Laser technology is used to treat various gynecological and vaginal issues. Due to ageing and childbirth, there are many vaginal issues which come up like incontinence, vaginal relaxation syndrome and pelvic floor prolapse. Many women go through incontinence but choose not to talk about it to their surgeons as they feel ashamed and embarrassed. Incontinence treatment Toronto is carried out with the help of laser treatment and can effectively help to manage the problem. If you have been planning to undergo gynecological laser treatment, then we have answered some of the commonly asked questions about it which help you to understand how it can help you.
How does the treatment work?
Lasers are a non-ablative treatment which works by stimulating the production of collagen and shrinking the vaginal tissues. Thermal energy is directed to the vaginal area in the form of short and quick bursts. The laser causes the wavelengths emitted to initiate the production of collagen, which tightens the vaginal canal and also provides greater support to the pelvic region.
How is the treatment performed?
The laser treatment is a two-step procedure. In the first step, the entire vaginal wall is treated with the help of a circular adapter and a full-beam hand-piece. The speculum is rotated at 30 degrees after 3 passes which subsequently treats the vaginal canal. In the second step, the vaginal vestibule and introitus are treated with laser energy being delivered directly to the exterior portion of the vagina.
How many treatments do you need to undergo?
The number of treatments that you need to undergo depends on the issue that you are trying to combat. It is usually recommended to undergo 2 procedure with a gap of at least three weeks between the two. But the number of procedures could be more depending upon the symptoms that you have.
How much does the procedure cost?
The treatment typically costs around $800 to $1000 depending on the issue you are trying to resolve and the laser which is being used. The cost for the treatment is at best when purchased in the form of a package as compared to singular sessions.
What to expect during the laser treatment?
IT is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small and gentle insertion piece is placed in the affected area. It is usually comfortable and sometimes even warm. The insertion piece doesn’t cause pain to the patient. However, a numbing cream is applied before the treatment begins to ensure that you face absolutely no discomfort. There is a slight chance that you might experience slight irritation or tingle in the area which is being treated.
What are the common side-effects?
Mild swelling, erythema, spotting, increase in vaginal secretion and discomfort similar to that of menstrual cramps are some of the common side effects. These subside within a few days of undergoing the treatment. However, there are no major side effects associated with the procedure apart from the ones already mentioned.