Vaginal Treatment with MonaLisa Touch in Melbourne Australia

Vaginal Treatment: Laser Treatment for Dryness, Incontinence, Tightening & Painful Sex in Melbourne

Vaginal Rejuvenation with MonaLisa Touch Laser at Coco Ruby Skin Clinic

MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Treatment can reduce dryness and combat atrophy. Vaginal lasers can provide skin tightening and lubrication improvements, which helps reduce uncomfortable intercourse or painful sex.

  • New light-based vaginal laser treatments are available
  • Vaginal Lasers can help treat different causes of vaginal discomfort or painful sex
  • Examples include treating dryness, vaginal or labia skin atrophy, skin laxity and related contributors to the condition of dyspareunia
  • For more information about the Vaginal Laser Procedure method, click here (MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser procedure details).

How do Vaginal Laser treatments tighten the vagina and improve dryness vs lubrication?

  • For selected patients, vaginal laser treatments using Mona Lisa Touch DO offer improvements in skin laxity, lubrication (reducing dryness) and alleviating discomfort or pain during sex caused by various vaginal skin laxity, dryness or sensitivity concerns
  • NOT all lasers are the same in quality and results, however, so we recommend the Mona Lisa Touch vaginal laser treatments as these have better data about scientifically investigated benefits vs other types of lasers used on the vaginal or labia area
  • Mild stress urinary incontinence may also be improved by a series of MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser treatments for the vaginal area

Are vaginal lasers good for Labia skin tightening or reduction?

For some patients, labia skin laxity or dimensions are a concern.  With a series of specific laser treatments, Labia skin may also be slightly firmed or “tightened” in the minor labia area when the treatment specifically includes this technique (be sure you ask our Melbourne female GP for details to discuss what areas ‘down under’ you want treating with the innovative Mona Lisa Touch Vaginal Laser treatment options).

Vaginal Symptoms are very common – but laser treatments may be able to help.

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Post-Pregnancy and Post-Menopausal Complaints about LAX skin around the vaginal canal or labia area

Complaints about vaginal canal tissues or labia skin are common in women who have given birth, are approaching menopause OR who have already stopped menstruating.

  • Vaginal laser may be worth exploring if you are suffering from common yet uncomfortable vaginal symptoms after pregnancy, menopause or radiation cancer treatments
  • This includes vaginal or labial skin laxity, dryness of the vaginal area and/or painful sex
  • If so, high-tech MonaLisa Touch Vaginal laser treatments MAY be of help.

How many vaginal laser treatments will I need with Mona Lisa Touch and what’s the cost?

  • Note that if you’re a GOOD CANDIDATE for vaginal laser treatments, you’ll need a series of treatments over several months, plus maintenance treatments to sustain results
  • You’ll often start with the recommended 3 to 5 sessions a few weeks apart each (4-6 WEEKS)
  • Followed by 1 to 2 skin-stimulating maintenance laser treatments each year, depending on how you respond to CO2 laser-based vaginal skin treatments

More on Vaginal Laser treatment protocols and CO2 laser Technology.

Is using laser technology for the vaginal area or labia skin, actually effective? Research continues.

  • Many case studies and our own patient results indicate that, with the RIGHT laser technology, vaginal laser treatments CAN help common skin concerns or vaginal or labia laxity and dryness.
  • Remember, however, that efficacy of lasers for vaginal rejuvenation is still being studied.
  • Plus, NOT ALL lasers are alike. Not all lasers work and some cheaper models used in smaller clinics may be less effective than a reputable brand.
  • Here at our clinics, we have chosen the MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser system after conducting our own research.
  • We also reviewed numerous case studies about its effectiveness and asked our Patients to report on their experiences.

Our Doctors and Surgeons are confident that – for the right candidates – vaginal laser treatment options can be very helpful. But patients need to understand variability of results and commit to the series of treatments to help get best results.

  • That noted, patients are best off when they understand that all invasive treatments carry risks, and laser treatments are no exception. While generally WELL TOLERATED by most patients, ask about the risks.
  • Plus, the procedure MAY NOT help every patient in precisely the same way (so DO expect variability in your results).
  • There are several PROS and CONS to trying laser treatments for vaginal laxity or skin dryness that our female GP is happy to review with you as you explore whether or not vaginal laser treatments is going to be your best option for painful sex, vaginal dryness or skin laxity after giving birth.
  • Find out more!

