The Mona Lisa Touch is a fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing laser that provides major improvements in the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, vaginal laxity, and tightening.
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Mona Lisa Touch Toronto Procedure Details
What is the Mona Lisa Touch?
The Mona Lisa Touch is a high-tech and elegant integrated fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing laser manufactured by the world’s leading laser manufacturer, Cynosure. The procedure is specifically designed to perform a fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of the vaginal vault and Introitus, and opening to the vaginal canal. It can provide significant improvements in the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, vaginal laxity and is one of the highest standards of care in laser vaginal tightening.
Figure 1. The Mona Lisa Touch Fractional CO2 device for Vaginal Rejuvenation, Wellness and Laer Vaginal Tightening.
How does the fractional carbon dioxide laser beam work?
The Mona Lisa Touch handpiece is gently inserted into the vaginal canal. Upon slow withdrawal, the laser emits a comfortable beam of carbon dioxide laser (similar to what might be used to treat facial wrinkles) into the vaginal mucosa a lining of the vaginal vault. The superficial layers and middle layers of the vaginal lining are coagulated (tiny thermal injuries are created), but some intervening tissues are left alone. The intervening tissues then remodel and resurface the damaged areas leading to new lining and healthy rejuvenation of the cells under the lining called the sub-mucosal tissue. This increases the quantity of mucous-secreting cells that improve the lubrication of vaginal mucosa, as well as improve the muscular layer under the lining for enhanced vaginal tension and tightening, improving vaginal relaxation laxity syndrome.
Figure 2. As the Laser CO2 Fractional hand pieces are slowly withdrawn from the vaginal canal, thousands of tiny thermal injuries are created in the vaginal wall in a 360 degree pattern. These tiny ablative, thermal injuries heal with new tissue with firmer structure and more lubrication.
What signs and symptoms can the Mona Lisa Touch improve?
Fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing with the MonaLisa Touch has shown to significantly improve the signs and symptoms of genitourinary signs of menopause, vaginal laxity and produce vaginal tightening. The symptoms of vaginal atrophy that are enhanced include improvement in the discomfort associated with the lack of vaginal moisture, decreased vaginal inflammation and discharge, with decreased symptoms of painful urination and stress incontinence. There is improvement in the painful symptoms during intimacy and intercourse and coitus, as well as increased sexual satisfaction during intimacy reported by patients as a result of the improvement of the vaginal laxity syndrome and the vaginal tightening that occurs.
Are there any other treatments that I can undergo other than the Mona Lisa Touch to improve my symptoms?
Peri and postmenopausal genitourinary symptoms of menopause or Vulvo-vaginal atrophy, vaginal laxity or vaginal relaxation syndrome are generally treated with oral estrogen, intra-vaginal moisturizers, lubricants and vaginal rings. The minimally-invasive laser vaginal rejuvenation using the Mona Lisa Touch has revolutionized the treatment and improvement of these symptoms and often eliminated the topical and oral medical treatments.
How is the Mona Lisa Touch performed?
At the time of your consultation, a thorough examination is required by your SpaMedica gynecologist in our Toronto clinic, which is necessary to rule out other functional concerns, as well as to rule out signs and symptoms of cervical cancer or other inflammatory conditions. Once this has been performed and you are determined to be a good candidate for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, the MonaLisa Touch procedure can be performed. The procedure is very comfortable and requires no local anesthesia or topical anesthesia.
After examination of the vaginal introitus and canal with the speculum, the SpaMedica gynecologist will insert the delicate MonaLisa Touch fractional resurfacing probe. The automated foot-pedal-controlled fractional CO2 system is then discharged in a 360-degree fashion, withdrawing slowly so that both walls, the roof and the floor of the vaginal canal are treated. The whole procedure takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and patients can go right back to work.
Figure 3. The Internal probe is gently withdrawn and Fractional CO2 Resurfacing of the Vaginal Canal is performed.
Who will I see during my Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation consultation and who will perform the procedure?
