I had 3 treatments of the Mona Lisa, only about 45 percent improvement. Is it possible to need more than 3 treatments?
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WHO are candidates for Mona LIsa, FemiLift and ThermiVa?
UNFORTUNATELY, some doctors are "jumping on the bandwagon" with both Mona Lisa, Femilift, and ThermiVA, using it for women who have significant vaginal laxity secondary to loosening after childbirth(s). These are usually docs who are not trained to do a proper vaginal tightening operation ("vaginoplasty") and substitute these "non-invasive" technologies. In these situations, a woman can expect modest help (maybe "~45%...") but if real tightening is needed, these "non-invasive" technologies will disappoint. No, adding more treatments beyond 3 will not guarantee success.
"The right procedure for the right patient for the right condition" should be the mantra of clinicians..Use of these non-invasive techniques for women who have true vaginal/pelvic floor laxity after childbirth(s) is not the right procedure, will disappoint, and will give these non-invasive therapies, that do have a [somewhat narrow] place in vaginal therapy, a bad name. I personally hope they are not abused, and that patients are not promised the degree of long-lasting tightening that these techniques cannot deliver. The weblink below may give you additional information...
Michael P Goodman MD
Thank you for your question.I would recommend you consult with your gynecologist to discuss further treatment and perform a physical examination to make sure there aren’t any other factors contributing to you not achieving the results you desire. If after the first 3 treatments, you are unsatisfied with your results, then you may want to discuss having more treatments done. This is generally safe as long as they are performed 6 weeks apart.
Best of luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
If you were a candidate for MonaLisa Touch and were seeking relief from vaginal atrophy and/or dryness, then there is a chance that you just need a few additional treatments. At my practice, we customize the MonaLisa Touch treatment plan to include enough treatments for each individual woman. For some women, that's only 3 but for others they need 5-6 to get them feeling 100% where they want to be.
Consider contacting your physician with your concerns or even visiting with a different provider if you'd prefer a second opinion after your experience. Best of luck.
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What is the time period since you have completed your therapy? My patients report continued improvements weeks after treatment. Some even notice improvement in areas that they were not aware was a problem e.g urinary leakage.
That leads me to your 45% feeling of improvement. Is this improvement from painful intercourse? Or was it from mainly dryness? Was it urinary leakage? If painful intercourse is it then I would then question if it was with insertion vs deep? This detailed history would help your doctor further understand your problem and could maybe tailor your therapy to further improve your symptoms. There is a role for re-treatment if needed but as far as I know this should only be needed on a certain percentage of patients that feel like their symptoms are coming back. This may happen after years of relief. If needed patient recived a one time touch up treatment.
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