Gynecology Laser Treatments Toronto are increasingly becoming a popular option to treat several common gynecological and vaginal issues like incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal relaxation syndromes. Most women face these issues either due to ageing or childbirth. If you have been facing any of these problems lately and have made up your mind to undergo laser treatment, the following are some things to keep in mind so that you are fully prepared before undergoing the vaginal laser treatment. The treatment is safe and should be opted for only when you are not pregnant or undergoing menstrual bleeding.
What to expect during the procedure?
As laser vaginal treatments are non-surgical, they tend to be minimally invasive. During the treatment, only a small and gentle piece is inserted and placed in the affected area which needs to be treated. This insertion is often described as comfortable and sometimes even warm by the patients. The insertion piece causes absolutely no pain. In some situations, a numbing cream is applied before undergoing the treatment to ensure that patients do not have to face any discomfort or pain through the procedure. Sometimes patients experience slight irritation or tingling in the affected area while the treatment is on. It is crucial to remember, that during the laser treatment no part of the skin in the treating area is either cut or burned. The laser treatment has been designed in such a way that it is minimally invasive and extremely comfortable.
What to expect after undergoing the procedure?
After having undergone the laser treatment you start to notice mild swelling and erythema in the treated area, then there is no need to worry as it is normal. In some situations, you may even observe spotting or an increase in the vaginal secretion for a few days after undergoing the treatment. Some patients even go through a discomfort after undergoing the procedure which is similar to menstrual cramps. Swelling, spotting and cramps are all common symptoms after undergoing the vaginal laser treatment.
For the best results, you must take every preventive measure to avoid trauma in the treated area. You can do so by abstaining from sexual intercourse for at least a week after the procedure and also refraining from inserting a tampon for one menstrual cycle. Also, avoid any activity for a month which could rapidly increase the pressure on the bladder.
What are the possible risks and complications?
Apart from the short term risks already discussed above, there are no long-term side effects which are associated with laser gynecological treatments. Hence, it is one of the most opted for procedures.