Women's Health

You are not alone. Many women suffer from vaginal health-related symptoms from childbirth, aging, menopause and cancer treatment that negatively affect their lifestyle. Nearly 50% of post-menopausal women suffer from stress urinary incontinence and nearly 80% of women experience painful sex, dryness, itching, burning and other discomfort as a result of aging and childbirth. 

Melinda Menezes, MD is the only medical clinic on Kauai offering non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment with AcuPulse C02 laser therapy. This painless procedure stimulates collagen production and new tissue growth to improve dryness, painful sex, urinary incontinence, and other symptoms of vaginal atrophy. 

How does Vaginal Rejuvenation for Women's Health Work?

As we age collagen production slows and the moisture and elasticity of our skin declines. Childbirth, menopause and other factors can accelerate this decline in the vaginal area causing symptoms like laxity, dryness, burning and itching that make sex and intimacy uncomfortable. With targeted C02 laser treatment we can stimulate collagen production, increases blood flow and tissue renewal to rejuvenate, and restore your feminine health.

We don't talk about women's health enough.

We don’t talk about what happens to women’s health after childbirth and menopause. Many women suffer from symptoms of vaginal atrophy including painful sex, urinary incontinence, dryness and more. If you have experienced these symptoms, laser therapy with the AcuPulse C02 laser may improve them. 

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What to Expect?

Vaginal Rejuvenation is a comfortable, in office procedure that requires no anesthetic or down time. Return to work and normal activity immediately following your 5-10 minute procedure. Targeted CO2 laser energy is delivered through a wand to the vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen production.


Many patients report improvement after a single treatment but most treatment plans require up to three sessions. After the initial treatment plan, an annual women’s health treatment is also recommended to maintain results. Dr. Menezes will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to for your health.

FDA Clearance and Vaginal Laser Therapy

On August 1, 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had sent warnings to several companies marketing laser devices and treatments for vaginal rejuvenation. The warning said that marketing these laser devices for the purpose of vaginal rejuvenation or intimate women’s health could be “dangerous and deceptive”.

At Melinda Menezes, MD our first priority is the health and safety of our patients. We would never offer you a product or procedure we didn’t thoroughly research, trust and use ourselves. Read more about FDA clearance and on-label vs. off label use of medical devices.