MonaLisa Touch – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary new treatment that utilizes laser energy to treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue so cells produce more collagen.
Has MonaLisa Touch been approved by the FDA?
Results from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors who are experiencing vaginal health issues shows positive results and a high patient satisfaction rating. The procedure was approved by the FDA in December of 2014 for the treatment of symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy.
Where is the procedure performed?
The MonaLisa Touch is a quick, simple and safe procedure that can be performed in our Conroe, TX office. The procedure is typically performed by an obstetrician/gynecologist.
Is the MonaLisa Touch procedure uncomfortable or painful?
The in-office procedure is essentially painless, requires no anesthesia and is normally completed in less than 5 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients receive three 3-minute treatments in our Conroe, TX office, which are spaced six weeks apart.
When should I expect to see results?
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three 3-minute treatments spaced over an 18-week period.
How long will the results last?
After receiving the third treatment, patients should return annually for a maintenance treatment.
Are there any limitations on my activities after the procedure is done?
Patients can return to normal activities after the procedure, but should not engage in sexual activities for 2-3 days. Your Columbus GA gynecologist will determine a post-procedure plan that is right for you.
Am I candidate for MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is suitable for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing a change in their vaginal health as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
Is this procedure safe for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer?
The MonaLisa Touch treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot receive estrogen therapy.
Are there any risks associated with MonaLisa Touch?
Some women report temporary side effects such as minor redness or swelling and/or some discomfort that usually disappears in just a few days.
What is the recovery period like?
Most patients have been able to resume their normal routine after a few days. During this time, you may be advised to avoid lifting weights, taking a hot bath and/or physical exercise.
If we didn’t answer all of your questions – or if you’d like more information
about the MonaLisa Touch procedure and how it can improve your quality of
life – call our office today to schedule a confidential consultation. Don’t
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New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands