After menopause, with the reduction of the hormone estrogen in the ovaries, vagina atrophy occurs. Most changes appear in the mucus layer of vagina which overshadows many physiological activities
The genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a new term that describes various menopausal symptoms and signs associated with physical changes of the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract and lower level of the hormone estrogen. The GSM includes symptoms: vaginal dryness, itching sensation, lack of lubrication, painful intercourse, also urinary symptoms stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections. These symptoms will greatly discomfort sex life of women over 50.
Using moisturizers, lubricants, and HRT can offer temporary solutions. VVA is a method with immediate and long lasting effect that can eliminate systematic risks involved in HTR . HTR ‘s long-term effects and safety have not been properly examined.
How laser operates for GMs: It stimulates the superficial lining of vagina( epithelium) and the connective tissue, increases the thickness and the density of tissue fluid and the background tissue, which lead to rejuvenation of vagina.
Consequently, superficial changes modify tissue elasticity and firmness.
A vaginal environment is revitalized to its normal acidic functionality; therefore prevents the spread of disease-causing microbes.
In fact, vaginal laser activates fibroblasts metabolically, stimulates collagen synthesis, modifies background tissue mixture; reconstruct collagen fiber, background material and sufficient hydration. As a result, mucosa functionality is revived to its normal state before menopause