What is MonaLisa Touch™?

MonaLisa Touch™: A New Therapy for Vaginal Health.

Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 50% of postmenopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, bladder infections or pain during intercourse?

Do you leak urine when you cough or sneeze? Do you feel your vaginal skin isn’t tight enough? Has your sexual sensation decreased?

It’s OK to talk about it™ – because now there is a new therapy that really works!

mona-lisa-touchMonaLisa Touch™ delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures, each done six weeks apart.

  • In-office procedure
  • No anesthesia, virtually painless
  • No downtime
  • No side effects
  • Each treatment is <5 minutes
  • Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2008

In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments two and three. Our patients right here at home cannot say enough about it. It has been hailed as one of the best treatments for post-menopausal symptoms by both our gynecologists and patients alike.

MonaLisa™ Touch Benefits Include:

  • Vaginal Hydration Improved
  • Painful Intercourse Reduced
  • Urinary Incontinence Improved
  • Vaginal Laxity Improved

Frequently Asked Questions

The Issue

Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Hormone replacement therapy may not be the best option for a lot of patients, as treatment outcomes can be uncertain. 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. That alternative therapy is the MonaLisa Touch™.

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What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch™ is a medical laser used by your gynecologist 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

How does it work?

MonaLisa Touch implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via a side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

Has the procedure been studied?

A multisite study was conducted by 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. Preliminary findings from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors experiencing vaginal health issues show positive results.

The trial assessed the use of CO2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with The MonaLisa Touch™ laser.

Where can I have this done?

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by the trend-setting gynecologists at Women to Women obstetrics and gynecology, one of the few locations in Florida where this revolutionary technology is available.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.

How long does it take?

The MonaLisa Touch™ procedure is three treatments, over an 18-week period, each taking only about a minute to perform.

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an 18-week period. Our patients have reported that urinary leakage symptoms are better within the first days of receiving MonaLisa Touch™ laser therapy.

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. MonaLisa Touch™ was first available outside the US where more than 5,000 patients have been treated worldwide with up to an 18-month follow-up.

What are my limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients should refrain from sexual activity for two to three days after leaving the gynecologist’s office. We will determine a post-MonaLisa Touch ™ regimen that is right for you.

For which patients is this treatment appropriate?

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. It has also successfully treated some of our breastfeeding mothers that are suffering from vaginal dryness, as well as women suffering from decreased sexual sensation, certain skin issues, and urinary leakage.

How much will the procedure cost?

If we accept your insurance and can justify the treatment, we will happily try to bill your insurance company. Our self-pay price is also affordable. If we do not take your insurance, you can attempt to submit the claim on your own.

Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?

Yes, MonaLisa Touch™ treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.

If you’re experiencing post-menopausal symptoms, issues associated with breast cancer treatment or post-hysterectomy symptoms, don’t hesitate to give the MonaLisa Touch™ laser therapy a try. Give our gynecologists a call to set up an appointment to find out if you qualify as a candidate for MonaLisa Touch™ therapy.