Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause?
Did you know that as many as 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from changes in their vaginal health.
Dr. Barbara Plucknett and Advanced Gynecology Associates has added a leading edge treatment to the practice to resolve gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, received FDA clearance 2014. Dr. Plucknett is one of the first physicians in NEPA area to offer the special fractional CO2 laser designed to help postmenopausal women as well as breast cancer survivors.
In 2010, there were approximately 64M postmenapausal women and many of them may experience gynecologic health changes when estrogen levels decline. In addition, there are approximately 250K breast cancer diagnoses per year – but the disease has a survival rate of nearly 90% at five years. That adds up to a large portion of our population likely suffering in silence from a wide array of gynecologic health concerns; many of which can greatly impact a woman’s quality of life.
Enter MonaLisa Touch, the most recent innovation introduced by Cynosure®, a worldwide leader in the surgical, medical and aesthetic pulsed-light and laser marketplace. Performed in an office environment, without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects, the MonaLisa Touch delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, so cells make more collagen. Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart, and each treatment time is less than five minutes.
“Recent studies show that patients treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser showed highly statistically significant improvement in the vaginal tissue after the first treatment,” says Dr. Plucknett. “Patients in the studies experienced minimal to no side effects or adverse reactions and showed an escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment. With these kinds of outcomes, the MonaLisa Touch is a game-changing procedure for my post-menopausal patients.”
Vaginal discomforts as dryness, burning, urinary incontinence can occur also during pre-menopause or after child birth. The main cause is often atrophic vaginitis: a disease that can adversely affects your life and the relationship with your partner. Among the women suffering from it:
MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin and vascularization.
A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks.
- In-office procedure
- Requires no anesthesia
- No downtime
- Minimal side effects
- Each treatment is <5 minutes
- 8 Published Studies
- 6 Ongoing Studies
- Thousands of women have been treated worldwide since 2012
In both European and US clinical trials, women reported symptom relief after the very first treatment and even greater improvement after treatments 2 and 3.