Shamsah Amersi, MD
OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Amersi is a leading OB/GYN who serves patients in and around Santa Monica and the surrounding Los Angeles area. At her practice, Dr. Amersi offers patients advanced treatment of vaginal conditions related to hormonal changes. Using the MonaLisa Touch system, Dr. Amersi can help to restore normal vaginal function and relieve discomfort.
MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Q & A
What is the MonaLisa Touch?
The MonaLisa Touch is an innovative laser treatment designed to address reduced vaginal function and discomfort associated with hormonal changes. This system can treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as burning, dryness, and itching through minimally-invasive laser therapy. The MonaLisa Touch helps patients by rehydrating the walls of the vagina and stimulating collagen production which can help to treat discomfort and reverse vaginal atrophy.
Childbirth, as anyone who’s been through it knows, can feel very much like an extreme sport. And, it turns out, some childbirth-related injuries are surprisingly like sports injuries, including the very long time they need to heal. Many women suffer silently, and those who seek treatment find their options limited to estrogen therapy, specific exercises or additional medications which aren’t for everyone. Dr. Shamsah Amersi is proud to offer her patients a new, FDA approved vaginal laser therapy called the MonaLisa Touch to treat symptoms such as vaginal burning or itching, urinary incontinence including stress and urge incontinence, painful intercourse, vaginal laxity issues, and chronic vaginal infections. Over the course of our lives, 4 out of 5 women will suffer from at least one of these issues. Whether you are a new mother or a grandmother that is starting to see the effects of menopause, Dr. Amersi will create a custom treatment option for you with the MonaLisa Touch.
Symptom relief in as little as ONE visit!
What Conditions can the MonaLisa Touch Treat?
Part of life and aging for women are hormonal changes. Unfortunately, the changes can cause unwanted symptoms. When estrogen levels drop off because of menopause, cancer treatments, hysterectomies, or breast feeding these side effects can occur. The system can treat:
- Treatable Symptoms:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Stress/Urge Incontinence
- Painful Intercourse
- Vaginal Burning/Itching
- Chronic Vaginal Infections
- Vaginal Laxity Issues
What Happens During the Procedure? Is it Safe?
During the treatment, a special fractional CO2 laser is used. This laser has been designed specifically for applications in gynecology. The doctor performing the procedure has been extensively trained and it will not require anesthesia. The factors all make the procedure very safe. The treatments usually last about five minutes. To get the best results, three treatments will be administered over the course of 12 weeks. The procedure should also not cause discomfort. If a patient is sensitive, anesthesia can be used to reduce any discomfort they may feel.
What Will Recovery Be Like?
The patients will be able to return home as soon as the procedure has ended. For the next two to three days, patients should avoid sexual activity. After this time period, patients can go back to their normal routine. Usually patients notice a change after the first treatment. The doctor will provide specific instruction to patients following the procedure and it will be important to adhere to those recommendations. If you are dealing with these symptoms, contact the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amersi.
Who Can Benefit from the Treatment?
Women dealing with vaginal atrophy caused by hormonal changes and are frustrated by the symptoms it causes, especially pain during intercourse, are very good candidates for the procedure and can experience numerous benefits. The treatment is ideal for those who don’t wish to use hormone replacement treatments or undergo major surgery. MonaLisa Touch treatment can improve a woman’s sexual well-being and improve her quality of life without even more side effects occurring.
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Real Patient Testimonial for MonaLisa Touch
I found Dr. Amersi because I was looking for a doctor that provided the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Treatment. I am in my mid 50's, in menopause and heard that this procedure is amazing! Dr. Amersi was kind, thorough and understanding answering all of my concerns and questions regarding how it works and it's effectiveness. I've had 3 treatments and it's amazing. The MonaLisa Touch changed my sex life, no more discomfort and pain! I highly recommend the treatment and Dr. Amersi! She has become my new gynecologist and I love her, her staff and offices too!
- Lynne S.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Amersi is a fantastic, loving, and attentive doctor. She has been nothing but supportive and answers every question I have"
"Dr. Amersi & staff are top notch. From check-in to post appt problems with a prescription, they were attentive, thorough and happy"
"I had a consultation with Dr. Amersi yesterday. Love her! Love the offices!"
"Dr. Amersi is absolutely wonderful. Not only is she attentive and nurturing, but she makes you feel like an old friend"
"It took me 7 years to find the right gynecologist, and Dr. Amersi is it. Her office is so peaceful and her staff is so kind. I am so grateful to have found her!"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about 9 years now and couldn't be more pleased with her level of care, understanding, knowledge and professionalism"
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"Her office was very pretty & her staff was friendly. Even though I hate these types of visits Dr Amersi was very friendly, welcoming & made the visit easy :)"
" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
"Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"
"She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."
"She is a true doctor who works from the heart and with such expertise! She has a way of looking at the whole picture that I think is so important."
"Doctors don't come any better then Amersi! She sincerely cares for her patients and is great at listening and providing the best care possible."
"Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."
"I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."
"Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".
"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion