1What type of results can I expect?
Most treated patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation and pain during intercourse, which contributes to a substantial improvement in the quality of life. These results are possible, thanks to the stimulation of the mucosa, which regenerates and "rejuvenates". This process involves cells and tissues and requires a few weeks to be completed. Results are more noticeable one and a half month after the session.
2What is the MonaLisa Touch treatment?
MonaLisa Touch is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that improves the state of the mucosa that lines the vaginal walls through mini-invasive laser-assisted procedures. MonaLisa Touch is not an aesthetic treatment, as the term "rejuvenation" may suggest, because the beneficial effects of the treatment "rejuvenates" the vaginal tissue, restoring the functionality lost over time.
3What does this MonaLisa Touch treatment consist in?
The MonaLisa Touch treatment is performed using a special CO2 fractional laser, specifically designed for this type of application. The procedure is carried out in a medical practice and, usually, does not require anaesthesia. It does not involve incisions or sutures and the session last less than an hour.
4What 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.
5Is anaesthesia required?
No, usually no anaesthesia required. However, if a patient prefers, an anaesthetic cream can be applied.
6How is the recovery?
Most women report slight localised 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.
7For which women is this MonaLisa Touch laser treatment most suitable?
For any woman with vaginal atrophy due to physiological hormonal changes, which become inevitable over time. In particular, 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.
8For which women is the Monalisa Touch laser treatment not indicated?
There is no exclusion criteria for MonaLisa Touch, other than those related to serious local or systemic diseases. In general, all women in menopausal age can benefit from this treatment; however, your doctor must determine whether you are compatible.
9Can MonaLisa Touch be used to treat vaginal laxity?
The term "loose vagina" refers to a condition where the diameter of the vagina has increased. This is often caused by natural yet traumatic events, such as giving birth or tissue relaxation due to a natural ageing process. In these cases, it is essential to evaluate the cause and the state of the vagina to exclude a prolapse or an involvement of the muscles. The CO2 fractional laser allows treating those cases where the "loose vagina" is due to a mucosal tone loss.
10Are there any risks?
There are some minimal risks. The treatment is performed on an outpatient or day-hospital basis. Most women report temporary side effects, slight redness or swelling: some discomfort that usually disappears in one or two days.

Disclaimer

The information herein aims solely at providing a general introduction to the laser-assisted procedure. In no way can they be used to determine the application methods of the Monalisa TouchTM treatment, nor can they be intended as guarantee of the final results of the treatment. Further details regarding terms and procedures of the Monalisa TouchTM treatment must be discussed with your doctor or with a specialist.

Published by the DEKA M.E.L.A. scientific editorial staff
Updated in September 2012

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The information herein aims solely at providing a general introduction to the laser-assisted procedure. In no way can they be used to determine the application methods of the Monalisa TouchTM treatment, nor can they be intended as guarantee of the final results of the treatment.
Further details regarding terms and procedures of the Monalisa TouchTM treatment must be discussed with your doctor or with a specialist.

Published by the DEKA M.E.L.A. scientific editorial staff
Updated in September 2012

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