Tag: Dyspareunia

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]

Tips for your MonaLisa Treatment

Is your MLT appt coming up?  Here are some helpful tips before and after your procedure.   You should have received our handout by now, if not, email Shar for a copy. The MonaLisa Touch device is changing lives as it treats the common symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) including vaginal dryness, painful […]

Lowest Effective Estrogen Dose for the Treatment of GSM: Imvexxy

An estimated 30 million women in the United States currently experience symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).   GSM is defined as: a syndrome of various menopausal symptoms and signs including vaginal and vulvar dryness, burning and irritation as well as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain associated with sex, and urinary urgency or […]

Coming Soon: A New Treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvic that affects between 1 and 8% of the female population.  It can be as high as 50% in women with infertility and is present in as many as 70% of women with pelvic pain.  It’s been over a decade since any new treatments for Endometriosis-associated pain have […]

Seeking Help for Vaginal Dryness

“Like Sandpaper”.   Not usually a comment I hear at the hospital, I turned my head to see what the nurses were discussing.   I could not believe it, they were discussing their vaginas. The conversation was between a few peri- and post-menopausal nurses complaining about the state of their vaginas, using words like “sandpaper”, “the desert” […]

MonaLisa Touch Continues to Prove Successful

  CO2 Fractional Laser treatments for vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA), genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), or the vaginal dryness that comes with menopause and also for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) continues to have remarkable results.   Several new studies have been published establishing the MonaLisa Touch treatment modality as both safe (rare, if any harms reported) and […]

Fractional CO2 Laser: From Skin Rejuvenation to Vulvo-Vaginal Reshaping.

  Filippini M1, Del Duca E2, Negosanti F3,4, Bonciani D5, Negosanti L6, Sannino M4, Cannarozzo G4, Nisticò SP4,7. Author information   Abstract BACKGROUND: The CO2 laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented […]

Restore your Sexuality after menopause

The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women’s Medical Group.   Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (Shar@ElCaminoWomen.com) for more information. Serving Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, […]