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Mona Lisa Touch: Restore Your Vaginal Health

Monalisa Touch Vaginal Atrophy Treatment

Feel Like Yourself Again with Mona Lisa Touch Therapy

Changes to gynaecological health are extremely common in women of most ages, in addition to the physical symptoms these changes can often make us feel frustrated and worried. You may have tried treatment after treatment and nothing appears to be working while these changes may be having a debilitating effect on  intimate relationships and overall quality of life.  Every woman deserves to feel like herself again, and this is where the Mona Lisa Touch treatment can help.

Effective Treatment for a Range of Symptoms

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Vaginal Dryness & Itching icon
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Tania’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

“My experience was transformational…”

Tania describes her Mona Lisa Touch Treatment

Tania describes her Mona Lisa Touch Treatment

See Tania’s story on video.

Jane’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

“I would certainly recommend it and have it again…”

Jane's mona lisa touch story

Jane’s story of how the Mona Lisa Touch helped her prolapse so she avoided surgery.

See Jane’s story on video.

Barbara’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

“I would recommend it to anyone…”

Barbaras Mona Lisa Touch story

A menopausal woman with vaginal dryness who underwent successful treatment with us

See Barbara’s story on video.

Rae’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

“I can thoroughly recommend this treatment…for ladies of any age!”

Rae's mona lisa touch story

How the Mona Lisa Touch helped Rae’s urinary incontinence and prolapse.

See Rae’s story on video.

Ellie’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

“turned my life around and transformed my intimate relations with my new partner….”

Ellie's vaginal atrophy story

How the Mona Lisa Touch helped Ellie’s vaginal atrophy, dryness and pain with sexual intercourse.

See Ellie’s story on video.

Jo’s real life experience with the Mona Lisa Touch:

                                                                                                           Jo describes how the MonaLisa Touch treatment was a “miracle“.


Jo menopause Video testimonial

See Jo’s story on video.

Private Mona Lisa Touch Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy & Dryness

The Mona Lisa Touch is a ground-breaking treatment used to treat gynaecological health problems that come with menopause, postpartum (after vaginal childbirth), after breast cancer treatment, and more. It’s been medically proven to work not only in expert peer-reviewed published clinical trials but also by detailed microscopic analysis and histological studies of the vagina.

The procedure itself is a simple, non-surgical, minimally invasive, and hormone-free treatment that utilises a gentle laser within your vaginal walls, targeting the layer of collagen. This will stimulate the production of collagen within your body rehydrating and regenerating the lining of your vagina as well as treating the sensation of laxity. In addition to this, appointments are available to book at a time to suit you, which is a major advantage of going private. The treatment only takes around 5 minutes to complete, and you’ll be able to go back to your normal routine within a day or so.

The above patient feedback charts compiled by Mr Alexander Taylor and Clarendon Health clearly show the improvement during the MonaLisa Touch Treatment program. Pre-treatment 1 is a record of responses at the start of the patient journey, before their first session. And Pre-treatment 3 is a record of responses after the 3rd and final treatment, approximately 8 weeks on from their first treatment. As you can see the results speak for themselves with nearly all symptoms disappearing or dramatically reducing!

“Since having the Mona Lisa Touch Therapy, I haven’t needed any other kind of treatments since. I would definitely recommend it, it’s not just the pain that’s improved; it’s my overall sense of wellbeing. The whole process from initial consultation to treatment was really good too. Mr Taylor has the ability to put you at ease and gave me lots of information including videos so I knew what to expect. I would recommend everything, his pace, the environment, the follow up, the aftercare he’s just an expert. ”

– Carol C

Read Carol’s full story. 

