Do you suffer from vaginal dryness or atrophy resulting from menopause or cancer treatment? MonaLisa TouchⓇ might be the answer for you. This laser treatment is a safe alternative to hormone replacement and takes just five minutes. Dr. Matthew Clark offers the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment to his patients at The Clark Center for Urogynecology in Newport Beach and Irvine, California. Call or book an appointment online to experience what many find to be a life-changing result.
The MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 fractional laser that promotes the production of collagen in the vagina by triggering the body’s healing response. This treatment is a safe alternative to hormone replacement therapy that helps relieve post-menopausal symptoms that affect vaginal health and comfort — such as vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, and itching/burning.
Women who are considered good candidates for MonaLisa Touch typically experience vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness or burning, or pain during intercourse — usually associated with a decrease in estrogen due to menopause. This can also occur due to cancer treatments and other causes that impact a woman’s hormones.
This treatment is ideal for women seeking another option besides hormone replacement to treat these symptoms, especially women who have been treated for breast cancer. Most medical professionals do not recommend hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms due to a possible increased risk of certain cancers and stroke/blood clots. Therefore, a hormone-free, quick, and painless alternative to treat vaginal symptoms of menopause is a welcome option. Patients with lichen sclerosis have also seen great improvement with the MonaLisa Touch laser.
The MonaLisa Touch procedure only takes five minutes per treatment session to perform. Patients experience little to no discomfort and no anesthesia is needed. Patients find the procedure to be pain-free, although they might feel a slight vibration from the laser during the procedure. Each session takes only five minutes and there is minimal downtime.
Patients who undergo the MonaLisa Touch treatment usually notice full results after three treatments, although some notice results after the first treatment.
This procedure is typically done in three sessions, six weeks apart. The number of times that patients need to come infor this procedure overall depends on certain factors, such as the severity and cause of their symptoms. For most patients, the typical treatment is three sessions. Annual maintenance treatments help ensure you have lasting results.
Women in Newport Beach and Irvine, California, no longer need to suffer from the uncomfortable vaginal health side effects of menopause or cancer treatment with MonaLisa Touch as an option. Schedule an appointment by phone or online and let The Clark Center for Urogynecology relieve symptoms in a matter of minutes.
At The Clark Center For Urogynecology, we accept most major PPO medical insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please call your insurance carrier for specific questions about your coverage and to confirm that this physician is currently a contracting provider on you plan. We are contracted with some HMO's. Please contact our office and ask for Patty if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Excellent doctor! I can't say enough good things about this physician! "
"Excellent physician. Very clear and concise when explaining options and treatments. "
"I truly believe he is the best urogynecologist in the area and I would highly recommend him."
"Dr Clark was a miracle worker and his staff is awesome too!!!"
"Really AMAZING Doctor and staff. THANK YOU FOR CARING and being so extremely KIND!"
"Everyone in the office is very polite and considerate of your needs and feelings. Both the doctor and PA are delightful people and fun to talk to."
"I feel like the doctor is listening and taking care of my problem."
"Dr Clark and his team of PAs and physical therapist were the absolute most professional and personable people to work with at a very vulnerable time."
"Thank you Dr Clark and the entire staff at the Clark Center. I feel great I'm very grateful !!!"
"Dr. Clark and his staff are amazing! I not only had a successful outcome with my surgery, but my experience throughout the process was the best!"