If your post-menopausal vagina hurts when you have intercourse, you have probably been told to use an estrogen cream to help heal the tissue and mucosa. Because the vagina is so sensitive to hormone shifts, when your natural level of estrogen drops, your vagina can be the first part of your body to feel the difference. The pain you are experiencing with intercourse is probably burning, chafing or irritation because the mucosa in the vagina has gotten thin and irritated and tears easily. Using local estrogen cream can help alleviate the problem but now there is another option that patients love, a laser treatment called the MonaLisa Touch. Three treatments of less than 5 minutes each are performed at 6 week intervals with follow up treatments once a year.
How does the MonaLisa Touch Work?
MonaLisa Touch treats the symptoms of vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization of the vaginal mucosa. The procedure is safe, virtually painless and uses proven methods similar to those used to treat aging facial skin.
It does this using a gentle fractional CO2 laser with a vaginal probe. The laser energy is virtually painless. Similar to your annual exam, the physician will insert the probe into your vagina and deliver laser energy pulses. The entire procedure is less than 5 minutes.
A unique pulse targets surface epithelial tissue and deep lamina propria tissue to stimulate the synthesis of new collagen and the components of the ground substance of the matrix.
Fractionated beams of light penetrate small areas of tissue. This creates small injuries in the epithelial layer of the vaginal mucosa which triggers fibroblast activity which stimulates new collagen production.
The therapy requires 3 procedures performed at 6 week intervals. Each treatment lasts about 5 minutes. A significant amount of improvement is noted even after the initial treatment.
MonaLisa Touch Videos
About MonaLisa Touch Three women talk about their experience.
How Often Would I Need to Come in for Treatments?
After the third treatment, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.
Who Does the Treatment? / Where is the Treatment Done?
The MonaLisa Touch is a quick, simple and safe procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. Performed by one of our highly-trained Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants, the procedure is done at Metropolitan Lithotriptor Associates in West Harrison, NY just 10 minutes from our Purchase location.
Is the MonaLisa Touch treatment Expensive?
A one-time fee covers your 3 initial treatments. Patients should also expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. Contact us for a free consultation, to review pricing and determine if Mona Lisa Touch is right for you.
We do not participate in network plans, however, if your insurance plan provides out-of-network benefits, a portion of your treatment costs may be covered. Please give us a call at 914-328-3700 and our team of billing specialists will contact your insurance company to determine your coverage and help to estimate what your costs will be.