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Monalisa Touch FAQ’s

Mona Lisa Touch FAQ – Your questions answered:

Is the Mona Lisa Touch Treatment Painful? MonaLisa Touch treatment

The sensation of the Mona Lisa Touch is similar to that of a light vibration, it will also feel slightly warmer than normal body temperature.

How Long Does the Mona Lisa Touch Treatment Take?

The procedure lasts a total of 5 minutes.

What Should I Expect After the Mona Lisa Touch Treatment?

You may experience some slight discomfort after your treatment, but you can resume everyday activities relatively quickly. However, you should avoid sexual activity for at least 3 days as well as physical exercise or taking a bath. Alex will give you specific aftercare instructions after your treatment to allow for a speedy recovery!

The Mona Lisa Touch has been clinically proven to alleviate symptoms and improve overall vaginal health. Following the procedure, you should expect natural lubrication and improved blood flow around the area which will relieve symptoms. This treatment will help boost sexual and self-confidence allowing you to get back to your normal way of life.

Are There Any Side Effects of The Mona Lisa Touch?

As with all procedures, side effects are possible. All of which Alex will discuss with you prior to your appointment. Additionally, there are no dangerous side effects of the Mona Lisa Touch treatment, and all side effects will typically subside within a few days. Some common side effects include:

  • Discomfort
  • Light spotting
  • Redness
  • Inflammation

You can find more information on the Mona Lisa Touch website.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

You will receive 3 initial treatments which will be booked 4-6 weeks apart followed by an annual top up treatment. Alex will evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment plan tailored to you and your needs.

What Are the Benefits?

The treatment will allow you to lead a full and enjoyable life, uninhibited by the physical and mental pain and stress of your symptoms. The Mona Lisa Touch can give you the confidence to rekindle an intimate relationship with your partner and lead the life that you want as well as:

  • Eradicating vaginal pain, dryness, and discomfort
  • Increasing natural lubrication
  • Improving overall vaginal health
  • Increasing vaginal elasticity
  • Overcoming urinary incontinence
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving mental health

What Happens During the Mona Lisa Touch Procedure?

The Mona Lisa Touch treatment is a course of 3 treatments, which are performed by Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Alexander Taylor. The procedure is a bit like an having an internal vaginal ultrasound, it involves a small probe being carefully inserted into the vagina. The probe will then be turned both clockwise and counter clockwise to stimulate collagen production by distributing a light powered beam to the vaginal wall, allowing new blood vessels to form, creating higher levels of elastin, and repairing the vaginal membrane. Because the treatment is so simple and minimally invasive you will be able to go home the same day.

Is The Mona Lisa Touch Backed by Medical Research?

The Mona Lisa Touch is backed by not only clinical results but by detailed ultrastructural and histological studies. The Mona Lisa Touch is reviewed in a number of resources and papers including the MLT Scientific Literature Collection. You can find more information on the Mona Lisa Touch website.

How Much Does Mona Lisa Touch Treatment Cost?

Clarendon Health offers a package price for £2200 for 3 treatments, or £750 per treatment.

Is the Mona Lisa Touch the Right Treatment for Me?

We understand that it’s frustrating when a treatment doesn’t work or doesn’t give the results that you wanted. The Mona Lisa touch is suitable for women who are looking for a non-invasive, fast, long-lasting, hormone-free treatment and are experiencing symptoms related to but not limited to:

  • Urinary symptoms
  • Burning sensations
  • Perimenopausal symptoms of dryness and painful sex
  • Menopause
  • Postpartum (laxity after vaginal childbirth)
  • After breast cancer treatment
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Lichen Sclerosus

Are you experiencing symptoms that aren’t on this list? Get in touch.

What Results Can Be Expected From the Mona Lisa Touch?

After 1 session:

  • 55% improvement in burning
  • 60% improvement in itching
  • 48% improvement in dryness
  • 52% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 40% improvement in laxity

After 2 sessions:

  • 63% improvement in burning
  • 60% improvement in itching
  • 60% improvement in dryness
  • 65% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 60% improvement in laxity

After 3 sessions:

  • 84% improvement in burning
  • 85% improvement in itching
  • 76% improvement in dryness
  • 72% improvement in dyspareunia
  • 90% improvement in laxity#
Mona Lisa Touch 3 session success graph

Will I Be Covered by Insurance?

No, you won’t. Currently no procedural codes have been added by insurers.

What should I do on the day of my treatment?

  • Shower or bathe the morning of treatment, so that the area to be treated is clean
  • Clip or trim long pubic hair
  • Understand the consent form

Patient Discharge Information

  1. Following the Procedure

This is classed as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return to your normal daily activities straight away.

  1. Care at home

Your skin may feel sensitive and slightly swollen for a few days after the procedure. Some women experience a burning sensation and some itching in the treated area, and possibly experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a few days. Wearing loose underwear made of natural fibres may help, avoid tight fitting trousers. You can use cold compresses or cold gel packs (10-20minutes on, 10-20 minutes off) as needed to help any swelling and discomfort. Gently cleanse/shower the area twice a day with mild soap. Dry area after by patting with a towel rather than wiping. Although unlikely, should you feel you need some pain relief paracetamol / Ibuprofen will be adequate.

Things to Avoid

  • Avoid bathing for 72 hours.
  • Do not use tampons and avoid sexual intercourse for 1 week or until the area feels less swollen and more comfortable.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights for 3-4 days.

 Pain relief

Although unlikely, should you experience any discomfort after your procedure you can take your normal medication for pain relief.