All You Need To Know About Vaginal Laser Treatments

Recent innovations have made laser technology quite common. When we hear the word laser we mostly connect it to skin rejuvenation or tightening, but vaginal laser treatments have been a treatment option for longer than you think. Laser technique is used for vaginal relaxation syndrome, pelvic organ prolapse and Incontinence treatment Toronto. Before making a decision about the treatment, here is all that you need to know about the treatment like what are the issues it targets and how it works.

Issues targeted

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is one of the most commonly faced problems by women and most of the cases go unreported as women are too embarrassed to share it with their doctors. In Stress Urinary Incontinence, an involuntary leak from the bladder takes place when there is increased pressure on the bladder which could be because of sneezing, laughing too hard or exercising. This usually happens because of weak pelvic floor muscles which weaken with age and childbirth.

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome

Vaginal laxity and an increase in the vaginal canal diameter are the symptoms of vaginal relaxation syndrome. It usually happens due to childbirth and the symptoms become stronger after multiple childbirths.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse affects about one-third of the women. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles in the pelvic opening region. The muscles and tissues in these areas usually keep the pelvic organs placed internally. But with age and due to childbirth, the chances of pelvic organ prolapse increase. Organs like the bladder, uterus and the vagina start to descend.

What to expect during the procedure?

Like other laser treatments, laser vaginal treatment is also minimally invasive. During the procedure, a small and gentle insertion piece is placed in the affected area. It is often described as being comfortable and sometimes seven warm. The insertion piece doesn’t cause any pain to the patients but a numbing cream may be applied before starting the treatment to ensure that you feel absolutely no discomfort. Some patients have said that they experience slight irritation or tingling while the procedure is on.

How does the treatment work?

In this treatment, no skin is either cut or burned. Lasers stimulate the production of collagen and tighten and shrink the vaginal tissues.

What to expect after the procedure?

After undergoing the procedure it is normal to have mild swelling and erythema in the treated area. Some patients even go through spotting or increased vaginal secretion for a few days after the procedure. Some patients have even reported a discomfort which is similar to menstrual cramps right after the procedure. All these are normal after the treatment. To ensure the best results, it is crucial that you take special care to prevent any trauma to the treated area. It can be achieved by abstaining from sexual intercourse for at least a week and not inserting tampons for at least one menstrual cycle.