Menopause causes estrogen levels to drop, which can create many uncomfortable side effects. The lower estrogen levels can make your vagina dry, thin out the vaginal walls, cause interruptions in urination habits, burning, and itching. Trying to have intercourse while these problems arise can be a very painful and unenjoyable experience. In some cases, creams may help relieve some of these symptoms. However, they are not a cure-all.
Getting the Mona Lisa Touch treatment is a long-term option to eliminate menopausal problems.
What Is Mona Lisa Touch Treatment?
When you get the Mona Lisa Touch treatment, you can expect no chemicals or hormones to be administered. The procedure uses lasers to bring the vagina back to a healthier state. It will relieve vaginal dryness and potentially tighten the vagina to reduce frequent urination and increase sexual pleasure. Mona Lisa Touch is not a vaginal rejuvenation. Rather, it is a way to relieve symptoms from having lower estrogen in the body after menopause.
Is Mona Lisa Touch Covered by Insurance?
Doctors normally recommend Mona Lisa Touch when other treatments for menopause have failed. This includes treatments involving hormones and creams. This is a way to get relief without more invasive treatments. While it is a procedure recommended by a doctor, Mona Lisa Touch is not covered by insurance. However, this is an excellent way of using a health savings account or flexible savings account to pay for the cost of the procedure.
How Long Does Mona Lisa Touch Last?
Mona Lisa Touch results last up to a year. It is recommended that women get Mona Lisa Touch treatments three times, scheduled six weeks apart. Results are expected within one to two weeks after the initial treatment. Patients will need to wait to have intercourse at least five to seven days following their treatments.
Mona Lisa Touch Negative Side Effects
As with any type of treatment, there may be some side effects to keep in mind. Mona Lisa Touch is great in that most of the side effects are minor and are not long-lasting. Expected side effects may include:
- Vaginal tenderness
- Burning while urinating
- Irritation and discomfort
- Light bleeding from the vagina
- Spotting that could be pink or brown
- A watery discharge from the vagina that could range from light to extreme
In some instances, women have found the treatment to work wonders for them, while others simply didn’t get the results that they expected. It’s always important to consider the pros and cons of any treatment so that you can decide if it is the right choice for you.
Here are some things other women have experienced from the laser treatment.
After three to four laser treatment sessions, women have found their vaginal dryness and frequent urination improved substantially. The increase in lubrication production in the vagina leads to more enjoyable intercourse, fewer UTIs, and less vaginal pain. While the treatment does not totally transform the appearance of the vagina, some women find that they do feel as though their vagina has tightened following the treatment.
One of the biggest pros that women point out about this treatment is that Mona Lisa Touch is non-invasive. You won’t have to worry about any cuts or stitching since it is all done through lasers. There is not a need for anesthesia, and you can go home the same day. You can even drive yourself to and from the appointment. Plus, the procedure itself is done in under five minutes, making it an excellent option for patients with busy schedules.
In some instances, women indicate that the procedure did not work at all to improve their symptoms of menopause. For some women, the side effects from the treatment lasted longer than expected.
Another con was the cost of the procedure. Even though it can be paid for using a health savings account, not everyone has this ability. That means the cost of the treatment is out-of-pocket, which can be a limiting factor for some people.
Additionally, insurance companies have not recognized the Mona Lisa Touch treatment as a viable procedure that they should cover. So, until that happens, patients must find the means to pay for it themselves. Many doctors allow their patients to set up payment plans to cover the out-of-pocket costs.
Why Do Women Get the Mona Lisa Touch?
Women get the Mona Lisa Touch for many reasons that are unique to their needs. For some women, the potential of an improved sex life is one of the major reasons that they choose this procedure. Painful sex can impact a woman’s overall health and could even have impacts on her personal relationship with her partner as well.
Persistent UTIs prevent sexual intercourse as well as the general discomfort it brings in the vagina. Having a long-lasting treatment that has worked for so many other women makes it appealing. Doctors may be able to show hesitant patients Mona Lisa Touch before and after photos to make them feel better about getting the treatment. Seeking out a treatment that will actually work in improving sexual relationships can be a huge driving point to trying the Mona Lisa Touch laser procedure.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Consultation
Vaginal dryness due to menopause causes a lot of problems that can impact your overall life. It can be difficult to identify the best treatment option to reduce those unwanted symptoms. Still undecided? Call us today at Nore Women’s Health, and we can help you decide the best way to treat your menopause symptoms.