How does it work?
Mona Lisa Touch rejuvenates vaginal tissues by promoting collagen formation. By delivery of exact amounts of laser energy into the layers of the vaginal mucosa and vulval skin, new cell growth is stimulated. It is often referred to as “anti-ageing for the vagina”. For more information, please visit www.letstalkaboutmenopause.com.au.
How effective is it? What is the success rate?
Approx. 85% of women are satisfied or very satisfied with the results of the treatment. Conditions which improve are dryness, itching, burning, painful sex, vaginal discharge, reduced frequency of urinary tract infection, and laxity. The treatment is very safe with no “downtime “apart from not being able to have sex for one week after treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
The doctor will undertake a consultation to determine if you are suitable for the procedure. The actual procedure is like a long pap smear using special equipment which includes a medical laser. Some topical anaesthetic cream is used around the vagina. Most women remain comfortable during the procedure and require no pain relief.
How many sessions will I require?
Most women start to feel the benefits after their second treatment. Three treatments six weeks apart are recommended for the initial course. Most women then need a “top-up” after one year, and annually thereafter. Some women need more treatments if symptoms are severe.
How long does the procedure take?
The first appointment and treatment take about one hour. Subsequent sessions take about 30 minutes
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No. As with most Clinic 66 procedures, no referral is required.
Am I suitable for the procedure?
You will need to book a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss this.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the procedure?
If you use vaginal oestrogen (pessaries or cream), please stop using for one week prior to your treatment. If you are menstruating, it is best to delay the procedure until you stop bleeding. You can drive after the procedure (no need for a support person as we only use local anaesthetic).
When can I book an appointment?
Dr Susan McSweeney, Dr Julia Menzies, Dr Kristina Bojan, Dr Emma Boulton and Dr Louisa Murphy are the doctors trained in the delivery of the treatment. Consultations (essential for each treatment) are separate from the Mona Lisa Touch treatment, though can happen at the same appointment. Good days to come in are Tuesday and Wednesday but we can also accommodate you on other days. All our doctors are specialised in the management of women’s health issues, and our clinic will give you excellent service at an affordable price. No referral is required.
How much does it cost?
$650 per treatment. Unfortunately, no rebate from Medicare or Health Funds is available at this stage (Mona Lisa Touch treatment is an innovative treatment and the medical administrative establishments have not caught up yet!). If you do not hold a current Medicare card, there will be an additional fee for the consultation.