Stop POP Now: Say Goodbye To Pelvic Organ Prolapse

When we talk about women's intimate issues, pelvic organ prolapse is rarely mentioned. Perhaps because not a lot of women want to talk about this. Most of them might think that this concern is embarrassing, whereas one in three women suffers from pelvic organ prolapse. So, you are not alone. If you are one of them, it is your time to talk about it and get to know ProlapLase, a quick non-surgical procedure to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. It can be the womb (uterus), bowel, bladder, or rectum. This can happen when the muscles and tissues that support the pelvic organs become weak or damaged due to childbirth, menopause, or other factors. 

The symptoms of prolapsed uterus include pressure or heaviness in the pelvic area, a bulge in the vaginal area, discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse, and urinary or bowel problems. Pelvic organ prolapse is not life-threatening, but it can cause pain and discomfort. In severe cases, POP can even cause the pelvic organs to protrude outside of the body. To prevent this happens, a treatment for prolapse is needed.

What is ProlapLase?

ProlapLase is one of Fotona Laser treatments for women's intimate area. It is an innovative non-invasive laser treatment to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Before ProlapLase is invented, surgery is the solution to treat this condition. 

Compared to invasive surgical procedures, ProlapLase has minimal impact and burden on the patient. The procedure is also painless with no downtime, and thus can be an alternative for surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

How Does it Work?

ProlapLase is one of the Fotona Laser treatments to treat intimate area issues. It uses non-ablative photothermal effects to stimulate collagen and remodel the vaginal canal without damaging any surrounding tissue. This procedure is done to tighten and strengthen the tissues that supported prolapsing structure.

The procedure is done by inserting a laser probe into your vaginal canal. Then the Er:YAG laser beam heats the mucosa tissues around the vaginal wall. The penetrated laser stimulates collagen and fiber production. This remodeling process will shrink and tighten the vaginal canal. As a result, the tissues that supported prolapsed uterus become stronger.

ProlapLase treatment last for 30 minutes. Before the procedure, local anesthetic cream will be applied by the nurse on the treated area. You will feel warm when the laser is penetrating your vaginal wall. After the treatment, you can return to your activity immediately.

What Can I Expect After Having ProlapLase?

This laser treatment requires at least three sessions for a long-lasting prolapse correction. For more severe cases, more sessions are needed. However, most patients notice an improvement after their first three sessions.

Frequently Asked Question

Who is the best candidate for ProlapLase?

ProlapLase is a great alternative for those who want to treat pelvic organ prolapse without undergoing surgery. However, ProlapLase cannot help the severe degree of prolapse. In this case, surgery may a good option. Make sure to attend a consultation before choosing the treatment.
Is it painful?

ProlapLase is a gentle laser treatment, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. Furthermore, local anesthetic is used to minimize the discomfort.
Is there any downtime?

ProlapLase uses a non-ablative laser which is no downtime required.
Is there any side effect?

The majority of ProlapLase patients report that there is no side effect. Redness, slight pain, and vaginal discharge occur in a small number of patients. Even so, these side effects will be subsided no longer than a few days.
Do I need some sessions?

Significant results can be achieved after 3-5 sessions, it depends on the prolapse degree. The more severe the degree, the more sessions are needed. However, you can see the prolapse degree is significantly decreasing after the first 3 sessions.
Are the results permanent?

The result of ProlapLase can last up to 18 months after a series of treatments, then start to diminish slowly after. It is recommended to have a maintenance treatment at least one session a year to achieve longer optimal results.

Even though pelvic organ prolapse is relatively common, this can affect your bowel and bladder if not treated. If you think you have pelvic organ prolapse, do not hesitate to talk to us. Discuss your concern with our professional at Eterna Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic.