As women age and approach the menopausal years in their late 40’s and early 50’s, estrogen levels rapidly decline. The result is a long list of changes that may affect the woman’s overall health and quality of life. These may include painful vulvar and vaginal dryness with intercourse, urinary frequency and incontinence, and relaxation of the vaginal walls. For decades, the treatments for these conditions tended to center around hormone replacement therapy with various forms of estrogen. However, many women fail to respond to estrogen, are reluctant to use any form of estrogen due to potential risks, or may be prohibited from using estrogen as instructed by their physicians. There were few if any other effective options for these women . . . until now.
MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser procedure, designed and produced by DEKA (Italy), that delivers fractional C02 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue. This is the same type of laser technology used in many facial “rejuvenation procedures” performed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, so it has already been studied extensively and deemed safe for sensitive parts of the body. The Mona Lisa Touch procedure offers significant advantages over current treatment options as it addresses the issues that cause vaginal dryness and pain, rather than simply working on the symptoms.
The Science: How Does It Work? The MonaLisa Touch laser stimulates fibroblast cells in the vaginal tissue to promote a natural regeneration process, mainly by increasing the formation of collagen and other important “building block” molecules, and by restoring the pre-menopausal blood supply. In as little as 30 days after treatment there is formation of new tissue in the vaginal walls and the protective mucosa recovers volume, hydration and elasticity. The MonaLisa Touch creates longer-lasting relief than current treatments and offers a safe and a life-changing option for patient groups who were previously not suitable for existing treatments.
Who Is It For? Any woman suffering from painful vaginal dryness and it’s associated symptoms – women who have had their ovaries removed, menopausal women, breast cancer survivors and all other women who are prohibited from using estrogen products. Dr. Nwaubani also uses it to treat lichen sclerosis and other vulvar benign dermatological conditions.
If you want to regain the harmony of your womanhood, do not hesitate to contact Uzoma Nwaubani, MD.
Is it Safe? It is FDA approved, and has been proven clinically effective and safe in numerous studies by leading researchers in the United States and around the world.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Appointment? The MonaLisa Touch procedure is performed in an office environment without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects. It is quick (it takes approximately 5 minutes), resulting in virtually no down time. It is able to yield noticeable results after the first treatment (3 treatments are recommended). Most patients are able to return to their daily routines immediately.
Uzoma Nwaubani MD – “Add Life To Your Years”
Dr. Nwaubani is a Nigerian born medical doctor. She obtained her medical degree (MD) from the University of Nigeria and completed an OB/GYN residency at New York University, followed by a Fellowship in Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Mt. Sinai College of Medicine. Prior to starting her residency training, she worked as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, and also as a Clinical Instructor in Histology/Pathology at St. Georges’ University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nwaubani’s professional interest include Urogynecological surgery, minimally invasive pelvic surgery, prolapse and incontinence management, Gynecological evaluations and surgery, female pelvic medicine and wellness, menopausal medicine and urogynecological research and education.