The MonaLisa Touch procedure is a simple out patient procedure that takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. This procedure treats the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
What are the Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy?
- Vaginal dryness.
- Vaginal burning.
- Spotting of blood after intercourse.
- Discomfort or pain during intercourse.
- Pain or burning with urination.
- More frequent urinary tract infections.
Unlike other treatments that merely relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy, the MonaLisa Touch restores healthy tissue in the vaginal walls by stimulating the production of collagen. This causes vaginal membranes regain strength and blood supply.
What Causes Vaginal Atrophy?
As women age, particularly after menopause, vaginal skin thins and loses its suppleness as elasticity. Women may experience dryness, itching or burning, cracking, bleeding or loosening of vaginal membranes. Childbirth can also result in a loss of elasticity of vaginal mucosa.
How the MonaLisa Touch Works
This procedure uses a painless laser that promotes the production of collagen which restores the elasticity and thickness of vaginal wall. The technique results in increasing blood supply to the vaginal mucosa and the production of new fibroblast cells. The mucous membranes regain a normal pH level and are rehydrated.
The MonaLisa Touch procedure is relatively painless and there are virtually no side effects. It’s performed by a gynaecologist, urogynaecologist or menopause specialist and generally no anaesthesia is required.
Is There Any Downtime?
After treatment, women may resume normal activities however patients should abstain from sexual intercourse for five days after each session.
How Long Does it Take To See Results?
Most patients see noticeable results within 30 days. There are usually three treatments required, spaced one month apart, with a follow up at once per year.
Who Is Suitable for the MonaLisa Touch Procedure?
Women who prefer a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for vaginal atrophy are candidates for the MonaLisa Touch procedure. A patient should consult with her doctor to evaluate whether the procedure is suitable for her specific symptoms.
Women who experience other symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy such as loose or excessive skin around the labia or structural problems of the vagina may find that the procedure remedies these problems.
Because vaginal tissues are strengthened, the position and structure of the vagina also changes. Those considering surgery to correct such mild to moderate exterior problems may be able to forgo surgery.