Changes to your gynecologic health are common during menopause. A loss of intimacy with your partner because of unpleasant menopausal symptoms is a big one, and that leads some women to take estrogen pills, creams or gels during menopause. Rest assured that you’re not alone. Two out of four women experience these kinds of changes, and it’s OK to discuss them with your partner, physician and friends.
Don’t accept the signs of aging—you don’t have to. Thanks to advances in research, you now have a new non-systemic, non-estrogenic option for managing symptoms and restoring vaginal health. MonaLisa Touch® is a gentle laser therapy for women’s gynecologic health that can help you feel like yourself again.
How you prepare for MonaLisa Touch therapy is a personal process, but there are several things you should keep in mind in the days leading up to your first treatment session. If you ever have any questions or concerns, a conversation with your doctor is the best way to take some of the guesswork out of what you should expect.
What Is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative treatment option for your gynecologic health. It delivers a proven deep treatment that can offer relief for many women like you. During each treatment session, your doctor uses a special device to deliver gentle CO2 laser energy to the vaginal tissue wall. This treatment promotes cell health by generating new collagen.
For most women, treatment can be completed in three sessions spanning a total of 18 weeks. You can have the procedure performed in your doctor’s office and each session only takes about five minutes. There is typically no downtime—usually, you can return to your normal daily activities afterward. Many women report experiencing no side effects, while some have reported mild discomfort during and after treatment.
Many women notice an improvement after just one treatment with MonaLisa Touch. And you should notice even more symptom improvement as you complete your full course of treatment. The MonaLisa Touch System offers an important treatment option for patients to consider and discuss with their physician.
Prepare for MonaLisa Touch
It’s normal to be anxious before any medical procedure, including MonaLisa Touch. But it’s very possible to stay calm and collected during treatment. First, learn about MonaLisa Touch. The more you know, the less anxious you’re likely to be. This includes having your doctor answer any and all questions you may have about your personal treatment plan.
Since each treatment session is so short, it can help to bring something to distract yourself if you experience discomfort. Listening to music or an audiobook is a great way to take your mind off the procedure as it’s happening.
Even though it’s very unlikely, you could still experience certain side effects after your treatment. Cramps, spotting, and discharge are all possible side effects, so it’s best to prepare by wearing comfortable, full coverage underwear and bringing a maxi-pad to your treatment sessions.
While most women experience no downtime following treatment with MonaLisa Touch, you may not be able to return to all of your normal activities right away. Your doctor will tell you when it’s safe to be intimate with your partner following each of your treatments. (For a full listing of potential side effects, please visit smilemonalisa.com.)
Dealing with the symptoms of aging isn’t easy, but you do have options for feeling better. Asking your doctor about MonaLisa Touch therapy could be the first step in restoring your gynecologic health and helping you feel like yourself again.