Learn About MonaLisa Touch
MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser for gynecologic use that delivers energy to tissue. The MonaLisa Touch is a respected and convenient laser procedure performed at Family Health Care's Boise location. It takes less than 5 minutes to deliver gentle energy to the targeted area. There is no downtime and patients are calling the procedure “Game-Changing”. MonaLisa Touch is an effective non-hormonal treatment for many post-menopausal vaginal symptoms and may also provide improvement in urinary incontinence related to vaginal atrophy. Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out if the MonaLisa Touch is right for you.
- It's an easy non-surgical in office procedure with no downtime.
- Fast - typically less than 5 minutes per session, typically 3 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart.
- Completely hormone and chemical free.
- It's an elective procedure, with no referral needed.
Frequently Asked Questions for MonaLisa Touch
What is the issue?
Millions of women experience changes to their vaginal health that affect their personal lives as a consequence. MonaLisa Touch is simple, safe and clinically proven laser treatment for the painful symptoms of menopause, including intimacy.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. and is used to treat postmenopausal vaginal and urinary symptoms. It stimulates your body’s production of new tissue, providing an effective, non-hormonal alternative to lubricating gels and estrogen creams or pills.
How does it work?The CO2 fractional laser works by heating the tissue of the vaginal walls, making a series of small holes. In response, your body works to repair the holes, using its own healing process that increases blood flow to the area, generates new tissue, and increases collagen and elasticity.
This natural restoration of your vaginal tissues means that your vagina has increased lubrication and decreased symptoms of vaginal atrophy, helping make sex more comfortable. The urinary symptoms of GSM (genitourinary syndrome of menopause) also decrease, and you start to feel more like yourself.
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.
Is the procedure performed at Family Health Care?
The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by trained providers at the Family Health Care office in Boise. A consultation appointment is required in advance of the procedure to evaluate your condition and determine whether you’re a candidate or if there are other options.
How long does the procedure take?
Patients typically receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.
What are my limitations following the procedure?
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your provider will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
Which patients would the procedure be 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.
Is this procedure covered by insurance?
No processing code has been established so this is a cash-only procedure.