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February 16,2017 | Posted by: Maria Leahy
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MonaLisa Touch is a surgery-free laser treatment offering a solution to vaginal atrophy.

While you may not be familiar with the term vaginal atrophy, you will no doubt be surprised to know that the condition is actually very common, affecting up to 50 percent of women during their lifetime.

Symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as incontinence, itching, dryness and pain during intercourse affect around 50 percent of women during their lifetime. It affects not only peri- and post-menopausal women but also those who have undergone chemotherapy and women after childbirth who may also suffer from laxity and no longer enjoy intercourse.

Once a difficult and almost ‘unspoken’ problem, vaginal atrophy can now be treated in a simple and quick non-surgical treatment called MonaLisa Touch.

MonaLisa Touch is a surgery-free laser treatment that helps treat gynaecological concerns and restore vaginal tissue for an anti-ageing effect. It uses a non-surgical fractional CO2 Dot Therapy Laser to restore vaginal tissue and improve the genital mucosa to properly function in the treatment area.

In Australia alone, more than 25,000 MonaLisa Touch treatments have been performed, and the Cosmetic Medicine Centre has been an early adopter of this breakthrough treatment for women.

How MonaLisa Touch works

Using fractional laser light, the MonaLisa Touch probe delivers thermal energy into the deeper layers of the vaginal tissue. This propels the body’s natural processes to increase blood flow and stimulate the mucosa to thicken and form more lubrication, reducing the size of the vaginal canal and improving the integrity of the surface. This can be effective in alleviating vaginal pain in those patients experiencing gynaecological problems or vaginal atrophy, or in simply tightening the vaginal walls for a rejuvenating effect.

MonaLisa Touch delivers thermal heating at specific depths in the tissue to achieve an optimum, targeted result. Also, the fractionated effect means there are areas of untouched tissue left between laser columns. This healthy tissue helps promote healing and reduce downtime after treatment.

Treatment time is typically less than five minutes, without any downtime. The individual concerns of women of all age groups with vaginal atrophy can be addressed, including those previously untreatable with conventional hormonal treatment.

A course of three to five treatments is typically recommended for vaginal atrophy symptoms, and one to three treatments for vaginal tightening. The majority of patients return to normal activity immediately post-procedure. The results generally last 12 to 18 months. A top-up treatment may be required, as needed.

Whether you’re looking to relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, or seeking a rejuvenating effect, MonaLisa Touch may offer the solution you’ve been looking for. For a confidential consultation to see if the treatment is right for you, contact the clinic today!