MonaLisa Touch is a novel therapy that restores gynecological health and relieves vaginal dryness. This life-changing treatment is for women suffering from vaginal changes associated with low estrogen.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Estrogen, produced by your ovaries, is a female hormone that maintains the elastic, moist, and supple skin of the vulva and vagina. After menopause or a hysterectomy, estrogen levels decline and the internal vaginal skin often becomes thin, dry, and fragile, resulting in vaginal dryness. Estrogen levels also decrease during the postpartum period if you are breastfeeding. This low-estrogen vaginal disorder is called vaginal atrophy. Vaginal dryness and early menopause also occurs among breast cancer patients due to chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. Millions of women experience these changes in their gynecologic health as it interferes with their personal lives and daily comfort.
What issues occur as a result of vaginal dryness?
Due to lack of vaginal lubrication and lower estrogen levels, women may experience painful sex due to vaginal dryness, sometimes causing bleeding and vaginal tearing. Vaginal itching and irritation may also occur, as well as an increased risk of vaginal infections.
Many women also suffer silently and those who seek treatment find their options limited. Estrogen replacement is not always a desired option, or in the case of breast cancer patients, an absolute contraindication.
How does the MonaLisa Touch therapy work?
The MonaLisa Touch is a fast, simple and safe laser treatment procedure that takes less than five minutes. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief to vaginal dryness. Your healthcare provider will insert the laser into your vagina and deliver laser energy “pulses.”
Thousands of women in clinical trials have been successfully treated since 2012 and have called MonaLisa Touch a “life-changing” therapy. MonaLisa delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. Cellular changes in the collagen and elastin, which promote healthier vaginal tissue, starts almost immediately. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks. Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.
The benefits of MonaLisa Touch are:
- In-office procedure
- Requires no anesthesia
- Minimal side effects
- No downtime
- Symptom relief after just one treatment
Does the MonaLisa Touch procedure 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.
How long does the MonaLisa Touch treatment last?
MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results. A once-a-year single treatment is recommended to maintain symptom relief from vaginal dryness.