The Mona Lisa Touch by Cynosure is a state-of-the-art treatment system for women with vaginal changes due to menopause and other hormone-related issues. The system uses laser energy to painlessly directly target the vaginal tissues using a special slim device that is inserted into the vagina. The energy released by the device works by stimulating the natural production of collagen to help thicken the vaginal walls and to restore the healthy pH balance that is essential for the normal function of the mucous membranes that line the vagina. The Mona Lisa Touch was designed specifically for use on the sensitive vaginal tissue so women can experience optimal results without painful surgery or long-term use of medications. Most women achieve maximum benefits from a series of three treatments provided 4-6 weeks apart.
Women with conditions that either affect or are affected by hormonal change, such as vaginal atrophy, breast cancer survivors, and those who have had a hysterectomy often find the treatment beneficial. The symptoms of these conditions, especially pain during intercourse and urinary pain or incontinence, are very distressing and can be alleviated with the Mona Lisa Touch system. When estrogen levels taper off as a result of menopause, breastfeeding, hysterectomies, or cancer treatments, these side effects frequently present themselves and can interfere with everyday life. Mona Lisa Touch therapy can treat:
The Mona Lisa Touch treatment uses a special fractional CO2 laser. This laser has been created specifically for applications in gynecology. No anesthesia will be needed and treatments will take about five minutes. The Mona Lisa treatment is very safe and approved by the FDA. For the best results, three treatments should be administered approximately 4-6 weeks apart. The procedure should not cause discomfort and it can be performed at the annual well-woman exam.
"I am 46 years old, had two vaginal deliveries followed by one cesarean section. I pushed with my first child for two hours. I developed premature ovarian failure at the age of 31. This basically means, my ovaries stopped producing eggs. For 14 years I have been on various estrogen replacement therapies. About a year ago I started having painful sexual intercourse. I would bleed from my vaginal mucosa from the dryness every time I had sex. I started using lubrications but to no avail I would still bleed. This made me not want to have sex which in turn affected my marriage. When I first learned about the Mona Lisa I was skeptical, but at this point I would try anything. After the first treatment, I waited about a week and noticed during intercourse the pain was not as severe. Now is this psychological? No, after the second and the third time having intercourse, I not only didn’t have pain I no longer bled. I have had the treatment three times and it not only helped with sex but inadvertently helped me with bladder spasms and urge incontinence. I no longer urinate on myself. The procedure is essentially pain free and takes about 15 minutes. I am so grateful for Drs. Juana Cuevas and Monica Simons for continually keep up with best practices and dedicating their practice to Women’s total wellness."
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