Elias Moukarzel, MD
OBGYN & Urogynecology located in El Centro, CA & Carlsbad, CA
When the effects of menopause result in vaginal dryness and painful sex, it can put a damper on intimacy and your relationship. Dr. Elias Moukarzel, a double board-certified OB/GYN with over 18 years of experience, offers you a solution with the state-of-the-art MonaLisa TouchⓇ. At Femina Careo, with locations in Carlsbad and El Centro, California, he uses this innovative laser device to reverse the signs of vaginal atrophy, improving how your vagina feels and functions. If you’re ready to embrace intimacy without pain and embarrassment, call the office, or use the online booking tool today to schedule your appointment.
MonaLisa Touch/Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch® is a cutting-edge laser that uses CO2 fractional laser energy to stimulate collagen production, improving your vaginal lining and health. A nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical approach to vaginal atrophy, this virtually painless procedure may:
- Increase the thickness of your vaginal walls
- Increase lubrication
- Improve skin elasticity and flexibility
- Decrease discomfort with intercourse
- Increase sexual satisfaction
These procedures are often called vaginal rejuvenation, which is exactly what they do.
What happens during a MonaLisa Touch procedure?
When you see Dr. Moukarzel for a vaginal rejuvenation treatment, a staff member shows you to a private room where you prepare in the same way you would for a pelvic exam. When you’re ready, the doctor prepares the equipment for treatment.
He then inserts the MonaLisa Touch probe, which is about as thick as your thumb, into your vagina. The probe delivers fractionated laser energy into your vaginal wall. This energy creates micro-lesions on your vaginal lining, which stimulates your body's natural healing response. With an increase in collagen and elastin production, the health of your vagina improves, and the skin becomes hydrated and flexible once again.
Dr. Moukarzel turns the probe, guaranteeing to hit all areas of your vagina, giving you optimal results. Once all areas are treated, he removes the wand, and you're free to continue with your normal activities.
The entire procedure takes about five minutes.
What can you expect after your MonaLisa Touch session?
The MonaLisa Touch requires no downtime and the only restriction is to wait two to three days before engaging in sexual activity. Otherwise, you can hit the gym, go to the pool, or do whatever it is you want to do.
Although you may experience improvements after your first treatment, the full regimen calls for three MonaLisa Touch treatments spaced six weeks apart, with once a year follow-up maintenance sessions.
It takes 40-60 days for each procedure to reach its optimal results, which improve after each session. If you’re ready to embrace intimacy without pain and embarrassment, call the office, or use the online booking tool today to schedule a free consultation.
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