What are women talking about?
Just like you, many post-menopausal women are experiencing changes that can affect a woman's quality of life in unexpected ways. These changes can cause symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning and painful intercourse. Now there is an alternative therapy for vaginal revitalization that can help millions of women who are silently suffering and unable to undergo other treatment options.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a new treatment that unlike messy creams that have to be applied daily or pills that have to be taken every day, uses laser energy to treat the symptoms you may be experiencing. MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (vaginal tissue) so that these cells make more collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.
Has MonaLisa Touch been clinically studied?
A multisite study was conducted by two leading Urogynecologists who are experts in the field of post-menopausal vaginal health; Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Eric Sokol, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center. Positive preliminary findings from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors experiencing vaginal health issues shows positive results and high patient satisfaction.
Where can I have this done?
The MonaLisa Touch is a quick, simple and safe procedure that can be done in your physician’s office. The procedure is typically performed by an obstetrician/gynecologist. Use the “Find a Physician” tool to find a MonaLisa Touch practitioner in your area.
What does the procedure feel like?
The in-office procedure is virtually painless, typically is done under 5 minutes and requires no anesthesia.
How many treatments does it take?
The MonaLisa Touch procedure is quick, simple and safe. Patients receive three 5 minute in-office treatments that are spaced six weeks apart.
When will I see results?
Most MonaLisa Touch patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three 5 minute treatments that are generally spaced over a 12-week period.
How long does it last?
After the initial treatment, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.
Are there any limitations after the procedure is done?
Patients can return to normal activities after the procedure, but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
Is the MonaLisa Touch treatment right for me?
The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. Typical symptoms that you may be experiencing include vaginal dryness, burning, itching and painful intercourse.
How can I find a physician in my area who is offering the MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Use the “Find a Physician” tool on this page to find a MonaLisa Touch practitioner in your area.
How much will the procedure cost?
Patients should contact their healthcare professional for additional information on the procedure.
Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?
Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is a great option and particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
Will the procedure be covered by insurance?
MonaLisa Touch is currently not covered by managed care as no processing code has been established.