WOMEN'S HEALTH

Women’s Health

Mona Lisa Touch Laser

If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, frequent urinary tract infections, and painful intercourse, you may have vaginal atrophy. At Southeast Sculpting + Rejuvenation in Fort Mill, South Carolina, board-certified OB/GYN providers Joe Robinson, MD, and Ansley Hilton, MD, offer Female Sexual Health & Rejuvenation® vaginal revitalization treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule a consultation today or book your visit online to find out if Mona Lisa Touch is right for you.
"The doctors and staff are very caring and have clients best interests in mind always!"
Catherine M.

Mona Lisa Touch Laser FAQ'S

  • Female Sexual Health & Rejuvenation® is a series of three minimally invasive laser treatments, separated by 30-45 days,  for women suffering from symptoms of vaginal atrophy due to menopause or the side effects of (breast) cancer treatments. The energy from the laser stimulates collagen production, which in turn leads to a thicker mucosa,  increased functionality, and restored vaginal health.

  • Symptoms of vaginal atrophy can vary in intensity and frequency and may include:

    • Thinning of the vaginal walls with fragile skin that bleeds easily
    • Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Burning and inflammation
    • Mild-to-severe pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse
    • Stress urinary incontinence
    • Pain or burning with urination and increased frequency of urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal atrophy is a condition caused by depleted estrogen stores. While menopause is the most common reason for decreased estrogen levels, breast cancer treatments can also reduce your estrogen production and lead to similar symptoms.

  • A single treatment lasts about five minutes, but successful therapy requires a series of three treatments spread 30-45 days apart. After that, you typically need to return annually for a single follow-up session.

    Most women report that the procedure is fast and relatively painless. The laser provides gentle pulses to the vaginal wall tissue to stimulate collagen production and restore trophic balance. Drs. Hilton and Robinson will also treat the external genital area each visit.

    The board-certified OB/GYN providers at Southeast Sculpting + Rejuvenation have 60+ years of combined experience in treating women’s issues related to aging and disease. You can rely on their medical expertise and compassion to recommend the best and most appropriate treatment available.

    Call Southeast Sculpting + Rejuvenation and make an appointment today or book your visit online to find out how MonaLisa Touch can revitalize your vaginal health and feminine sexual function.  

    * Disclaimer – Results will vary for each individual who uses this product or service

Pelvic Muscle Floor Strengthening

Pelvic health and wellness is not an older woman’s issue but a lifelong issue for every woman.  Strenuous childbirth, multiple births, age related menopause or menopause from disease produce unwanted physical changes that no woman can escape. In the past, women suffered in silence, tolerated the consequences, or submitted to major surgery to resolve the problems. 

Now there are other options worth considering, including our energy based treatments. These treatments include Votiva, VTone, Morpheus8, and Morpheus8V. Call 803-396-2727 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

VTONE

A hands free, pain free mechanical method of skin tightening and toning the pelvic floor muscles by electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). Outcomes are far superior to Kegel exercise. Each treatment is beneficial, six is standard at intervals one week apart. No pain or downtime with this treatment.

VOTIVA

An FDA approved, non-invasive RF therapy used to tighten internal and external vaginal tissues with gentle thermal remodeling. Ideal for those with issues arising from strenuous birth, vaginal laxity, and urinary incontinence, there is no pain or downtime associated with this 20-30 minute procedure. One treatment usually produces immediate results but three is recommended for better and longer lasting effects.

Ask our team about pairing this treatment with Morpheus8V for added benefits.

"Dr. Hilton took all the time we needed for a consult. She was direct but caring and encouraged questions to be asked. All the office staff were kind and friendly!"
Carissa L.

Pelvic Muscle Floor Strengthening FAQ'S

  • Votiva is the latest FDA approved non-invasive device for women’s intimate health related to laxity of the vagina, urethra, and lower bowel area.  It uses radio frequency energy (RF) to tighten the internal and external vaginal tissue using gentle thermal tissue remodeling. The result is a tighter, stronger pelvic floor.

  • Votiva uses two complimentary technologies to address your health issues.  Votiva, with its Votiva handpiece gently and uniformly heats the treated tissue, stimulating new collagen and elastin as well as increasing blood flow and sensation to the treated areas.  It can be used both internally and externally to produce stronger, tighter tissues.

    Votiva is gentle and requires no topical anesthetic.  During treatment a small device, roughly the size of an ultrasound probe is inserted internally for about ten minutes and applied externally for 10-15 minutes to deliver safe and effective heat to the labia, perineum, urethra, and clitoral areas. There is a warm sensation but no pain and no downtime following the procedure.