“Third session of MLT complete Dr Alex is nothing short of a miracle worker. After 2 yrs of pain l now feel like a woman again. Thank you so much you are all amazing ”

– Jan Skeemer

Meet Your Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr A Alexander Taylor

Your Consultant Gynaecologist for this procedure will be Mr Alexander Taylor MBBS MD FRCOG PGCMED. Alex is a highly experienced and compassionate consultant obstetrician, gynaecologist, and is also the Training Programme Director for Wessex Health Education England. Mr Taylor has specialised in women’s health since 1996 and has previously worked as a Senior House Officer at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and Guy’s Hospital in London. Both of which are renowned internationally for their clinical excellence. To date, he has over 40 publications and television appearances pertaining to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Comparing the Mona Lisa Touch to Other Vaginal Atrophy Treatments

There are several different laser treatment options available for conditions such as vaginal atrophy and other health issues that may develop as a result of the menopause or postpartum. We examine the differences here.

What is the Mona Lisa Touch?

The Mona Lisa Touch is a non-hormonal treatment that uses a SmartXide DOT fractional CO2 laser. It is the ONLY CO2 laser that works through pulsed emission, utilising two innovative technologies: SmartPulse and SmartStack. This is a major breakthrough compared to other fractional systems that utilise a continuous source of traditional pulsed emission.

The power, distance between DOTs, dwell time, Smartstack level, scanning methods, shape and size of the treatment can all be individually adjusted to precisely tailor each treatment to the patient’s needs. The small pulses of energy delivered to the vaginal tissue stimulates new collagen, new elastin and new blood vessel formation. There are over 60 published medical research papers evidencing the benefits of the Mona Lisa Touch (the only CO2 laser to have such a body of medical evidence).

The Mona Lisa Touch is used in the treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), vaginal atrophy, women who have contraindications to oestrogen therapy or who decline treatment involving oestrogen, vulvodynia, dyspareunia (painful sex), lichen sclerosis, bacterial vaginosis and mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. The procedure can be done in a clinic, taking less than 5 minutes and the individual can return to normal daily life almost immediately.  The Mona Lisa Touch has been reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Learn more about the medical evidence here.

A comparison between the following products was made on Thursday 17th March 2022.

Femilift vs Mona Lisa Touch

Femilift is a traditional fractional CO2 laser it does not have the SmartPulse and SmartStack technology that the Mona Lisa Touch benefits from.  Both Co2 lasers treat various vaginal health conditions. Femilift can treat a range of symptoms including vaginal dryness, soreness and urinary incontinence. The cost is fairly similar, however, the treatment time for one session of Femilift is 15 minutes, much longer than treatment times with the Mona Lisa Touch. The innovative technologies of the Mona Lisa Touch mean that the treatment parameters can be precisely tailored to the individual needs of each patient, minimising the damage to the epidermis and therefore dramatically reducing recovery time.  In addition, the published medical evidence supporting the use of Femilift is much weaker than the breadth and depth of medical evidence supporting the use of the Mona Lisa Touch.

Mona Lisa Touch vs Thermiva

Unlike the Mona Lisa Touch or Femilift, which uses CO2 lasers to produce the required energy, Thermiva uses radio-frequency energy to target the vaginal wall and tissue. The energy produces heat that stimulates collagen production and blood flow to the area.  One round of treatment for Thermiva takes 30 minutes. While you can resume normal daily life after treatment, sex and the use of tampons should be avoided for three days. Evidence in the Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express 1 reports that “the device parameters commonly used in the literature are likely to heat past the depth of the vaginal wall and affect adjacent tissue. We found that the device parameters merit further investigation.”

1 Depth of thermal dispersion of monopolar radio-frequency heating in the vaginal wall. Carr I et al. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express Vol1 Number6

Frequently Asked Questions

The sensation of the Mona Lisa Touch is similar to that of a light vibration, it will also feel slightly warmer than normal body temperature.

The procedure lasts a total of 5 minutes.

You may experience some slight discomfort after your treatment, but you can resume everyday activities relatively quickly. However, you should avoid sexual activity for at least 3 days as well as physical exercise or taking a bath. Alex will give you specific aftercare instructions after your treatment to allow for a speedy recovery!

The Mona Lisa Touch has been clinically proven to alleviate symptoms and improve overall vaginal health. Following the procedure, you should expect natural lubrication and improved blood flow around the area which will relieve symptoms. This treatment will help boost sexual and self-confidence allowing you to get back to your normal way of life.

