Your Questions and Answers
What are the benefits of this treatment?
MonaLisa TouchÂ® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina (Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation), which helps fighting and attenuating symptoms related to vaginal atrophy, a widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal women. Thanks to its action on factors that determine dryness, fragility and loss of mucosal elasticity, this treatment can eliminate troublesome itching, irritation and pain, which become particularly acute during intercourse. The interaction with laser is, in fact, the ideal method to stimulate the collagen contained in the vaginal walls for the rehydration and functional tissue restoration. Its beneficial action can contribute to improve self-confidence and sexual pleasure.
Is it painfull?
No, usually no anaesthesia required. The sensation is a light vibration.
For which women is MonaLisa TouchÂ® laser treatment most suitable?
For any woman who want prevent or treat the vaginal symptoms due to estrogenicÂ decrease (in menopause, after a childbirth, after a cancer treatment, or after an eating disturb â€“anorexia) . Most common symptoms vaginal dryness, laxity, burning, pain during sexual intercourse and mild urinary incontinence. MonaLisa TouchÂ® is the ideal treatment for those who are looking for a less invasive procedure, compared to traditional surgical or pharmaceutical treatments. Remember, no one can advise you better about MonaLisa TouchÂ® and what is best for you to achieve best results than your doctor.
What type of results can I expect?
Most treated patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation, pain during intercourse, and urinary symptoms which contributes to a sumbstantial improvement in the quality of life. These results are possible, thanks to the stimulation of the mucosa, which regenerates and “rejuvenates
Can MonaLisa TouchÂ® be used to treat vaginal laxity?
The term “loose vagina” refers to a condition where the diameter of the vagina has increased. This is often caused by natural yet traumatic events, such as giving birth or tissue relaxation due to a natural ageing process. In these cases, it is essential to evaluate the cause and the state of the vagina to exclude a prolapse or an involvement of the muscles. The CO2 fractional laser allows treating those cases where the “loose vagina” is due to a mucosal tone loss.
Are there any risks?
There are some minimal risks. The treatment is performed on an outpatient or day-hospital basis. Most women report temporary side effects, slight redness or swelling: some discomfort that usually disappears
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on how serious the symptoms are. We usually recommended 1 to 3 treatments, 40-60 days apart, followed by an annual maintenance treatment. In any case, it will be up to your gynecologist, after careful examination, to evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
How is the recovery?
Most women report slight localised discomfort following the laser treatment and during the first few days after the session. Many have reported to have resumed their normal routine after one to three days. During the healing period, it may be recommended to avoid lifting weights or some activities, such as taking a hot bath, or physical exercise. Your doctor will give you specific indications for a speedy recovery.
How long do the effects of the treatment last?
After the 3-session treatment the results can last for one year at least, depending on the severity of the atrophy, the patientâ€™s age and life style (diet, smoking and so on). After one year your gynecologist can suggest you how many sessions should be performed again.
Are there any contraindications?
There is no exclusion criteria for MonaLisa Touch Â®, other than those related to serious local or systemic diseases. In general, all women who have vaginal disorders like dryness, laxity, burning and itching can benefit from this treatment; however, your doctor must determine whether you are compatible.
How soon can I resume sexual activity?
We usually recommend 3 to 4 days of rest before resuming regular sexual activity. In any case, it will be up to your doctor to give you more specific guidance based on the outcome of the treatment.
Where can I find accredited MonaLisa TouchÂ® centers?
There are MonaLisa TouchÂ® clinics all over the world. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the city where youâ€™d like to do the treatment, and we will get right back to you.
There are various intravaginal laser therapies, how will I recognize the original MonaLisa Touch?
SmartXide 2 – the orginal laser system
The MonaLisa TouchÂ® procedure is performed using a laser system, SmartXide2, designed and manufactured by DEKA with exclusive technical features, making treatment effective and totally secure. Ask your physician for the original!
The information herein aims solely at providing a general introduction to the laser-assisted procedure. In no way can they be used to determine the application methods of the MonaLisa TouchÂ® treatment, nor can they be intended as guarantee of the final results of the treatment.
Further details regarding terms and procedures of the MonaLisa TouchÂ® treatment must be discussed with your doctor or with a specialist.
Published by the DEKA M.E.L.A. scientific editorial staff
Updated in March 2015
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