If you are considering the MonaLisa Touch or other laser therapy for vaginal rejuvenation, many patients wonder about contraindications prior to receiving the laser treatment. One patient mentioned, “There is no exclusion criteria for MonaLisa Touch, other than those related to serious local or systemic diseases. I understand one cannot have the treatment if one has had local radiation treatments.”
The MonaLisa Touch has been used to treat women with vulvaginal atrophy due to menopause since 2012 in Europe and for the past three years in the US. It is important to be fully evaluated by a knowledgeable physician who treats and manages vaginal tissue on a routine basis. It is recommended that if there is vaginal infection or under diagnosed vaginal bleeding it should be fully explored prior to any form of laser therapy. This is the only strong contraindication.
At the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health, we have treated many women who have had vaginal prolapse surgery with prior mesh, chemotherapy use as well as prior pelvic radiation for cervical cancer or anal cancer. We have been impressed with the results of the Mona Lisa laser in restoring normal vaginal health allowing patients to Resume vaginal intercourse. If you have vaginal atrophic symptoms such as painful intercourse due to thin/atrophic vaginal tissue with lubrication issues and have other complicating factors starting at the appropriate laser setting and preceding cautiously is going to be the key to your success.