New Laser Treatments Help Everything From Vaginal Dryness To Toenail Fungus

Lasers are amazing -- and although most of the reports in Google News are filled with articles about the Navy's new laser weapons, there are other articles in there going viral about lasers that have nothing to do with warfare.

On such article is from the Cincinnati Enquirer, which speaks about the huge market for correcting vaginal dryness, and how The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati has the first laser approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help rejuvenate the vagina by using the 'Mona Lisa Touch' laser to stimulate collagen creation. The director of urogynecology at The Christ Hospital, Dr. Mickey Karram, explained how the $1,500 'Mona Lisa Touch' treatment works, similar to lasering the face for rejuvenation.

"It's a thin-dot laser applied to skin to stimulate the production of collagen. This has nothing to do with lifting. You're actually creating a healthier skin, more viable but instead of on the face, it's in the vagina."
While reports of the laser treatment for vaginal atrophy seem successful, as witnessed by the glowing results of women who told the Cincinnati Enquirer that their sex lives improved in the wake of their 'Mona Lisa Touch' laser treatments, another type of laser therapy that the New York Times has covered doesn't seem as effective.

That laser treatment is for nail fungus, a procedure that the FDA approved four years ago, says the NYT, pointing to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that discovered that laser treatments didn't help people with the ailment, even after as many as five laser treatments designed to eradicate the nail fungus.

With Google reporting that more than 100,000 people search for information about toenail or foot fungus each month, those suffering from fungus would do well to follow the tips in this article and try one of the nail polishes that the Wall Street Journal reports are formulated to fight foot fungus -- instead of undergoing laser treatments for that malady.

As reported by the Inquisitr, stars like Kim Zolciak use laser treatments to try and rid their bodies of cellulite, while the American Academy of Dermatology runs down the latest list of how consumers are using laser treatments for everything from lessening the appearance of wrinkles to removing unwanted tattoos to using fractionated CO2 lasers to treat acne scars. With new laser treatments being approved by the FDA somewhat regularly, it'll be interesting to see the new and varied uses for laser treatments in the future.

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