Vulvar and Vaginal Laser

Vulvar and Vaginal Laser

(Non-ablative Laser Erbium: YAG 2940nm)

The vulvar and vaginal laser is an innovative treatment for women at all ages.

Throughout the woman’s life the vagina will suffer changes in the mucosa. With entry into menopause, there is a decrease in estrogen production, leading to mucosal atrophy that leads to decreased vaginal lubrication, burning sensation, itching and consequent pain during sexual intercourse. Also in cases of premature and postpartum ovary failure these complaints may arise.

The initial approach has been vaginal treatment with estrogens, but in some cases with little or no efficacy, and in some situations hormonal treatment is contraindicated.

With the laser the results are more immediate because it promotes stimulation of collagen and elastin production leading to a renewal of the vagina tissue. This becomes thicker and more elastic, allowing a recovery of sensory capacity and decreased pain during sexual intercourse.

In general, the laser promotes the functional strengthening of the connective tissue of the vagina, improving the support of the pelvic floor and decreasing the symptoms of dysfunction.

All women regardless of age can carry out treatment.


  • Vaginal atrophy/ Genitourinary menopause syndrome
  • After treatment of gynecological cancer (breast, endometrium, ovary)
  • Rejuvenation and treatment of vaginal sagging after childbirth (Relaxation syndrome)
  • Mild/moderate stress urinary incontinence

The laser is done in the office, it is a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure. Treatment is done without anesthesia and has an average duration of 20 minutes.

Two sessions are recommended, with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks between them. In certain cases a third session may be required.

Most patients see immediate improvements. The complete result is obtained gradually over a period of 2 to 3 months.

It is advisable to repeat one session once a year.

Dra. Leonor Santos
Hospital da Luz Lisboa
Joaquim Chaves Saúde Miraflores 

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