Laser Treatment for Menopause


Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience. It’s as natural as aging. But talking to your doctor about the changes it brings doesn’t always happen as naturally.

Dr. Barbara Plucknett is a Uro-Gynecologist in the Commonwealth Health Physician Network. She is one of the first doctors in the area to offer a laser treatment for some of the most uncomfortable side effects of menopause:

Dr. Barbara Plucknett/Commonwealth Health Physician Network: “Such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning, painful intercourse, sometimes bladder symptoms, frequent urination or reoccurring urinary tract infections.

That’s where the MonaLisa Touch comes in, a procedure that helps cells make more collagen.

The MonaLisa touch is a new carbon dioxide laser so it does laser therapy as you would see people get laser therapy for their face to get rid of old skin, bring back the fresh skin and get rid of wrinkles.

The MonaLisa Touch is FDA Approved. For the last year, Dr. Plucknett has been using it on menopausal patients to improve their symptoms with very good results. It requires three five-minutes in-office visits that have lasting benefits.

Dr. Barbara Plucknett/Commonwealth Health Physician Network: “If you think this is a once a year therapy and your symptom free for the remainder of the year, this make it a whole lot easier for us.”

The procedure costs about $500 per treatment and is not yet covered by insurance.

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