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Benefits of Lasers for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Including assisting with firmness (Re-Tightening/Firming) of Vaginal Canal Tissues AND lubrication vs dryness

Uses (note these can vary from patient to patient ineffectiveness):

  • helping to reduce painful sex
  • assisting to improve vaginal area lubrication
  • re-stimulates normal skin functions including moisture vs dryness
  • may help restore sensitivity and increase pleasure during sexual intimacy (patient variable)
  • can help reduce some forms of MILD urinary incontinence

Laser Vaginal Laser – Tightening and Moisture Revitalisation with MonaLisa Touch

An effective vaginal laser treatment series essentially works by:

  • reducing discomfort caused by thin, dry skin and
  • reducing discomfort due to a lack of adequate lubrication
  • smoothing or tightening the skin texture (adding thickness to tissues via CO2 laser technology)
  • improving comfort OR confidence

This is why vaginal lasers are said to have a vaginal rejuvenation effect. It’s because lasers MAY restore a degree of tissue strength and natural lubrication functions to the vaginal canal during arousal. This in turn can improve a woman’s sex life (although results can vary from person to person and there’s no guarantee). Also, if you’re not aroused, the effects may be limited and some sexual concerns or discomfort during sex are more complex in nature than simply vaginal tissue strength or tightness, continence confidence and lubrication.

But for many women, the benefits of this affordable, non-surgical, low-downtime and quick-to-undertake procedure are well worth exploring.  Phone us on 1300 264 811 to ask for a consultation time with one of Melbourne’s most caring, gentle and easy to talk to female General Practitioner, Dr Tina Purdon, at Coco Ruby in Hawthorn East.

Vaginal lasers can also be a good alternative to expensive, uncomfortable Hormone Replacement Therapy Creams (HRT creams) for Vaginal Dryness.

Allow 3 to 5 months to experience and assess the full results of this treatment.

Disclaimer: Note that RESULTS can vary and studies about efficacy, patient selection and laser risks are ongoing. Have a detailed discussion with your female health GP or phone to schedule an appointment with Dr Tina Purdon, a female health GP with a focus on helping women with skin texture and vaginal health.

Clients who participated in case study evaluations of MonaLisa Touch treatments (a series of 3 or more over several months) have stated they found the treatment effective for several vaginal related concerns, in particular helping with vaginal area dryness, labia or vaginal canal laxity or loose skin, texture and mild urinary incontinence improvements.

The laser is also excellent for Dot Therapy (refining the skin on the face), using different laser settings AND an entirely different laser application/light delivery device (handpiece).

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Dr Tina Purdon, female GP, is shown above with the MONA LISA Laser Delivery System for vaginal laser treatments. Phone us on 1300 264 811 to meet with Dr Tina Purdon for a confidential consultation and assessment about how vaginal laser treatments – or other high-tech light therapies – can HELP YOU with, as an alternative to HRT creams or other methods.

Best results from Vaginal Laser treatments using MonaLisa Touch technology often require 3 or more sessions spaced a month apart; with occasional maintenance treatments.

Cost of Vaginal Laser Treatments in Melbourne

How much does having Mona Lisa Touch vaginal laser treatments cost?

  • This can vary depending on the number of treatments required.
  • In Melbourne – at our Clinic, you can get a package of three (3) initial Vaginal Laser Treatments from a female GP for $1500.
  • Clients report positive laser treatment effects for vaginal related concerns after pregnancy and menopause.

Are vaginal laser treatments painful?

  • There is minimal downtime, minimal side effects and no anesthesia
  • Labia area skin is more sensitive but the treatment is quickly performed
  • Internal vaginal canal skin has no nerves so is generally comfortable although may feel dry or minor discomfort during treatments (but discomfort is typically very mild and quickly passing)

Do I need to repeat the vaginal laser treatment – if so, how often?

  • Vaginal Symptom relief is sometimes possible after the FIRST treatment; however, you’ll need a series of 3 or more vaginal laser treatments for best results (and some women may need more).
  • Annual follow up treatments are recommended once a year or at a minimum, every 2 years, although this can vary from patient to patient.

