Medical Laser Therapy
Women’s Health Plus is able to provide minimally invasive & non-surgical medical laser treatment at our Adelaide women’s health centre.
Urinary incontinence (particularly stress incontinence)
Vaginal prolapse, including front or back vaginal wall prolapse
Atrophic Vaginitis (also known as Genitourinary Syndrome of menopause), which is when the vaginal walls become thin and dry, and recurrent UTIs become a problem
Vaginal laxity and rejuvenation
Pain with sex
Lichen Sclerosis, a condition where thin, white patches of skin develop in the genital area
Vulvar warts and skin tags
The laser beam used in the procedure is directed at the skin or vaginal wall as appropriate. The energy diffuses into the tissues of the affected area and impacts on the collagen of the soft tissue. As a result, the treated tissue becomes enriched with new collagen and becomes tighter and more elastic. Typically symptoms associated with the problem are relieved as a result of this process, but results vary from patient to patient.
Laser therapy is a non-contact, minimally invasive and high precision procedure. Treatment can be performed without anaesthesia or under a local anaesthetic, and there is little pain involved (some patients report a slight feeling of heat that is generally tolerable). There is usually only a short recovery period required, with little pain or inflammation after treatment has been completed.
Many procedures can be performed in around 30-40 minutes; in most instances, patients can return to work the same day. Laser therapy is therefore an ideal procedure for women who are seeking care and treatment for a variety of gynaecological and medical conditions, but who do not want to undergo surgery.
At Women’s Health Plus, our highly trained Doctors perform laser therapy to treat any of the gynaecological or medical conditions described above on site at our east Adelaide medical centre in a fully-equipped treatment room.
Other medical conditions treated with laser at Women’s Health Plus are:
Warts and skin tags in other areas of the body, including neck, upper chest, underarms, or under the breast
Onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection of the toenails and fingernails
Vascular lesions and small veins
Here at Women’s Health Plus our Fotona laser for non-invasive therapies covers a wide range of gynaecology treatments. Fotona is recognised as an industry leader in innovative medical laser technology. We are pleased to offer ProlapLase, IncontiLase, IntimaLase and RenovaLase specific to prolapse, incontinence, vaginal relaxation and genitourinary syndrome of menopause at our clinic. As always you must consult with the Doctor prior to commencing any treatment.
A unique non-invasive laser alternative for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. It is used to tighten the tissue and contract the vaginal canal. Its end purpose is to remodel and shrink/tighten the vaginal canal without removal of any tissue. The key benefit is that there is no special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions necessary. Patients can usually return to their normal everyday activities.
A non-invasive laser therapy for the treatment of mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence. A major advantage of IncontiLase is that the procedure is relatively painless (some patients report a slight feeling of heat that is generally tolerable), with no ablation, cutting, bleeding, or sutures. Recovery is typically quite quick, without the need of analgesics or antibiotics.
A unique, laser therapy for non-invasive tightening of the vaginal canal. The indication for IntimaLase is vaginal relaxation syndrome, which is the loss of the optimum structural form of the vagina. This condition is generally associated with over stretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth as well as with natural ageing. This is a minimally invasive procedure that avoids the undesirable complications present with other vaginal tightening methods. Clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal, greater sexual satisfaction and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life.
Please note you must always undergo a thorough initial assessment by the Doctor to discuss your condition and the available management options, including their potential benefit and harm, prior to commencing any treatment.