Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy and Vaginal Relaxation

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The natural ageing process and childbirth can cause changes to our pelvic floor and pelvic organs that may affect wellbeing and quality of life. Symptoms such as itchiness, dryness, incontinence and vaginal relaxation can often be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and are extremely common:

  • 40% of women suffer from some form of urinary incontinence
  • 80% of women will experience vaginal atrophy

How we can help

We offer a range of cutting-edge laser treatments that can address these issues before considering surgery. The treatment stimulates collagen production in the vagina and tightens the vaginal canal. The result? Improved support to the bladder, greater sexual satisfaction and a better quality of life!

What does the gynaecological laser treat?

  • Post-menopausal vaginal atrophy (dryness) and relaxation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Mild prolapse issues.

Post-menopausal vaginal atrophy and relaxation

After menopause, the vaginal wall can thin due to a lack of estrogen. As a result, the vagina can become dry – a condition referred to as vaginal atrophy. Vaginal relaxation is laxity of the vaginal wall, commonly caused by overstretching during childbirth and ageing. Both conditions can impact negatively on a woman’s sex life. Until now, hormone therapy and surgery were the only options available to women with vaginal relaxation and atrophy.

Urinary incontinence

Changes in the pelvic floor region associated with childbirth, obesity and ageing can cause a woman to involuntary lose urine, due to a weakening of the urethral closure mechanism. In the past, if Kegel exercises (muscular training) failed to improve symptoms, surgery (a urethral sling) was recommended. However, now there’s another option for women – one that does not require hospitalisation.

How does the gynaecological laser work?

The gynecological laser has a photo-thermal heating effect on collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra, which causes restructuring and regrowth of collagen. This results in thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to improve atrophy and prevent urine loss.

You can find out more about our gynaecological laser treatments here.