LOTUS Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is described as laxity of the vaginal wall. It can be caused by pregnancy and childbirth and is exacerbated by menopause. It can result in a loss of friction during intercourse, and a reduction in sexual satisfaction for both partners.

Vaginal Atrophy describes the thinning of the vaginal wall and a loss of lubrication in the vaginal mucosa. It can occur as estrogen levels decline. Such individuals will suffer problems of dryness, itching, and poor muscle tone. These conditions can have a profound effect on sexual function and the quality of sexual experience for both partners.

Both of these conditions can occur as a result of:

  • Natural ageing
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Natural or induced menopause
  • Illnesses that interfere with normal female hormonal balance

Symptoms of these conditions include:

  • Vaginal itchiness
  • Vaginal burning
  • Diminished sensation during intercourse
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Decreased sexual sensitivity for both partners
  • Vaginal and vulval pain or discomfort
  • Dryness and loss of lubrication
  • Vaginal laxity (looseness)
  • Stress incontinence
  • Recurrent thrush

Who benefits from this treatment

LOTUS GynoLaser has been proven to be very effective in treating such problems listed above. Not every woman will be a suitable candidate for laser vaginal rejuvenation, which is why a consultation is required prior to treatment. This treatment is not designed to replace hormone therapies or surgical procedures.

How it Works

The LOTUS GynoLaser uses proven CO2 laser technology, which has been extensively used in highly delicate surgical procedures for over 50 years. The developments incorporated in the LOTUS GynoLaser make it one of the most advanced lasers used in modern medicine.

The LOTUS treatment enhances the vaginal mucosa and restores a healthy, youthful structure. It activates the fibroblasts of the mucosa and helps promote collagen synthesis. This results in increased water content, increased small blood vessel formation (capillaries), and better transportation of nutrients. The vaginal mucosa can be left revitalised and rehydrated.

In a process called neocollagenesis, the cells of the vaginal wall are stimulated to produce more elastin and collagen. The natural PH of the vagina is restored and flexibility, strength and moisture content are improved.

Procedure

A consultation is firstly required in order to assess the individual’s condition and determine whether LOTUS GynoLaser is the correct treatment.

On the day of treatment, the individual will prepare for the treatment as if they were preparing for a pap smear.

The laser probe will be inserted into the vagina. This delivers the laser energy to the walls of the vagina and stimulates the mucosal tissue. Treatment will be delivered as the laser head rotates, then the probe will be retracted 1cm and the process repeated. This will occur for the length of the vaginal wall, treating the entire mucosal layer.

The process is generally painless, but sensation of heat can occur. The heat from the laser causes the loose tissues of the vagina to contract.

No. of treatments

The number of treatments required vary between individuals. While some women may only require a single treatment, typically multiple treatments spaced a month apart achieve optimal results. If symptoms eventually return the treatment can be repeated.

Downtime

There is minimal down time required with this treatment as most day-to-day activities can be resumed as soon as the procedure is complete. One of our clinic’s medical professionals will advise as to when normal sexual activity can be resumed.

Individuals may notice a slight increase in secretions as the vagina adjusts after treatment. This tends to resolve in the days following treatment. Results usually become noticeable approximately a month after initial treatment.