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A Randomised Trial on MonaLisa Touch for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

Description of Study

MonaLisa TouchTM (MLT) is a new treatment for women with vulvovaginal symptoms that involves treatment of the vaginal lining with tiny pin-point laser applications with the aim of restoring the skin to a state similar to that prior to the menopause. At present, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of MonaLisa TouchTM for it to be recommended as a medical treatment. It is currently expensive to access and there is no Medicare rebate available.

Researchers are currently running a clinical trial in Australia which will evaluate how effective MonaLisa TouchTM is in treating postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms and provide high quality information to guide women with vulvovaginal symptoms as to their best treatment options.

Recruitment has now closed, and results will be available later in 2020.

For more information, please contact the GRACE Research group at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney:

Ethics Approval 

Department of Gynaecology, Royal Hospital for Women HREC ref no: 15/330


Prof Jason Abbott

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mlt study Grace UNSW

Content updated November 2019

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