Advanced New Treatment to relieve symptoms of the Menopause
The Womens Health Centre was the first Clinic in New Zealand to offer the MonaLisa Touch a quick, painless treatment for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, previously known as Vaginal Atrophy. Symptoms of Genitourinary Syndrome include genital dryness, burning, irritation, painful sex, and recurring urinary tract infections. These can occur before, during and after menopause.
The MonaLisa Touch has now also been successful in treating Lichen Sclerosis, a problem that until now had little hope of improvement.
More than 60,000 treatments have been performed in Australia, with patients experiencing relief from symptoms for 12-18 months. MonaLisa Touch works by stimulating the body’s regenerative processes to create more hydrated and healthy cells. Overall, it improves the health and function of the vagina. It is a non-hormonal treatment with low risk of side effects and is suitable for all ages. MonaLisa Touch can be used in conjunction with or independent of hormone therapy.
We have had the Mona Lisa Touch machine in Hamilton since May 2016 and the results have been phenomenal. We have had over 200 patients undergo treatment and with 80% of patients describing the improvement as life changing and 98% of patients showing an improvement
We have had patients who have been unable to have intercourse for 8 years, including patients who have undergone radiotherapy for Breast Cancer. Patients with a dry itchy vagina (Pruritis Vulva or Lichen Sclerosis) and recurrent cystitis have found this life changing. Why not make an appointment now to see one of our specialists to assess if this is right for you.
Why not schedule an appointment with our specialists to discuss if this is right for you. Note this consultation may be covered by your insurance company.
Online Consultation: $120.00
See In Person Consultation: $200.00
Cost of the consultation will be reimbursed. The cost of this appointment will be deducted from the cost of treatment if you decide to go on.
To contact MonaLisaTouch please fill in the form below or call 0-7-838 3400.
The MonaLisa Touch is a carbon dioxide fractional laser specifically designed to treat vaginal tissue. Similar to laser facial treatments, the procedure uses lasers to make micro-abrasions or tiny scratches in the vaginal wall, which stimulate growth of new blood vessels.
There are very few side effects. Most women tolerate their treatment very well. Some experience minor, temporary side effects such as mild vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, tenderness, itching, or burning.
A consultation costs $120 online or $200 face to face. Each treatment costs $600. Your consultation costs will be deducted from your treatment if you choose to go ahead. Most women require 3 treatments for the first year and yearly treatments thereafter. Mona Lisa Touch is NOT covered by insurance.
We have had over 200 patients through the clinic. Of these 160 have stated that the benefits have been life changing. 36 have had improvement and 4 reported no real change. i.e. a 98% success rate.
Because the basic problem is the lack of oestrogen and aging after the menopause the vagina will eventually deteriorate once again. It is suggested that an annual top up is done. If it is left much longer than a year, you may require 3 treatments again.
Most patients notice a 50% improvement in symptoms within 6 weeks after the first treatment, this will continue following subsequent treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
The actual treatment takes only about 5 minutes and does not usually require the use of anaesthesia unless external treatment is to occur or there is vaginismus. Getting the laser into the vagina usually is what takes up the time. There is also no downtime associated with this treatment. You'll be able to get right back to your regular schedule immediately.
Some women experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a day or two. The vaginal area may feel swollen or full. Do not put anything inside your vagina for at least 5 days after treatment. Do not have baths or use a jacuzzi during this time. There are microscabs in the vagina which if removed can cause bleeding or infection.