Vaginal atrophy is of common concern to a large number of women and is also the potential to cause high levels of discomfort. Vaginal atrophy is usually caused due to a decrease in the levels of estrogen and gives rise to dryness and irritation in the vaginal area. Most of the post-menopausal women develop this problem. Apart from irritation, extreme pain during sex is also a symptom and it may also result in urinary symptoms like incontinence or frequent urinary tract infections. With the advancement in technology, various Gynecology Laser treatments Toronto have increasingly become a popular choice as they have proven to be effective in relieving the atrophy issues with no downtime.
How does laser treatment work?
Before the laser treatment begins a numbing cream is applied to the vaginal opening so that you don’t feel any discomfort. With the help of the laser, the microscopic thermal injuries are made in the vaginal lining which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin production and increases tissue circulation. This gives rise to the thickening of the vaginal walls by the growth of healthier tissues. The stimulation and regeneration of collagen restore the elasticity and moisture of the vagina and also improves the glycogen levels which are important for the thriving of lactobacilli, which is a healthy bacteria. It is mostly a pain-free procedure with absolutely no downtime.
What are the benefits of the procedure?
If you have been suffering from vaginal atrophy either due to menopause, breast cancer and ovarian cancer and don’t want to take estrogen supplements, then laser treatment is the best option for you to treat the atrophy. In case you have been experiencing extreme pain during intercourse, then undergoing laser treatment can drastically improve the quality of your physical and sexual life. It is also an effective treatment for lichen sclerosis, during which the vulvar skin becomes thin and irritated. Laser treatment is known to provide relief even to those who have been suffering from either urinary incontinence or urinary tract infections.
Who is the perfect candidate?
You are a perfect candidate for laser vaginal treatment if you are being troubled by vaginal dryness or experience pain during sex or burning sensation while urination or frequent urinary tract infections. Though these symptoms are usually experienced by menopausal women they are also often experienced by younger women, especially those who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. One of the best things about the laser treatment is that it is a drug-free, non-invasive procedure which doesn’t contradict with other therapies and hence, can be easily combined with them.
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There are other options available like topical creams, lubricants and moisturizers which claim to help with vaginal dryness but laser treatment continues to be the most effective treatment. It is an innovative technology which produces effective results in a very efficient manner. If you have been suffering from any of the above-discussed issues, then it is time to book a consultation with your gynaecologist and find out which treatment would suit your needs the best.