The MonaLisa Touch is new laser system used to treat the vaginal symptoms commonly seen during menopause. These symptoms include vaginal atrophy burning, dryness, itching and painful intercourse. The MonaLisa Touch cures these symptoms by regenerating the walls of the vagina through the stimulation of collagen production in the walls of the vagina.
Many women suffer silently, and those who seek treatment find their options limited to estrogen therapy, specific exercises or additional medications which aren’t for everyone. Now, the FDA approved vaginal laser therapy device called the MonaLisa Touch is available to treat the common symptoms of menopause such as vaginal burning or itching, urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, vaginal laxity and chronic vaginal infections.
Whether one is experiencing these symptoms in menopause or one is premenopausal, we will create a custom treatment option for you with the MonaLisa Touch.
What Conditions can the MonaLisa Touch Treat?
As women age, they undergo hormonal changes. Unfortunately, these changes can cause unwanted symptoms. In addition to menopause, other causes of decreased Estrogen levels include cancer treatments, hysterectomies, or breast feeding these side effects can occur. The Mona Touch system can treat:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Stress/Urge Incontinence
- Painful Intercourse
- Vaginal Burning/Itching
- Chronic Vaginal Infections
- Vaginal Laxity Issues
What Happens During the Procedure? Is it Safe?
During the treatment, a special fractional CO2 laser is used. This laser has been designed specifically for applications in gynecology. The doctor performing the procedure has been extensively trained and it will not require anesthesia. The factors all make the procedure very safe. The treatments usually last about five minutes. To get the best results, three treatments will be administered over the course of 12 weeks. The procedure should also not cause discomfort. If a patient is sensitive, anesthesia can be used to reduce any discomfort they may feel.
What Will Recovery Be Like?
There is no down time after the Mona Lisa Therapy, patients will be able to return home as soon as the procedure has ended. For the next two to three days, patients should avoid sexual activity. After this time period, patients can go back to their normal routine.
Usually patients may not notice a change after the first treatment but definitely after the second laser treatment. The doctor will provide specific instruction to patients following the procedure and it will be important to adhere to those recommendations.
Who Can Benefit from the Treatment?
Candidates for the procedure include, women dealing with vaginal atrophy caused by hormonal changes and are frustrated by the symptoms it causes such as pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, recurrent vaginal infection and vaginal laxity.
The treatment is ideal for those who don’t wish to use hormone replacement treatments or undergo major surgery. MonaLisa Touch treatment can improve a woman’s sexual well-being and improve her quality of life without even more side effects occurring.
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