Laser Therapy for Vaginal Atrophy:
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that occurs as women age and results in a dry and itchy vagina. Other common symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy include pain during sex, urine leakage, burning and dryness of the vagina, and prolapse. Until now, the mainstay of treatment has been topical or oral hormone therapy.
Laser therapy is an alternative to topical vaginal medications or it can be used as an addition to medications. It is a straight-forward and safe procedure and results in more hydrated and healthy tissues lining the walls of the vagina. Improvement is generally seen after one treatment; however most ladies will require three treatments each separated by around three months.
The Doctors at the Lilian Cooper Centre can perform a full assessment to check that this treatment is suitable for you. With our associated Gynaecology Specialists at the St Andrews Pelvic Medicine Centre, this treatment can be usually be performed in the consulting rooms without the need to be admitted into Hospital.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of vaginal atrophy, please contact the Lilian Cooper Centre and make an appointment to see one of our Doctors.