanced muscle tone, providing greater control over leaking urine (incontinence). Many women suffering from urinary incontinence find relief without surgery from MonaLisa Touch.

Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Vaginal atrophy often affects women dealing with hormonal changes. Decreased estrogen levels cause these unpleasant vaginal symptoms. Your body produces less estrogen during certain events and stages of life, such as:

  • After pregnancy
  • The years leading up to menopause
  • After menopause
  • After receiving cancer treatment


MonaLisa Touch is especially helpful for breast cancer survivors who wish to reclaim their femininity. Cancer treatment decreases your hormone levels, which may cause vaginal atrophy as a side effect.

What should I expect from a MonaLisa Touch treatment?

First, Dr. Heimbecker performs a thorough physical and pelvic exam as well as a review of your medical history to make sure MonaLisa Touch is right for you. Then, he creates a personalized vaginal therapy plan that may include 1-3 treatments spaced six weeks apart.

During treatment, you lie on your back while Dr. Heimbecker inserts the MonaLisa Touch vaginal probe. Treatment isn’t painful, but you may experience a light vibration as the probe sends laser energy into your vaginal tissues.

Treatment lasts only five minutes and requires no downtime for recovery. Most women resume normal activities right away, but you should wait 3-4 days before having sex. You should notice optimal results within a few months and may need to return for annual maintenance treatments.

To schedule your MonaLisa Touch consultation, call Advanced Care for Women or book an appointment online today.

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