Vaginal Atrophy Treatment
renovalase medical laser treatment
WHAT IS VAGINAL ATROPHY?
Vaginal atrophy or Atrophic Vaginitis is a medical term that describes symptoms associated with thinning, shrinking, inflammation of the vaginal wall lining and genital area with reduction in lubrication.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU SUFFER FROM THIS CONDITION?
In some women this condition will cause vaginal discomfort, redness, itching, dryness, discharge, burning sensation, frequent urinary infections and pain during intercourse. These symptoms affect up to 50 % of women and can significantly reduce quality of life in women during and after menopause.
WHAT CAUSES VAGINAL ATROPHY?
Female hormone Oestrogen affects the health of the tissues in and around vagina. Adequate production of this hormone in pre-menopausal years keeps vagina moist, well lubricated and vaginal wall lining thicker and more elastic.
During and after menopause ovaries produce less Oestrogen and this affects tissues in and around vagina leading to thinning of the tissues and reduced numbers of glands that make mucus.
These hormonal changes contribute to symptoms as described above.
WHAT ARE THE TRADITIONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS?
There are number of different preparations and medications available to alleviate symptoms of vaginal atrophy. From non-hormonal vaginal lubricants, vaginal oestrogen creams to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
These treatments usually work well but the symptoms may return once the treatment is stopped.
WHAT IS RENOVALASE MEDICAL LASER TREATMENT?
RenovaLase® is a revolutionary medical laser treatment designed to improve “trophism” or nutrition and metabolism of vaginal tissues. Treatment improves the function of vaginal mucosa and reverses the effects of atrophy. Non ablative laser beam gently heats vaginal canal, without causing thermal damage, stimulates cell regeneration, increases the amount of collagen, elastin and blood flow in vaginal tissues.
Improved blood flow and repaired vaginal tissues result in increased lubrication and mucosal elasticity.
RenovaLase® is a safe and effective medical laser procedure that can be of great help in cases where hormonal oestrogen treatments are not an option or not desired.
The effects of healthier vaginal tissues and improved symptoms can last for up to12 months.
Yearly booster treatments are advised to maintain longevity and effectiveness of this procedure.
During your initial consultation Dr Janjic will take your medical history, perform an assessment to evaluate if this treatment is likely to help you and answer any questions that you may have.
Your RenovaLase® medical laser procedure will be performed on the following visits. It will take approximately 45 minutes per session
You can leave immediately after the procedure and continue your daily routine. There may be some minimal sensitivity after the treatment and a transparent discharge for 2 to 3 days afterwards. Excessive exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 2 weeks. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for 2 weeks after the procedure.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR ABOUT VAGINAL ATROPHY SYMPTOMS?
By some estimates, nearly half of postmenopausal women experience Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), although relatively few actively seek out treatment. Many women resign themselves to the symptoms or are embarrassed to discuss them with their doctor, resulting in reduced quality of life. It is time to make an appointment to see your doctor if you experience painful intercourse that's not helped by using a vaginal moisturizer or water-based lubricant. It is also a good idea to make appointment if you have vaginal symptoms, such as unusual bleeding, discharge, burning or soreness.