How long does it take to have a vaginal laser treatment? (Treatment times)

  • Vaginal Laser Treatment duration: If you are a suitable candidate for treatment, each of the three initial treatments will take approx. 10 to 20 minutes (it can vary from 5 to 25 minutes not including your assessment or medical history updates).
  • If it’s your first visit, you’ll need to allow a pre-treatment medical history and suitability assessment to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment

Or send a Confidential Enquiry form today to request a discussion about MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser treatments and whether these treatments may be suitable for your specific vaginal revitalisation or bladder leakage concerns.

Painful sex? Try Vaginal Laser Therapy in Melbourne (Mona Lisa Touch)

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Am I a suitable candidate for vaginal treatments?

You might want to consider Mona Lisa Touch treatments using vaginal laser therapy if you answer YES to several of these questions:

  • Difficulty controlling your bladder?
  • Do you suffer from Mild Stress Urinary Incontinence (leakage when coughing, sneezing lifting or exercising)?
  • Do you get very urgent sensations of a “need to pee” (known as “urge incontinence”)?
  • Types of Incontinence (Harvard Health article)
  • Frequent nighttime urination?
  • Light Bladder Leakage?
  • Recurring Urinary Tract Infections or Thrush?

Have you lost interest in sex (low libido), for example:

  • Loss of libido (sexual desire) after childbirth or menopause?
  • Reduced or non-existent sexual satisfaction?
  • Dryness or mild incontinence leading to less comfort during sexual intimacy?

Do you avoid sex or intimacy due to:

  • Pain during sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)?
  • A stretched or loose Vagina after childbirth?

Do you have to use vaginal moisturisers or other creams and expensive lubricants because of:

  • Vaginal atrophy due to ageing or collagen loss of the vaginal skin?
  • Loss of vaginal elasticity or vaginal shortening?
  • Vaginal dryness with burning and itching?
  • HRT (hormone replacement therapy)?
  • Other vaginal problems?

Have concerns about your vaginal canal laxity, vaginal skin dryness or urinary incontinence caused you:

  • Inconvenience, embarrassment or pain?
  • Loss of self-confidence or femininity?
  • Loss of interest in your Sex Life?
  • Less intimacy in your Relationships?
  • To miss your normal life before menopause or pregnancy?
  • Laser vaginal tightening and skin treatments using MonaLisa Touch fractional CO2 laser technology for stimulating rejuvenation processes of the vaginal canal and inner labia.

Why some GP’s recommend this treatment for women suffering from painful sex or other vagina area concerns after pregnancy.

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Benefits of MonaLisa Touch Treatment (Australia)

In numerous case studies and surveys about Laser treatments for the vaginal canal, such as MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser, Patients have reported:

  • Feeling like a “woman” again
  • Feeling much more feminine – just like before menopause
  • An improved rejuvenated vagina – tighter and more lubricated
  • Better sex, increased libido and more regular intimacy
  • Improved relationships and marital harmony
  • Reduced urge to urinate when stressed or rushed
  • Less need to visit the toilet to pee – especially at night
  • Less Urinary infections and thrush
  • Less need to use HRT creams

Our Doctors and female GP have found the MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment protocols to be effective for vaginal tightening and vaginal rejuvenation.

Our Plastic Surgeons and female GP may recommend this treatment for women with a range of common post-childbirth, pre and post-menopausal gynaecological issues that concern them and/or impact their sex life after having children.

  • Sometimes called “women’s troubles” or “female problems,” vaginal concerns are very common, especially after giving birth.
  • These concerns may include vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy or laxity, urge incontinence or mild urinary stress incontinence, painful sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia) and recurring urinary tract infections.
  • It may also a useful addition to a complete “Mummy Makeover” with breastabdominal area and body contouring procedures after your pregnancy to help you “get your body back.”

What are the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment benefits?

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MonaLisa Touch may improve dryness, laxity and even vaginal itchiness.

Results may vary from patient to patient.

Numerous patients treated with the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser at our clinic and in clinical research studies have reported improvements in sexual relations and better orgasms and lubrication as a result of improved vaginal skin firmness, skin thickness/tightness or increased natural vaginal lubrication rather than HRT creams and other lubricants.

