THE NEW MonaLisa Touch Laser at Australian Skin Face Body is changing women’s lives.
Vaginal atrophy, the medical term for vaginal dryness, affects more than four in 10 menopausal and post-menopausal women.
The drop in hormone levels during menopause can result in a thinning and loss of elasticity of the vaginal walls, reduced blood supply and natural lubrication.
Dr Melinda Dalman is pleased to introduce MonaLisa Touch vulvovaginal laser treatments to Ballarat. (Also available in Geelong)
A General Practitioner working in skin cancer and cosmetics, Dr Dalman who also has qualifications and a strong interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, describes the treatment as ‘revolutionary’.
The Mona Lisa Touch Therapy uses non-surgical, minimally invasive CO2 Fractional Laser, very similar to the laser treatments that have long been available for facial skin rejuvenation.
“MonaLisa Touch is suitable for women with symptoms including vaginal dryness, burning or itching, mild urinary urgency or incontinence, fissuring of the vagina opening, vaginal laxity and pain during intercourse,” says Dr Dalman.
The treatment works by renewing the cells in the vaginal wall. The laser stimulates the body’s own regenerative processes to create more hydrated and healthy cells. This in turn increases the circulation and nutrient supply to the vaginal mucosa, improving lubrication and the tone and elasticity of the vagina.
The treatment is suitable for women who have had breast cancer and can be useful for perineal scarring after birth. Women who cannot use topical oestrogens, or feel that their benefit from oestrogen has been suboptimal, are benefitting from MonaLisa Touch.
“The process is quick – it’s a walk-in and walk-out procedure and for most patients it’s pretty much painless,” says Dr Dalman.
Individual results may vary, and most patients see improvements after the first treatment. Up to three treatments are typically required at four to six week intervals.
“The MonaLisa Touch has exceeded my expectations. It’s a life changing treatment for many women, “says Dr Dalman.
For more information tel: 5339 9099 (Ballarat) or 5221 844 (Geelong) for a confidential chat with one of our nurses.