Women's Health Associates
The Newest FDA Approved Breakthrough In Women’s Health Treatments
Innovative Laser Procedure MonaLisa Touch® Restores Gynecologic Health
Dr. Cindy Besson at Women’s Health Associates has added a leading edge laser treatment to her practice to resolve gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause. MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, received FDA clearance in 2014. Dr. Besson is the only physician in the CSRA to offer the special fractional CO2 laser designed to help postmenopausal women as well as breast cancer survivors.
Many postmenapausal women may experience gynecologic health changes when estrogen levels decline. Common symptoms of menopause, such as vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, often result in painful sexual intercourse and urinary discomfort, all of which can profoundly impact a woman’s quality of life and intimate relationships in unexpected ways. Yet, many women are suffering in silence.
Enter MonaLisa Touch, the most recent innovation introduced by Cynosure, a worldwide leader in the surgical, medical and aesthetic pulsed-light and laser marketplace. Performed in an office environment, without the need for anesthesia and with virtually no pain or side effects, the MonaLisa Touch delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue, so cells make more collagen. Patients undergo three treatments spaced six weeks apart, and each treatment time is less than five minutes.
Recent studies show that patients treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser showed highly significant improvement in the vaginal tissue after the first treatment,” says Dr. Besson. “I’ve seen the same positive results with my patients, with minimal to no side effects and an escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment. The MonaLisa Touch has been a game-changing procedure for my post-menopausal patients.”
MonaLisa Touch was approved by the FDA in December 2014. Dr. Besson received extensive training and purchased a laser for her office in January 2016.
MonaLisa Touch is a real breakthrough for women’s health,” says Dr. Besson. “It offers a quick and virtually painless remedy for a medical condition with a large unmet need for an effective treatment option. I am grateful I am able to offer my patients this treatment.”
Dr. Besson encourages women experiencing these symptoms to stop suffering in silence. “No one should have to just grin and bear it,” she says. “We want women to know that it’s OK to talk about it, and treatment is available.”
For personalized, compassionate care, turn to Women’s Health Associates in Aiken. Our team is here to answer your questions and make your visit as comfortable as possible. For more information about all of our services and MonaLisa Touch, visit Aikenhealth.com or call (803) 648-0803.