Procedure In North Miami FL
Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that as many as 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from vaginal atrophy? Caused by a decrease in estrogen, this condition causes symptoms such as vaginal dryness, burning, and itching, as well as decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity, which leads to painful intercourse.
It’s okay to talk about it – because now you can do something about it with MonaLisa Touch®, a novel laser therapy for vaginal health that patients are calling life-changing.
MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, stimulating a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin, and vascularization. The benefits of this therapy include:
- Improved sexual experience due to less pain
- Reduced vaginal dryness due to increased lubrication
- Improvement in symptoms of mild urinary incontinence due to collagen regrowth
- Decreased recurrence of chronic vaginal infections
- Improved vaginal laxity
- Vaginal rejuvenation
MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure that is typically performed in three sessions over the course of 18 weeks (one every six weeks). Sessions last less than five minutes each. The procedure requires no anesthesia, no downtime, and has minimal side effects.
Thousands of women have been treated worldwide with MonaLisa Touch since 2012. In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.
MonaLisa Touch FAQs
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.
A multisite study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio 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. Results showed:
- Overwhelmingly positive and immediate results
- Highly statistically significant improvement in symptoms after first 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, radiation, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).
At Levin’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center, we are proud to offer this revolutionary treatment to our patients right in our office.
The procedure requires no anesthesia or incisions. 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. Each takes less than five minutes to perform.
Most patients notice an improvement after the very first treatment, although you will experience maximum results after three treatments performed over an 18-week period.
You should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.
The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any woman who:
- Suffers from a decline in estrogen due to menopause, a hysterectomy, or breast cancer treatments
- Experiences vaginal dryness after childbirth during breastfeeding
- Has decreased sexual sensation
- Experiences mild urinary incontinence
- Does not want to undergo hormone (estrogen) replacement therapy
Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well-suited for patients who cannot or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
Postmenopausal changes can affect a woman's quality of life in unexpected ways. Ask us today if MonaLisa Touch is right for you. Call Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center at (305) 981-0231 to schedule a consultation or you can request one online.