Mona Lisa Touch is a new laser treatment for the troublesome vaginal symptoms that often occur after the menopause. Many women put up with these symptoms unnecessarily, sometimes through embarrassment or sometimes because they prefer not to use hormone replacement therapy.
Our Consultant Gynaecologists are experienced in helping women through the menopause and understand what you are going through. They now offer Mona Lisa Touch as an additional, hormone-free way to manage some of your menopausal symptoms.
What Is MonaLisa Touch?
Mona Lisa Touch is a laser treatment that improves most vaginal symptoms associated with menopause.
Falling levels of oestrogen hormone can cause the vaginal walls to thin, lose elasticity and become drier. Known as vaginal atrophy this leads to unpleasant symptoms such as intimate dryness, burning, soreness, itching and irritation. You may also experience urinary frequency and discomfort during sex.
Sometimes described as the laser female dryness ‘cure’, MonaLisa Touch helps to restore thinning vaginal walls to a more youthful and moist state. It is an important new treatment that can significantly improve your quality of life. In one study, 17 out of 20 women who were not sexually active because of menopause-related vaginal symptoms returned to a normal sex life within twelve weeks of a course of MonaLisa Touch.
What Happens During Treatment?
First, your gynaecologist will assess your symptoms and perform a gentle internal examination. This will confirm whether or not your symptoms are due to vaginal atrophy.
Your doctor will then explain your treatment options and how MonaLisa Touch can help. If laser treatment is right for your personal needs and circumstances, then a course of three sessions will be planned into your normal menopause care.
The Mona Lisa Touch laser delivers a pulse of energy via a probe which is gently inserted into the vagina, rather like having a transvaginal ultrasound. The laser light stimulates the vaginal walls and restores tissues to a more youthful thickness, elasticity and level of moisture.
Each Mona Lisa Touch treatment lasts just a few minutes and is painless. You may notice slight discomfort afterwards, but this is usually minimal.
During the healing process, it’s recommended that you wait 3 to 4 days before resuming sexual activity.
How many treatments are needed?
To treat vaginal atrophy, three Mona Lisa Touch treatments are recommended, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Many women notice a significant improvement in symptoms after their first treatment but, for full tissue regeneration, a course of three treatments is needed. An annual maintenance treatment will then provide continuing symptom relief.
How much does it cost?
A treatment package which costs £1,800 for 3 sessions and is payable at the time of the consultation, or
You can pay for individual sessions at £650 per session.
Whichever option you choose, we will refund the initial consultation fee (£250) from the cost of the third treatment.
Offering MonaLisa Touch in London
The Medical Chambers Kensington now offers MonaLisa Touch with our private Consultant Gynaecologists in London. To find out more, please telephone 020 7244 4200 and we will be happy to answer your questions.