Difference Between Vaginal Rejuvenation with Laser and Without Laser?
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Are lasers worth it?
It is more the hand holding the tool than the tool itself.
That said (surgeon most important) laser and radiofrequency (RF) are elegant upgrades and help a good surgeon be even better...
Vaginal Rejuvenation" is an akward term that means different things to different persons. If you click the "web reference" attached to this answer you will land on a blog I wrote on "perineoplasty" (plastic repair of the opening plus suture elevation of the perineal body and vulvar vestibule.) Add a vaginoplasty to this and you have so-called "vaginal rrejuvenation." BUT-- some docs consider the difference between vaginoplasty and Vag rejuv to be the addition of a labiaplasty. This nomenclature is a mess.
Michael P Goodman MD
Laser labiaplasty with laser incision causes less bleeding, does not require tissue clamping-more gentle
I have used laser incisions exclusively for the most delicate eyelid plastic surgery operations for the past 15 years.
The delicate labial tissues require the same care, which is why i use the laser labiaplasty technique.
Because the laser seals -closes-many small blood vessels during the incision bleeding is less and thus traumatic clamping of the tissues (which causes a crush injury) is not required. Less trauma and less bleeding means quicker recovery and healing.
Many studies in the past 15 years have proven that the laser incision is less traumatic and produces less scarring than traditional scalpel incisions.
Laser incisions are most useful in delicate thin tissues such as the eyelid and the labia. Thus in labiaplasty, the laser has a definite advantage.
I only perform laser labiaplasty-I would not use a scalpel and clamp on these delicate tisssues.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser vs Surgical?
The difference between vagina rejuvenation with and without laser is, without laser it is done surgically by cutting and tightening the tissue by restitching. Patients may return to work in 4-6 weeks. No intercourse for 6 weeks.
By using a laser for vaginal rejuvenation such as Fem Touch, there is no cutting, the laser will shrink the tissue by using heat which stimulates collagen production and fibroblasts that are part of the connective tissue. This is a painless and bloodless procedure, with little down time. It is done in a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
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Rejuvenation with Laser and Without Laser
PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma ) can be added to these procedures which may make a difference in the outcome. It can be injected into the vaginal mucosa to increase circulation and vaginal health , O-shot.PRP can also be used for a “G” Shot which is injected into the G-spot.
Costs for non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation are approximately 3000 - for 3 sessions.Twice yearly or yearly follow up treatments are recommended to maintain vaginal health.If PRP is being added there is an additional $1000-1200 per treatment session.
However, surgery is the most common treatment. Each procedure is customized to the physical findings as well as the desired goals of the patient. There is no one right solution for all patients, but there is a solution for every woman.
I perform a variety of treatments and surgeries to enhance, restore and rejuvenate the female genital region. This includes procedures to improve moisture, sensitivity and tighten the vaginal canal; which can enhance orgasm and restore or improve the appearance of the vulva. This includes the labia minora, labia majora, the clitoral region and the vestibule of the vagina. When necessary and capable, a vaginoplasty may be combined with a #Labiaplasty. Or, if the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small, the size may be increased with fat injections.
Updated - Vaginal Rejuvenation with and without Lasers
The difference between non-laser and laser vaginal rejuvenation is that non-laser vaginal rejuvenation is an elective surgical procedure using a radio frequency (Ellman) device or an electric scalpel (Bovie). Some physicians also use a diode 980 laser to make their incisions. This is the best option for women experiencing significant vaginal relaxation and/or pelvic organ prolapse.
Since 2015 the updated definition for laser vaginal rejuvenation involves the use of CO2 (carbon dioxide) or radio frequency vaginal lasers. These lasers are best utilized by women with mild vaginal relaxation without pelvic organ prolapse. These lasers can also address vaginal atrophy, dryness, painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction and urge incontinence.
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Understanding your options for vaginal rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation: tightening with laser vs Surgery
Labiaplasty or reduction of the labia majora may be performed with laser or RF depending on the patient's anatomy and degree of labial exces. There is no benefit that I have seen between the two types of approaches.
Laser vs no laser vaginal rejuvenation
Vaginal Rejuvenation with Laser and Without Laser.
The answer to your question is nothing. There are no clinical differences in healing time, bleeding, complication rates or anything else that have been shown in the literature. Using the laser is a tool that some surgeons like to utilize to cut tissue however, a number of other tools work just as well in achieving the desired outcome. My suggestion to you is to find an experienced surgeon that you are comfortable with and let them guide you in your decision making.
Laser = Gimmick most often.
Except in very specialized circumstances the use of a laser in surgery is more often than not a gimmick. Using a laser to cut the tissue in Labiaplasty offers very little to improve the outcome in my opinion. I have been performing Labiaplasty for nearly ten years and haven't found the need to use a laser yet.
John Di Saia MD
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