Not nearly as mysterious as it’s namesake, MonaLisa Touch laser is a new and innovative treatment for the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Much has been said about this treatment, with some saying MonaLisa Touch is ‘game-changing’. But what exactly is the MonaLisa Touch laser, what’s involved in the procedure and more importantly will it improve your quality of life?
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a type of gentle laser therapy used to treat women who are experiencing changes in vaginal health, most commonly as a result of the menopause.
After menopause the levels of oestrogen in your body begin to drop, which often leads to thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls. This can result in a variety of symptoms, which can affect everyday quality of life:
pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
reduced vaginal lubrication
vaginal dryness and irritation.
The MonaLisa Touch laser is designed to alleviate these symptoms along with other common issues, such as urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity.
How does MonaLisa Touch work?
The MonaLisa Touch is based on a special carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, which applies gentle laser energy to the vaginal walls. It does this in small dots meaning that only a small percentage of vaginal tissue is directly affected by the laser. This CO2 laser causes the production of new collagen and rehydrates and tightens the mucosa (membrane lining) of the vaginal wall.
It is a very quick and painless procedure. The entire process can be as quick as 5 minutes. If it’s performed by a doctor with advanced expertise, you’ll be able to leave the clinic the same day and return to your usual activities as soon as you feel up to it. Perfect for women leading a busy life!
Does MonaLisa Touch work?
The more intimate symptoms of menopause are often neglected and some women feel unable to talk about them with their doctor, but symptoms such as pain during sex, vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence can have a very real and negative impact on quality of life. Reports from women who have already received this treatment are positive, and you can read about the experiences of women who have tried MonaLisa touch
You should start seeing improvements in your symptoms after one treatment, but it’s recommended that you have a course of three treatments over 18 weeks to experience the full benefits. Depending on the extent of your original symptoms, your doctor may suggest a one off yearly treatment to maintain the benefits.
Where can you get MonaLisa touch treatment?
Mona Lisa must be performed by specialists with advanced expertise in the treatment of vulval and vaginal disorders in order to make the correct diagnosis and personalise the treatment to the patient's need.The gynaecologists at Twenty-five Harley Street day clinc are all highly trained gynaecologist, with advanced knowledge of the techniques required for MonaLisa Touch.
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