Today we’re going to discuss what happens after you’ve completed your third MonaLisa Touch appointment. We’ll also talk about the importance of scheduling your annual touch-up appointment. We’ll review what MonaLisa Touch is, how it helps your body, and when to come back for another session.
What is MonaLisa Touch? MonaLisa Touch uses a safe vaginal CO2 laser to deliver an energy pulse into the deep layers of the vagina. Each procedure lasts five minutes, is done right here in our office, and has no anesthesia, pain, or need to take time off work. The vagina immediately begins to heal creating blood vessels, collagen, and elasticity.
What happens after the third appointment? Each appointment ensures deeper tissues are reached by the CO2 laser. By the third appointment you will already be feeling pretty great. After this appointment you will notice that you continue experiencing relief of vaginal atrophy symptoms like dryness, itching, and painful sex for many months.
What happens months down the road? MonaLisa Touch treatments last for about a year. If you finished your third treatment today, you would probably start noticing symptoms returning somewhere between 11 and 13 months later. At that time, you would want to come in for a single appointment and then continue coming back at that interval.
What happens if I don’t schedule my annual touch-up appointment? MonaLisa Touch is not permanent. If you do not schedule your annual touch-up appointment, symptoms will slowly return and become more severe. If you wait too long to come in for your touch-up appointment and symptoms have become severe again, you may need more than one appointment to get you back on track. A few days isn’t going to cause a problem, but the goal is to come in as soon as you start noticing symptoms again.