What is vaginal relaxation & atrophy?
Gynecologists define Vaginal relaxation Syndrome (VRS) as laxity of the vaginal wall. It can bring about a loss of sexual fulfillment for both the woman and her partner. Vaginal Atrophy pertains to the thinning of the vagina wall. This often happens post menopause and is related to dryness.
What are the reasons for vaginal relaxation & atrophy?
The most widely recognized reason for Vaginal Relaxation is overstretching of the vaginal canal through labor and worsens with each new vaginal birth. Other reasons are congenital connective tissue weakness and natural aging. Vaginal Atrophy occurs typically post menopause due to a lack of estrogen.
What are the treatment options?
Until now, women could only obtain effective results for VRS through invasive surgical treatments such as anterior and posterior vaginal plastic surgery. There are many post-operative complications associated with these procedures and a high degree of dissatisfaction with the results. The treatment options for atrophy due to menopause typically involve hormone therapy.
95% of women indicated they experienced a more than moderate level of vaginal tightening.” — Fotona
How does FotonaSmooth work?
The Erbium: YAG has a photothermal heating effect on collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra which causes restructuring and collagen regrowth. This results in a thicker and tighter vagina and urethra, which improves atrophy and prevents urine loss.
The simple 15-minute in-office procedure is highly effective, pain-free, and safe. A special attachment, similar to a speculum as used during a Pap test, is inserted into the vagina, during which the entire vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small handpiece.
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You can leave immediately after the laser vaginal tightening procedure and continue your daily routine. There may be some minimal sensitivity after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days afterwards. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for 1 week after the procedure.