Hear one of our patients share her success story with MonaLisa Touch.
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 in for 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.
One of our patients describes MonaLisa Touch as "lifechanging" for her. Click here to hear her story.