MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Central Oregon OB/GYN

OBGYNs located in Bend, OR

Some women believe that their intimate life has to end once they reach menopause. That’s simply not true. While menopause comes with some noticeable symptoms, there is an FDA-approved procedure available to reverse those changes. At Central Oregon OB/GYN, in Bend, Oregon, Erin LeGrand, DO, FACOG and John Murphy, MD, FACOG use MonaLisa TouchⓇ laser therapy to reduce discomfort after menopause or childbirth. To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation, call to schedule an appointment today.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

Central Oregon OB/GYN

What is vaginal atrophy?

Estrogen is the primary “female” hormone that promotes the health and growth of reproductive organs. Among many vital functions, estrogen maintains vaginal blood flow, moisture, and tone.

During perimenopause, a woman’s estrogen levels fluctuate unpredictably, before dropping considerably as she enters full menopause. Low estrogen causes insomnia, bone loss, and night sweats.

Vaginal atrophy is another side effect of low estrogen. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:

  • Decreased lubrication during intimacy
  • Genital itching
  • Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
  • Thinning of the vaginal walls
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal dryness


Vaginal atrophy also affects women with decreased estrogen levels caused by childbirth or by chemotherapy for breast cancer.

What is MonaLisa TouchⓇ vaginal rejuvenation?

MonaLisa Touch is a painless, nonsurgical laser procedure designed to restore vaginal health. During laser vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. LeGrand or Dr. Murphy inserts a thin probe into the vagina to deliver gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall.

The laser creates tiny micro-lesions which, as they heal, form new collagen to renew vaginal mucosa. Each treatment takes around five minutes and is virtually painless.

MonaLisa Touch has no side effects, and you can usually resume most daily activities immediately after treatment (though your doctor recommends refraining from hot baths, strenuous exercise, and sexual activity for at least two to three days).

What results can I expect from MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation and how long will they last?

Many women notice improvements after their first MonaLisa Touch treatment and the benefits increase over time as the tissue regeneration process continues.

MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation has been shown to:

  • Enable increased sexual pleasure
  • Provide Increased vaginal elasticity
  • Reduce vaginal burning, dryness, and itching
  • Restore correct vaginal pH


After your initial MonaLisa Touch session, you’ll need two additional treatments spaced several weeks apart to continue the collagen renewal process. A yearly follow-up appointment maintains your results. The benefits of MonaLisa Touch last you a lifetime.

More than half of postmenopausal women experience vaginal atrophy. MonaLisa Touch is the way to turn back time and restore your vaginal health without drugs or surgery.


To schedule your MonaLisa Touch consultation with Central Oregon OB/GYN, call today.