A Revolutionary Treatment
Northside Gynaecology is proud to offer the MonaLisa Touch to our Brisbane patients. Here at our main rooms at Kedron we see patients each and every week for this new and exciting breakthrough treatment for Vaginal Dryness.
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What is the MonaLisa Touch™?
MonaLisa Touch™ is a non-invasive alternative to HRT for the treatment of vaginal symptoms common during menopause.
It is a 5-10 minute procedure that has no downtime and is suitable for almost all patients suffering from symptoms including painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, itchiness, burning, dryness, mild prolapse and laxity.
Most patients experience a noticeable improvement after just one MonaLisa Touch treatment, however a course of three treatments 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately following a MonaLisa Touch™procedure with the only post-treatment instruction being no sexual activity for five days.
MonaLisa Touch™ was introduced into Australia in January 2013 and more than 10,000 treatments have been performed. The feedback from the Australian doctors performing the treatments is that MonaLisa Touch™ is consistently exceeding their expectations. And for many of the patients who have experienced the MonaLisa Touch™ procedure it has been life-changing. MonaLisa Touch™ is a low-risk procedure that provides longer-lasting improvements than HRT. However, it can be used in conjunction with HRT, as an alternative treatment for patients who are not suitable for HRT or for those patients who have found HRT to be ineffective.
MonaLisa Touch™ works by stimulating the body’s own regenerative processes to create more hydrated and healthy cells and to improve the vascularity of the vaginal mucosa. This has a direct effect on the integrity and elasticity of the vaginal wall and increases the acidity of the vaginal environment to more normal levels. In general terms MonaLisa Touch™ improves the function and health of the vagina. MonaLisa Touch™ is proving to be an exciting and effective solution for many women.
Where can I have the treatment?
Firstly you will need to have a referral from your GP to come and visit our doctor’s. There you can see us at any of our locations for the consultation. Once you are assessed by our specialists and ready to be booked for the treatment, we then book you at our main practice at Kedron for the laser.
How many treatments do I need?
As a general rule most patients require 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. After that you will have a review appointment with the doctor 3 months after your last treatment. At the 3 month mark following your MonaLisa Touch treatments your best results will be known. Some patients require another 1 or 2 treatments at this stage, however everyone is different and the doctor will advise you if this is required.
How much will it cost me?
Please speak with our staff regarding the costs for the MonaLisa Touch™. Please note that at this stage there is no Medicare item number for the treatment therefore it is not a Medicare claimable procedure (or private health insurance).
Does it last forever?
Most patients will require a “top-up” treatment 12 months afterwards.