It is normal for patients and their partners to have questions about the MonaLisa Touch procedure. The following are the most common questions we receive.
Q. Who benefits from the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch treatments are for women experiencing post-menopausal symptoms and concerned with gynecologic health.
Q. Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure requires no anesthesia and is virtually painless. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted. While the actual treatment is typically not painful the procedure is described by many patients as feeling like a gentle vibration.
Q. What are the possible side-effects?
Possible side effects may include spotting, mild vaginal bleeding, pink or brown vaginal discharge, mild to profuse watery vaginal discharge, redness, swelling, inflammation, tenderness, itching, irritation, burning upon urination, pinpoint bleeding and discomfort.
Q. Where is the procedure done?
The procedure is conducted at the Rosemark facility located at 3450 Potomac Way in Idaho Falls.
Q. How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself lasts about 5-10 minutes but plan on about 45 minutes in the office.
Q. How many treatments are necessary?
There are three initial treatments that are performed in 6-week intervals. After that maintenance
treatments may be necessary every 12 – 18 months.
Q. Are there any recovery restrictions after the treatment?
We recommend restricting sexual activity for one week after treatment. There are no additional
restrictions and our patients don’t typically need to take any time off of work or refrain from
other activities. Your gynecologist will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
Q. Is there pain after the procedure?
Some women report slight localized discomfort following the laser treatment during the first few
days after the session.
Q. Are there any risks?
Risks are minimal and the most common side effect reported is slight redness or swelling and
occasionally some discomfort that usually resolves completely within days. In over 20,000
women treated world-wide, there have not been any significant complications reported.
Q. Is the procedure FDA approved?
Yes. The MonaLisa Touch therapy has been FDA approved in the United States since 2014.
Though we are not the first to the market with this procedure in Idaho Falls, we took significant
time to evaluate the product for ourselves before we offered this service to our patients and the
Q. When will I see results and how long do they last?
Many women state that the results are immediate though individual results may vary. During
clinical trials, progressive improvement was reported over subsequent months. Single session re-
treatment is often required in 12-18 months.
Q. How much will the procedure cost?
The initial consultation is free. The cost of each session is $795 which is due before the
treatment is performed. A discount is given when all three treatments are purchased before the
initial procedure. Additional annual maintenance sessions are $495 as needed.
Q. Is the procedure covered by insurance?
No. Insurance coverage is not available as no processing code has been established. If you have
a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible spending Account (FSA), you may be able to use
those funds for the procedure. Contact your HSA/ FSA plan administrator to verify eligibility.
Q. Do you have any financing options?
Yes. We have teamed up with CareCredit and we accept all major credit cards.
Q. How do I get started?
Call us at 208-557-2900 and ask for a MonaLisa Touch consultation.
Q. What can I expect at the consultation appointment?
For the MonaLisa Touch consultation, you will meet with one of the gynecologists who will
review your health history, answer your questions, do a brief vaginal exam and then decide if
you are a candidate for the treatment. If it is determined that you are a candidate, you will decide
if you would like to proceed with the treatment.
Q. Can I bring my partner to the consult and treatment?
Yes, absolutely! We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and encourage you to have your
partner be involved. We feel that it is important for your partner to have a clear understanding of
the treatment and your individual and specific treatment plan.