When it comes to women’s health, MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is bringing quality of life back to patients suffering from symptoms like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, painful urination, and itching and burning. This minimally invasive laser procedure isn’t just for women experiencing menopause, but patients of various ages who are suffering from vaginal discomfort.
Simple, safe, and clinically proven to work, Gulfshore Urology has added it to its list of cutting-edge services that help you recover faster and feel better. However, like with any new technology we know our patients have a list of questions! To help introduce this new technology, we’re answering some of the most common questions below.
How Does MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy Work?
MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is a minimally invasive, safe, and quick procedure. It involves inserting a probe into the patient’s vagina which then stimulates a healing response by delivering gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall. The therapy is relatively painless and involves three separate procedures spread out across 18 weeks, with each session typically completed in five minutes or less.
The timespan in which patients start to see improvement can vary, from immediate relief after their procedure to seeing significant improvement after their second or third session. All patients should find themselves returning to a normal vaginal health by the end of their final session.
It may be recommended after this therapy is completed that you return annually for follow up appointments to help maintain your results. If your urologist feels this is necessary, he or she will notify you.
How do I know if MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is right for me?
Most patients who undergo this procedure are women enduring the painful symptoms of menopause or female patients suffering side effects from chemical or surgical treatment.
With virtually no side effects, it has become a popular treatment option for female patients with vaginal discomfort. However, you will want to consult your urologist in order to determine whether this procedure is right for you.
How long is the recovery time?
The great part about MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is that you can resume your regular routine right after the procedure is completed. However, it is advised that you should refrain from any sexual activity for 2-3 days.
What does the procedure feel like?
How the procedure feels can vary from patient to patient. Some describe it as a warm, pulsing sensation, while others describe the laser treatment as a pinching or snapping sensation. The most discomfort typically comes from the probe’s insertion, particularly in patients who experience painful intercourse. However, most describe it more as an uncomfortable feeling rather than painful.
Is this procedure covered by my insurance?
Due to the fact that this form of treatment is considered elective, it may not be covered by your health insurance policy. For more information, please contact your urologist’s office or healthcare provider.
Gulfshore Urology Offers MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy to Southwest Florida Patients
Whether you’re a seasonal patient or one of our year-round residents, Gulfshore Urology is here to help you. To set up a consultation to discuss your menopause or vaginal discomfort symptoms simply call our office at 239-333-3200. One of our courteous professionals will answer any questions you may have and set up a time for you to meet with one of our exceptional physicians.