Who is MonaLisa Touch Laser For?


 

In menopause, the decrease in hormonal stimulation causes the vaginal and vulvar tissues stop regenerating and become very thin and fragile. The tissues become less elastic and more dehydrated. The normal bacteria that populate the vagina changes, which can feel like a persistent infection. You might experience a constant sensation of irritation, or pain due to micro-tears at the entrance of the vagina (vulvar tears), and lack of lubrication in intercourse. Some women also experience urinary incontinence.

For some women, we treat these symptoms with hormonal (estrogen) creams, external lubrication (like Replens). However, these treatments do not work for some women and are medically inappropriate for others. For example, some cancer survivors or women with a history of venous blood clots (DVT's). While in other cases some women find the creams/lubricants awkward or messy to use. Over the course of a year, these treatment items can become costly.

We use the Mona Lisa Touch Laser to reverse the menopausal changes that can cause these symptoms by stimulating your body’s own healing process.

It is useful for treating the following conditions:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis in Menopause
    • Symptoms Include:
      • Dryness
      • Burning
      • Irritation
      • Frequent vaginal infections
    • Current studies show an 85-92% success rate in these conditions after 3 treatment sessions
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction in Menopause
    • Symptoms Include:
      • Pain with intercourse/penetration
      • Lack of lubrication
      • Reduced sexual response and sensation
      • Reduced orgasmic response
    • Current studies show an 85-90% success rate in these conditions after 3 treatment sessions
  • Mild or Moderate Urinary Incontinence (in menopause and before menopause)
    • Symptoms Include:
      • Stress incontinence (loss of urine with cough, sneeze, jumping, running)
      • Urge incontinence (unable to hold urine after urge to urinate)
      • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in menopause
    • Current studies show a 50-75% success rate in these conditions after 3 treatment sessions
  • Lichen Sclerosis
    • Often combined with steroid treatment
    • Studies of treatment response in Lichen sclerosis are ongoing