We have partnered with Cynosure and Optima VItality MD to offer a new revolutionary, innovative, and cutting-edge service to our patients with the MonaLisa Touch™. This is a FDA cleared fractional CO2 laser technology originally from DEKA (Italy) that can renew, rejuvenate, and revitalize vaginal health. This technology has been widely used in Europe and just recently became FDA approved and available in the United States. Dr. Jerath is one of a only a select few physicians in Colorado who has this laser machine and service available for patients.
After menopause, when estrogen levels decline, many women experience changes that can really affect quality of life. And, studies show that
although over 40% of post-menopausal women have changes to their vaginal health
that impact their quality of life, only 25% of them seek help from
their doctors. Even as you age, you still retain your youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect your quality of life in unexpected ways. If you experience symptoms including vaginal/vulvar irritation, vaginal dryness, painful urination, painful
intercourse, vaginal laxity, and urinary incontinence all of which may have resulted from childbirth, menopause, a hysterectomy or
from breast cancer treatments, you may be a candidate for the MonaLisa Touch™ to renew, rejuvenate, and revitalize your vaginal health.
It’s OK to talk about it™, because we now have a new, FDA approved, non-hormonal laser therapy called MonaLisa Touch™ that is quick and painless, and can provide long-term relief. We now offering cutting edge treatment using the MonaLisa Touch™ laser. This groundbreaking laser uses fractiional CO2 controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize cells so that they make more collagen, an essential component in vaginal cell health. This provides long-term relief of symptoms which can improve your sexual and overall health.
Contact us for more information, and to find out if the MonaLisa Touch™ is
right for you. Let us help you revitalize your life and get your sexy back.
MonaLisa Touch™ General Information
Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 40% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning, painful urination or pain during intercourse?
It’s OK to talk about it™ – because now there is a new therapy that really works!
MonaLisa Touch™: A New Therapy for Vaginal Health which patients are calling it “Life-Changing”.
MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary and innovative vaginal laser treatment. It delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks.
No anesthesia, virtually painless
No side effects
Each treatment is <5 minutes
3 treatments 6 weeks apart
1 maintenance treatment per year
Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2008. In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3. Additional benefits of vaginal tightening, decreased urinary
incontinence, and improvement of lichen sclerosis is also being seen
Ask us today if MonaLisa Touch™ is the right treatment for you.
Symptoms of menopause can be vaginal dryness, itching or burning, painful intercourse, painful urination, and urinary incontinence and it happens to a majority of women.
Now there’s something you can do about it that is clinically proven to bring long-lasting relief. With the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment, vaginal health is restored due to new collagen, elastin and vascularization.
This quick, in-office treatment requires no anesthesia and results in virtually no downtime. Thousands of women have been successfully treated since 2008—and now, millions more don’t have to suffer. That’s something to talk about.
CO2 Laser DOT's acts on atrophic vaginal mucosa reactivating the
fibroblasts, collagen fibre and restoring hydration and nourishment. The
restored cell trophism stimulates mucosa regeneration and tightening,
like in a premenopausal condition.
3 women (2 of them are breast cancer survivors) talk about their
experience associated with either physical changes and sexual problems
they daily experience in their private life and how their symptoms improved with the MonaLisa Touch™.
Dr Mickey Karram (Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery
at Christ Hospital) talks about his experience with the DEKA procedure
MonaLisa Touch for treating symptoms related to atrophic vaginitis.
Dr. Mickey M. Karram and patient Lisa Elliot join HuffPost Live to explain how
"MonaLisa Touch", the innovative procedure introduced by DEKA laser for
vaginal laser treatments, is changing women's lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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 may not be the best option or may not work for some patients. 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. The MonaLisa Touch™ can renew, rejuvenate, and revitalize your life.
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. In effect the treatment resuls in vaginal revitalization and rejuvenation.
How does it work?
MonaLisa Touch™ implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via a 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.
What clinical trials have been conducted on the MonaLisa Touch™?
A multisite study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Eric Sokol, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center. Preliminary findings from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women* and breast cancer survivors experiencing vaginal health issues show positive results.
The trial assessed the use of CO2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with The MonaLisa Touch™ laser.
Where can I have this done?
The MonaLisa Touch™ is an in-office procedure performed by physicians who treat symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).
We offer this service and procedure in our practice.
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 an18-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 15,000 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 can I find out if a physician in my area is offering the MonaLisa Touch™ treatment?
We offer the MonaLisa Touch™ in our practice. Please contact us for more details or to schedule an appointment.
How much will the procedure cost?
Patients should contact their healthcare professional for additional information. Our practice rate tends to be lower than other practices and the procedure costs $1000/treatment or a package of 3 can be pre-purchased for $2500 with a cost savings of $500. Refunds are not issued for treatments not completed.
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.
Will the procedure be covered by insurance?
Although this a revolutionary new treatment for women, women's health still lags begin in improved vaginal and sexual health options, unlike the "little blue pill". Currently, no CPT processing code has been established and the procedure is considered experimental by most insurance companies and is not covered.
*Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen)
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