Menopause Symptom Relief Using the MonaLisa Touch laser - 1 year Later

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Mar 17

Michelle Erickson

Menopause Symptom Relief Using the MonaLisa Touch laser - 1 year Later

by Michelle Erickson


Vaginal dryness, dyspareunia - painful sex, and UTI’s, symptoms of menopause, brought over 200 women to Integrity Medical Aesthetics over the last 2 years to be treated with the MonaLisa Touch™ laser. As the first clinic in the Seattle area with the MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal laser, Dr. Karny Jacoby has pioneered offering this technology, and shares her client’s experiences and results one-year post treatment.

What is the MonaLisa Touch™ laser?

MonaLisa Touch™ is a fractional CO2 laser treatment specifically created for treating the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may include vaginal dryness, itching, burning and painful intercourse, medically referred to as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). The fractionated CO2 vaginal laser procedure is much like your annual exam. It is an in office procedure, takes less then 5 minutes, requires no anesthesia, is minimally uncomfortable and hormone free (No HRT).

The MonaLisa Touch™ treats the underlying causes not just the symptoms themselves.  The purpose of the vaginal laser is to stimulate collagen growth and blood flow while improving the mucosa on the vaginal walls to promote vaginal rehydration and functionality of the treated area. 

To achieve optimal results, clients will need 3-treatments 6-weeks apart. Once 3-treatments are completed most clients will not need additional therapy for 12 months or longer. As woman continue to age menopause side effects or symptoms will return over time. In order to maintain vaginal health, studies support that an annual MonaLisa Touch UP® will prolong the benefits of initial results and avoid repeating all 3-treatments.  Regular maintenance will protect client's initial investment with annual costs being comparable to Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT.

What effect did the MonaLisa Touch™ have on women 1-year following their 3rd treatment?

One-year following treatment we asked our clients which specific symptoms they were treated for, what were the their results and if they have completed their annual treatment or planned on scheduling one. We also asked clients if they would recommend the MonaLisa Touch™ laser treatment to other woman.

Typically, our clients came to us seeking relief from a combination of symptoms. The most common symptom clients complained of was vaginal dryness with 72% of our clients citing this as their biggest complaint. 43% wanted to be treated for painful sex, 43% seeking relief from recurrent UTI’s and 15% Urinary Incontinence.

90% of the women who were having sex prior to treatment with the MonaLisa Touch™ said that results have been “life-changing with no noticeable symptoms of vaginal dryness”. 

72% of women said they had either completed their annual MonaLisa Touch Up® or planned on scheduling it in the near future. Some women said that they hadn’t come back for their Touch Up as they were not experiencing any noticeable symptoms yet.

When asked, 12% of clients said that they already recommended the MonaLisa Touch™ to friends while 63% said they would definitely recommend it. 

Can breast cancer survivors have the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment?

As a non-hormonal treatment the MonaLisa Touch laser is ideal for Breast Cancer survivors in early menopause. Chemotherapy, radiation and estrogen inhibiting drugs can cause early or premature menopause. Historically menopause symptoms were treated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). However, estrogen or HRT will increase the risk of breast cancer. Check out what our clients are saying about the MonaLisa Touch. 

What Clients are Saying

This is the best thing that has happened to me since my stem cell transplant.  I wish I had known about this sooner.  I would have paid anything to get relief from the non-stop pain and discomfort.

 – Barbara (Breast Cancer Survivor)

After my second treatment with the MonaLisa TouchTM, I was good to go!

Christine G.

After just one treatment with the MonaLisa TouchTM I noticed more volume or thickness and a decrease in dryness.

- Linda K.

Dr. Jacoby is a skilled physician and a talented compassionate woman. She is caring and concerned and offers her patients solutions that make sense. She is also an advocate for maintaining your sexuality as a woman, and it's a comfort to know you can get help and support. It's not just the men that need help as they get older. I have been so impressed by her enthusiasm, and so impressed with the team at Urology Northwest! What a great team!

- Mother & MonaLisa Touch™ Patient


MonaLisa Touch™ is now considered the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and its after-effects. Many patients are concerned about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and are seeking alternatives to vaginal hormones.

If you are looking for non-surgical, hormone free treatment for resolving menopause symptoms, vaginal dryness and painful sex, the MonaLisa Touch™ laser may be right for you. Find out more.

To schedule a consultation please call us at  (206) 795-1693.

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