What is MonaLisa Touch?

MonaLisa Touch is a specialized medical laser system that painlessly stimulates cellular regeneration of vaginal tissue.  The CO2 laser energy promotes collagen production, which restores hydration and elasticity to the tissues of your vaginal wall.

This treatment relieves the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, a frustrating condition that affects the lives of millions of pre- and postmenopausal women.  Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:

  • Vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Pain that may be worse during sex
  • Decreased vaginal elasticity
  • Decreased vaginal muscle tone
  • Urinary incontinence

With only three treatments that take five minutes each and are spaced six weeks apart, MonaLisa Touch leaves you with a narrower, more elastic vagina with improved lubrication.  This can make sex more pleasurable and can enhance your comfort during all of your favorite activities.

The healthy, new tissue also leads to enhanced muscle tone, providing greater control over leaking urine (incontinence).   Many women suffering from urinary incontinence find relief without surgery from MonaLisa Touch.

Who is a good candidate for MonaLisa Touch?

Vaginal atrophy often affects women dealing with hormonal changes.  Decreased estrogen levels cause these unpleasant vaginal symptoms.  Your body produces less estrogen during certain events and stages of life, such as:

  • After pregnancy
  • The years leading up to menopause
  • After menopause
  • After receiving cancer treatment

MonaLisa Touch is especially helpful for breast cancer survivors who wish to reclaim their femininity.  Cancer treatment decreases your hormone levels, which may cause vaginal atrophy as a side effect.

What should I expect from a MonaLisa Touch treatment?

First, Dr. Heimbecker performs a thorough physical and pelvic exam as well as a review of your medical history to make sure MonaLisa Touch is right for you.  Then, he creates a personalized vaginal therapy plan that may include 1 - 3 treatments spaced six weeks apart.

During treatment, you lie on your back while Dr. Heimbecker inserts the MonaLisa Touch vaginal probe.  Treatment isn't painful, but you may experience a light vibration as the probe sends laser energy into your vaginal tissues.

Treatment lasts only five minutes and requires no downtime for recovery.  Most women resume normal activities right away, but you should wait 3 - 4 days before having sex.  You should notice optimal results within a few months and may need to return for annual maintenance treatments.

To schedule your MonaLisa Touch consult, call Advanced Care for Women today to book your appointment. 

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Millions of women suffer from symptoms of vaginal atrophy like dryness, itching, and painful sex, but OB/GYN Paul Heimbecker, MD, FACOG, offers a revolutionary treatment that restores vaginal wellness.  MonaLisa Touch nonsurgical vaginal therapy is available at Advanced Care for Women in Sanford, North Carolina.  To discover the benefits of MonaLisa Touch, call Advanced Care for Women today to book your appointment.

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What is ICON?

Dr. Heimbecker proudly offers ICON laser treatments at Advanced Care for Women because of the system's versatility and ability to deliver such impressive results.  The ICON laser can be used for:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Permanently removing unwanted body and facial hair
  • Clearing vein visibility from your face
  • Minimizing sun damage
  • Revitalizing your skin's tone and texture
  • Minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and scars

The ICON laser blends several of today's leading aesthetic technologies into a single treatment, including IPL (intense pulse lights), melanin readers that target unwanted pigment, and groundbreaking lasers.  The result is a treatment that minimizes the appearances of unwanted cosmetic imperfections (e.g. wrinkles, hair) while leaving your skin youthful, glowing and rejuvenated.

How does ICON work?

ICON uses ablative fractional laser technology.  That's a medical way of saying that this laser can penetrate deeply into your skin, delivering energy that kick-starts your body's ability to grow new skin that's smooth, healthy and beautiful while destroying the body's ability to grow unwanted hair.  ICON can be tailored to your wants and needs.

For example, if you hate shaving or waxing, Dr. Heimbecker can use this treatment to target unwanted hair virtually anywhere on your body.  He directs the ICON laser's energy at unwanted hair follicles, sending enough energy to destroy them so you're left with smooth, hair-free skin.

Similarly, he can direct the laser energy into the skin wherever you have fine lines or wrinkles.  The energy triggers your body's natural healing process, encouraging the production of new, radiant skin that turns back the clock in giving you a more youthful look.

What can I expect during and after my ICON treatment?

The procedure itself is designed to be as quick and comfortable as possible for you.  In fact, most ICON treatments for wrinkle reduction take less than half an hour.  The length of hair removal treatment will depend on your unique skin and the size of the area you want to treat.

What's more, your downtime will be minimal.  Most patients can continue on with their daily activities immediately afterward.  You may notice some redness or swelling at the treatment site.  That is normal and will disappear after a few days.

Some patients can reach their aesthetic goals with just one ICON treatment, but multiple sessions can deliver more dramatic results.  Dr. Heimbecker works with you to develop a treatment plan that's ideal for your unique wants and needs.

For more information about this groundbreaking treatment for smoothing wrinkles, removing hair, and more, call Advanced Care for Women today to book your appointment.

Laser technology has the power to transform the way you look and feel.  Paul Heimbecker, MD, FACOG, of Advanced Care for Women uses the ICON aesthetics laser to help women minimize wrinkles, permanently remove unwanted hair, and more.  For more information about how this innovative treatment can help you reach your aesthetic goals, call the Sanford, North Carolina office today to schedule your appointment.

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