Petite Lady and the MonaLisa TouchTMare different by definition. Each are promoted to achieve similar results for resolving the symptoms of menopause, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. The biggest difference between them is the type of laser used to increase blood flow and promote collagen growth. Petite Lady is a Erbium Laser device that achieves desired outcomes using a less invasive laser; whereas, the MonaLisa TouchTM uses laser energy to administer heat to penetrate deeper into vaginal tissue. The MonaLisa TouchTMCO2 laser is a fractional ablation device that uses harsh and strong laser energy in treating vaginal walls. With the fractionated laser a large and uncontrolled percentage of vaginal tissue is affected and stimulated for regrowth or thickening of vaginal tissue. It simply causes more pain and side effects both during and after the treatment in comparison to the Petite Lady. As it is more invasive the use of Mona Lisa Touch is going out of favour amongst practitioners. The dual-action of the Petite Lady and invasive action of MonaLisa TouchTM, both promote blood flow and collagen growth.
- Petite Lady = Gentle Erbium Laser = heat
- MonaLisa TouchTM = Harsh and powerful laser = heat + fractional ablation