To book an appointment to see Dr. Gianoulis, please call Chrysalis Medispa reception on 47792886. Fees apply to Dr. Gianoulis’s consults.
Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in Australia, accounting for one-third of all cancer diagnoses. Medicare records show there are over 750, 000 non-melanoma skin cancers treated each year – more than 2000 skin cancers each day. At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. The risk is higher in men than women, and the mortality rate is also higher for men – 69% of Australians who die from skin cancer are men.
The good news is, the sooner changes in the skin can be detected, the better the chances of success in intervention. Skin checks are available with Dr. Gianoulis at Chrysalis Medispa. Dr. Gianoulis can also advise on treatment plans for treating skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions.
Dr. Gianoulis performs Pearl and Pearl Fractional ablative lasers in the Chrysalis rooms. Pearl & Pearl Fractional procedures can be utilised to treat sun damage, lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scarring, pigmentation and rough texture. There is downtime associated with these procedures. For more information, book a preliminary appointment with a Chrysalis Medispa skin therapist. These preliminary consultations are free of charge.
Skin cancer treatment
Photodynamic therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment for a variety of skin lesions. Utilising topical medications which are selectively taken up by abnormal cells and activated by a special light source, photodynamic therapy (or PDT) is a simple and painless procedure for treating superficial lesions, undertaken on the premises here at Chrysalis Medispa. To ascertain whether PDT is the right option for you, call us on 47792886 to book an appointment with Dr. Gianoulis.
Mona Lisa Touch
Vaginal atrophy, or vaginal ageing, affects in excess of 40 percent of menopausal and post-menopausal women. The walls of the vagina become thinner and the natural elasticity and blood supply is reduced. The protective mucosa of the vagina can lose hydration and thickness causing a loss of lubrication. The changes in the natural pH balance of the internal environment have detremintal effects on the function and health of the vagina.
What are the physical and emotional effects of vaginal atrophy?
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy may or may not occur simultaneously and may be felt as:
* Vaginal dryness or itchiness
* Burning sensations and irritation of the vagina
* Fissuring of the opening of the vagina
* Pain during sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)
* Vaginal pain
The symptoms of vaginal atrophy can have both a physical and emotional impact on the patient, including affecting her intimate relationships.
Prevalance of vaginal atrophy
In excess of 40 per cent of menopausal and post-menopausal women are affected by vaginal atrophy will experience some or all of the symptoms listed above. In addition, younger women who have used the Pill for prolonged periods, breast-feeding mothers and women who experienced traumatic delivery and severe perineal repair and scarring may also experience these symptoms. Around 60 per cent of breast cancer sufferers can also be affected by vaginal atrophy and unfortunately Hormone Replacement Therapy is not suitable for many of these patients meaning there is no effective treatment for their symptoms.
Existing treatment options for vaginal atrophy
Existing treatments involve making lifestyle changes to improve vulval care and using therapeutic creams such as non-scented barrier cream or topical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT – vaginal estrogen cream) if not contraindicated. The effectiveness of these current treatments is highly dependent on the willingness of the patient to adhere to treatment protocols. In addition, the effects of existing treatments are short term in nature and the benefits are no longer felt if the patient discontinues use.
In comparison, the Mona Lisa Touch procedure addresses a number of the issues causing vaginal atrophy, which means the effects of treatment are long lasting and will be felt independent of any actions performed by the patient. The Mona Lisa Touch treatment is of particular benefit for patients with a past history, or strong family history of breast cancer who may have previously been advised against using HRT and until now have had no effective treatment for their symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
About The MonaLisa Touch Treatment
Mona Lisa Touch is a new non-surgical treatment for vaginal atrophy that has been used Australia since 2013 by a select gynaecologists, urogynaecologists and menopause doctors. It counteracts the effects of vaginal atrophy with a simple 5-minute treatment that stimulates collagen formation beneath the vaginal skin, promoting proliferation of the cells and restoration of vaginal wall strength and blood supply.
The Mona Lisa Touch procedure offers significant advantages over current treatment options as it addresses the issues that cause vaginal atrophy rather than simply working on the symptoms. The Mona Lisa Touch creates longer-lasting relief than current treatments and offers a new and effective option for patient groups who were previously not suitable for existing treatments.
“How Mona Lisa Touch works to stimulate natural regeneration of vaginal tissue and structure”
MonaLisa Touch draws on knowledge learnt over many years in fields such as Dermatology and Aesthetic medicine to deliver an effective treatment the stimulates fibroblast cells in the skin to promote natural regeneration processes. This stimulates collagen formation underneath the vaginal skin, promotes proliferation of the cells and restoration of blood supply. In as little as 30 days after treatment there is regeneration of new tissue in the vaginal walls and the protective mucosa recovers volume, hydration and elasticity.
By restoring the natural pH balance of the vaginal mucosa, and targeting the causes of vaginal atrophy, many of the symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritation and fissuring are greatly reduced or disappear – all with virtually no side effects or discomfort.
In addition, improvements in the structure and positioning of the vagina mean that some external surgical procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginaplasty may be avoided in mild to moderate cases.
Mona Lisa Touch is a no-downtime, painless procedure
The MonaLisa Touch is a 5-minute, painless, no-downtime treatment. The only post-treatment advice is to abstain from exercise for 24 hours and from sexual intercourse for 5 days. A course of treatment requires three, five-minute treatments spaced at monthly intervals.
Mona Lisa touch laser procedures are performed in the Queensland Plastic Surgery operating theatres, located just upstairs from Chrysalis Medispa. Upon arrival at Chrysalis, you will be checked in by a member of the Chrysalis Reception team before your Mona Lisa Touch consultation and treatment.