Results may vary, but specific benefits of a vaginal laser treatment series of 3 treatments approximately 4-6 weeks apart may include:

  • increased tissue quality and elasticity
  • increased blood flow to the vagina
  • tightening of the vaginal canal
  • skin rejuvenation of ageing, damaged, dry and or irritated vaginal area tissues
  • potential assistance in normalising the pH of the vagina
  • potential reduction in recurrent vaginal infections for many women
  • restoration of a more ‘normal’ or revitalised vaginal environment
  • improved tissue quality which also helps increase natural skin lubrication to promote more comfortable sexual intercourse

In suitable patients, the MonaLisa can effectively treat stress/urge incontinence, painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), vaginal atrophy, recurrent infections and itchiness, burning and/or dryness associated with menopause. It does not replace hormone replacement therapies or surgically installed mechanical supports for all women, but where appropriate offers a new less invasive and highly effective vaginal rejuvenation option.

Techniques and Methods of Vaginal Lasers

How does the MonaLisa Touch Laser (Vagina Tightening and Rejuvenation) work?

  • By creating very small channels (dots) using light technology to stimulate cellular regeneration and tissue strengthening processes during the healing phase.

MonaLisa Touch uses a non-surgical fractional laser system, very similar to the laser treatments that have long been available for facial rejuvenation.

  • The laser works by optically splitting a laser beam into a series of very small dots.
  • These dots of beam are aimed at the inside wall of the vagina or vaginal canal. The laser pulses for less than a tenth-of-a-second, during which the intensity of the laser is carefully varied by a computer to match the characteristics of the existing vaginal wall.
  • At the point of contact, the laser dot removes a tiny area of tissue.
  • This creates a pinhole around the same size as the diameter of a human hair (minuscule). The pinhole stimulates the body to repair itself, which stimulates cells to create new, healthy tissue at the site of the dot and flesh immediately surrounding it.
  • The laser also works to heat the area between dots, stimulating the activity of specialised cells that create elastin and collagen – the building blocks of healthy tissue.

This process involves the same concepts as many facial rejuvenation procedures in terms of skin healing and collagen stimulation.

Our Clinic Case Studies reveal positive results for common vaginal complaints.

A patient trial of more than 60 women has demonstrated remarkable results – some described as “life-changing” – please ask to see some relevant results of the trial at your appointment with us.

Preparation for your MonaLisa Touch Treatment

All patients must meet with their practitioner for a consultation prior to getting MonaLisa treatments. Prior to undergoing your MonaLisa treatment, you will need to have had a PAP smear and examination in the last 12 months showing no abnormalities. Please call or contact us if you have any questions about organising your pre-treatment PAP smear.

Who performs the treatment?

We have a caring, gentle, highly experienced and knowledgeable Melbourne female G.P. available to perform your MonaLisa Touch laser treatments; her name is Dr Tina Purdon and she works at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing in Hawthorn East.

Treatments for Mums and Post-Menopausal Women

General practitioners at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing who operate the MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser system have extensive experience in women’s health. They have also received thorough and specialised training in the MonaLisa Touch intra-vaginal laser system.

Results can vary, however, from patient to patient.

Urinary Incontinence and Mona Lisa Laser

You probably know that the term ‘Urinary Incontinence’ refers to loss of voluntary bladder control. But do we all know just how common urinary leakage is among women?

One of the most common varieties of incontinence is ‘urinary stress incontinence’ or mild incontinence, which is sometimes called ‘a weak bladder.’

This is where you get slight urine leakage whenever you sneeze, cough, laugh or engage in certain exercises such as running or jumping. It is more a weakness in the muscles that control bladder expression rather than the bladder itself, but it is rather common. Men have it also, but they are not as at risk of incontinence as women.

It can be embarrassing as well as inconvenient, and as many as 20% of women suffer from incontinence.

Urinary leakage can present in many different forms, however. It is often characterised by a dribbling or slightly leakage of urine when you’re not intending to release it. Some women have more severe, chronic incontinence – and other women more sporadic, milder incontinence; but whatever form it takes, it can result in mild discomfort or even significant distress.

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Not only can it be socially embarrassing or leave your clothing ‘urine scented,’ it can also lead to recurrent episodes of urinary tract infections.

Most women with urinary incontinence report some impairment of quality of life, and want to do something to remedy the problem.

One option might be MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatments, which we describe below.

Females are 2 to 3 Times More Likely to Get Urinary Incontinence than Males

An estimated 2 in 10 Women Experience Urine Leakage (Incontinence)

Based on recent research, it has been observed that women are 2-3 times more likely to develop urinary incontinence than men (1). According to another study, one out of every five women suffers from urinary incontinence at some point of their life.

