MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that is used to treat vaginal atrophy and its many symptoms. It reverses the effects of menopause on the vaginal tissues. A wand with a small laser device attached to it is inserted into the vagina. The wand pivots and is able to turn 360 degrees so that all areas of the vagina are effectively reached. The laser energy emitted penetrates deeply into the tissues to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen production adds tone, volume, texture, integrity and natural elasticity to the vaginal tissues. Each laser session lasts about five minutes.

 Ideal candidates are healthy women who have gone through menopause, and those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. Women who want to treat or prevent vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, vaginal burning or irritation, vaginal itching and recurring vaginal infections are good candidates. The procedure isn't suitable for women with vaginal or vulvar infections, history of reconstructive pelvic surgery, patients who are pregnant or within 3 months postpartum are also not good candidates for the procedure.

The typical cost for a MonaLisa touch procedure ranges from $1200-$3000.The final cost depends on the amount of work that needs to be performed, fees charged by the doctor or surgical facility, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure provides the patient with a revitalized vagina. There is little to no downtime needed after the procedure. There could be mild cramping, redness and swelling that resolves in a few days. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately. Patients should avoid strenuous and sexual activities for 2-3 days after the procedure. For optimal results, 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart are recommended. The results can last for a period of 10 -12 months before maintenance treatments are required.

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submitted on   Thu Jun, 25, 2015 by Sherman Leis, MD     
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