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Postmenopausal Pelvic Health

Have you experienced changes in your pelvic health since menopause? As many as 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from changes that typically result from declining estrogen levels.

To help restore your pelvic health, we provide treatments using the MonaLisa Touch® system.

Patients are calling it “Life-Changing”

MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the pelvic wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. A typical course of treatment involves three procedures over 18 weeks.

  • In-office procedure
  • Requires no anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Each treatment takes less than 5 minutes
  • 8 published studies
  • 6 ongoing studies
  • Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2012

In clinical trials both in the U.S. and Europe, women reported symptom relief after the first treatment and even greater improvement after the second and third treatments.

Ask us today if the MonaLisa Touch is right for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Even with the passage of time, many women retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but postmenopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Now, a gentle laser therapy can help millions of women who are silently suffering.

 

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the U.S., where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.

How does it work?

The MonaLisa Touch uses gentle laser energy delivered via a side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

What clinical trials have been conducted on the MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Mickey Karram, director of fellowship program on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dr. Eric Sokol, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center, conducted a multisite study.
The trial assessed the use of CO 2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy. Results included:

 

  • Overwhelmingly positive and immediate symptom relief
  • Highly statistically significant improvement in symptoms after first treatment
  • Escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment

A study was completed by Dr. Stefano Salvatore* from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University to assess the feasibility of CO 2 fractional laser therapy in the treatment of 50 women suffering changes in their gynecologic health. Results included:
  • 42 patients (84%) showed significant improvement in their physical and mental quality of life scores over baseline and were satisfied with the treatment.

In addition to the multisite study, there are currently eight published studies with six ongoing studies.
*Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).

 

Where can I have this done?

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by gynecologists, urogynecologists and urologists.

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.

How long does it take?

Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, each of which takes less than five minutes to perform.

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an 18-week period.

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. Your doctor will determine with you if follow-up treatments are required.

What are my limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post- procedure regimen that is right for you.

For which patients is this treatment 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.

How much will the procedure cost?

Patients should contact Arkansas Urology for additional information.

Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?

Yes, MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well-suited for patients who cannot or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.

Will the procedure be covered by insurance?

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