It is a non-surgical procedure proposed for the treatment of vaginal atrophy and laxity and for stress urinary incontinence using the CO2 or Erbium laser. The use of laser for vaginal atrophy is not approved by the FDA (August 2018, US Food and Drug Administration) and the clinical trial (Cruz et al) concluded that laser used as a single procedure compared to estriol or laser+ groups Estriol not only did not improve the vaginal health index but could worsen it.
A more recent article on the use of the CO2 laser concludes that the vaginal health index improved after the first session and was maintained for up to 12 months. There was also an improvement in dryness, itching, and dyspareunia and an increase in collagen and elastin as well as a thicker epithelium.
Ensure you consider all aspects of a procedure. You can speak to your surgeon about these areas of the surgery in more detail during a consultation.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is an office procedure and usually takes 20-40 minutes.
For better results and more comfort, topical anesthesia can be used for laser vaginal rejuvenation.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure
The incorporation to habitual life is immediate, only 3 days of no sexual intercourse are advised.