Aging & Menopause

MonaLisa Touch Testimonial

It’s been approximately one year since Clinic Sofia began to offer the MonaLisa Touch, a minimally invasive laser procedure that helps women improve their vaginal health.  The non-surgical treatment, completed at our Edina office, help women who struggle with issues like urine leakage or vaginal dryness.

We have had a tremendous response from patients who have completed the treatments and report positive results, from helping with incontinence to increased sexual pleasure.

As we know many of you are interested in more information, we thought it would be helpful to share the perspective of a patient, Tamara, and her decision to pursue the MonaLisa Touch laser treatments. Tamara, age 55, had a hysterectomy in 2010 and was tired of dealing with the lingering side effects and treatments that weren’t working for her.

What brought you to try the MonaLisa laser treatment? 

Tamara:  I learned about the MonaLisa Touch at my annual exam and was very interested since I was experiencing vaginal dryness, incontinence and low sex drive since my hysterectomy.  I was also tired of using vaginal creams, which can be messy.

What results did you receive? 

Tamara: Having this procedure has helped to eliminate all of my symptoms, from improving my vaginal dryness to no more incontinence.  Another big plus is that my sex life is much better, too!

Did you have any issues or side effects? Was there anything surprising? 

Tamara:  No surprises, the procedure was explained very well and my doctor told me what to expect.  Following the aftercare instructions is very important.  I had no side effects.

What is the actual process like?

Tamara: It was not painful as you are numbed up prior to the procedure and sit for 10–15 minutes.  The actual procedure took about five minutes.  Dr. Deb Krahl performed my procedure and she was very caring and thorough, but I believe all the doctors at Clinic Sofia have been trained would be as equally great.

What would you tell other women who are considering trying the MonaLisa treatment? 

Tamara: I would highly recommend it if they are experiencing any of the symptoms I mentioned.  And if you want to feel like you are in your 30s or 40s, this procedure is for you!

Is there anything else you would like to share? 

Tamara: Since having three treatments almost a year ago I still feel youthful.  I really feel more confident in that area and I know that sounds weird but it’s true.  I would highly recommend MonaLisa and I will be scheduling my yearly annual maintenance treatment soon.

Open House

If you are interested in more information about the MonaLisa Touch, please don’t hesitate to let us know by calling, emailing or talking to your doctor on your next visit. In addition, if you’d be interested in attending a future informational open house about this treatment (time/date are TBD) to learn if it is an option for you, please send an email to sofia@clinicsofia.com.

“Women who are dealing from vaginal discomfort and other issues following childbirth or as they age don’t have to suffer in silence,” said Dr. Deb Krahl.  “With new options like this, that are minimally invasive and have little risk or side effects, we hope women will speak up as it can truly help enhance their quality of life.”

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