Mona Lisa Touch Laser Treatment
Ever talk about "it?" Vaginal dryness, itching or burning? "It" affects millions of women. Now there's something simple and safe that can restore vaginal health: MonaLisa Touch medical laser treatment. Patients are calling this new treatment "life-changing."
The MonaLisa Touch medical laser delivers a painless treatment that takes less than 5 minutes. It delivers both immediate and long-lasting relief. And it's clinically proven to really work.
- Simple, painless laser energy
- In-office, no anesthesia
- No side effects
- No downtime
- Symptom relief after just one treatment
- 3 easy treatments, 6 weeks apart
- Thousands of women successfully treated since 2008
We're very pleased to announce that Dr. J. Chris Portera is now offering MonaLisa Touch treatment to our patients onsite at Women's Institute for Specialized Health in Chattanooga, TN.
Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman's quality of life in unexpected ways. Hormone replacement therapy is an option but is inconvenient, expensive and does not work for everyone. Now there is an alternative therapy for vaginal revitalization that can help millions of women who are silently suffering and unable to undergo other treatment options.
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (vaginal tissue) so that these cells make more collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.
How does it work?
MonaLisa Touch implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.
Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?
Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
Where can I have this done?
The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by Dr. J. Chris Portera, MD, who treats symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).
Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.
How long does it take?
Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.
When will I see results?
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over a 18-week period.
How long does it last?
Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where more than 5,000 patients have been treated worldwide with up to an 18-month follow-up.
What are my limitations after the procedure is done?
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
For which patients is this treatment appropriate?
The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
How much will the procedure cost?
Patients should contact Women's Institute for Specialized Health at 423-495-3300 for additional information.
Will the procedure be covered by insurance?
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