Sexual health is an important aspect of overall health that changes over a women’s lifetime and problems in sexual health may adversely affect quality of life.
Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a common and underreported condition that can occur at any time in a women’s life, but is more common following menopause due to changes in hormone levels and the effect that they have on the vaginal mucosa.
A new approach to treating the symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy is using fractionated CO2 laser technology with minimal downtime or discomfort. The CO2RE Intima by Candela is a safe and quick non-surgical treatment that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal tissue to induce remodelling of the tissue and stimulation of new collagen.
This TGA approved device allows treatment of the superficial and deep skin layers of both the internal vaginal canal and external vulval skin. Treatments taken only 10 to 15 minutes and have minimal downtime. Patients receive 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart and each year thereafter receive a single treatment to maintain results. In a recent clinical study 81% of patients reported improved sexual gratification following treatment with CO2RE Intima3.
Symptoms of this condition include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Increased urinary frequency
- Urinary urgency
- Urge incontinence
- Pain during intercourse