17 January 2017

Menopausal  Vaginal  Atrophy Treatment with the Microablative Fractional CO2 Laser


Vulvovaginal mucosal  atrophy is seen in a good proportion of menopausal women, with symptoms such as decreased vaginal  lubrication with resultant dryness, itchiness, dyspareunia and contact bleeding.

Treatment of the above problem with  local or systemic therapies give little relief.

Using the well-proven ability of the pulsed fractional CO2 laser for mucosal regeneration, a significant clinically appreciated thickening of the mucosa  and collagen synthesis is noted in the  vagina.

The Pentagon grand Ultra-pulse CO2 fractional laser is used for three treatments at six weekly intervals. No anaesthesia is required for the treatment, with each session taking approximately 15 minutes.

A recent Pap smear is a requirement and recovery takes about two weeks with some vaginal discharge  needing the use of pads.

The treatment is now available at the Plastic Cosmetic Laser Surgery Centre.

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Menopausal vaginal atrophy treatment with micro ablative fractional CO2 laser – a new approach

Pablo Gonzales Isaza, MD

Paper presented at the 10th Congreso Colombiano De Menapausia

2013 Bogota,DC – Columbia

About The Author - Dr Chandran Arianayagam

Dr Chandran Arianayagam is an internationally trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Based in Coffs Harbour since January 1995, he has trained and worked in India, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. He brings 30 years of experience and expertise to the Mid-North Coast region.

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