What is MonaLisa Touch™?

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MonaLisa Touch™: A New Therapy for Vaginal Health, offered in our Miami office.

Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 50% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, bladder infections or pain during intercourse?

Do you leak urine when you cough or sneeze? Do you feel your vaginal skin is “too loose”? Has your sexual sensation decreased?

It’s OK to talk about it™ – because now there is a new therapy that really works!

MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures, each done six weeks apart.

  • In-office procedure
  • No anesthesia, virtually painless
  • No downtime
  • No side effects
  • Each treatment is <5 minutes
  • Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2008

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. Our patients right here at home cannot say enough about it.

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Please note: Emergencies related to pregnancy and gynecology should call our emergency line, proceed to the nearest emergency room, or call 911.

MonaLisa™ Touch Benefits Include:

What is MonaLisa Touch™?

Before the treatment, I always noticed in the shower that something still felt like it was falling out - but obviously not to the degree it was before the surgery several years ago. And now, I no longer have that feeling. Definite difference and I'll come in around 5 weeks for the next treatment. I love the difference I feel!

-- Ali

After my breast cancer, the vaginal dryness I experienced was almost worse than my cancer treatment! MonaLisa Touch made me feel totally young again! Like I was 25 years old!

-- Annette

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The Issue

Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman's quality of life in unexpected ways. Hormone replacement therapy may not be the best option for a lot of patients, as treatment outcomes can be uncertain. Now there is an alternative therapy for vaginal revitalization that can help millions of women who are silently suffering and unable to undergo other treatment options.

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What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (vaginal tissue) so that these cells make more collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.

How does it work?

MonaLisa Touch implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via 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.

Has the procedure been studied?

A multisite 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. Preliminary findings from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women* and breast cancer survivors experiencing vaginal health issues show positive results.

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.

Where can I have this done?

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by the trend-setting clinicians at the Miami Center of Excellence for Obstetrics & Gynecology, one of the few locations in Florida where this revolutionary technology is available.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is virtually painless and 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.

How long does it take?

Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, each taking only about a minute to perform.

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an18-week period. Our patients have reported that urinary leakage symptoms are better within the first days.

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where more than 5,000 patients have been treated worldwide with up to an 18-month follow-up.

What are my limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. We will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.

For which patients is this treatment appropriate?

The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. It has also very successfully treated some of our breast feeding moms suffering with vaginal dryness, as well as women suffering from decreased sexual sensation, certain skin issues, and urinary leakage.

How much will the procedure cost?

If we accept your insurance and can justify the treatment, we will happily try to bill your insurance company. Our self-pay price is also affordable. If we do not take your insurance, you can attempt to submit the claim on your own.

Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?

Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.