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Laser in gynecology has made a great career. Laser treatments are used in the treatment of certain gynecological diseases such as urinary incontinence and genital warts, and in plastic surgery of the reproductive organs. Plastic surgery of the labia or vaginoplasty have become a real hit. What should you know about laser gynecological procedures?

Lasers in gynecologybegan to be used relatively recently, but they gained recognition both among doctors and patients.Laser treatment of urinary incontinence, erosions or condylomas is safe and effective. The real hit, however, was the use of lasers in the plastic surgery of intimate organs.

Lasers are devices that emit electromagnetic radiation in the visible, ultraviolet or infrared range. It is very easy to obtain radiation with the minimum width of the emission line, which allows for precise operation of the light beam. Laser treatments give - compared to traditional surgery - fewer complications. The first lasers were red lasers, which acted on the tissue thermally, which allowed to improve the blood supply to the tissues, reduce the inflamed area, eliminate swelling or accelerate wound healing. Initially, they were used in orthopedics and rehabilitation. In gynecology, they are used to treat inflammation of the cervix, vulva, reduce scarring after caesarean section and perineal incision, and improve the function of the bladder in urinary incontinence.

Laser in gynecology: many uses

  • The red laser is used for: treatment of scars after cesarean section and perineal incision, inflammation of the vagina, vulva, cervix, Bartholin's gland.
  • The carbon dioxide laser is used for: removal of condylomas, warts, erosions, small polyps, parts of the cervix due to tissue dysplasia, i.e. precancerous lesions, treatment of ectopy, i.e. tissue displacement (e.g. endometriosis)
  • Erbium Yag laser is used for: treatment of mild and moderate urinary incontinence, improvement of trophic (e.g. hydration), vaginal reduction, reduction and discoloration of the labia.

Laser heals erosions and other lesions

Carbon dioxide lasers are more powerful thanRed. Therefore, they began to be used to remove erosions, diseased fragments of the cervix. And since 2012 - in accordance with the recommendations of European medical societies regarding the treatment of HPV 6 and 11 infections - the carbon dioxide laser is recommended for the treatment of skin lesions arising within the genital organs as a result of HPV infection, e.g. acuminata. Compared to other methods of treatment, the laser "shot" is very precise. This means that only those lesions that need to be removed are removed, without injuring the surrounding he althy tissues. There is no need to use anesthesia for the procedure, because the laser pulse is very short and the temperature, which is set by the doctor beforehand, is so high that the patient does not feel any pain. The change evaporates (is coagulated).


How much does it cost?

  • biostimulation treatment: approx. PLN 800 (8 treatments, each costs approx. PLN 100)
  • removal of condylomas, erosions: approx. PLN 500
  • urinary incontinence treatment: PLN 3-3.5 thousand
  • vaginal reduction: 3-3.5 thousand PLN
  • reduction of labia: 2-2.5 thousand PLN
  • discoloration of the labia: 1-1.5 thousand PLN

Laser improves bladder function in urinary incontinence

For this purpose, jagged erbium lasers are used. The procedure is easy to perform, it can be repeated many times and does not require the patient's anesthesia. Its most valuable feature is that it does not deform the tissues. If the treatment of urinary incontinence is carried out using the classic method, i.e. with tissue damage, there is no turning back in the event of failure. Damaged tissues cannot be corrected. In the case of laser therapy, such a possibility exists. If the tissues do not reconstruct as expected, the laser can be reused without harming the body. Yag and erbium lasers are used to treat mild to moderate incontinence, provided the patient is free from inflammation. The history of this treatment method is only four years old. The qualification for surgery is long. It requires a lot of tests, e.g. cytology, culture, and tests for chlamydia infection. In addition, a gynecological ultrasound and a general urinalysis are performed. It is known from the observations so far that the effects of the treatment last for four years. Should the ailment reappear after this time, it may be repeated. A one-time session of urinary incontinence laser treatment lasts 20-30 minutes. During the procedure, the doctor irradiates the tissues with a laser several hundred times. The patient feels only heat, the most unpleasant when the head is withdrawn.

The laser improves the comfort of intercourse and aesthetics inintimate zone

Yag and erbium lasers are also used to treat disorders of the vaginal statics, i.e. its significant expansion, e.g. after giving birth to a large child, after many births. You might think that vaginal dilation does not make a difference to a woman's overall he alth. But that's not true. During childbirth, collagen fibers may break, and despite the passage of time and sometimes also specialist treatment, they do not regain their former form. By irradiating the vaginal walls with a laser, we increase the temperature in it, which leads to the contraction of collagen fibers. The process of neocolagenesis, i.e. the formation of new collagen fibers, begins. This results in greater flexibility of the vaginal walls. For a month after the procedure, you should abstain from intercourse and use anti-inflammatory agents and drugs containing estrogens (17-ß-estradiol, beta-estradiol). Women who undergo this procedure no longer complain of vaginal dryness or painful intercourse. In addition, they claim that they get more joy from having sex.

The laser also allows discoloration of the labia. Chocolate labia are often found in women who have had children. It happens that this fact is difficult for them to accept. If they want them to turn pink, they can benefit from laser treatment.

The laser is also used for the correction of the labia. It is not uncommon that the labia grow larger and make it difficult to walk or cycle, they are very visible after putting on a bathing suit. Most of all, they make intercourse difficult or even impossible because they wrap around the vagina. It is not a disease-induced change, but an individual trait. It turns out that the use of the right head and irradiation of the labia with the appropriate dose of radiation allows to radically reduce it, which definitely increases the patient's comfort of life.

Safe laser, but only in the hands of a good specialist

All laser treatments are sterile, do not cause complications and, most importantly, do not disturb the continuity of the coatings, i.e. they do not hurt, they do not open wounds. For each patient, a suitable head is prepared, which is previously chemically sterilized, which excludes the transmission of any infection. It seems that lasers will be used more and more in gynecology. There are many reasons for this. One of them is that modern women give birth later and later, so the vaginal walls will not return to their former elasticity after giving birth. Thus, the demand for plastic procedures in the area of ​​the genital tract will increase. When deciding to undergo a gynecological procedurelaser, it is worth remembering that the qualification for its implementation should only be carried out by a gynecologist who perfectly knows the anatomy of a woman's reproductive organs. The same specialist should also perform the procedure, because he knows best what its scope, radiation dose, etc. should be. Putting yourself in the hands of people insufficiently trained to operate such devices may have unpleasant consequences.

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