Vaginal Rejuvenation & SUI
Aging and multiple childbirths are direct contributors to vaginal alterations, the resulted vaginal relaxation negatively affects sexual gratification and pleasure. The demand for vaginal rejuvenation & tightening treatments is driven by patients desire to restore intimate sexual sensation.
While no single technology can fix all problems, all technologies tend to excel in treating one or two conditions & slightly improve the rest… we advise to choose a technology that is specialized in vaginal rejuvenation & tightening treatments.
Selection of technology of an aesthetic gynecology technology is decided based on 2 factors:
- Treatment safety on mucosal tissues.
- Laser absorption by water.
Vaginal relaxation syndrome (VRS) causes both a physical and psychological distress for women and their partners. The walls of vaginal canal loosen with aging & childbirth resulting in decreased sexual gratification between partners. Solutions like surgical operations are not welcomed by patients due to the associated long downtime & the fear of surgical complications.
The introduction of non-surgical vaginal tightening by lasers was highly appreciated by patients due to the convenience of the painless procedure & its associated no-to-low downtime. The laser induces coagulation of collagen which triggers the formation of new collagen by the body, the new collagen restores the volume & firmness of the mucosal tissues.
A lot of clinical trials were conducted and the most tested energies were Er:YAG & CO2 lasers. Er:YAG has an established higher safety of margin due to its higher water affinity which leads to more absorption & less heat dissipation compared to CO2 laser.
For many women, vaginal relaxation & atrophy involves a set of symptoms like burning & itchiness sensations, vaginal dryness & vaginal discharge that tend to aggravate with time. Fractional lasers ablate microscopic portions of the old mucosal tissue which activates tissue regeneration, this also improves blood supply which improves the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
Among fractional lasers types, Er:YAG laser has the highest water affinity that leads to absorption of the whole energy dose by superficial layers, this leads to a higher safety margin when compared to CO2 laser that has a lower water affinity which results in more penetration and a higher risk. These technologies can also be used to reduce pigmentation of vulva to achieve a better appearance of intimate areas.
Urinary incontinence is an unintentional excretion of urine, it usually happens with physical activities like coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting. The activity increases pressure (stress) on the urinary bladder leading to sphincter inability to hold urine, the condition is not related to psychological stress as the name may suggest.
Fractional lasers induce a thermal effect that causes collagen remodeling in the targeted area, this consequently improves tissue texture which supports bladder neck & urethra and hence improves patient control & urinary retention.