Table of Contents
- 1. What is the vaginal gynecological laser?
- 2. Why the gynecological laser?
- 3. What are its main applications?
- 4. How is the treatment?
- 5. When do you start to see the improvements?
- 6. Who can benefit from gynecological laser treatments?
1. What is the vaginal gynecological laser?
The gynecological laser is a head that is inserted into the vagina and emits a beam of thermal energy that is applied in 360º over the entire surface of the vagina, favors blood flow y increases the production of new collagen and vaginal wall thickness.
It is an effective solution that is carried out in a ambulatory, in consultation and without hospital admission, which alleviates, reduces or ends the symptoms related to the lack of estrogens, such as vaginal dryness, itching and burning sensation, The discomfort when urinating or in sexual relations, etc.
2. Why the gynecological laser?
During the childbearing years, estrogens, the main female sex hormone, maintain the flexibility and lubrication of the vaginal wall. From the first to the last period, vaginal health is preserved by these hormones, responsible for maintenance, flexibility, lubrication and proper vulvovaginal function.
Women stop having estrogens in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, at menopause, or in patients treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. In these circumstances, all the organs protected by estrogens, such as the vagina and vulva, suffer a lack of protection that, if we do not treat properly, can lead to them being experienced. profound discomforts in intimate well-being. And if we do not remedy, this series of symptoms will not disappear. On the contrary, with the passage of time its intensity will increase.
3. What are its main applications?
El laser in gynecology allows to treat the vaginal mucosa and its walls, the laxity of said walls, vaginal dryness, the urethra, the Urinary incontinence, correct the labia minora longer and extensive than normal and vulvar melanosis, among other pathologies.
Through minute impacts of thermal energy, the gynecological laser favors high quality collagen production, increases the thickness of the mucosa and the elasticity and hydration of the vulvovaginal tissue.
Effects of vaginal gynecological laser:
- Improves poor lubrication and reduces vaginal dryness.
- Improves hypermobility of the pelvic floor.
- Reduces discomfort when urinating or during sexual intercourse.
- Helps prevent mild urinary incontinence.
- Eliminates vulvar warts (produced by al HPV) and scars after cesarean sections and / or episiotomies.
- Relieves itching and burning sensation.
- It can kill genital infections.
4. How is the treatment?
How long is the session?
10 to 15 min.
Where does it take place?
In the consultation.
Usually only a slight discomfort is felt
The vaginal laser session can last a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes, it is performed in the consultation (not in the operating room) and, after the session, our patients can immediately continue with their usual life.
Most gynecological laser sessions are performed without anesthesia, although it is important to note that each woman is different and it is always necessary to agree with each patient if they prefer local anesthesia.
5. When do you start to see the improvements?
The regeneration process takes several weeks, but the stimulation is immediate. The results are noticed very early, they are cumulative and our patients perceive the improvements from the first session.
With three laser sessions, with an interval of one month between each one, it is usually enough to restore correct vaginal PH, decrease the risk of getting infections and symptoms disappear. In subsequent annual check-ups, it is assessed with each patient if it is necessary to carry out a reminder session.
6. Who can benefit from gynecological laser treatments?
All women can undergo treatment with lvaginal laser, there are no contraindications beyond recommending the treatment in an approved, trustworthy center, and that the devices are used by specialized doctors.
Genitourinary syndrome is related to a decrease in estrogens, (sex hormones that prepare the female genital tract for ovulation and fertilization) originated with menopause.
Women are born with a certain number of eggs, which are also responsible for making estrogens and progesterone, the hormones that control menstruation and ovulation.
La menopause It occurs when the ovaries stop releasing eggs each month, and menstruation disappears. Symptoms are characterized by decreased vaginal lubrication, dryness, itching, a burning sensation, and discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse.
Urinary urgency, incontinence, discomfort when urinating, and an increased propensity for urinary tract infections are also common.
Only 1 in 4 women consults their gynecologist and considers finding a solution to what we doctors call vaginal atrophy yougenitourinary syndrome of menopause.
Why? They are probably embarrassed to talk about their symptoms or because they consider it "normal" to suffer these discomforts with the arrival of menopause.
It is important to highlight that we currently have treatments and that the gynecological laser favors the production of new quality collagen, promotes blood flow and improves genitourinary health without the need for hormonal treatment.
In pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, women temporarily stop having estrogen. All the organs protected by these hormones, such as the vagina and vulva, suffer a lack of protection that, if we do not treat properly, can lead to profound discomforts in intimate well-being.
El vaginal laser treatment is a very beneficial option in postpartum rehabilitation to treat vaginal laxity and Urinary incontinence, and to improve lubrication and elasticity.
Both the risk of incontinence and prolapse (fall of the pelvic organs) multiply after one or more pregnancies. Therefore, to avoid major ills, it is convenient that you consult with your gynecologist when is the best time to start treatment.
Female urinary incontinence
La Female Urinary Incontinence (involuntary loss of urine) It is a very common gynecological problem that, without being serious, has an enormous impact on the life and well-being of a woman.
After pregnancy, childbirth or the onset of menopause, there is frequently a weakening of the pelvic floor, a collection of muscles, nerves, and tissues that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum, and help maintain control over the bladder and bowel movements.
In addition to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, obesity, overexertion and high-impact sports can also alter the activity of the body. pelvic floor, cause it to malfunction and increase the likelihood of Urinary incontinence.
The treatment with gynecological laser it is especially indicated in mild and moderate cases of incontinence. Currently, with the most advanced laser technology in the hands of the best experts, it is possible to significantly improve urinary dysfunctions in very few sessions, safely and effectively.
Treatment for genital prolapse consists of fixing the vagina in the position that corresponds to it. Support tights are used if the patient wants it. The vaginal laser you will achieve your contraction and the recovery of muscle tone.