Mona Lisa Touch

John Paciuc, MD

OBGYN located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

More than 50% of women in menopause suffer from a number of urogenital symptoms due to low estrogen levels. These symptoms can cause vaginal pain and may affect your intimate relationship. To restore urogenital health, women’s health expert and certified menopause practitioner John Paciuc, MD, in New York City, offers many treatment options, including MonaLisa Touch®, an advanced, gentle laser treatment that revitalizes vaginal tissue. Call the Upper East Side Yorkville office in Manhattan to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paciuc for your MonaLisa Touch treatment.

Mona Lisa Touch Q & A

What is genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)?

GSM refers to a group of symptoms many women experience in menopause. These symptoms include:

  • Vaginal dryness and burning
  • Vaginal itching
  • Increase in vaginal infections
  • Painful sex
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Urinary incontinence

These conditions not only affect women in menopause, but also younger women who have lost their ovarian estrogen from premature menopause, surgically-induced menopause, or from medical treatments for gynecological cancers. The symptoms experienced by these younger women are often more severe and debilitating.

Dr. Paciuc specializes in GSM and offers many treatment options, including moisturizers, lubricants, vaginal estrogen, and oral medication. He also offers vaginal laser treatments with MonaLisa Touch.  

What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is an advanced treatment tool that uses laser technology to revitalize vaginal tissue. Declining estrogen levels affect the health and integrity of your vaginal tissue, leading to the various symptoms associated with GSM. 

The laser energy produced by the MonaLisa Touch stimulates your vaginal tissue to generate new collagen and elastin, as well as increase vascularization, to improve both health and integrity. This revitalization of your tissue may restore vaginal and bladder health to the state it was before your estrogen levels started to decline.

Am I a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Paciuc determines if you’re a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch during your consultation. It’s one of several treatment options he offers for GSM, and he reviews all your choices with you so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed together. 

Dr. Paciuc takes an integrative and holistic approach to care and not only wants to improve your physical health but also your emotional and spiritual health.

What can I expect during treatment with MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Paciuc performs your MonaLisa Touch treatments at his spa-like, boutique office. The in-office procedure doesn’t require anesthesia and is well-tolerated by most clients. Your treatment only takes 5-10 minutes, there’s no downtime, and side effects are minimal.

To get the best results from your MonaLisa Touch, Dr. Paciuc recommends three treatments every six months over an 18-month period, then annual treatments.

Call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paciuc to find out how MonaLisa Touch can benefit your health.