MonaLisa Touch® Internal and External Pre-treatment Instructions


The MonaLisa Touch® Laser stimulates new collagen production which helps to promote improved vaginal and vulvar health.

  1. Shower or bathe the morning of treatment so that the area to be treated is clean.
  2. Dress in loose fitting pants and cotton underwear on the day of treatment.
  3. You will be asked to empty your bladder immediately prior to being taken to treatment room.
  4. Procedures will be explained and consent forms will be signed.
  5. You will then undress from the waist down.
  6. Dr. Couri will perform a pelvic exam then she will apply a topical anesthetic called RectiCare® in the opening of the vagina and on the vulvar area prior to the laser treatment.
  7. Please bring a book or something to read while you relax and rest for 10-minutes to give the topical anesthetic time to numb the area.
  8. If you feel like you need to empty your bladder again, please let us know prior to starting the procedure. Your bladder should be empty.
  9. You, as well as everyone in the room, will then wear protective eyewear provided to prevent eye damage while the laser is in use.
  10. The internal laser will be performed first; it takes 5-10 minutes to complete. You should expect minimal discomfort. Most of the discomfort is caused from initially inserting the probe into the vagina.
  11. The external laser will be performed next; it takes 5-10 minutes to complete. You should expect minimal discomfort. If you have discomfort, Dr. Couri will apply more RectiCare® to numb the area again.
  12. Most patients resume normal activity, as tolerated, immediately after procedure.
  13. Wait 1-day before showering or bathing and avoid the use of hot water until treated area is completely healed.
  14. Avoid exercise for 3-4 days after procedure.
  15. Avoid sexual activity for 7 days after procedure.