By age 65, potentially HALF of all women will experience urinary incontinence of some form

There are numerous factors that may play a role in urinary incontinence and the commonality of it in Australia; such as:

  • Advancing age: As we age, our chances of developing urinary incontinence increase due to the loss of our muscle tone and overall strength.
    • Statistics suggest that as many as 50-84% of women develop urinary incontinence after the age of 65 (1).
  • Pregnancy or birth-related complications: Loss of bladder control is a fairly common gynaecological complication that affects 33% – 66% women after complicated childbirth (2).
    • Pregnancy-induced temporary urinary incontinence usually lasts for about 3-6 months after parturition (or childbirth).
    • Often special exercises are prescribed by a Post-Pregnancy Physiotherapy – but sometimes other medical treatments may be required (MonaLisa Touch laser treatment may be very helpful for some women)

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  • Pelvic organ prolapse: In this condition, pelvic organs like bowel, uterus and bladder essentially – drops into – the vagina after losing pelvic muscular support. This can result at times from tears that occur during the delivery process. Females with pelvic organ prolapse can develop incontinence of faeces and urine as well as sexual dysfunction, and this can have serious impacts on a woman’s self-esteem or quality of life if not treated.

IN addition to pregnancy and pelvic area traumas, other common causes of significant urinary incontinence in women include:

  • existence of pelvic tumours
  • muscle weakness or organ atrophy from medications or cancer treatments
  • injuries or surgeries that involve the pelvic organs (such as a hysterectomy or removal of the uterus)
  • spinal injuries or tumours
  • urinary stones
  • neurological disorders including MS or MND.

Urinary Incontinence in Women – What should you know about it?

 

Women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence – especially after a pregnancy

According to a study reported in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (3), investigators suggested that the risk of urinary incontinence increases by 67% after one vaginal delivery.

  • Many healthcare professionals and women believe that vaginal births, or birthing larger babies, can be a primary cause of urinary incontinence.
  • But the truth appears to be that regardless of the mode of delivering a baby, many women become vulnerable to developing incontinence due to metabolic and hormonal changes caused by the being pregnant, itself, not just the delivery risks.

How pregnancy and hormones impact continence or incontinence

  • Relaxin is a key hormone of pregnancy that plays a major role in the relaxation of the body’s connective tissues and pelvic joints in order to facilitate vaginal delivery.
  • The serum levels of this hormone tend to increase long before the actual birth (parturition)
  • Along with the baby’s weight pushing down on your organs in your abdominal area, these hormone changes can also contribute to urinary incontinence in pregnant women.
  • Regardless of the type of delivery and your best exercise efforts, your pelvic joints never quite regain their pre-pregnancy strength after pregnancy and giving birth.
  • The structural changes in the joint function aggravate your risks of urinary leakage as well as increasing your risk of urinary or vaginal prolapse.
  • As your fetus grows inside your womb, your growing belly stretches your pelvic floor muscles.

These changes in your connective tissues and your muscle functions do not, sadly, return to normal even after childbirth. The weakness of your pelvic floor muscles further aggravates the risk of urinary leakage – as does the risk of torn abdominal muscles (which then make it difficult to properly exercise your abdominal area and pelvic floor muscles, especially if you also have an abdominal hernia after pregnancy).

(You’re probably thinking, ‘why doesn’t anyone tell you this BEFORE you get pregnant?’)

  • During birth when the baby is moving towards the vagina, the nerves and muscles that control the bladder functions may undergo excessive stretching or serious injury.
  • This vigorous stretching makes the bladder muscles weaker and sometimes unable to fully control the urinary system, leading to leakage or incontinence.
  • Use of forceps during labour or excessive pushing for extended periods of time (or giving birth to very large-sized babies, not uncommon in diabetic mothers) can also significantly increase the risk of having post-pregnancy bladder dysfunction.

Incontinence Severity: The severity and intensity of leakage vary significantly.

Some women ONLY experience urine leakage when coughing or sneezing or exercising, but others develop a more permanent or more frequent form of chronic incontinence.

Normal physiology of bladder and pelvic floor muscles: the average storage capacity of an adult bladder ranges from 300 ml to 400 ml.

The bladder is a muscular, hollow organ that stores urine which is produced by the kidneys. The storage capacity of the bladder varies from person to person; depending upon several factors like age, gender, overall physical health, and other factors.

