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MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Sherry Neyman, MD

Gynecology & Wellness Specialists located in Austin, TX

When hormone replacement therapy isn’t an option, and post-menopausal changes affect the quality of your intimate life, MonaLisa Touch® laser may be the solution you’ve been hoping for. Sherry Neyman, MD, MS, FACOG, is a leading gynecologist and women’s wellness expert in Austin, Texas, who specializes in treating all aspects of women’s reproductive health, including intimacy issues. Dr. Neyman has performed nearly 600 MonaLisa Touch® nonsurgical procedures to date. Find out if this innovative laser technology can help relieve your symptoms by scheduling an appointment online or calling Dr. Neyman’s office.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What is the MonaLisa Touch® laser?


MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser technology that delivers controlled thermal energy to vaginal tissue. The heat from the laser penetrates below the surface of your skin to help regenerate  vaginal tissue and promote new collagen growth. Collagen is essential for creating firmer vaginal tissue, but as women age, your body produces less of it. MonaLisa Touch laser treatments foster new collagen production so your vaginal tissue can become tighter and firmer.

The procedure involves a small probe that fits comfortably inside the vaginal canal. The probe delivers carbon dioxide laser energy to the tissue to target the surface as well as deeper tissue to promote vaginal revitalization.

What symptoms and conditions can the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment help?

MonaLisa Touch helps reverse the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, including:

  • Itching and burning
  • Irritation
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal laxity, or the loss of elasticity
  • Mild urinary incontinence

In addition to restoring vaginal tissue, the treatment can boost your self-confidence and improve your sexual pleasure. Additionally, if you have a rare condition called lichen sclerosus, Dr. Sherry Neyman may be able to treat your symptoms with the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy as well.

How many MonaLisa Touch laser treatments do I need?

It depends on the severity of your symptoms, but most women find that 1-3 treatments spaced about six weeks apart with the MonaLisa Touch laser relieves discomfort and improves symptoms. Some women choose to get annual maintenance treatment as well. After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Neyman recommends the best treatment plan for your specific condition.

The treatments are not painful and typically the results last up to a year, depending on your age and lifestyle, such as your diet, if you’re a smoker, and other habits that affect your overall health. The treatment itself takes fewer than five minutes and many women notice an improvement after the very first session. Having had the treatment herself,  Dr. Neyman has created a treatment protocol including a topical numbing cream that makes this much less stressful.

Who is a good candidate for the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment?

If you have gone through menopause or you are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms after a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments, you may be a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch laser treatments. The treatments are safe for those who are unable to tolerate hormone replacement therapy.

To learn if this innovative technology is right for you, call Dr. Neyman’s office or schedule a consultation online.