Monalisa Touch is a novel fractional CO2 laser therapy that works to improve the gynecologic health of menopausal women.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
Monalisa Touch is a novel fractional CO2 laser therapy that works to improve the gynecologic health of menopausal women. It is an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia or downtime. When estrogen levels decline after menopause, many changes occur. Millions of women experience changes in their gynecologic health that interfere with their personal lives as a consequence. Many women suffer silently, and those who seek treatment find their options limited.
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is a simple procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief for vaginal atrophy symptoms, including laxity, dryness, itchiness and painful intercourse.
What happens during treatment?
The procedure will seem similar to your annual exam, and will likely be even quicker. Your healthcare provider will insert the laser into your vagina and deliver laser energy “pulses.” MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. The total procedure time is less than 5 minutes.
Does it hurt?
The laser energy itself is virtually painless. Some patients report mild discomfort with the laser tip insertion during the first procedure if there is gynecologic dryness. We recommend treatment of the external genitals, which can be unpleasant, so we apply a topical anesthetic cream to decrease this discomfort.
How soon should I expect results?
Many patients have reported that they experience relief right away. Virtually all patients have experienced relief by the second treatment. Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3. We recommend 3 separate procedures over a 12 week period.
How long does treatment last?
MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results. A once-a-year single treatment is recommended to maintain symptom relief. This can be done quickly and conveniently during your annual checkup.
Do you have questions or concerns about MLT?
MonaLisa Touch helps restore gynecologic health. That’s something to talk about! If you have concerns or questions about the procedure give us a call at (760) 942-0118. Our team of physicians can help you decide if the procedure is right for you.