  • The pelvic floor muscles surround the bladder outlet area
  • When there is an urge to urinate; the pelvic muscles relax to facilitate the micturition reflex and release the urine

It is imperative to mention that there are several functions of pelvic floor muscles; besides bladder control. Other functions include:

  • Control of bowel movements
  • Support pelvic organs such as uterus, bladder and rectum

In short, weak pelvic floor muscles can aggravate the risks of urinary leakage, which is why so many new mums do pelvic floor exercises and why your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist is so pedantic about how you’re doing your abdominal and pelvic floor exercises.

How to manage urinary incontinence

There are two primary types of treatment modalities to address urinary incontinence in females; surgical and conservative.

The conservative treatment options include exercises BEFORE, DURING and AFTER pregnancy to help retrain the pelvic floor muscles for improving muscle tone and bladder control strength. (6).

Pelvic muscle exercise combined with vaginal cones has been proven to greatly improve the outcome in women living with urinary incontinence.

These can get quite high tech, including using ultrasound during exercises or biofeedback training of the bladder musculature (using electrodes).

For women who are older or not ideal candidates for surgery, doctors might advise placing a device to support the bladder neck.  The surgical treatment option, which is more invasive than exercises alone, involves elevation of the bladder neck.

There’s another, newer non-surgical option that is making many headlines: MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser therapy.  This is offered in our Clinics and you’ll need approximately 4 treatments for best results, with annual follow-up ‘top-up’ treatments; but many patients note that it greatly helps improve vaginal laxity, vaginal atrophy, painful sex and mild urinary incontinence including stress incontinence.  It is essentially a painless treatment that helps strengthen and renew the tissues of the vaginal area including potentially helping the pelvic floor muscles. It takes less than 15 minutes per treatment and is performed by a Female GP in our Clinics.  Phone a Patient Care Coordinator 1300 264 811 for details about Mona Lisa Touch vaginal treatments – or send an enquiry form below.

Preventing Urinary Incontinence: Are there other culprits to urine leakage?

Temporary incontinence is often associated with lifestyle factors and certain dietary habits which may include:

  • high intake of some vitamin supplements (such as Vitamin B or C) that stimulate the bladder
  • increased intake of alcoholic or caffeinated beverages
  • consumption of high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, spicy or sugary foods consumption of carbonated drinks
  • being very overweight or obese

Some lifestyle changes can thereby help in improving the bladder functions; such as:

  • Reducing Obesity can help, as obesity is a recognized risk factor for incontinence – healthy weight loss often helps in regaining muscle strength and tone and being well enough to engage in an active lifestyle and fitness programs to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Quick weight-loss might actually weaken the bladder and abdominal muscles, however, so you’ll want a supervised plan if you have a lot of kilos to lose and be sure you’re strengthening your muscles as you’re losing weight (if you lose weight quickly it is often muscle weight as well as body fat, and that can weaken muscles)
  • Some Doctors recommend avoiding lifting heavy weights or engaging in vigorous training for at least 3 months after child birth to allow the body to heal properly
  • Steer clear of foods that cause constipation
  • Limit the consumption of identified bladder irritants

It is highly recommended to see a Specialist or GP at your earliest convenience if you are experiencing urinary incontinence after a recent medical procedure or childbirth.

Urinary incontinence can be a very embarrassing situation and may significantly compromise your physical, sexual and social relationships.  But it is very important to realize that there are several potentially effective treatment options that can restore your normal quality of life, including the non-invasive option of the Mona Lisa Touch laser.

The Vaginal Laser (Mona Lisa Touch) Procedure in DETAIL

Note: Dr Tina Purdon is Melbourne’s Mona Lisa Touch Practitioner at Coco Ruby in Hawthorn East in Melbourne.

First step: Consultation

  • Medical history taking
  • Assess needs and suitability for treatment
  • Receive QUOTE for packages of 3 or more treatments depending on recommendations from the GP or Surgeon

Second step: Swab and dry the vaginal canal.

  • At the start of your treatment(s), a swab will be inserted into your vagina to dry out the inside as much as possible prior to the insertion of the laser.
  • Drying out the skin prior to vaginal laser treatments is usually the slightly uncomfortable part of the procedure, and most patients report little discomfort during the treatment session.
  • The laser probe is then inserted into the vagina.

