With the Lotus Gynolaser we are able to offer vaginal rejuvenation, and can treat the symptoms of vaginal ageing and atrophy.
Vaginal laxity is a common complaint in sexually active women. Although the change in sexual satisfaction may be subtle in some cases, it may be drastic in others to the point of significantly affecting personal relationships. Some women may also experience involuntary loss of urine during exercise, laughing, and coughing – this is referred to as stress urinary incontinence. In post-menopausal woman, Vaginal Atrophy results from the lack of oestrogen. This causes thinning of the wall of the vagina and a loss of lubrication in the vaginal mucosa. It can also have a profound effect on sexual function and quality of life for many women.
What is Lotus Gynolaser?
A non-surgical procedure utilizing the latest CO2 fractional Laser technology delivered into the vagina via a vaginal-shaped probe. The procedure consists of 3 treatments over 12 weeks, often with a “touchup” one year later.
What does Lotus Gynolaser accomplish
The Lotus Gynolaser works via pulses of laser energy into the collagen layer of the vaginal mucosa, where concentrated thermal heating leads to collagen and elastin "shrinkage" and secondary regeneration, producing a tightening of the vaginal tissues. The regeneration of the mucosa and underlying connective tissues, restores the normal blood supply to the mucosa resulting in thicker and softer mucosa with normal moisture content.
How does Lotus Gynolaser work?
A laser generator produces safe pulses of patterned pixel-screen laser energy delivered via a tube-shaped intra-vaginal device. These pulses generate laser beams in a grid which vaporise small areas of the vaginal mucosa. This stimulates your body to heal and replace these areas with fresh and healthy mucosa. In addition, the heat generated and new collagen fibres cause some tightening of the vagina.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
Women who have not yet had a child but are dissatisfied with their current tone. Women with laxity after childbirth who plan on another child/children and need "temporary" tightening until their final childbirth, after which they may undergo a permanent surgical tightening procedure if the problem persists. Women with mild urinary incontinence. Women with only modest vaginal laxity and decent musculature, who wish to avoid a surgical procedure. Post-menopausal women with dry, atrophic vaginal tissues. It is ideal for women who have recently given birth and are breastfeeding, especially if they want to have more children. It is recommended to wait 3 months after childbirth to have the procedure. Women may use all forms of birth control including an IUD, or have had previous pelvic surgery such as a vaginal repair or hysterectomy. Many women begin laser hair removal treatments during their Lotus treatments.
Who is not a candidate for this procedure?
Women with a significant pelvic floor vaginal laxity involving significant widening and muscular separation; these women need a surgical repair and will be disappointed with a solely laser procedure. Women with significant urinary incontinence and/or prolapse; these woman need a surgical procedure. Women with very tightened, atrophic vaginas; these women will first need to undergo re-estrogenisation and mild mechanical dilation in order to physically accommodate the treatment probe.
How long does the Lotus treatment benefits last?
Present data suggest that, with 3 treatments over a 12-week time period and especially with a "touchup" after one year, the tightening and continence effects are experienced for at least 2 – 3 years or more.
What to expect during the Lotus vaginal laser procedure?
The procedure is similar to almost any other vaginal gynecologic procedure. It is very similar to having a vaginal ultrasound, except for the laser part. Before the laser is activated, everyone in the room will have to wear special eye protection which will be provided. The laser wand used might feel cool initially when it is inserted. Some women notice vaginal "air puffs" during treatment. Some women feel a sensation they describe as "tingling" which might get stronger near the vaginal opening. There may be a slight "sizzle" sound during the laser pulse. There may be a slight odour from the tissue being heated up. The procedure itself lasts about 10 – 15 minutes. You may leave as soon afterwards as you wish.
What to expect after the Lotus vaginal laser procedure?
Some women may experience a watery discharge or light spotting for a day or two. The vaginal area might feel swollen or full. Do not put anything inside the vagina for 3 – 5 days. This means no tampon or sexual intercourse. After 3 – 5 days, if this area feels normal with no discomfort and no discharge, these restrictions are no longer necessary. Many women have reported an increase in vaginal moisture and lubrication with the first 1 – 2 weeks after the first treatment.