MonaLisa Touch

MonaLisa Touch® in Park City, IL restores vaginal health, provides symptom relief without surgery

Kegels can strengthen loose or weak vaginal muscles. But pelvic floor exercises don’t work to relieve all patients’ vaginal dryness, itching, pain, and other symptoms that interfere with sexual satisfaction and quality of life. Likewise, not every patient is a suitable candidate (or wants) hormone replacement therapy to restore vaginal elasticity and suppleness. Surgical techniques are invasive and associated with risks. Fortunately, modern technologies are available that actually work to noninvasively improve post-menopausal symptoms and gynecological concerns. MonaLisa Touch® in Park City, IL at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology is even safe for women with breast cancer who can’t receive estrogen therapy.

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Introducing: MonaLisa Touch®

Led by Board-certified urogynecologist Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, our practice is adept at safely and precisely using advanced non-surgical therapies such as lasers. MonaLisa Touch® is a laser device that, when applied to the vaginal tissue during a quick in-office visit, triggers the production of collagen. This approach targets both surface and deep tissues for vaginal rejuvenation. The energy that is generated by the laser is delivered precisely to the treatment area via a probe, which is generally well-tolerated. Many patients describe the treatment as feeling similar to a gentle vibration. Since it is not an invasive procedure and is tolerated so well, MonaLisa Touch® doesn’t require anesthesia for comfort. Treatment can be completed in five minutes. There is nothing to recover from. So, it’s a “no downtime” procedure. Though, patients should abstain from having sex for two or three days after treatment. Patients also appreciate that they can be symptom-free without chemicals or hormones.

MonaLisa Touch® gets results

Most of the thousands of women who have been treated worldwide since MonaLisa Touch® was introduced in 2008 have reported symptom relief after just one treatment session. However, optimal improvements are generally achieved after two or three treatments. Each treatment should be spaced around six weeks apart. We recommend annual maintenance treatments to maintain the boost confidence and quality of life-through these results.

Call us at (844) 327-1188 to schedule an appointment at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. With four locations in Park City, Lake Forest, Woodstock, and Chicago, our professional and caring team is always within reach to answer your questions and address your concerns with the latest proven treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusiasm, but post-menopausal changes can affect a woman’s quality of life in unexpected ways. Hormone replacement therapy may not be the best option for a lot of patients, as treatment outcomes can be uncertain. Now there is an alternative therapy for vaginal revitalization that can help millions of women who are silently suffering and unable to undergo other treatment options.
MonaLisa Touch is a medical laser that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal tissue to revitalize the cells in the vaginal mucosa (vaginal tissue) so that these cells make more collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.
MonaLisa Touch implements CO2 laser energy that is delivered via 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.

A multisite study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, Director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Eric Sokol, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center. Preliminary findings from a trial evaluating the laser treatment on postmenopausal women* and breast cancer survivors experiencing vaginal health issues show positive results.

The trial assessed the use of CO2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with The MonaLisa Touch laser.

The MonaLisa Touch is an in-office procedure performed by an obstetrician/gynecologist.
The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. Many patients report that it feels like a gentle vibration.
Patients receive three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, which each take less than five minutes to perform.
Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments that are generally spaced over a 12-week period.
Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment. MonaLisa Touch was first available outside the US where more than 5,000 patients have been treated worldwide with up to an 18-month follow-up.
Patients should refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days. Your doctor will determine a post-procedure regimen that is right for you.
The MonaLisa Touch is appropriate for any female who has gone through menopause, as well as those who are experiencing post-menopausal symptoms as a result of a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments.
Patients interested in MonaLisa Touch treatment can visit to find a physician in their area. If a physician is not currently available, patients have the option to receive additional details once the treatment comes to their market.
Patients should contact their healthcare professional for additional information.
Yes, MonaLisa Touch treatment is particularly well suited for patients who cannot, or prefer not to receive estrogen therapy.
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*Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen)

Laser Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy in Post-menopause and Post-gynecological Cancer Patients

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology

Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.

Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.