At Women’s Health Wise, we are excited to announce the addition of the MonaLisa Touch Laser to our Longmont OB/GYN office!
The MonaLisa Touch Laser is used to treat vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and the discomfort associated with menopause. This treatment uses a CO2 laser to stimulate collagen, elastin, and neovascularization which recreates the thicker tissue seen before menopause.
Conditions Treated by the MonaLisa Touch Laser:
- Painful Urination
- Painful Intercourse
Patients experience significant improvement in these areas.
What is the MonaLisa Touch Treatment
The treatment consists of 3 procedures that are performed in the office without anesthesia, each one taking only 5 – 10 minutes. The laser wand delivers energy pulses that are virtually painless. There are minimal side effects and no downtime. The procedures are 6 weeks apart and each one builds on the previous, stimulating even greater improvement. There have been no reported complications.
Who are Candidates for the Mona Lisa Touch Laser
Any woman experiencing vaginal dryness, discomfort, repeated vaginal or urinary infections, or discomfort during intercourse is generally a great candidate with few exceptions.
It can also be used to treat chronic vulvar conditions such as lichen sclerosis.
There have been over 20,000 procedures done worldwide and there is ongoing research for new indications which may include urinary urgency and incontinence. It has been studied in breast cancer patients who had overwhelmingly positive results and significant improvement in quality of life!