Mona Lisa Touch Specialist Questions and Answers

Women’s Healthcare of Illinois is pleased to offer the Mona Lisa Touch Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy to counter the effects of aging and menopause on vaginal health. Mona Lisa Touch is quick, relatively painless and has a short recovery period. For more information, call us or simply schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Oak Lawn IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL and Bedford Park IL.

Mona Lisa Touch Specialist Questions and Answers
Mona Lisa Touch Specialist Questions and Answers

The procedure is performed in office by our physicians who are familiar with the effects of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), which can cause sexual intercourse to be painful and unpleasant and can cause generalized painful feelings in the vaginal area. Our doctors at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois are skilled in performing the procedure and are always willing to work with our patients to meet their individual needs.

How much does the Mona Lisa Touch cost?

Currently Mona Lisa Touch is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by many insurance plans but that may change in the future. Average Costing ranges from $650 to around $1000 per treatment though these numbers can vary on a case by case basis, you will need to discuss a quote with your gynecologist to determine what the final numbers of your Mona Lisa Touch treatment will be.

To receive the maximum benefits of the Mona Lisa Touch treatment at least 3 treatments are usually necessary, but more may be required depending on the amount of restoration that needs to be performed on the vaginal tissue. The initial cost also does not consider yearly maintenance treatments to ensure that the Mina Lisa Touch remains effective and meets your needs. These are important factors to consider when shopping around for pricing on Mona Lisa Touch, make sure that your pricing quote contains estimates for all three initial treatments as well as followups to ensure you know how much the actual treatment will cost.

Does the Mona Lisa Touch really work?

The Mona Lisa Touch uses a medical laser to vitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa, which encourages the cells to make more collagen and improve the elasticity of aging vaginal cells. The procedure is minimally invasive and painless, taking less than 5 minutes of surgery time with no required recovery time so you can be back at your regular activities on the same day as your treatment.

Patients worldwide have reported that the procedure has achieved the desired effect and that they are pleased with the results and the ease of the treatment. The procedure is recommended for post-menopausal women or women who are suffering from post-menopausal symptoms due to a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.

The procedure has minimal side effects though they may include discomfort in the vaginal area, mild spotting or bleeding, a watery discharge from the vagina, general inflammation and swelling or some irritation and tenderness in the vaginal area or a mild burning sensation accompanying urination. These side effects are rare and usually short term but should always be discussed with your doctor should they occur.

How soon after treatment is Mona Lisa Touch effective?

While the procedure itself only takes 5 minutes the recommendation to ensure maximum effectiveness of the surgery is to have 3 instances of the procedure performed. However, many patients have noticed an improvement after the first surgery has been performed though it is recommended that patients avoid sexual intercourse or any form of vaginal activity for 2 to 3 days following the procedure. While the procedure is considered “permanent” it is recommended that you plan to come back for an annual maintenance treatment and a follow up appointment on the initial 3 treatments within 18 months.

The negative effects of ageing on sexual health do not need to impact your life, if you think that the Mona Lisa Touch procedure might be right for you feel free to contact us at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois to book a free consultation on the process to discuss your options.