MonaLisa Touch

 

In light of recent headlines regarding MonaLisa Touch therapy, we would like to clarify some details about how IHA determines which patients are offered this type of therapy and how consultations are handled.

  • Our MonaLisa Touch team is comprised of only well-trained OB/GYN physicians and not estheticians. This approach is quite different than the approach used by many providers of this therapy. Our team provides comprehensive patient consultations that consider all possible treatment options for our patients and if MonaLisa Touch is one of these options, our physicians perform this procedure themselves. Again, this is very different from the majority of other MonaLisa Touch programs that are on the market.
  • MonaLisa Touch is not the first line of therapy for women. Our OB/GYN physicians work through a number of options with patients before MonaLisa Touch is recommended.
  • If a woman's subjective vaginal symptoms make her feel like she doesn't have a reasonable solution and she may be a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch, then our OB/GYN physicians offer MonsaLisa Touch to see if it may help improve subjective vaginal symptoms. 

 

Introducing MonaLisa Touch

Millions of women experience changes in their gynecologic health that interfere with their personal lives. As a consequence, many women suffer silently, and those who seek treatment find their options limited. Whether estrogen loss is due to a hysterectomy, menopause, cancer treatment, or other health conditions, MonaLisa Touch treatments may help your subjective symptoms from these conditions.

 

MONALISA TOUCH: FAST, SIMPLE, AND SAFE

 

MonaLisa Touch is a series of 3 laser treatments that each take less than 5 minutes.

The treatments may provide both immediate and lasting relief.

  • In-office
  • Requires no anesthesia
  • Minimal side effects
  • No downtime
  • Thousands of women have been treated since 2012

A NEW PROCEDURE THAT PATIENTS HAVE CALLED "LIFE-CHANGING"

 

MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response in the vaginal canal with 3 treatments over 12 weeks.

Many women report symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.

CONDITIONS

 

The treatments may improve subjective vulvovaginal symptoms related to a decline in estrogen, such as:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Issues of the vulvar skin such as lichen sclerosus

 

THE MONALISA TOUCH PROCESS

1. Your provider will refer you for a MonaLisa Touch consultation with a member of IHA's MonaLisa Touch team at one of the following locations:

2. A member of IHA's MonaLisa Touch team will see you for a MonaLisa Touch Consultation appointment and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. If you are a candidate, you will schedule your first MonaLisa Touch procedure at the end of your consultation appointment.

3. All procedures will be performed at IHA Obstetrics & Gynecology WestArbor

4. Your in-office MonaLisa Touch procedure requires three treatments over 12 weeks that will each take less than five minutes and require no anesthesia.

Q&A

 

Q: What happens during treatment? 

A: Each treatment will seem similar to your annual exam, and will likely be even quicker. Each treatment will begin with lidocaine (numbing) cream being applied to the entrance of the vagina. The physician will then insert the laser into your vagina and deliver laser energy "pulses." The total treatment time is less than 5 minutes. 

 

Q: Does it hurt? 

A: The laser energy itself is virtually painless. Some patients report mild discomfort with the laser tip insertion during the first procedure if there is gynecological dryness. 

 

Q: How soon can I expect results? 

A: Many patients have reported that they experience some relief after the first treatment. Virtually all patients have experienced relief by the third treatment. 

 

Q: How long does treatment last? 

A: MonaLisa Touch provides lasting results. A once-a-year single treatment is recommended to maintain symptom relief.*  

 

*Your physician will determine with you if follow up treatment is required.