Frequently Asked Questions
The Issue Menopause 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 dryness and pain with intimacy due to lack of estrogen after menopause.
What is the MonaLisa Touch? The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch has been available in the US since 2014 and thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.
For which patients is this treatment appropriate? The MonaLisa Touch maybe 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, may 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 utilizes a topical anesthetic, 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 5 minutes to perform.
When will I see results? Many patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although most patients will require multiple treatments that are generally spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
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 24 hours. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen
How much will the procedure cost? Patients should contact the clinic directly for 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 use estrogen therapy.