MonaLisa Touch

Marsha K. Howerton, MD  -  - Gynecology

Marsha K. Howerton, MD

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Midtown, Tulsa, OK

More than half of all postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness, while about one in four have pain during intercourse. As common as these vaginal issues may be — as well as many others — you can get effective treatment at the practice of Marsha K. Howerton, MD, in Midtown, Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a leading board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Howerton helps women overcome uncomfortable vaginal issues by providing MonaLisa Touch® treatments. This innovative, minimally invasive system can resolve your vaginal issues, once and for all. Find out if MonaLisa Touch is right for you by booking an appointment online or over the phone.

MonaLisa Touch Q & A

How does MonaLisa Touch work?

MonaLisa Touch involves inserting a small probe into your vagina. This probe delivers gentle laser energy to vaginal wall tissues, which ultimately stimulates a healing response.

Over time, your body starts regenerating new cells, which helps form fresh, new vaginal tissues. Not only do MonaLisa Touch treatments replenish dry and damaged vaginal tissue, but they also help improve your vagina’s natural, moist environment.

What can MonaLisa Touch treat?

MonaLisa Touch helps countless women resolve uncomfortable vaginal side effects that are often linked to menopause or childbirth. Treatments can improve:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder control
  • Vaginal looseness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Sagging vaginal skin


Since MonaLisa Touch is entirely safe and effective, you don’t have to worry about adverse side effects, nor are you going to have any downtime. You have nothing to lose by getting started on your customized MonaLisa Touch treatment plan right away.

When do MonaLisa Touch treatments start working?

Because MonaLisa Touch stimulates cell growth, it takes time for you to experience optimal results. Generally, Dr. Howerton recommends scheduling three appointments, each six weeks apart.  

Though most women notice a difference within a couple of weeks of their first visit, you’re going to continue noticing an improvement after each treatment. Plus, since MonaLisa Touch treatments take just about five minutes, you can easily fit your appointments into your busy schedule.

You can go right back to your regular activities after your MonaLisa Touch session. Dr. Howerton just generally advises women to avoid sexual intercourse or inserting tampons for about two to three days after treatment.

Are results from MonaLisa Touch permanent?

Yes! Because MonaLisa Touch helps your body regenerate tissues, your results are permanent. But since you’re going to continue to age, which can lead to gradual tissue degradation over time, you might want to schedule “touch-up” visits.

Once you reach your optimal results with MonaLisa Touch, Dr. Howerton could suggest follow-up sessions once a year, depending on your needs, just to help repair any tissues that might lose their integrity.

If you want to find out how you can benefit from MonaLisa Touch, schedule an evaluation at the practice of Marsha K. Howerton, MD. Book online or over the phone.

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