Laser Treatments: La Jolla LifeStyle Lasers
1Dr. David B. Smotrich, founder of La Jolla IVF and Dr. Mel Kurtulus, founder of San Diego Women’s Health, are pleased to announce the incorporation of novel laser treatment services into their respective practices and their joint collaboration in providing these services to their patients. The Laser therapies initially being offered include the MonaLisa® Touch for women’s vaginal/vulvar health and SculpSure® that helps to reduce stubborn fat in certain body areas.
What is MonaLisa® Touch?
MonaLisa® Touch is a fractional CO2 laser that is FDA cleared for the indications of incision, excision, ablation, vaporization and coagulation of body soft tissues in medical fields, including gynecology and genitourinary surgery.
What Conditions Does MonaLisa® Touch Treat?
Millions of women experience vaginal changes as a result of several conditions, including, but not limited to a decline in estrogen, menopause and breast cancer. These changes interfere with their quality of life. MonaLisa® Touch may help improve vaginal and vulvar tissue health and function in women suffering from these vaginal changes. This improvement is due to the ablation, vaporization and coagulation of the vaginal tissue with an increase in blood flow and collagen production as a result of the healing process.
How Does MonaLisa® Touch Work?
MonaLisa® Touch is a relatively fast, in office procedure. The procedure does not require anesthesia and has minimal side effects and downtime. A typical course of treatment is at least 3 laser procedures over 18 weeks, with maintenance treatment about once a year. The number of procedures may vary depending on the patient’s needs.
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure®is a laser procedure that has been approved by the FDA for the fat reduction (lipolysis) of the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs and submental area. It is intended to help reduce stubborn fat in these areas. SculpSure® is a body contouring/sculpting treatment, not a weight loss program.
How Does SculpSure® Work?
It is recommended to have at least 2 treatments, 6 weeks apart on each area requiring fat reduction. We recommend that patients consider a 12 week “LifeStyle Program” for the duration of the SculpSure® treatments. This includes a healthy diet, moderate exercise and SculpSure® “treat to complete” contouring program, based on the patient’s body type and BMI. At the initial complimentary consultation, we will provide our patients with several options for the “LifeStyle Program”.
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