MonaLisa Touch: Are There Any Risks Involved?
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Virtually no risks with this laser
MonaLisa Touch Risks
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The MonaLisa Touch: Low Risk and Life-Changing!
The MonaLisa Touch procedure has been described by some of our patients as “life-changing” and is associated with minimal risks. All patients are evaluated and are screened before treatment to establish their diagnosis, customize their treatment regimen, and to evaluate their suitability for the procedure. Because the procedure stimulates the body’s own natural healing response, it lacks the risks and side effects associated with traditional medical therapy. There may by mild tenderness at the entry of the vagina in patients with vaginal atrophy. The laser itself is painless and may feel like a slight vibration. Some patients describe minor temporary inflammatory symptoms after their procedure (redness, swelling, itching) and occasionally discharge. We offer TaC Vaginal Restorative GF Complex serum to help soothe vaginal irritation and to hydrate the vaginal mucosal lining after treatment.
Very minimal risk!
One of the best things about the Mona Lisa Touch laser is that there are very few risks to the treatment. If your doctor screens you properly and makes sure that you are a good candidate there should really be no risk, and the published literature supports this. This is because the laser penetration into the vaginal tissues is very small (basically as deep as the tip of a ball point pen), so it does not reach deeper structures and cause harm.
Mona Lisa Touch is especially helpful for women who are not good candidates for vaginal hormones, either because they have not had a good experience with them, or they have a medical condition that makes them a poor candidate (some breast cancers and other cancers, people with clotting risks). There is no reason that these patients can not use the Mona Lisa Touch.
Occasionally there can be some temporary irritation immediately after the procedure, especially if the introits, or entry, to the vagina is tight, but this should improve over time with repeat treatments.
The MonaLisa is a short 5 minute procedure with minimal discomfort. It is important to ensure there are no vaginal infections or abnormal growth in the vaginal canal/ cervix prior to any treatment. Patients may experience a few days of vaginal spotting and external itching. It is best to use an ice pack intermittently for the first day if there is any discomfort. ThermiVa has no associated pain or need for ansethesia, however it takes 40 minutes. The patients help decide which option they prefer depending on there symptoms and anatomy.
A minimal risk procedure
Any risks involved in MonaLisa Touch?
So far no reported side affects or reaction.
The only thing is like in the other laser treatments in some patients who has history of genital herpes may have flairs after the treatment.
MonaLisa touch is also a breakthrough approach for patients who had breast canser and suffering from vaginally atropy and drynes.
Laser Vaginal Tightening: Any Risks?
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