Gynecology issues like urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, and other problems can be treated effectively today. Dr. Caroline Colin, MD offers MonaLisa Touch treatments to resolve these issues for her Santa Monica, California area patients.
Some of the most common gynecological issues today include urinary incontinence, chronic vaginal infections, pain during sexual intercourse, vaginal burning, and vaginal itching. If these issues are not treated promptly, it can become increasingly uncomfortable and difficult to live normally. One of the best ways to treat all of these issues is the MonaLisa Touch treatment system. It is a minimally invasive treatment that is performed in the doctor's office. The treatment does not require anesthesia, and pain is rare. To prevent discomfort, the doctor can provide a topical anesthetic cream.
Pain during intercourse often happens because of a decrease in estrogen that starts with menopause. Other symptoms, including vaginal dryness and vaginal itching, are often tied to this decrease in estrogen as well. Some women may also benefit from hormone replacement if their estrogen loss and symptoms are due to menopause. Urinary incontinence may happen in any woman, but it is most common during and after pregnancy and during menopause. The extra weight of pregnancy or other non-pregnancy weight gain can lead the muscles to stretch out, which may eventually result in urinary incontinence. The MonaLisa Touch treatment can correct all of these issues very effectively. It can even improve vaginal tone if the patient has vaginal laxity because of a reduction in mucosal tone.
The MonaLisa Touch treatment device delivers a fractional quantity of carbon dioxide to the tissues of the vaginal wall. The carbon dioxide triggers the vaginal cells to start making new collagen. This, in turn, rejuvenates vaginal tissue and resolves many common gynecological symptoms. The treatment is usually done in 30 to 60 minute sessions, and some people see results right away. Overall, most people need around 3 or 4 treatments for complete symptom resolution.
We accept most major PPO insurance plans. We are not contracted with HMO, Medicare/Medi-cal, or Blue Shield Individual PPO insurance plans. Patients are responsible for deductibles, copays, and out of network expenses. Co-payments are due at the time of service. We accept major credit cards, checks and cash.
"Dr. Colin was incredible in the labor room and because of her I now have my wonderful daughter."
"When I arrived I didn't have to wait long at all and Dr. Colin was absolutely amazing. I didn't feel rushed at all."
"I can't wait to come to her for our 2nd baby. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Colin."
"I feel so fortunate that we found her, because I could not imagine going through my pregnancy and birth experience without Dr. Colin."
"I can't recommend Dr. Colin enough. I was lucky to work and live near her offices, but she is a doctor worth traveling for."
"She is matter of fact, but knowledgable and makes you feel at ease and comfortable in the MOST uncomfortable situations."
"THE BEST! Dr. Colin is so friendly, professional and sincere."