    The second technology uses the Morpheus8 handpiece to remodel the external vaginal area only.  This uses a more aggresive radio frequency to contract and tighten vaginal tissue and correct labial hypertrophy. It may also be used to treat cosmetic issues like wrinkles and loose skin of the labia.  This procedure requires a topical anesthetic as there may be some discomfort.  While there is no downtime, we do recommend no tubs, pools, or sex for 2-3 days afterwards.

  • Some patients report almost immediate results, however, final results of a single treatment are usually visible after the first few weeks.  Votiva patients report improvement in lubrication, decreased pain, and vaginal discomfort.  Bladder control is improved but most need three treatments for optimum results. We recommend a series of three spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

    • Those who suffer from stress urinary incontinence.
      • If you “leak” when you exercise, or worry when you laugh, cough, or sneeze, you know this is a problem.
    • Those who experience laxity.
    • Those who experience dryness.
    • Those who experience painful intercourse.
    • Those who experience low blood flow and lack of sensitivity.
    • Those who desire a better quality of life.


    Call Southeast Sculpting at 803-396-2727 to schedule your complimentary consultation.  Either of our Board certified OB/GYN physicians has dedicated his or her career to helping women live their best lives.  They will work with you to ascertain the best treatment plan for your concerns and goals. 

MorpheusV

MorpheusV can be combined with PRP or Exosomes to enhance the healing process and the female sexual response. By itself, MorpheusV is intended to repair and rejuvenate the vaginal tissues through microneedling and radio frequency heating. Once the micro- injuries have been created, the body will begin to heal itself, creating collagen to tighten, strengthen, and “plump up” the tissues. When this process is combined with the addition of PRP or exosomes, the effects of the procedure are enhanced. Sexual Sensation may be heightened or rediscovered. 

MorpheusV FAQ'S

  • MorpheusV is the latest innovation in women’s health. With this technology we are able to apply radio frequency bulk heating inside the vagina and under the vaginal mucosa to help alleviate a wide range of issues, from stress urinary incontinence to pain during intercourse.
  • It is Platelet Rich Plasma. A vial of blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge, and its parts separated. The plasma portion is that portion of the blood that speeds up wound healing to create new skin cells and collagen. The value of the PRP lies in the quality of the blood itself. In other words, the age and health of the patient will affect the number of growth factors found in the PRP.

  • Exosomes are microvesicals of genetic material derived from donated fat, bone marrow, or placental stem cells They have predetermined, measured genetic material that is not dependent on the quality of the donor. In fact, scientists consider them to be superior to PRP because they are always consistent and have 10-100 times more growth factors than the average PRP. Exosomes are always available and require no blood draw from the patient. When applied after microneedling or by injection, they greatly increase the effects of the procedure.

    In short, If Morpheus8V is good, it is better with PRP, and best with the addition of Exosomes.

    What can the patient expect?

    • ProNox is available upon request, but oftentimes used for the patient’s comfort. Numbing cream is applied inside the vagina, labia , and clitoral area. If PRP or exosomes are used, the physician will also inject the most sensitive areas with a local anesthetic.
    • Microinjuries are created to the vaginal and periclitoral areas with the Morpheus8V.
    • The PRP or exosomes are then applied by swab or injection to the treated areas.
    • The procedure should take 30-40 minutes.
  • While numbing is an option, many patients do a course of Morpheus8V without numbing or any pain.

    1. Localized sensitivity is expected, but short lived, 1-2 days at most.
    2. Intercourse can be resumed in 4-5 days.
    3. Results will be noted in 2-4 weeks, with significant improvement at three months and continuing for 12-18 months.
    4. An annual touch-up is encouraged.
  • Each session lasts about 30 minutes.

  • Some patients only need 1 or 2 treatments, but a typical course may include 5 treatments spaced out every 3 to 6 weeks.

  • You can run, jump, laugh, cough, without fear and … enjoy sex!

  • Results will start to appear soon after treatment and improve through your treatment course. Some patients notice significant results immediately following their first treatment.

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The team at Southeast Sculpting + Rejuvenation is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. They customize every treatment plan and procedure to deliver desired results, starting with a detailed consultation to learn about each patient’s cosmetic concerns and overall health.

Southeast Sculpting + Rejuvenation is currently welcoming new patients. Appointments are available by calling the practice or scheduling online.