Vaginal atrophy or vaginal aging will cause changes in the appearance, structure, and function of the vagina. Women may be affected by it after childbirth or due to hormonal changes or natural aging effects. CO2 laser treatments are an ideal way to restore vaginal rejuvenation in post menopausal women.
Dr. Q Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides safe and proven cosmetic laser treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.
Building a Stronger Vaginal Structure
CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation procedure is designed to remodel the vaginal mucous epithelium layer. As the controlled laser heat penetrates into the deeper tissue, cellular regeneration will occur within the vaginal walls. This will help create a naturally robust and elastic vaginal structure, and restore hydration, lubrication and volume.
Almost any women struggling with vaginal aging or atrophy could be a good candidate for this treatment. CO2 laser treatment can be completed quickly in a convenient medical spa setting. You will not require any significant downtime, and may not feel the need for any pain medication.
Vaginal Conditions Treated with CO2 Laser
A reduction in estrogen levels in post menopausal women may cause the vaginal lining to become less elastic, dryer and thinner. This results in vaginal laxity and may cause discomfort or loss of sexual desire. CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation procedure can effective treat these conditions.
Other conditions corrected with CO2 laser include:
- Burning sensation and itchiness
- Discomfort caused by skin laxity
- Bleeding or pain during sexual intercourse
- Mild urinary incontinence
CO2 lasers can also treat vaginal atrophy caused by the following conditions:
- History of uterine or breast cancers (hormone sensitive cancers)
- Vaginal dryness occurring after breastfeeding
- History of dissatisfactory results with HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
- Suppression of ovarian function following radiation or chemotherapy
How does it Work?
CO2 fractional laser will treat the mucosal surface area in small columns with precise laser beams. Research has shown that vaginal health conditions can be treated with CO2 laser, and it will significantly improve the signs of vaginal laxity in post-menopausal women.
Research has also shown that CO2 laser treatment will create a thickening of the vaginal mucosa. Your treatment provider will use a laser problem to deliver consistent waves of CO2 laser energy in a fractional pattern along the lining of your vagina.
Advanced laser devices will help ensure that the fractional patter is achieved in a uniform manner. The fractional laser treatment will be minimally invasive and allow for quick healing of the treated vaginal tissue. During treatment process, you may feel minor heat sensation, but it is fairly gentle and you may not feel any specific discomfort.
While you may be able to see visible improvement in the vaginal appearance after the first treatment session, for optimal results you should undergo at least three treatments. Your provider may schedule these treatments about four to six weeks apart. You can extend the benefits with an annual maintenance treatment.
Dr. Q Med Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for cosmetic laser treatments.
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.