Fractional CO2 Laser
Treatment of genital atrophy (aging), mild to moderate urinary incontinence and vulvar melanoma (darkening) with LASER.
Like all organs of the human body the genitalia undergoes modifications throughout the woman’s life. Gestations, labor trauma, and decreased hormones in menopause alter the anatomical structure and functionality of the vagina.
Fractional Laser is a new laser-assisted treatment for dryness and non-surgical vaginal flaccidity, which can be used in every patient because of its safety and because it is minimally invasive,
The interaction of laser light with the vaginal walls reactivates the metabolism of the atrophic cells, stimulating the production of collagen and increasing the vaginal lubrication.
The application of Fractional Laser does not have the contraindications or side effects of the hormonal therapies that may occur.
Non-surgical and non-hormonal treatments possible with Laser in Gynecology:
Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (IUGA nomenclature / 2012) – “Vagina Frouxa”
The vaginal canal has its diameter defined by the set of muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor.
The term “loose vagina” usually refers to a condition where the vaginal diameter has increased. It is often caused by natural, though traumatic, events such as births; or caused by the natural aging process. Even without vaginal delivery, vaginal relaxation can be observed by the loss of tonus in this musculature and menopause exacerbates due to the lower presence of collagen and elastin.
Labioplasty (Diminution of the small-big lips, aiming for greater comfort when dressing or during intercourse).
The demand for corrective reconstructive surgery is constantly increasing due to the close relationship between aesthetics and the improvement of vaginal and vulvar functionality.
In labioplasty the laser coagulates, minimizes the formation of scars, reduces postoperative discomfort of the patient and increases the firmness and elasticity of the mucosa by stimulating the production of collagen.
The fractionated Co2 laser applied in the vaginal canal in at least two sessions, promotes the increase of collagen and elastin; increases the vascularization of vaginal support tissues (urogenital pamphlet) providing the perception of vaginal filling of the majority of patients undergoing treatment. The satisfaction index is around 86%.
(Gaviria, P., Jose A., Lanz L.,: Vaginal Tightening Laser (LVG) -valuation of a novel noninvasive treatment for vaginal relaxation syndrome-Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 201, No1, P .: 59-66.
Beneficial stimulation of the vaginal and periurethral tissues with the fractionated CO2 Laser improves urinary incontinence in indicated cases.
It is a procedure performed in the office, without cuts, without bleeding, with rapid recovery, painless, without the need for hospitalization or anesthesia and with rapid return to sexual activity.
Menopause determines a variety of changes involving all the organs and systems of a woman’s body. The genital tract is particularly affected by the decline in estrogen production.
More than 50% of all menopausal women complain of typical symptoms of genital atrophy such as dryness, irritation, pain in intercourse and urinary incontinence that strongly interfere with quality of life.
Although little visible some defects cause discomfort and restlessness can interfere in the sexual life of a woman. Postpartum perineal scars, congenital or trauma-induced changes in the vulva, large lips and hymen, hypertrophy of the labia minora or the foreskin of the clitoris.
Women at menopause suffer from vaginal atrophy by drastically reducing ovarian hormones, especially estrogens. The vagina suffers from loss of lubrication, reduction of vaginal mucosa lining leaflets and support ligaments.
Patients at menopause who do not want or can not use hormones benefit from the application of fractional CO2 laser 2 to 3 times a year. Laser promotes the increase of the layers of cells of the vaginal mucosa by the increase of the blood vessels allowing better nutrition and oxygenation; improves collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid; improves the thickness of the stroma of the vaginal mucosa, giving better consistency and folding of the mucosa. As a result of this tissue response, there is greater comfort in sexual intercourse and better urinary incontinence.
Vulvar melanoma (Darkening)
Throughout the life the coloration of the skin can undergo changes due to the physiological processes like the gestation, the use of drugs, or inflammation due to the process of epilation. The increased pigmentation causes the skin to darken in this region.
Peeling of the epithelium with Laser promotes the cleansing of the skin of the large lips, groin, perineal and perianal. The use of individualized creams for each type of skin is associated to potentiate the result and maintain the integrity of the skin.
Important: Before any procedure in the vulvar or vaginal region we evaluated the patient, mainly from the gynecological point of view, to diagnose and treat any existing disease prior to the application of the Laser.