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MonaLisa Touch

This is an innovative Carbon Dioxide Laser used for the non-invasive treatment of vulvovaginal conditions like vaginal dryness and itching which usually results from the natural drop in hormone levels at the time of menopause.

 

Each patient requires 3 treatments at 6week intervals.

This is a fractional Carbon dioxide laser that delivers pulsed energy to the collagen layer of the vaginal skin, triggering the production of new fibroblasts and collagen to strengthen and revitalize the vaginal epithelium.

 

At menopause, due to the withdrawal of circulating estrogen, the collagen and elastin in vaginal tissues decline, the lining thins and secretes less lubricating fluid and the secretion becomes more alkaline. These changes lead to painful intercourse, increased risk of infection and urinary symptoms collectively known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

 

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch restores to a greater degree the integrity of vaginal tissue.  Overall, treatment:

  • Restores normal moisture and lubrication
  • Relieves vaginal burning, itching, and pain
  • Allows couples to resume pleasurable intimacy
  • Suitable for women who cannot use hormones
  • Improves mild to moderate urinary incontinence
  • Relieves urgency, frequency, and recurrent urinary tract infections

 

Each patient requires 3 treatments, each lasting 5 minutes or less, at 6 weekly intervals. Some women will experience symptom relief after the first treatment and even greater relief after the second and third treatments.

  • It requires no anesthesia
  • It is an office procedure
  • It has minimal side effects
  • There is no downtime
  • Requires follow up treatment once a year

 

Indications

  • Patients presenting with genitourinary syndrome due to a decrease in estrogen levels at menopause or following removal or radiation therapy to the ovaries.
  • Patients with a history of breast cancers or other contraindications to estrogen therapy
  • Patients with unsatisfactory response to estrogen therapy

 

Contraindications

  • Undiagnosed vulvar, vaginal or cervical lesions
  • Active vaginal or vulvar infections
  • Pregnancy or within 3 months postpartum
  • Prolapse beyond the hymen
  • History of vaginal or colorectal radiation
  • History of reconstructive pelvic surgery with mesh

This is an innovative Carbon Dioxide Laser used for the non-invasive treatment of vulvovaginal conditions like vaginal dryness and itching which usually results from the natural drop in hormone levels at the time of menopause.

 

Each patient requires 3 treatments at 6week intervals.

This is a fractional Carbon dioxide laser that delivers pulsed energy to the collagen layer of the vaginal skin, triggering the production of new fibroblasts and collagen to strengthen and revitalize the vaginal epithelium.

 

At menopause, due to the withdrawal of circulating estrogen, the collagen and elastin in vaginal tissues decline, the lining thins and secretes less lubricating fluid and the secretion becomes more alkaline. These changes lead to painful intercourse, increased risk of infection and urinary symptoms collectively known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

 

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch restores to a greater degree the integrity of vaginal tissue.  Overall, treatment:

  • Restores normal moisture and lubrication
  • Relieves vaginal burning, itching, and pain
  • Allows couples to resume pleasurable intimacy
  • Suitable for women who cannot use hormones
  • Improves mild to moderate urinary incontinence
  • Relieves urgency, frequency, and recurrent urinary tract infections

 

Each patient requires 3 treatments, each lasting 5 minutes or less, at 6 weekly intervals. Some women will experience symptom relief after the first treatment and even greater relief after the second and third treatments.

  • It requires no anesthesia
  • It is an office procedure
  • It has minimal side effects
  • There is no downtime
  • Requires follow up treatment once a year

 

Indications

  • Patients presenting with genitourinary syndrome due to a decrease in estrogen levels at menopause or following removal or radiation therapy to the ovaries.
  • Patients with a history of breast cancers or other contraindications to estrogen therapy
  • Patients with unsatisfactory response to estrogen therapy

 

Contraindications

  • Undiagnosed vulvar, vaginal or cervical lesions
  • Active vaginal or vulvar infections
  • Pregnancy or within 3 months postpartum
  • Prolapse beyond the hymen
  • History of vaginal or colorectal radiation
  • History of reconstructive pelvic surgery with mesh

FAQs

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a fractional carbon dioxide laser that uses controlled energy to treat symptoms of vaginal atrophy by stimulating collagen and elastin regeneration, which increases blood flow to, and lubrication of vaginal lining.

What conditions can be treated with MonaLisa Touch?

Vaginal dryness, burning, itching, painful intercourse, and urination and mild urinary incontinence, collectively known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause, resulting from lack of estrogen, can be treated in 3, 5-minute procedures, 6 weeks apart.

Where can I have this procedure done?

Our in- house specialist can successfully perform the procedure in the doctor’s office.

When will I see results?

Patients experience improvement after the very first treatment although 3 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart are recommended.

How long does treatment last?

After the initial treatment, patients are expected to return once a year for maintenance.

Is the treatment covered by provincial health insurance program?

No, the provincial health insurance program does not currently cover it.

The doctors will discuss the cost of treatment with you

Is MonaLisa Touch right for me?

The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has vaginal atrophy from menopause, oophorectomy or radiation treatment.