Frequently asked questions
Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but postmenopausal changes 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.
MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the U.S. where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.
MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.
A multi-site study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr. Eric Sokol, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center.
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 therapy. Results were:
A study* led by Dr. Stefano Salvatore, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University, assessed the feasibility of fractional CO2 laser in the treatment of 50 women suffering changes in their gynecologic health. Key finding:
* Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).
MonaLisa Touch is an in-office, non-surgical, chemical-free procedure performed by our gynecologists right here at NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center.
The procedure 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.
Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an18-week period.
Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.*
*Your doctor will determine with you if follow up treatments are required.
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2–3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female suffering from issues from a decline in estrogen, as well as those who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
Patients may contact our office at 707-579-1102 for additional information.
Yes, MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
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