With the MonaLisa Touch® treatment, the CO2 laser gently acts on the vaginal walls through a special scanner, creating indistinguishable micro-lesions that are required for triggering a neocollagenesis process (production of new collagen) and reorganizing and re-equilibrating the components of the vaginal mucosa.
The laser’s action therefore safely and painlessly reactivates and reestablishes the proper function of the relative urogenital structures while also improving the symptoms associated with urinary dysfunction (mild incontinence due to stress).
A tissue regeneration process lasting numerous weeks is triggered, but stimulation occurs immediately and significant improvements can be seen even after the first treatment.
At Dr. Bisi Aluko Vaginal Health Clinic, we offer a cutting-edge approach to women’s wellness through our specialized MonaLisa Touch® CO2 laser treatment. Our method aims to address a range of urogenital concerns and improve symptoms associated with urinary dysfunction, particularly mild incontinence due to stress. The foundation of our approach lies in triggering a natural tissue regeneration process, resulting in long-lasting benefits for our patients.
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MonaLisa Touch® is a new therapy that treats the symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy that you may be experiencing. MonaLisa Touch® is a fractional CO2 laser with a vaginal probe that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue (mucosa) to revitalize the cells so they make more collagen, elastin and vascularization and moisture is increased. There is also a Vulvar probe which delivers energy to the vulvar region.
Just like you, many postmenopausal women are experiencing changes from decreased estrogen that can affect their quality of life in unexpected ways. This can result in Vulvovaginal Atrophy (also called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause) which has symptoms such as: Vaginal dryness Vaginal burning Vaginal itching Painful intercourse (dyspareunia) Painful urination (dysuria)
MonaLisa Touch® has undergone comprehensive clinical evaluation. A study conducted from 2018 to 2020 by the Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders and the Gynecologic Cancer Research Foundation explored the potential of MonaLisa Touch Laser as an alternative treatment and management option for women with Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus. Additionally, a 2019 paper published in BioMed Research International highlighted the laser treatment's efficacy in addressing stress urinary incontinence and genitourinary syndrome of menopause. The paper presented evidence-based medical data and concluded that this outpatient laser treatment exhibited promise as a suitable option, particularly in terms of short-term follow-ups.
Experience the convenience of the MonaLisa Touch®, a swift, secure, and uncomplicated procedure performed right in a physician's office.
The in-office procedure is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia and typically is done under 5 minutes.
Most MonaLisa Touch® patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, but results may vary from person to person.
Throughout your consultation and treatment process, your doctor will have the opportunity to evaluate your progress and determine if and when follow-up treatments might be advisable.
Patients can return to normal activities after the procedure, but should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
The MonaLisa Touch® is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
Patients should contact their doctor for details on the specific cost of treatment for their condition.
Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is a great option and particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
You can explore these clinical studies for more details on the safety of the procedure for breast cancer patients:
Fractional CO2 laser therapy for genitourinary syndrome of menopause for breast cancer survivors - Read more
Fractional CO2 laser for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) dyspareunia relief in breast cancer survivors - Read more
The effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser therapy on sexual function in postmenopausal women and women with a history of breast cancer treated with endocrine therapy - Read more
Fractional CO2 laser for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors: clinical, immunological, and microbiological aspects - Read more
Long‑term reliability of fractioned CO2 laser as a treatment for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms - Read more
Fractional microablative CO2 laser for vulvovaginal atrophy in women treated with chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy for breast cancer: a retrospective study - Read more
MonaLisa Touch® is currently offered as an elective procedure. It's important to note that while it is elective, some insurance providers do offer coverage. To determine if your insurance covers the procedure, please check with your insurance provider, or you can also discuss this with your doctor during your consultation.
Testimonials from Our Patients at Dr. Bisi Aluko Vaginal Health and Rejuvenation Clinic
The MonaLisa Touch® procedure with Dr. Aluko has brought back a part of my life that I thought was gone forever. I’m 57 years old. I had the procedure approximately 1 year ago and I found tremendous difference in my ability to once again enjoy intimacy. Previous to MonaLisa Touch®, intercourse was extremely painful. Dryness, no matter how much I wanted to be intimate, my body would just not respond. Since MonaLisa, I feel younger again. No more dryness or discomfort-I have my intimate life back. I’m having a “touch up” procedure soon to retain the benefits of this amazing procedure. Thank you.
“Since menopause, I have suffered from vaginal dryness which resulted in painful sexual intercourse as well as everyday discomfort such as itching. After treatment with MonaLisa Touch®, I am happy to say I can once again enjoy intimacy with my husband and no longer suffer from itching. The treatment is a short procedure, virtually painless, has no side effects and shows improvement from symptoms after each treatment. I have informed our 3 daughters that there is non-hormonal help available for female issues!”
I started going through menopause 8 years ago and it became difficult to have intercourse with my husband. No therapy was effective. I almost didn’t feel like a woman anymore. I tried MonaLisa Touch® and I can say I feel really good now! A little advice for all women in my situation: menopause isn’t an illness and you can accept it less passively and discover you are a woman again.
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