The SpaMedica Director of the Female Health and Vaginal Wellness program is Dr. Sasha Syvstonyuk, a renowned Canadian minimally invasive Gynecologic surgeon. Dr. Sasha (as he is affectionately known) will conduct and private, confidential and thorough pelvic and vaginal exam to determine if you are a candidate for the Mona Lisa touch, Core Intima, Fractora V, V-Tite and/or Forma V and ThermiVA. Dr. Sasha will discuss which vaginal tightening and rejuvenation treatment and procedure may be right for you.
How long with the results of my Mona Lisa Touch last and Is there any maintenance required following my Mona Lisa Touch treatments?
Although the results of your Mona Lisa Touch laser Vaginal Tightening and rejuvenation treatment program will last many months to years, recurrent vaginal atrophy and laxity is inevitable with aging and thus maintenance is usually recommended. Maintenance treatments following the Mona Lisa Touch Laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment program is recommended once every three to four months. A non-ablative fractional radiofrequency device will be used to enhance and protect the investment achieved by the fractional ablation of the vaginal canal and mucosa. SpaMedica Non-ablative fractional radiofrequency devices such as the ThermiRF and VA and the FORMA V are used by the highly skilled and trained vaginal technicians at the SpaMedica Female Wellness and Health Program to heat the vaginal mucosa to 43 degrees and sustain that for 30 minutes. The vaginal walls, ceiling and floor are all treated to maintain the tautness, mucosal integrity and mucous secretions achieved with the Mona Lisa Touch, CORE Intimaand/or the V-Tite and Fractora V.
Risks & Side Effects
Is there any pain or discomfort following my Mona Lisa Touch Vaginal Tightening and rejuvenation treatment?
Most patients describe none-to-mild discomfort during the Mona Lisa Touch Laser Vaginal rejuvenation treatment, and no postoperative pain. There may be a slight vaginal discharge for three or four days following the procedure, but no special treatments or creams are required. Patients can return to normal activities of daily living almost immediately, and return to intimacy can usually occur within six weeks.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and vaginal tightening using the Mona Lisa Touch is generally not described painful. Toronto vaginal laxity patients looking for vaginal tightening describe the Mona Lisa Touch procedure as ranging from not painful at all, to mildly uncomfortable, but extremely tolerable. Comparing this treatment to other aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, soft tissue fillers and laser hair removal, the Mona Lisa Touch is far more comfortable.
Mona Lisa Touch Results
- Improvement of vaginal looseness (laxity), mild urinary incontinence, and menopausal vaginal dryness (aka atrophy, atrophic vaginitis) which sometimes causes painful sex
- Revitalize vaginal tissue by stimulating collagen production and improving blood flow and lubrication
- Tightening of the vaginal canal
Benefits of Mona Lisa Touch Treatment
- The procedure is painless and takes only a few minutes with no downtime.
- You won’t have to deal with needles or incisions.
- The Mona Lisa Touch is a gentle solution that doesn’t cause discomfort, only a gentle sensation of warming, so you can return to work and daily life immediately following the treatment
Additional Procedures to Enhance Results
Are there other treatments incorporated into my Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and laser vaginal tightening?
Patients suffering from genitourinary symptoms of menopause, Vulvo-vaginal atrophy and Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome may be offered a series of three fractional carbon dioxide resurfacing techniques using the Mona Lisa Touch and the Syneron CORE Intima. Many Vaginal Atrophy and Vaginal laxity patients are also candidates for a single-treatment protocol using bipolar radiofrequency technique called the V-Tite, in combination with fractional radiofrequency treatment, the Fractora V and the Mona Lisa Touch. This assessment will be made by your SpaMedica gynaecologist at the time of your consultation.
Mona Lisa Touch Cost
What is the cost of the Mona Lisa Touch Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation and Laser Vaginal Tightening treatment?
There are many customized programs offered by SpaMedica for female wellness and vaginal rejuvenation team in our Toronto clinic. Generally, the Mona Lisa Touch cost starts from $1,799 per treatment. SpaMedica also offers a bundle deal for three treatments from $3299. Consult fee is $200.