MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Melinda M. Martin, M.D.

OB-GYN located in Prescott, AZ & Prescott Valley, AZ

Women often feel the effects of menopause and postmenopause both physically and emotionally. Dr. Melinda Martin believes in taking a proactive approach to women’s health care at all stages of life at Melinda M. Martin, MD, in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona. MonaLisa Touch® technology helps women to take charge of their health and happiness during and after menopause or after surviving breast cancer. Women in the Prescott area rely on Dr. Martin’s years of experience as an OB/GYN and her dedicated, compassionate approach to the latest technology in women’s health care.

Mona Lisa Q & A

by Melinda M. Martin, M.D.

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a safe, minimally invasive, clinically proven laser treatment for women experiencing the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of menopause. These symptoms may include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Burning and itching
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Mild urinary incontinence

Who can benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatments?

Women experiencing menopausal and postmenopausal symptoms can benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatments. Additionally, breast cancer survivors who want to avoid painful surgery and hormone replacement therapies are good candidates for MonaLisa Touch laser therapy.

How does the procedure work?

During a MonaLisa Touch treatment, Dr. Martin inserts a small vaginal probe that delivers gentle, virtually painless laser energy to the walls of your vagina. This stimulates healing and triggers a regenerative process that can help combat vaginal dryness and vaginal laxity (looseness) by stimulating collagen production within the vaginal walls.

Each treatment lasts about five minutes, feels like a light vibration, and has minimal side effects that usually go away in a day or two. For best results, Dr. Martin may recommend up to three treatments about six weeks apart. She may also recommend follow-up treatments once a year, depending on your individual results and condition.

When do I experience results?

Many women notice results after the first treatment and see a significant effect after three treatments. The results are often immediate and last up to a year after you’ve completed the series of treatments.*

Are there side effects and downtime?

The nonsurgical procedure is performed in Dr. Martin’s office, and most women do not experience any side effects or downtime after a MonaLisa Touch treatment. Possible side effects include slight redness or swelling that usually disappears in a couple of days. Typically, you should avoid sexual intercourse for a few days after a treatment.

Women suffering from the painful effects of vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy should call or schedule a consultation online to discuss the benefits of MonaLisa Touch treatments with Dr. Martin. This innovative technology offers a simple solution to vaginal itching, burning, and pain for women after childbirth, cancer, or menopause.

* Individual results vary.