The MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary new treatment option that can help women eliminate the hormonal problems associated with aging such as vaginal dryness, itching, irritation, and pain. As with all medical procedures, you should carefully weigh the risks and benefits before requesting the MonaLisa Touch from your urologist or gynecologist. Some of the potential side effects associated with this procedure include:
- General discomfort
- Mild spotting or bleeding
- Brown, pink, or watery vaginal discharge
- Inflammation, redness, or swelling
- Irritation, itching, tenderness, or a burning sensation with urination
These side effects are normal and should disappear within a few days of your procedure. Additionally, you may not be a good candidate for the MonaLisa Touch if you currently have any of these conditions:
- A cervical, vaginal, or other type of lesion in the area you would like treated that you have not yet sought a medical diagnosis for or received any type of treatment.
- A thromboembolic condition or a current anticoagulant treatment.
- A vaginal or vulvar infection such as candida, herpes, or a sexually transmitted disease.
- A history of impaired wound healing, keloid formation, radiation to colorectal or vaginal tissue, or you have undergone a reconstructive pelvic surgery where a doctor used a mesh kit.
- Prolapse of the bladder.
- You are pregnant or have given birth within the past three months.
You can expect to discuss these issues in-depth with your urologist or gynecologist to ensure that the MonaLisa Touch is the best outpatient treatment option for you at this time.
After the MonaLisa Touch Procedure
The procedure itself takes just five minutes in an outpatient setting. Since it doesn’t require anesthesia, you can drive yourself home as well as resume most normal activities right away. You should plan to avoid sexual intercourse or any strenuous physical activity for at least the first several days after receiving the MonaLisa Touch.
Additionally, avoid soaking in a hot tub, wearing tight clothing, or placing anything in the vagina such as a tampon for approximately five days. Most women do not need to take time off work for recovery, although you may want to schedule the appointment so you can go immediately home afterward.