Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Vaginal atrophy occurs when the body does not produce enough oestrogen. Most of the time this will occur after menopause, but can also occur at other times, such as prior to menopause, or if the ovaries are removed. Chemotherapy and hormonal treatments can also cause vaginal atrophy.
Once you have been diagnosed, it will often be recommended that you undergo hormonal therapy. However, many women do not wish to do this due to the possible side effects.
As a result, you may wish to undergo laser treatment. Centre for Surgery uses lasers by Fotona, a world-leading laser company.
Laser treatment eliminates the need to undergo a long-lasting estrogen program to resolve vaginal atrophy. Instead, you can undergo a quick, safe and non-invasive laser treatment.
You will be a suitable candidate if you have vaginal atrophy which you are wanting to treat.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
Vaginal atrophy laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure. It involves no anaesthetic and results in no downtime.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s RenovaLase laser for the treatment of vaginal atrophy symptoms. This is a quick and safe procedure that eliminates the need to have estrogen treatment.
The procedure involves inserting a vaginal probe which emits carbon dioxide laser energy. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, while also avoiding any thermal or ablative damage. This treatment increases hydration and restores vaginal tissue, and reduces any symptoms experienced.
The procedure should involve little pain; you may feel a slight vibration sensation during treatment.
The whole procedure will only take a few minutes to complete.
Vaginal atrophy is performed as a day treatment, so you will be able to return home once your procedure has finished.
This is a non-invasive treatment, so you will be able to return home the same day as the procedure.
For the first 48 hours following treatment, you may feel a slight discomfort, similar to that experienced after a mild sunburn.
Following treatment, you should feel a significant reduction in the vaginal atrophy symptoms.
This is a condition which many women experience, which causes drying and thinning out of the vaginal walls. This can cause a range of symptoms, including soreness, itching, infections, discharge or pain during intercourse.
This condition occurs when the body does not produce enough oestrogen. This commonly occurs after menopause. However, it can also occur in the lead up to menopause or after the removal of both ovaries.
Vaginal atrophy treatment will involve the use of Fotona’s RenovaLase laser.
This laser is able to emit a controlled mild-heating of the vaginal tissue. This stimulates angiogenesis, fibroblast activity and causes new collagen production.
This process causes the vaginal walls to thicken and causes a reduction in the previously experienced symptoms.
There should be no pain experienced throughout your laser treatment. You may feel a slight vibration sensation but no physical pain.
You will not need to have any anaesthetic prior to this procedure.