What is Intimate Care Laser Therapy?
The Intimate Care Laser Therapy (ICLT) program utilizes MonaLisa Touch®, a gentle laser therapy that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall tissue. It restores vaginal health by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization. The MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where thousands of patients have been treated worldwide.
How does ICLT work?
ICLT, as a series of patient-customized prescribed treatments, uses gentle laser energy that is delivered via a side-firing probe inserted into the vaginal canal. A two-part pulse targets surface (epithelial) tissue and deep (lamina propria) tissue to promote vaginal mucosal revitalization.
Does the procedure hurt?
The ICLT procedure requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment using MonaLisa Touch is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.
How long does it take?
Patients usually receive a series of at least three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, administered during a brief office procedure.
When will I see results?
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although continued improvement is seen after a typical protocol of three treatments that are generally spaced over an 18-week period.
How long does it last?
Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.
What are my limitations after the procedure is done?
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days following treatment. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
For which patients is this treatment appropriate?
ICLT is appropriate for any female suffering from issues from a decline in estrogen, as well as those who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
How much will the procedure cost?
Women interested in this treatment should Schedule a consult with Dr Serena to discuss cost.
Is this procedure safe for women with breast cancer?
Yes, ICLT is particularly well-suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not, to receive estrogen therapy.
Will the procedure be covered by insurance?
Insurance does not cover this treatment. Expense can be paid for with a Health Savings Account. Payments plans are available.