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A lot of women feel queasy when it comes to sharing intimate issues about common female genital, urinary and vaginal problems with their doctors. There has been great advancement in medicine and with various surgical and non-surgical options available, it has become easier to deal with the female intimate problems. The Fotona Smooth Mode erbium Laser provides various gynaecology treatments which address various areas of concern. It makes use of one device only and there is no downtime.

 How does the procedure work?

Fotona laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure which can be used to address urinary stress incontinence, vaginal dryness, itching, atrophy, vaginal laxity, painful intercourse and prolapse of the uterus. The laser shrinks the tissues it contacts with the help of controlled and pulsed heating. The laser stimulates the angiogenesis, new fibroblast activity and collagen production in the area being treated. Over the period of the next 6 to 8 months, the collagen production matures and the tissues proceed to tighten. If you want to undergo the treatment of vaginal mucosa, you would be needing 2 treatments with a gap of 4 weeks. Whereas in the case of prolapse or atrophy issues more treatments would be needed.

 When should you consider going to the doctor?

Recently if you have noticed any visible changes in the appearance of your labia or vagina or been suffering from drying or painful intercourse or you are dealing with urinary leaks, then you no longer have to deal with. Book a consultation with your surgeon and learn about the surgical and non-surgical options which are available that can help to combat the situation.

 What happens during the consultation?

During the consultation, your doctor will discuss the steps of the treatment that you would be undergoing and would prepare you for it by sharing with you what to expect during the procedure and the recovery. After the laser session, there might be very mild swelling in the treated area. Most patients return to their regular activities immediately after undergoing the laser procedure, which makes it fast, convenient and a popular option.

 What is prolapse?

The internal pelvic organs like the bladder and uterus are supported in their place with the help of various structures like ligament and muscles which over time, weakening of pelvic floor muscles and hormonal change may cause loss of support. This loss of support causes uncomfortable shifting and then prolapse. In prolapse the uterus descends into the vagina, so can the bladder and the rectum. This means that they push against and protrude out of the vaginal space. There are estimates which show that up to half of the women who go through childbirth face prolapse in a manner. The thinning and the laxity of vaginal walls can also become problematic due to childbirth and ageing, which in turn could give rise to the loss of sexual satisfaction and discomfort. It is usually caused by low levels of estrogen as estrogen helps in keeping the vaginal walls thick, moist and elastic.