By Athens Area Urology, P.C.
MonaLisa Touch, an innovative laser procedure which improves vaginal health has been approved by the FDA. This simple laser procedure is a breakthrough in women’s vaginal health care.
Athens Area Urology – Drs. Ellison, Walton, Byrne, and Steele – has added a leading edge treatment to their practice to improve vaginal and urological health issues often caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch, an in office procedure which is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, received FDA approval in 2014. The physicians of Athens Area Urology are the first physicians in Athens to offer the special fractional CO2 laser designed to help both postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors achieve improved vaginal health.
Many of the 64 million postmenopausal women in the United States may experience vaginal health changes as estrogen levels decline. Added to the thousands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, this adds up to a large portion of our population who may be suffering in silence with vaginal and urological health issues. Many of these issues and concerns can greatly impact a woman’s quality of life, such as problems with vaginal dryness, irritation, and sexual discomfort. Additional symptoms may include bladder problems such as urgency, frequency, burning during urination and urinary tract infection.
Enter MonaLisa Touch, the most recent innovation from Cynosure®, a worldwide leader in the surgical, medical and esthetic pulsed-light and laser marketplace. The treatment is performed in the physician’s office without anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects, the MonaLisa Touch delivers CO2 laser energy to the lining of the vaginal wall which allows cells to make more collagen and produces a thick and healthy vaginal wall. Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart.
“Recent studies show that patients treated with MonaLisa Touch laser showed greatly improved vaginal tissue after the first treatment,” says Dr. Mark Ellison, a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist with Athens Area Urology. According to Dr. Ellison, “Patients in the studies experienced minimal to no side effects or adverse reactions and showed a marked improvement with each treatment. With this type of outcome, the MonaLisa Touch is a real breakthrough for female health. It offers a quick, virtually painless treatment for medical conditions which, until now, have not had an effective treatment option.”
For more information on the MonaLisa Touch laser, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the staff at Athens Area Urology, Drs. Ellison, Walton, Byrne and Steele at 706-612-9401