MONA LISA TOUCH | CHICAGO, IL
Relieve vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and urinary incontinence with MonaLisa Touch®
The MonaLisa Touch is an FDA-approved, non-surgical laser treatment designed to treat vaginal atrophy, incontinence and vaginal discomfort such as feminine dryness, painful sexual intercourse that may result from aging, menopause, childbirth or certain medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
What is MonaLisa Touch®?
As you age and as your estrogen levels go down after menopause, your vaginal tissue can atrophy. That means your vaginal tissue becomes drier and thinner than it was when you were younger. It may also become inflamed, causing burning, itching, discomfort, and even bleeding.
Because of vaginal atrophy, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Urinary incontinence such as leaking urine when you sneeze, laugh, or cough
- Lichen sclerosis (a common post menopausal skin condition)
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Painful penetration and intercourse
- Chronic vaginal dryness, burning or discomfort
MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatments can help improve discomfort and even reverse conditions related to vaginal atrophy.
For younger women, it can help tighten up stretched vaginal tissue (also known as vaginal laxity) that can result after childbirth.
The negative effects of ageing on sexual health do not need to impact your life, if you think that the Mona Lisa Touch could be beneficial for you, please contact us and book a free consultation today!
Meet Our Doctors
Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist
Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an integral part of the team of highly skilled professionals at FemSculpt in River North, Chicago. Dr. Kafali has more than 15 years of experience as a compassionate OB/GYN who cares about the medical and aesthetic needs of women.
Anh-Tuan N. Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS
Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS, is a skilled cosmetic surgeon who is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Located in River North, Chicago, Dr. Truong’s approach to enhancement of the human form is to provide effortless, natural changes by minimizing scars, preserving anatomy, and working in harmony with the body.
Dr. Truong has extensive education and over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. He began his formal education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med and English.
MonaLisa Touch Frequently Asked Questions
How is MonaLisa Touch performed?
Your treatment with MonaLisa Touch occurs in our office and requires no anesthesia. During your treatment, your doctor will insert a small probe into your vagina. The probe delivers gentle laser energy to your vaginal tissues. Your treatment lasts only about five minutes.
The laser energy delivered by MonaLisa Touch stimulates your vagina to form new blood vessels and increase the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute strength and elasticity to your vaginal tissues.
Most women can return to their normal routine soon after having MonaLisa Touch treatment, although Dr. Kafali may recommend that you refrain from sexual intercourse for two or three days.
What conditions does MonaLisa Touch treat?
MonaLisa Touch® may be right for you if you’re experiencing:
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness and poor lubrication during intercourse
- Vaginal changes from chemotherapy/tamoxifen
- Vaginal shortening and tightening
- Vaginal burning and itching
- Vaginal looseness
- Burning or pain during urination
- Incontinence or urinary frequency
- Lichen sclerosis
How many treatments will I need and how long does it take?
Most patients will need at least 3 Mona Lisa Touch treatments in order to receive the maximum benefit. However, depending on the amount of restoration that needs to be performed on the vaginal tissue will determine how many you may need. Additionally a “maintenance” treatment every 12-18 months may also be recommended after the original treatment plan is completed.
Does it hurt?
The vaginal laser does not require any anesthesia and there is no pain during the procedure and patients are able to resume normal activities after the treatment.
How long do MonaLisa Touch treatments last?
The procedure itself only takes around 5 minutes. Many patients have noticed an improvement after the first treatment has been performed. While the procedure is considered “permanent” it is recommended that you plan to come back for an annual maintenance treatment and a follow up appointment on the initial 3rd treatment within 18 months.
Is there any downtime after MonaLisa Touch treatments?
MonaLisa Touch does not require anesthesia, and most patients can resume normal activity after their treatment. Patients should avoid sexual intercourse or any form for 2 to 3 days following the procedure.
Minor side effects may include include itching, burning, redness, or swelling immediately following the procedure.
How much does MonaLisa Touch treatments cost in Chicago?
The cost of each MonaLisa Touch treatment is between $800 to $1,000. However at FemSculpt, we offer discounted pricing for packages of 3 treatments or more. Mona Lisa Touch treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by many insurance plan. We offer special discounts to women who have medical conditions such as breast cancer or lichen sclerosis.
Also please check our specials page to see if we are currently running a promotion on MonaLisa Touch!
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