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While attending the second annual Thermi user meeting in Marina Del Rey, California this past weekend, I attended a lecture on the Mona Lisa Touch laser.

Unlike ThermiVa, which delivers controlled heat for vulvovaginal rejuvenation, the Mona Lisa Touch uses a fractional laser to burn vaginal tissue. The study submitted to the FDA evaluating women who were treated with Mona Lisa Touch laser was terminated at 12 weeks, so the long terms effects of the Mona Lisa Touch are unknown.

To date, there has been no evidence of tightening in the treatment of vaginal laxity with the Mona Lisa Touch. This contrasts with the tightening and rejuvenation of the vulva and vagina consistently noted immediately after a ThermiVa session. There’s no application of the Mona Lisa Touch for vulvar tightening, unlike ThermiVa, because it’s too uncomfortable when applied to these delicate structures.

The hand piece for delivery of the Mona Lisa Touch laser is described as “big, bulky and uncomfortable” and is in stark contrast to ThermiVa’s tiny probe, used to comfortably treat the vulvar structures as well as the vagina. Mona Lisa Touch requires abstinence from sexual intercourse for 3 days before and 5 days after a treatment session; ThermiVa has no restrictions on sexual intercourse before or after the session.

Whereas the ThermiVa uses clear ultrasound jelly to lubricate the tiny probe, the Mona Lisa Touch does not permit the use of a lubricant, adding to the discomfort of the procedure.

If you are like millions of women across the USA seeking Vulvovaginal rejuvenation (vaginal restoration) without surgery, for any number of reasons, including: urinary stress incontinence, atrophic vaginitis  (problems related to vaginal dryness-the “genitourinary syndrome on menopause”), vaginal (pelvic) relaxation, cystocele, rectocele or orgasmic difficulties, ThermiVa is clearly your best choice!

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John Porcaro, MD, FACS, FAACS Feb 2, 2016

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