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MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Francine Ito, MD

OB-GYN located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

Sometimes after giving birth or during menopause, many may experience vaginal dryness or laxity that makes sexual contact uncomfortable and even painful. Dr. Francine Ito, located in Torrance, California and serving women throughout the South Bay, uses the groundbreaking FDA-cleared MonaLisa Touch® systems designed to help restore vaginal tissue. If you’re suffering from painful intercourse, call or book an appointment online to learn whether the MonaLisa Touch treatment is right for you.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch system is an innovative laser treatment that revitalizes vaginal tissue to alleviate sexual discomfort that sometimes occurs after childbirth or during perimenopause and menopause. The laser stimulates collagen production in your vaginal walls, which restores and re-hydrates the tissue and improves your comfort.

Dr. Ito uses the MonaLisa Touch system to treat conditions and issues including:

● Vaginal atrophy

● Vaginal laxity

● Urinary incontinence

● Other symptoms including dryness, itching, and burning

The treatment takes less than five minutes and can be performed during your annual well-woman exam.

Who Can Benefit from MonaLisa Touch Treatments?

The MonaLisa Touch system is suitable for menopausal women or those who have conditions that either cause or are caused by hormonal changes like:

● Breast cancer survivors

● Post-hysterectomy

● Vaginal atrophy

The MonaLisa Touch is a safe, FDA cleared treatment that uses a fractional CO2 laser specifically designed to treat gynecologic symptoms.. Some of the symptoms addressed with the MonaLisa Touch include:

● Painful intercourse

● Urinary incontinence and urinary frequency

● Dryness

● Itching

● Burning

What Happens During the MonaLisa Touch Procedure? Is It Safe?

Dr. Ito inserts the applicator into your vagina, like a speculum during your Pap smear. Most women report feeling a little pressure or a slight vibration during the treatment.

Local anesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment of the vulva (area outside of the vagina) but otherwise, you will not need any anesthesia during the treatments. In most cases, you’ll need a series of three treatments, spaced about six weeks apart to attain the best benefits.

What Is Recovery from a MonaLisa Touch Treatment Like?

You can go home as soon as your treatment is complete. You should avoid sexual intercourse for a few days after treatment, but you can return to your normal daily habits immediately. Most women notice an improvement in their comfort immediately. Dr. Ito gives her patients customized advice following treatment to ensure a prompt recovery.

MonaLisa Touch offers quick relief from your symptoms and restores the health and function of your vagina.


*Individual Results May Vary

*Individual results may vary