MonaLisa Touch Specialist

Carlos G. Peña, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Coral Gables, FL

Pain, itching, and discomfort of the vaginal area can shatter your confidence and make it impossible to enjoy sexual activity with your partner. Unfortunately, many women suffer from these conditions because of the changes they experience as they age. With the use of the MonaLisa Touch laser system for vaginal revitalization, Carlos G. Peña, MD, FACOG gives his patients in Coral Gables, Florida, a solution to this common problem.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What problems can the MonaLisa Touch address?

As women age, collagen production decreases throughout the body. That can have an unwelcome effect on the vaginal area, contributing to itching, dryness, and discomfort.

Dr. Peña uses the MonaLisa Touch system to address the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. These symptoms may include:


  • Vaginal dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence


If you’re suffering from these common problems, they can significantly impact your confidence and your sexual pleasure and function. Dr. Peña can help you determine if treatment using the MonaLisa Touch could help.

What does the MonaLisa Touch do?

The MonaLisa Touch sends targeted, concentrated beams of light into the vaginal tissue. Most patients achieve vaginal rejuvenation with 1-3 sessions spaced about 40-60 days apart.

It painlessly stimulates collagen production and improves overall hydration levels, which helps eliminate some of the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. That allows for vaginal revitalization without the need for painful and invasive surgery or the risks associated with hormone therapies for these conditions.

Can the MonaLisa Touch address vaginal looseness?

Yes, the MonaLisa Touch can help with the vaginal looseness that occurs with mucosal tone loss.

However, before choosing MonaLisa Touch for vaginal looseness, Dr. Peña recommends that his patients undergo a thorough medical evaluation to rule out other conditions that would require a different procedure, like prolapse.

What side effects occur with MonaLisa Touch treatment?


Women who seek treatment with the MonaLisa Touch may experience redness, swelling, or discomfort of the treated area. It's considered one of the least invasive treatment options for vaginal atrophy.

Unlike hormone therapy, MonaLisa Touch treatment doesn't create a risk of cancer. And, unlike surgery, it doesn't involve a long recovery time or the risk of infection.

What are the potential benefits of treatment with the MonaLisa Touch?


Women who receive treatment with MonaLisa Touch experience increased confidence, increased sexual fulfillment, and decreased discomfort.

To learn more about the procedure and to determine if you're a good candidate for it. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Peña. As both an OB/GYN and a cosmetic physician, Dr. Peña is uniquely skilled in delivering MonaLisa Touch treatment to his patients.