As with all procedures, side effects are possible. All of which Alex will discuss with you prior to your appointment. Additionally, there are no dangerous side effects of the Mona Lisa Touch treatment, and all side effects will typically subside within a few days. Some common side effects include:

  • Discomfort
  • Light spotting
  • Redness
  • Inflammation

You can find more information on the Mona Lisa Touch website.

You will receive 3 initial treatments which will be booked 4-6 weeks apart followed by an annual top up treatment. Alex will evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment plan tailored to you and your needs.

The treatment will allow you to lead a full and enjoyable life, uninhibited by the physical and mental pain and stress of your symptoms. The Mona Lisa Touch can give you the confidence to rekindle an intimate relationship with your partner and lead the life that you want as well as:

  • Eradicating vaginal pain, dryness, and discomfort
  • Increasing natural lubrication
  • Improving overall vaginal health
  • Increasing vaginal elasticity
  • Overcoming urinary incontinence
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving mental health

The Mona Lisa Touch treatment is a course of 3 treatments, which are performed by Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Alexander Taylor. The procedure is a bit like an having an internal vaginal ultrasound, it involves a small probe being carefully inserted into the vagina. The probe will then be turned both clockwise and counter clockwise to stimulate collagen production by distributing a light powered beam to the vaginal wall, allowing new blood vessels to form, creating higher levels of elastin, and repairing the vaginal membrane. Because the treatment is so simple and minimally invasive you will be able to go home the same day.

The Mona Lisa Touch is backed by not only clinical results but by detailed ultrastructural and histological studies. The Mona Lisa Touch is reviewed in a number of resources and papers including the MLT Scientific Literature Collection. Review medical evidence of the Mona Lisa Touch therapy. 

Mr Alex Taylor offers a package price for £2200 for 3 treatments, or £750 per treatment.

We understand that it’s frustrating when a treatment doesn’t work or doesn’t give the results that you wanted. The Mona Lisa touch is suitable for women who are looking for a non-invasive, fast, long-lasting, hormone-free treatment and are experiencing symptoms related to but not limited to:

  • Urinary symptoms
  • Burning sensations
  • Perimenopausal symptoms of dryness and painful sex
  • Menopause
  • Postpartum (laxity after vaginal childbirth)
  • After breast cancer treatment
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Lichen Sclerosus

Are you experiencing symptoms that aren’t on this list? Get in touch.

After 1 session:

  • 55% improvement in burning
  • 60% improvement in itching
  • 48% improvement in dryness
  • 52% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 40% improvement in laxity

After 2 sessions:

  • 63% improvement in burning
  • 60% improvement in itching
  • 60% improvement in dryness
  • 65% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 60% improvement in laxity

After 3 sessions:

  • 84% improvement in burning
  • 85% improvement in itching
  • 76% improvement in dryness
  • 72% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 90% improvement in laxity
MonaLisaTouch3 session success graph

No, you won’t. Currently no procedural codes have been added.

  • Shower or bathe the morning of treatment, so that the area to be treated is clean
  • Clip or trim long pubic hair
  • Understand the consent form
  1. Following the Procedure

This is classed as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return to your

normal daily activities straight away.


  1. Care at home

Your skin may feel sensitive and slightly swollen for a few days after the

procedure. Some women experience a burning sensation and some itching in the

treated area, and possibly experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a few


Wearing loose underwear made of natural fibres may help, avoid tight fitting


You can use cold compresses or cold gel packs (10-20minutes on, 10-20 minutes

off) as needed to help any swelling and discomfort.

Gently cleanse/shower the area twice a day with mild soap. Dry area after by

patting with a towel rather than wiping.

Although unlikely, should you feel you need some pain relief paracetamol /

Ibuprofen will be adequate.


Things to Avoid

  • Avoid bathing for 72 hours.
  • Do not use tampons and avoid sexual intercourse for 1 week or until the area

feels less swollen  and more comfortable.

  • Avoid lifting heavy weights for 3-4 days.


 Pain relief

Although unlikely, should you experience any discomfort after your procedure

you can take your normal medication for pain relief.