Pretreatment

  • You should have a clear pap smear within the last year. No recent history of infections. A clearance letter from your OB/GYN may be requested.
  • Vaginal rest is required 3 days before the treatment. No sex, tampons, etc.
  • Shower or bathe the morning of the treatment so that the area to be treated is clean.
  • The area must be clean and dry without traces of creams, lotions or other substances that may interact with the laser.
  • Clip or trim long pubic hair.
  • For external treatment, shave the vulvar area beforehand.
  • Dress in loose fitting pants and cotton underwear on the day of treatment.

Posttreatment Instructions for Internal Treatment

  • Vaginal rest for 3 days. No sex, tampons etc.
  • Skin may feel sensitive and may be red, swollen, and itchy in the treated area.
  • Use cold compresses or cold gel packs (20 mins on then 20 mins off) as needed for swelling and discomfort initially.
  • Keep the area moist (Extra Virgin Olive Oil is recommended). Do not use petroleum based products.
  • Clean the area twice a day. Pat the area with a white vinegar and water mixture (1 cap full to 2 cups of water). This will help with any itching. Do not scratch the area.
  • Reapply moisture after cleansing.
  • Panty liners will help contain olive oil and keep the area clean.
  • Most patients resume normal activity as tolerated immediately after procedure.

**The possible associated side effects following this procedure may include vaginal spotting, mild vaginal bleeding, pink or brown vaginal discharge, watery vaginal discharge, irritation, burning upon urination, and discomfort. As the area heals, these will dissipate. **

Posttreatment Instructions for External Treatment

  • Refrain from vaginal sexual activity for 7 days after treatment. No tampons during this time.
  • Clean the area twice a day. Pat the area with a white vinegar and water mixture (1 cap full to 2 cups of water). This will help with any itching. Do not scratch the area.
  • Freezing vinegar/water soaked pads is helpful the first couple of days to ease any discomfort.
  • Keep the area moist (extra virgin olive oil is recommended). Reapply moisture after cleansing. Do not use petroleum based products.
  • Panty liners will help contain olive oil and keep the area clean.
  • Wait 1 day before taking a shower or bath (avoid using hot water on the treated area until healing is complete.)
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights or doing intense physical exercise for 3-4 days following the treatment.
  • Wear loose, cotton underwear. Avoid wearing panty hose and tight-fitting pants until healed.

Please call the office or your provider if you have any questions or concerns.

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