The CO2 laser is an innovative procedure that delivers fractional CO2 laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue. The procedure is performed in an office environment without the need for anesthesia, with minimal pain or side effects. Another important benefit? This is the first procedural step toward abating urinary incontinence, in many instances.
Issues of gynecologic health are commonly seen in post-menopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and women who have had a hysterectomy. In the US, as many as 50% of 64 million post-menopausal women suffer from changes to their gynecologic health (US Census, 2010), and over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors (National Institutes of Health 2011).
Physicians are calling the procedure "game-changing" as there are currently limited treatment options for restoring gynecologic health. Patients have stated that it is a "life-changing" procedure, and they feel almost immediate results after the first of the three recommended treatments.