Fraxis Duo CO2 Laser technology is combined with micro-needle fractional radio frequency in the Lotus® laser. Fractional CO2 laser processes have been safely employed for more than 20 years to rejuvenate the sensitive skin of the face. This amazing combination technology provides surface and deep stimulation of the tissues of the vagina and the vulvar vestibule (the external area around the opening of the vagina and the urethra). The combination of surface and deep stimulation increases the effectiveness of the treatment, while reducing its side effects.
The treatment thickens the mucosal tissues (those producing lubricating mucous to the area). It does this by stimulating your body’s own regenerative processes to improve blood circulation, regenerate healthier cells and create more moisture for the cells. All this contributes to a better supply of nutrients to the vaginal mucosa and helps keep the vagina’s walls healthy and elastic.
You should remember that, regardless of any treatments you have, your body’s ageing process does continue, so the benefits, while long-lasting, may decrease with time. In consultation with your doctor, you may receive further treatments if appropriate.
Before Fraxis Duo laser vaginal rejuvenation, you must have had a PAP smear and examination with no abnormalities in the last 12 months.
Many patients notice positive results after just one Lotus® treatment; however we usually recommend a course of 3 or 4 treatments, usually spaced at 4-weekly intervals, to gain the maximum longer-term benefit. Single follow-up Lotus® treatments can be performed when you and your doctor agree it’s required.
Lotus® Laser Proven Technology – for Doctors and the Technically Inclined
The Fraxis LOTUS® is inspired by, and based upon, the most reliable laser therapy design. It uses proven CO2 laser technology that has been used in multiple medical applications for over 50 years.
The CO2 laser was originally invented by Kamar Patal in 1964 and is one of the most high-powered and efficient lasers available. Because of this it has been used extensively in multiple medical fields including neurosurgery, dermatology, plastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, gynaecology and general surgery. It is one of the most widely used of all medical lasers.
Recent studies have documented the beneficial effects of fractional CO2 laser therapy on atrophic vaginal mucosa. The Fraxis LOTUS® now brings this extensive laser experience to add a new dimension to the treatment of vaginal atrophy.
Relevant Scientific Publications:
Microscopic and ultrastructural modifications of postmenopausal atrophic vaginal mucosa after fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment. Nicola Zerbinati, Maurizio Serati, Massimo Origoni, Massimo Candiani, Tommaso Iannitti, Stefano Salvatore, Francesco Marotta & Alberto Calligaro. Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Jan;30(1):429-36.
Microablative fractional CO2 laser improves dyspareunia related to vulvovaginal atrophy: a pilot study. Stefano Salvatore, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Massimo Origoni, Marta Parma, Lavinia Quaranta, Filomena Sileo, Alice Cola, Ilaria Baini, Simone Ferrero, Massimo Candiani, Nicola Zerbinati. Journal of Endometriosis 2014; 6(3): 150 – 156
A 12-week treatment with fractional CO2 laser for vulvovaginal atrophy: a pilot study. Salvatore S, Nappi RE, Zerbinati N, Calligaro A, Ferrero S, Origoni M, Candiani M, Leone Roberti Maggiore U. Climacteric. 2014 Aug;17(4):363-9.
Sexual function after fractional microablative CO2 laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy. Salvatore S, Nappi RE, Parma M, Chionna R, Lagona F, Zerbinati N, Ferrero S, Origoni M, Candiani M, Leone Roberti Maggiore U. Climacteric. 2015 Apr;18(2):219-25.
Vulvo-vaginal atrophy: a new treatment modality using thermo-ablative fractional CO2 laser. Perino A, Calligaro A, Forlani F, Tiberio C, Cucinella G, Svelato A, Saitta S, Calagna G. Maturitas. 2015 Mar;80(3):296-301.