About MonaLisa Touch
Dr. Basinski and Dr. Juran are proud to offer the MonaLisa Touch Laser. The MonaLisa Touch is a fast, painless, hormone-free laser treatment to treat vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse, and other symptoms that are often associated with menopause. Since a woman has less estrogen during this stage of her life, the vaginal walls become thinner, drier, and more irritated. This is called “Vaginal Atrophy” and affects the quality of life of many women.
Traditionally, treatments have involved hormones, which many women cannot take or prefer not to take, or vaginal creams, which can be inconvenient and messy. MonaLisa Touch currently has a 92% “Worth It” rating on www.realself.com, highlighting its effectiveness. Many women who have not yet undergone menopause have these symptoms also, including:
- Women who have had a hysterectomy and/or removal of the ovaries
- Women who have had chemotherapy to treat cancer
- Women approaching menopause
- Breastfeeding mothers
We have found in particular that women affected by certain female cancers, such as cancer of the breast, ovary, or uterus, can benefit greatly from the MonaLisa Touch. Such patients are not candidates for hormonal therapies and the MonaLisa Touch is a wonderful alternative that some find to be even more efficacious and convenient even than hormones.
What Is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a laser treatment that targets by sending controlled energy to the affected tissue in and/or outside of the vagina. The laser energy initiates the stimulation of collagen, an important building block for healthy, functional vaginal tissue. This treatment is typically painless and takes approximately 5 minutes right here in the office. The recommended treatment protocol is 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. No numbing, anesthesia, or pain medication is required and there are no documented side effects. Some women report improvement after just 1 treatment. Since there is no downtime, women should be able to return to their normal activities immediately, but should refrain from having sex 7 days following treatment. After treatment is completed, women should visit their doctor annually for a maintenance treatment.
What the MonaLisa Touch Treats
Symptoms related to:
- Vaginal Atrophy
- Lichen Sclerosis (see more below)
- Painful Sexual Intercourse
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Recurrent Bladder, Yeast, or Vaginal Infections
- Urinary Leakage
There is also evidence that the MonaLisa Touch can significantly improve “Lichen Sclerosis,” which is a chronic disorder of the vulva (the skin outside the opening of the vagina) characterized by intense itching and irritation. The MonaLisa Touch has also been used to improve “vaginal laxity,” which is a condition where the vaginal walls are excessively relaxed or loose after childbirth or with age. After the laser therapy, the walls are tightened and rejuvenated for more pleasurable sexual intercourse.
Need More Info About MonaLisa?
Whether you are going through menopause, not quite there yet, or have other conditions that are affecting vaginal health, the MonaLisa Touch Therapy is a safe and effective treatment. In the past, women had to rely on hormone therapy with adverse effects, but now there’s the highly advanced and painless MonaLisa. Need more information on this therapy and how it could help your condition? Just pick up the phone and give us a call and we would be more than happy to schedule your consultation to see what MonaLisa can do for you.