The CO2 laser is the latest and most powerful vaginal rejuvenating laser. CO2 a non-surgical fractional laser system works by optically splitting a laser beam into a series of very small dots that are aimed at the inside wall of the vagina.
At the point of contact, the laser dot removes a tiny area of tissue. This creates a microscopic pinhole around the diameter of a human hair. As the body repairs itself, it stimulates cells to create new healthy tissue at the site of the dot and immediately surrounding it. The laser also works to heat the area between dots, stimulating the activity of specialized cells that create elastin and collagen which is the important component of healthy tissue.
The treatment itself is low risk, relatively painless, and suitable for most women. In suitable patients, potential benefits are improvement in stress/urge incontinence, painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), vaginal atrophy, recurrent infections and itchiness, burning and/or dryness associated with menopause.