Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MonaLisa Touch™ treatment?
MonaLisa Touch works to reverse the symptoms of vaginal atrophy typically seen in post-menopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and women who have had a hysterectomy. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes and uses a minimally invasive laser to deliver microscopic heat beams that stimulate the production of collagen in the vaginal walls and restore vaginal health. The procedure is performed in an office environment and does not require anesthesia.
What are the benefits?
MonaLisa Touch determines dryness, fragility and laxity and can eliminate itching, irritation and pain, which become particularly troublesome during intercourse. This laser treatment is the ideal method to stimulate the collagen in the vaginal walls to rehydrate and restore functional tissue and vaginal health, which improves confidence and sexual well-being.
What results can I expect?
Most patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation and pain during intercourse, which contributes to substantially improving overall vaginal health. This is due to the laser energy, which promotes mucosal revitalization and restores the functionality lost over time. The recommended treatment is three sessions set at six week intervals, but some women report significant results after only one session.
Am I a suitable candidate for this treatment?
This treatment is suitable for any woman with vaginal atrophy due to hormonal changes, which become inevitable over time. MonaLisa Touch is ideal for those looking for a less invasive procedure in comparison to traditional surgical or pharmaceutical treatments. For best results and advice, consult a doctor about the MonaLisa touch laser treatment.
Why MonaLisa Touch over other vaginal revitalization methods?
The MonaLisa Touch procedure offers significant advantages over current treatment options because it addresses the issues instead of masking the symptoms. The MonaLisa Touch provides a pain free, nonsurgical alternative, which is desired over traditional and often invasive treatments for vaginal atrophy that have a high risk of significant side effects.
Is anesthesia required?
No, there is no anesthesia required, however, an anesthetic cream can be applied if the patient prefers.
How is the recovery?
Other than the recommendation to refrain from sexual intercourse for two days, women can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment. The side effects are temporary and minimal. Your doctor will give you specific guidelines for a quick recovery.
Are there any risks involved?
There are minimal risks to this outpatient or day-hospital treatment. Most women report temporary, if any side effects including slight redness or swelling, vaginal discharge and some discomfort that disappears after one or two days.