Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about the MonaLisa Touch procedure. Click on the question to see the answer.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
MonaLisa Touch 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 painful?
No, usually no anesthesia required. The sensation is a light vibration.
For which women is MonaLisa Touch laser treatment most suitable?
For any woman who want prevent or treat the vaginal symptoms due to estrogenic decrease (in menopause, after a childbirth, after a cancer treatment). Most common symptoms vaginal dryness, laxity, burning, pain during sexual intercourse and mild urinary incontinence. MonaLisa Touch 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 Touch 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 substantial improvement in the quality of life.
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 localized 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 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.
Does insurance cover the costs of MonaLisa Touch treatments?
Insurance usually does not cover the cost of this surgery because it is considered elective.
Are financing plans available?
Yes. We have arrangements with CareCredit, a provider of low interest financing of your surgery.
Are credit cards accepted for MonaLisa Touch?
Yes. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
What is my next step, if I’m interested in MonaLisa Touch?
Dr. Blatt and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call to speak with Dr. Blatt directly if you have any further questions, or use our convenient contact form.
How far in advance should I schedule my MonaLisa Touch treatment?
Consultations can be scheduled any time. We prefer a 48 hour notice to schedule surgery although at times we have been able to accommodate patients with as little as 24 hour notice. You may also elect to schedule your surgery weeks or even months in advance.
How much is an initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free. We believe once you meet our dedicated staff and see our state of the art facility you will become our patient.
Can I schedule my consultation the same day as my treatment?
Yes. Many of our out of town patients have their consultations immediately prior to treatments. At this time we perform a physical exam and discuss the treatment plan that interests you in full detail.
Are there hotels near your office?
Yes. There are numerous hotels in the area including one right across the street. When you call to schedule your consultation we will be happy to provide you with information. Out staff can assist you with hotel reservations.