MIAMI, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This year a number of questionable technologies have emerged with promises of vaginal rejuvenation, including Cynosure's Mona Lisa Touch and a new offering from Sciton. Dr. Rian A. Maercks, an internationally recognized plastic surgeon has released a blog warning women against this new industry target entitled "They're Coming for Your Vagina."
The "vaginal health market" is a relatively new target for industry profiteering, according to Dr. Rian A. Maercks M.D., an internationally recognized plastic surgeon with unique expertise in vaginal rejuvenation and reconstruction. Dr. Maercks has developed several uniquely safe and effective techniques to restore both form and function without scarring and complications most notably the color-corrected MACIE labiaplasty, autologous and incisionless vaginal tightening and the incredibly popular extension of this technique of G-spot enhancement. Maercks finds new marketing of old technology packaged for the vagina very concerning.
The newest offering, "Mona Lisa Touch" by Cynosure is a fractionated CO2 laser that is fired from an intravaginal head with circumferential treatment. Maercks explains that CO2 lasers are considered by most expert level practitioners to be unnecessarily dangerous and of limited efficacy. Most are marketed as "fractional," however, as Maercks explains, "the uncontrolled coagulative effect of these lasers give them poor penetration at safe levels and decrease or completely negate the goals of fractional delivery. In my practice I only use a tunable Erbium beam for ablative procedures which allows complete control and elimination of coagulative damage for precise and reliable results." Repetitive CO2 treatment of the vaginal wall may lead to decreased compliance, scarring and long term damage.
Sciton, the manufacturer of Maercks' prized erbium beam has announced they will be releasing an intravaginal product in January. Dr. Maercks warns in his blog that although this product will certainly have advantages over the CO2 device, the long term effects are unknown and they should be avoided. "Patients have to realize that profit, not efficacy is the motivation here. These treatments will be expensive and could cause complications and will never be able to deliver the improvements in vaginal health that I consistently deliver with special techniques of autologous fat and stem cell transfer and labiaplasty." Maercks expects these devices to be pushed as add on procedures at the gynecologists and family practitioners office in the near future. Maercks recommends that patients review the potential merits of any such procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon who is by definition a laser, wound healing and tissue health expert.
Dr. Rian A. Maercks conducts limited exclusive consultations at The Maercks Institute, 4500 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 104 Miami FL 33137 just outside Miami's incredible design district. Requests can be directed to 305.328.8256 or Email. www.TheMaercksInstitute.com
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