Third Step: Insertion of the Laser and Treatment Protocols

  • After the laser is inserted into the vaginal canal, lasers PULSE internally as the device is withdrawn out of your vaginal canal by our female GP
  • You might feel a relatively low-grade vibration inside the vaginal canal which is virtually painless for most women, which is a result of the light flashes of the laser handle treating your vaginal skin
  • If you want the labia skin rejuvenated or mildly tightened using CO2 laser therapy, request this as part of the procedure.
  • This entire inner-canal process lasts for about 5 minutes (MINIMUM) to 10, depending on your comfort levels and treatment areas (labia or just the vaginal canal
  • Your treatment is complete and you will require three treatments about six weeks apart, and then one treatment annually as maintenance, or as required if you experience recurring symptoms that benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatment.

Downtime – how long will I take to recover after having vaginal laser treatment?

  • As the MonaLisa Touch treatment is fairly comfortable and well-tolerated for most patients; many report it is painless as the vaginal canal is structured in a way with limited nerve impacts.
  • You can usually return to most of your normal daily activities following your Treatments.
  • However, strenuous exercise and very hot baths are not advised. You must also refrain from vaginal intercourse for 5 days after treatment in order to allow the vaginal canal surface to heal properly.

How many treatments are required with a vaginal laser before I see results?

Patient trials here and overseas have concluded that the best results (in most cases) are generally achieved from three MonaLisa treatments over 8 to 12 weeks.

  • Most patients see a significant improvement after their first treatment
  • Patients are encouraged to continue with the subsequent MonaLisa sessions as this ensures the most effective, longer-lasting results
  • Results of MonaLisa Touch treatments are generally excellent
  • Some patients have described the treatment as life-changing
  • The extent of improvement varies between individual patients.

How long do MonaLisa Touch treatment results last?

It can vary from patient to patient and may depend on your health, other factors, and the treatments you’ve had.

  • Many of the symptoms treated by the MonaLisa Touch are associated with low hormone levels brought on by menopause.
  • A continued lack of oestrogen production can lead to some symptoms returning down the track.
  • Under the advice of our doctors, patients can have repeated vaginal rejuvenation treatments if their symptoms return.
  • Also, some medications cause urinary incontinence and may limit the effectiveness of laser treatment.
  • Ask your Doctor for treatment plan recommendations for Mona Lisa Vaginal Laser therapy.

Phone us on 1300 264 811 to schedule a consultation to see if Vaginal Laser treatments might work for your concerns.

Is vaginal lasering covered by insurance or medicare?

MonaLisa Touch is NOT currently covered by either Medicare or most Insurance.

Pricing will depend on the number of sessions recommended in your treatment plan. Your treatment plan will be catered to your clinical needs after a GP consultation and exam.

  • Email us using an enquiry form or call 1300 599 990 to arrange your Consultation (consultation fee involved) or arrange a FREE phone consultation for 15 minutes with our team
  • You do NOT need a GP Referral

This site is for Victorian patients (Australia).

If you are outside of Victoria, please visit www.monalisatouch.com.au for your local Clinics. If you are outside of Australia, please visit www.smilemonalisa.com for your local Clinics. Please call 1300 599 990 to contact us if you have any specific questions around our vagina rejuvenation treatment.

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Sandra is a registered Division 1 nurse with over 20 years of experience in injectables and dermal fillers and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Sandra has a long history of supporting Dr Rubinstein and other Plastic Surgeons and Facelift Surgeons to help patients receive a full-face rejuvenation effect, using anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Sandra has a long list of loyal clients and works closely with our Surgeons who perform Facial Rejuvenation Surgery, to get a natural-looking, long-lasting result.

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Dr Tina Purdon is a passionate and highly skilled cosmetic physician. She has a warm, caring manner along with an eye for detail. Dr Tina Purdon offers strategic facial enhancements using non-surgical modalities such as dermal filler, cheek filler, lip filler, chin augmentation and wrinkle relaxing injections to soften facial lines and rejuvenate the facial appearance.

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What Next?

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Injectors and Dermal Clinicians customise surgery & treatments for each patient to suit their particular condition, their desired outcomes and the approach that will work best for a natural, long-lasting result. For more information on the call our Patient Care Team on 1300 264 811 or email us at enquiries@cocoruby.com.au

Book today for a facial consultation and start on a skin rejuvenation or scar treatment plan.

  • Email or Phone 1300 599 990 to arrange an appointment.
  • Book a consultation with Coco Ruby’s Aesthetic Physician, Nurse Injector or Dermal Clinician.
  • Request more information about our facial rejuvenation procedures.