A Novel Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Gynecologic Health.
When estrogen levels decline after menopause, many changes occur. Millions of women experience changes in their gynecologic health that interfere with their personal lives as a consequence. Many women suffer silently, and those who seek treatment find their options limited.
FAST SIMPLE AND SAFE.
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is a simple procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief.
And it’s clinically proven to work.
- Requires no anesthesia
- Minimal side effects
- No downtime
- Symptom relief after just one treatment
- Thousands of women successfully treated since 2012
MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 12 weeks. Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after 2 and 3.
Q & A: New Procedure that Patients Have Called “Life Changing”
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The procedure will seem similar to your annual exam, and will likely be even quicker. Your health care provider will insert the laser probe into your vagina and deliver laser energy “pulses.” The total procedure time is less than 5 minutes.
The laser energy itself is virtually painless. Some patients report mild discomfort with the laser tip insertion during the first procedure if there is gynecologic dryness.
Many patients have reported that they experience relief right away. Virtually all patients have experienced relief by the second treatment.
MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results. A once-a-year single treatment is recommended to maintain symptom relief.* This can be done quickly and conveniently during your annual checkup.
Carbon dioxide laser has been used in medicine for many years, for many different indications, although its use in restoring vaginal health is relatively recent. The technology is powerful with the possibility of untoward effects. When administered by an experienced clinician, however, Mona Lisa Touch is a safe procedure.
Fractionated carbon dioxide laser treatment for vaginal health is a relatively recent development, so there are few studies to date. Two recent systematic reviews concluded that laser therapy for postmenopausal women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause appears to be effective and may be valuable as a nonhormonal treatment modality. A randomized clinical trial was performed by respected leaders in the field of urogynecology and was published in 2020 in the journal Menopause. The authors concluded that vaginal laser and vaginal estrogen treatment resulted in similar improvement in genitourinary symptoms of menopause, as well as urinary and sexual function, with high patient satisfaction scores and no serious adverse events.