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MonaLisa Touch Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy – US

Frequently Asked Questions

Mona Lisa Touch is a treatment now offered by Washington Urology & Urogynecology and the Northwest Institute for Healthy Sexuality. Dr. McKenzie administers this treatment for patients at a separate Bellevue location. 

The Issue

Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways.  Now, there is a gentle laser therapy that can help millions of women who are silently suffering.

What is the MonaLisa Touch?

The MonaLisa Touch is a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.

How does it work?

The MonaLisa Touch uses gentle laser energy that is delivered via a side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal.  A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.

Where can I have this done?

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by Dr. McKenzie at the office of Eastside Medical Park Women’s Group located at 1600 116th Ave NE Suite 104 Bellevue WA 98004.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful.  Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration. 

How long does it take?

Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over an18-week period.

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.

What are my limitations after the procedure is done?

Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days.  Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.

For which patients is this treatment appropriate?

The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female suffering from issues from a decline in estrogen, as well as those who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.

How much will the procedure cost?

Women interested in this treatment should schedule with a provider to discuss cost.

Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?

Yes, the MonaLisa Touch therapy is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.

Will the procedure be covered by insurance?

Insurance does not cover this treatment. Expense can be paid for with a Health Savings Account. Payments plans are available.