Mona Lisa Touch, the Basics

 


 The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women’s Medical Group.   Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (Shar@ElCaminoWomen.com) for more information.

Servicing Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, North Bay.


 

MonaLisa Touch®: A Novel Laser Therapy for Vaginal Health

Patients are calling it “Life-Changing” 

 

When estrogen levels decline after menopause, many women experience changes in their vaginal health that interferes with their personal lives, and most of them suffer in silence.

It’s OK to talk about it – because now you can do something about it!  

MonaLisa Touch® is a groundbreaking new laser therapy. It’s a simple, safe and clinically proven treatment for the painful symptoms of menopause (either natural or induced), including intimacy. Wondering if it’s appropriate for you? A consultation is required to determine if you’re a candidate, but is appropriate for females who are experiencing the following:

Gynecologic changes due to decrease in estrogen

Patients with history of breast cancer, thrombophlebitis, or other contraindications to estrogen therapy

Patients with inadequate response to estrogen therapy or decline of treatment results with estrogen

Vaginal Atrophy (widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal woman. It’s thinning, drying and inflammation from loss of estrogen on vaginal walls)

Vaginal Dryness (loss of lubrication and moisture on vaginal walls)

Vaginal Fragility (more fragile)

Loss of mucosal elasticity or tone i.e., “loose vagina” (very stretched out)

Troublesome itching, irritation and pain (which become particularly acute during intercourse, causing friction)

Mild Urinary Incontinence (Stress Incontinence-sneezing, laughing, lifting weight; urgency and/or frequency of urination)

Recurring urinary tract infections (UTI)


 

It is an ideal treatment for those who are looking for less invasive procedures, compared to traditional surgical pharmaceutical treatments.  Its beneficial action can contribute to improve self-confidence and sexual pleasure.

 


How does it Work?

The 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 5 minute procedures over 18 weeks.  Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.

 

 

What does this procedure feel like?

The in-office procedure is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia and typically is done under 5 minutes.

  • How many treatments does it take?

Patients receive three <5 minute in-office treatments that are spaced six weeks apart.

  • When will I see results?

Most MonaLisa Touch® patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three

  • How long does it last?

After the third treatment, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.

  • Are there any limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients can return to normal activities after the procedure, but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you. 

  • What is the procedure like?

MonaLisa Touch® Procedure Video

 

 

What Women Are Saying About MonaLisa Touch®

 

SARA  “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.”

 

LORI  “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.”  

 

VIDEO         Dr Mickey Karram interview

 

  • Has MonaLisa Touch® been clinically studied? A multisite study was conducted by two leading Urogynecologists who are experts in the field of postmenopausal gynecologic health; 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. Additionally, recent results from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors who are experiencing gynecologic health issues shows positive results and a high patient satisfaction rating.

 

  • Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer? Yes, the MonaLisa Touch® therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.  The MonaLisa Touch® treatment is a great option.

 

  • Where can I have this done? The MonaLisa Touch® is a quick, simple and safe procedure performed by one of our experienced urologists in our office.

 

  • Is MonaLisa Touch® covered by insurance?   The MonaLisa Touch® is not currently covered under insurance, the consultation however, is covered by most medical insurances. 

 


 The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women’s Medical Group.   Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (Shar@ElCaminoWomen.com) for more information.

Servicing Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, North Bay.