Vaginal Laser Therapies
As specialists in pelvic floor conditions, we
commonly see patients affected by atrophy
or a condition called genitourinary
syndrome of menopause.
This can cause a number of symptoms
for women, including vaginal dryness, recurrent
infections (vaginal or urinary tract infections),
worsened bladder function and incontinence
and painful intercourse.
Traditional treatments include the use of vaginal
estrogens, however for many women, the use of hormones
is not an acceptable option or has not provided adequate
relief with use.
Fortunately, a newer treatment option is available using
laser or energy based therapy for gynecologist treatments. We have used laser therapies for over 5-years and are the only center in the United States that has conducted research on the impact of laser therapy on vaginal tissue's properties to allow for a customized treatment plan as needed. This allows us to look for baseline elasticity, muscle tone and scar tissue and monitor tissue improvement with treatments.
We are also the only center in the region to have access to two laser options, the MonaLisa Touch (CO2 laser) and the Diva (a combination of Erbium and Yag laser) to allow the most advanced and individualized treatments for our patients.
All patients interested in laser therapy are scheduled for a complete examination and consultation prior to treatment for proper assessment to see whether you are a candidate for the treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the benefits of vaginal laser therapy?
If aging or childbirth is affecting your self-confidence and you would consider a non-surgical approach to vaginal therapy, vaginal laser therapies will make you pleasantly surprised. The benefits associated with the laser treatments include:
Stronger vaginal tissue
Increased sexual satisfaction
Increased vaginal moisture
Improved intimacy with your partner
Improves stress urinary incontinence
How is vaginal laser therapy performed?
Vaginal laser therapy is a quick, safe, and simple procedure that will leave you feeling confident and youthful once again.
The procedure requires the laser probe to be inserted into the vagina and the laser is rotated to treat the vaginal walls in a circumferential pattern. The actual treatment is a quick 5 minute procedure performed in-office by our providers. Following your treatment, you may return to work or your normal schedule.
Vaginal laser therapy recovery
The state of the art technologies of diVA and MonaLisa are not only effective, they require little to no downtime. You may experience mild vagina discharge or bleeding for the first 48 hours. You may return to work immediately after your procedure, allowing you to fit diVa treatment sessions easily into your busy schedule.
How many treatments are needed?
We recommend 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart for the initial therapy, and then annual therapies to maintain the treatment effect.
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