The MonaLisa Touch
Vaginal Laser Treatment
Millions of women experience changes to their vaginal and vulvar health that affect their personal lives as a consequence. Now there’s a solution! MonaLisa Touch is a simple, safe, and clinically proven laser treatment for the painful symptoms of menopause, including intimacy.
I have had lichen Sclerosis for about 18 yrs. Everything I tried for it had quit working. My skin was getting very thin and white. I had gotten to the desperate stage, not knowing what to do next. I went to Dr. Mosbrucker and seen Beth Simmons, she told me there was a new treatment called Mona Lisa Touch. I said let me know when you are going to give it a try. The office called and I gladly accepted. I had 5 treatments, each were 3 weeks apart. The first 2 went well. The 3rd was a little more difficult. The 4th and the 5th were a bit of a challenge. But I’m so happy I had the treatment. It has really made a difference. I don’t have to run to the bathroom, every time I turn around. The itching has lightened up and the urgency is under control. I will go back once a year for follow up treatments, which I will gladly do. I would recommend this Mona Lisa treatment to everyone. Thank You, Dr. Mosbrucker, Beth Simmons, and Mona Lisa touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Now, there is a gentle laser therapy that can help millions of women who are silently suffering.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.
How does it work?
The MonaLisa Touch uses gentle laser energy that is delivered via a 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.
What clinical trials have been conducted on the MonaLisa Touch?
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.
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 therapy. Results were:
- Overwhelmingly positive and immediate results
- Highly statistically significant improvement in symptoms after first treatment
- Escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment
*Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).
A study was done by Dr. Stefano Salvatore*, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University to assess the feasibility of fractional C02 laser in the treatment of 50 women suffering changes in their gynecologic health.
- 42 patients (84%) showed significant improvement in their physical and mental quality of life scores over baseline and were satisfied with the treatment.
In addition to the multisite study, there are currently 8 published studies with 6 ongoing studies.
Where can I have this done?
The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by gynecologists, urogynecologists, and urologists.
Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure 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, which each take less than five minutes 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.
How long does it last?
Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.*
*Your doctor will determine with you if follow up treatments are required.
What are my limitations after the procedure is done?
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor 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 suffering from issues from a decline in estrogen, as well as those who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
How much will the procedure cost?
Please call us at (253) 313-5997 to discuss costs for this procedure.
Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?
Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
Will the procedure be covered by insurance?
No processing code has been established therefore there is no insurance reimbursement for the Mona Lisa Touch.