When 54-year-old Bayside resident Linda Green decided to try our gynaecological laser treatments, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be painful? Would she be embarrassed? How would her nether regions feel afterwards? In this article, we ask her to give readers the low-down on what it’s like to have a gynaecological laser treatment.
These treatments help with urinary incontinence, vaginal relaxation and vaginal atrophy. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch!
Why did you decide to try the gynaecological laser treatment?
My reason was mainly as a preventative measure. Since going through the menopause, there’s a bit more laxity happening. There was no real medical reason. I did deliver two babies naturally and one was 9 pounds 2 ounces.
How did you feel about seeing a man (Dr Colin Sabau)?
Dr Sabau was lovely. A lot of people say they wouldn’t want a man doing a gynaecological laser treatment, but he was so nice.
Dr Sabau was reassuring and talked me through the whole process. I just felt that I had complete trust in him and it wasn’t stressful at all.
How did the treatment feel?
There was no pain at all. I had the numbing cream and it just felt like a fluttering at first. You can feel heat, but it’s not uncomfortable.
The only part of the treatment I felt was during the last few steps. Dr Sabau was aware that was going to be the worst part of the treatment, and he talked me through it. It was easy.
All up, the laser treatment took about 30 minutes.
Was there any downtime?
I was advised not to have sex for a week to 10 days, but there was no discomfort afterwards. I wouldn’t even know I’d had anything done!
What comes next?
The next treatment is in 6 weeks, then in 6 months.
Note: We will be publishing a follow-up article next year about the results, so watch this space!
Would you recommend the treatment to other women?
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anybody. If it does work, it would be a much better solution than surgery.
Like to know more?
Dr Colin Sabau is a highly regarded Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He has extensive experience with laser procedures for women’s health issues relating to childbirth and menopause. Dr Sabau consults fortnightly on a Thursday.
You can also find details about our gynaecological laser treatments here.
324 Bluff Road, Sandringham
P: 03 9533 1100
* Please note, for privacy reasons we have changed the client’s name in this case study.