Frequently Asked Questions
Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Now, there is a gentle laser therapy that can help millions of women who are silently suffering from vaginal issues.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.
For which patients is this treatment appropriate?
The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any woman suffering from symptoms of a decline in estrogen such as dryness, pain with intercourse, urinary urgency, or mild stress incontinence. Women who suffer from lichen sclerosus, a skin condition, can also benefit from treatment.
Where can I have this done?
The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by our gynecologists.
Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration or cramping.
How long does it take?
Treatments take about 10 minutes to perform.
When will I see results?
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an18-week period.
How long does it last?
Some patients may need a follow up treatment at one year.
What are my limitations after the procedure is done?
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for at least 48 hours. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
How much will the procedure cost?
Patients should contact the clinic directly for cost information.
Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?
Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.