MonaLisa Touch: The Solution for Painful Intercourse

Pain during sex is something that many women experience, yet it’s not discussed much at all. It is believed that three out of every four women experience this for a multitude of reasons. For some, the cause may be a hormonal imbalance, perhaps due to menopause. For others, it could be due to a state of mind (anxiety, depression, PTSD), a side effect from medication, or a result of complications following childbirth.

Dr. Gae Rodke is an experienced OB/GYN in New York City who can help you learn what’s behind your symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Some women may find Kegel exercises and pelvic floor exercises helpful for managing their pain. Others may benefit from the MonaLisa TouchⓇ system, an innovative technology designed to stimulate blood flow in the vaginal tissues.

How MonaLisa Touch Works

Because painful sex is often a result of vaginal dryness, the ability to increase the body’s lubrication process is a critical part of the treatment. The MonaLisa Touch process helps restore vaginal health by generating the production of new collagen, hyaluronic acid, and blood vessels.

After a vaginal exam to rule out any conflicting health issues, patients are given a numbing agent to the genital area before the probe is inserted into the vagina. It delivers fractional laser energy that reaches into the tissues to set in motion changes that increase blood flow, healing, and natural lubrication. 

The entire procedure only takes about five minutes. Most patients describe the procedure as having a painless, mild vibration. No recovery time is involved, and as soon as the treatment is over, you can resume your normal life. 

Multiple sessions may be required for best results: typically three visits over the course of several months, depending on your diagnosis. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Rodke is recommended to ensure overall health and progress.

If “do it yourself” healing methods such as Kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy, or artificial lubrication aren’t working, you have another option. You don’t have to experience a painful sex life anymore: MonaLisa Touch can help restore the physical intimacy in your relationship with minimal side effects and effective, immediate results.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodke

If you’ve been experiencing painful intercourse, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodke by calling our office at 212-496-9800 or click the “book online” button to make your appointment right now. We look forward to hearing from you.

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