Over 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from changes to their vaginal health. Millions of women experience changes in their gynecologic health that interfere with their daily and personal lives as a result. Not only are vaginal problems like dryness, burning and painful sex common, but also daily issues with painful urination or difficulties controlling bladder leakage can present themselves during and after menopause.
Changes in women’s health, however, are not limited to menopause. Some women can experience drops in estrogen levels when breast feeding, during the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), after surgical removal of ovaries, after cancer treatments and chemotherapy and/or as a side effect of breast and uterine cancer hormone therapy. There is no need to suffer in silence anymore. It is ok to talk about it, because there now is something you can do about it!
Don’t Suffer Menopausal Change in Silence
Is painful intercourse a problem in your life, do you laugh or sneeze and unexpectedly have to urinate?
The MonaLisa Touch which is used for Vaginal Restoration could be the right solution for you!
It reverses peri- and post-menopausal symptoms of vaginal dryness, painful sex or urinary incontinence or discomfort. If painful intercourse is problem in your life, MonaLisa Touch is a solution. If you often cough, laugh, sneeze and unexpectedly have to urinate, then MonaLisa Touch is for you. If you wake up in the middle of night having to urinate, MonaLisa Touch can also help.
MonaLisa Touch laser treatment is a simple, painless, in-office procedure that takes less than 5 minutes. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief without anesthesia or downtime and minimal side effects.
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 18 weeks.
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MonaLisa Touch is Fast, Effective, Painless, and Hormone Free
MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser that delivers energy to the vaginal wall tissue, stimulating a healing response in the vaginal canal in 3 easy, painless treatments 6 weeks apart. MonaLisa Touch allows treatment of vaginal atrophy and post-menopausal symptoms without hormone replacement therapy. The laser energy generates new collagen, elastin and vascularization in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. Each treatment takes less than 5 minutes and delivers both immediate and lasting relief, clinically proven to work.
Virtually No Downtime
If you’ve experienced vaginal dryness, itching, painful sexual intercourse or urination, the MonaLisa Touch can alleviate your symptoms without causing pain or inconvenient side effects. In use since 2008 and FDA Approved in 2014, MonaLisa Touch has been described as “life-changing” by thousands of women.
In clinical trials, women reported relief from symptoms after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3. With No Downtime, Long Lasting Relief and Natural Function Restoration, there is no reason not to learn more. Call our office today at 760-701-KIND (5463) to see if MonaLisa Touch is right for you.
When I underwent the MonaLisa Touch procedure I was a little nervous and after the procedure, I came out almost bouncing off the wall, saying I cannot believe, there is no discomfort, such a short time commitment. I first began to see results from the MonaLisa Touch Procedure approximately 2 weeks after the initial procedure.
It really wasn’t until I realized that this was my body that was having the reaction due to menopause. I noticed a difference after my first procedure and then going back for the second there was a huge difference. Between the second and third treatment, a total opening, a softening, receptivity, sensitivity, that I haven’t had for years and years. Probably what MonaLisa Touch gave back to me, it gave me back confidence and made me want to date again. It made me feel like I can have a full relationship. I feel like I don’t have to hold back any more. I can just bring everything that I have back to the table, because I was holding back before and now I don’t have to.
To find out that there was actually a laser that in 3 treatments could possibly provide me with what I hadn’t been getting in the last 10 years of trying. I was ecstatic. I think having the procedure helps me to feel like I can be in touch with just being a woman again. It can really affect your self-confidence, your self-esteem. And so I think that was a plus that I wasn’t really considering, that happened.
Frequently Asked Questions
Post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Many women retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but suffer from vaginal dryness, painful sex, or urinary discomfort. Hormone therapy may not be the best option for many patients, but there is now an alternative laser treatment for vaginal dryness that helps women who are silently suffering.
The MonaLisa Touch is an innovative gentle laser therapy designed to treat vaginal atrophy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch is not an aesthetic treatment, as the term “rejuvenation” may suggest. The beneficial effects of the treatment “rejuvenates” the vaginal tissue, restoring the functionality lost over time.
The MonaLisa Touch uses gentle laser energy that is delivered via a side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization. The procedure is painless, fast and performed in the comfort of our medical practice here at Kind Health Group.
If you are a woman with vaginal atrophy or laxity caused by hormonal changes, and are experiencing symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching or pain, especially during intercourse, the MonaLisa Touch can help. The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female suffering from issues from a decline in estrogen, as well as those who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. The MonaLisa Touch procedure is minimally invasive and can greatly enhance your quality of life and sexual well-being without dangerous side effects.
Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
A multi-site study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Eric Sokol, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center.
The trial assessed the use of CO2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy.
- Overwhelmingly positive and immediate results.
- Highly statistically significant improvement in symptoms after first treatment.
- 42 patients (84%) showed significant improvement in their physical and mental quality of life scores over baseline and were satisfied with the treatment.
- Escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment.
- *Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).
- A study was done by Dr. Stefano Salvatore*, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University to assess the feasibility of fractional C02 laser in the treatment of 50 women suffering changes in their gynecologic health.
*In addition to the multi-site study, there are currently 8 published studies with 6 ongoing studies.
The procedure requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.
Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.
Many patients report having improvement right away after the very first treatment. Almost all patients experience relief by the second treatment, with optimal results seen after the third treatment. The procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an 18-week period. Many patients report some symptoms, particularly urinary leakage, are better within the first days following their first treatment.
MonaLisa Touch provides long lasting results. Patients should come back once a year to maintain symptom relief.
MonaLisa Touch has virtually no downtime associated with the treatment. Typically you can resume most of your normal activities right way, however patients should refrain from sexual activity for one week.