Vaginal & Bladder Restoration: CO2 Fractional Laser Therapy

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Reverse symptoms and safely restore your vagina and bladder.

Through a revolutionary new fractional laser treatment, a woman’s vaginal wall integrity can be rejuvenated and bladder function restored by stimulating the body to heal itself. The technology stimulates healing through the promotion of new collagen, elastin and vascularization, using a gentle and quick (five minute) treatment.

For women who are postmenopausal, suffering from the side effects of a hysterectomy, are breast cancer survivors, or just battling with vaginal lubrication, bladder urgency, frequency or mild stress incontinence, this in-office procedure can be performed without the need of anesthesia and with virtually no pain, downtime or side effects. And unlike other risky treatments available today, it is completely safe.

In both clinical trials and clinical practice, laser therapy has been shown to provide symptom relief following just one treatment. The recommended cycle includes three 5-minute treatments, six weeks apart.

Watch how the laser treatment works:

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS UROGENITAL ATROPHY?

Atrophy is a condition in which the walls of the vagina and vulva become thinner and drier due to a decrease in estrogen. Many women, particularly after menopause may experience painful intercourse and vaginal dryness. Other related symptoms include burning with urination, the need for frequent and urgent urination, bladder leakage and recurrent urinary tract infections.

WHAT IS CO2 FRACTIONAL LASER THERAPY (AKA MONALISA TOUCH®)?

This is a minimally invasive treatment that can be utilized to improve the health and pliability of the vaginal tissue and mucosa. This in-office procedure is performed by a gynecologist and uses a specially designed CO2 fractional laser to penetrate light deep into the layers of the vaginal wall. The procedure invigorates vaginal tissue and stimulates collagen as well as increasing blood flow to the area. This process can help return the vaginal tissue to a more supple and moist texture. The same mechanism for healing the vagina also heals the bladder and urethral tissues, providing significant and sometimes complete relief from bladder and urinary symptoms.

HOW SUCCESSFUL IS THE THERAPY?

Studies have been done in Europe as well as in leading US institutions, including Stanford University, which continually show that patients have improvement in symptoms as early as a few weeks following the first treatment.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

A total of three treatments are recommended spaced six weeks apart. This timing allows for significant or complete relief of symptoms for approximately one year, after which another treatment session may be recommended.

IS TREATMENT PAINFUL?

The treatment requires no anesthesia or special preparation. You will be assessed by a pelvic physiotherapist and the treatment performed by a gynecologist. During your in-office visit, a small probe is placed in the vagina. You will experience minimal to no discomfort. The treatment time is approximately five minutes, and there is no post treatment medication required. You will have the option to consult with a sexuality psychotherapist.

ARE THERE ANY POST-TREATMENT RESTRICTIONS?

Most women experience minimal pain, however a few women will notice some local discomfort. Full activity is resumed in 24 – 48 hours.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS?

While the treatment is new to North America, recently garnering Health Canada approval, it has been used for several years in Europe and the US. To date, there are no recorded adverse events or serious side effects from patients.

WILL INSURANCE OR OHIP COVER THE COST OF TREATMENT?

Presently this treatment is not covered by provincial health insurance plans. Some private insurance companies may cover this treatment. Medical financing is available through the Institute for Hormonal Health. Please call 905- 844-8884 for further information or email info@hormonalhealth.ca.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS TREATMENT COST?

The treatment cost is $1999 (+ HST), which covers the initial consult plus three sessions at six week intervals.

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