MonaLisa Touch: All of Your Questions, Answered

Approximately 75% of women experience some form of physical pain during sexual intercourse. The causes could be from a hormonal imbalance, menopause, hysterectomies, cancer, or damage to the vaginal area from childbirth. Whatever the reason, if artificial lubricants and pelvic floor exercises aren’t working out for you, you have another option. 

A new innovative treatment called MonaLisa Touch® can help repair your body’s inability to produce natural lubrication so you can enjoy sex again – as you were meant to. 

Dr. Khashayar Shakiba at Women’s Surgery of North Jersey specializes in MonaLisa Touch, along with a range of other urogynecologic and pelvic reconstructive services for patients in Hackensack, New Jersey.

How MonaLisa Touch Works

Millions of women have been treated for sexual discomfort and pain using the MonaLisa Touch system since 2012. First, patients will undergo a physical assessment to determine whether they are healthy enough for this procedure. The doctors will rule out any dangerous cysts or signs of cancer that may be contributing to your intercourse pain. 

Then, the vaginal area will be numbed before the probe is inserted. The probe will produce a laser that restores new collagens and increases blood flow in the pelvic area.

The entire procedure, which lasts only five minutes or so, has been described as painless with some mild vibration. Patients experience no down time but will need to space out treatment over three visits in the course of six weeks. Follow-up appointments to measure progress are also recommended. 

Most patients describe improvement in their sex lives after the second and third treatment. However, it is recommended that you abstain from sexual activities for at least three days after the procedure.

MonaLisa’s overall effectiveness

In a study conducted by doctors Mickey Karram and Eric Sokol, women who undergo the MonaLisa Touch after experiencing painful sex from menopause or hysterectomies reported immediate, positive results. There is a high statistical rate of improvement with every treatment. 

In a subsequent study conducted by Dr. Stefano Salvatore, 84% of patients with sexual pain were highly satisfied with the results of their treatment and showed major signs of improvement.

Currently, there are a total of 8 published studies and 6 ongoing studies showing MonaLisa’s success with women who suffer from painful intercourse. As more results become available, one thing becomes clear -- MonaLisa works.

Learn more about the MonaLisa Touch

Don’t suffer in silence any longer. If you’ve been experiencing painful intercourse and exercises and artificial lubricants aren’t working, call Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey. 

You can schedule an appointment with any one of our experienced staff members by calling 201-279-5787 or request your appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!

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