Fractionated CO2 laser has been used cosmetically for a many many years with no data at all to suggest that it would increase the risk of cancer. I don't think this is a realistic concern.
Had 2 gynecologists tell me since the Mona Lisa is new and not done a lot of women there's concerns that it could cause cancer?
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Does the MonaLisa Touch cause Cancer?
I would ask your gynecologist if she had any information on research to back her statement. MonaLisa Touch has been used effectively in Europe for many years without any concern of cancer. There are multiple studies available--one being by Dr. Eric Sokol at Stanford University Medical Center. CO2 Lasers are used as a treatment for cancer of the cervix and vulva at many top cancer centers in the U.S. and the rest of the world.MonaLisa Touch is safe and very effective for vaginal dryness and reduces mild incontinence. It's wise of you to look for further information then just taking your doctor at her/his word. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Some Gynecologist may have never heard of the Mona Lisa!
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BS that I find it very hard to believe
Does the MonaLisa Touch Laser cause cancer?
In a word "NO". The science behind CO2 fractional therapy has been around for decades. It has been in use in the vagina for several years now. Elegant pathology was performed by Dr Golgi in Milan. There are peer reviewed papers showing the mechanism of action and outcomes. I would urge your doctors to look into the literature. I use it in my breast cancer survivor patients as an excellent alternative to vaginal estrogens.
MonaLisa Touch Does NOT Cause Cancer
MonaLisa Touch laser therapy does NOT cause cancer. In fact, it is actually a treatment which is ideal for many cancer survivors, especially breast cancer survivors. MonaLisa Touch treats vaginal atrophy, which occurs in all women as they age and worsens over time. Vaginal atrophy can cause painful intercourse, vaginal dryness and burning, as well as urinary urgency. There are no risks whatsoever- there has never been significant complications like burns or tissue damage. Cheers!
New? dangerous? cancer causing?
CO2 laser has been used for medical purposes for over twenty years, and has been used to treat pre-cancerous cells. The MonaLisa Touch came into development applying the technology learned from prior experience to vaginal tissue in 2008. The MonaLisa Touch has been used since 2012 in Italy and their studies have been published. The technology has been approved for gynecological use since 2014. The respected academic Gynecologist in our field, Dr. Karram, learned about this technology from his Urogyn colleagues from Italy, and introduced the MonaLisa Touch to America. His studies has mirrored the results from Italy. Over 20,000 women have been treated worldwide. There will always be early adopters and late adopters in terms of treatment modalities. It is always a good idea to hear all opinions, and I encourage you to find an innovative Gynecologist that offers the MonaLisa Touch for a consult to see if this treatment can improve your symptoms.
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