What is ProlapLase™?
ProlapLase™ is a non-invasive Er:YAG laser therapy for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
What is a vaginal (pelvic organ) prolapse?
Your pelvic organs include your bladder, uterus (womb) and rectum (back passage). These organs are held in place by tissues called 'fascia' and 'ligaments'. These tissues help to join your pelvic organs to the bony side walls of the pelvis and hold them inside your pelvis.
Your pelvic floor muscles also hold up your pelvic organs from below. If the fascia or ligaments are torn or stretched for any reason, and if your pelvic floor muscles are weak, then your pelvic organs might not be held in their right place and they may bulge or sag down into the vagina.This is known as a pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
How does ProlapLase™ work?
The ProlapLase™ treatment is based on precisely controlled laser-induced photothermal effects of Fotona's 2940 nm Er:YAG laser in mucosa tissue, stimulating collagen remodelling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers. The result of collagen neogenesis and remodelling is shrinkage and tightening of the vaginal canal without removal of any tissue and subsequently improvement of prolapse.
All ProlapLase™ treatments at Alcedonia are performed by our consulting Gynaecologist Dr Colin Sabau
What are the unique advantages of ProlapLase™?
- ProlapLase™ is a minimally invasive, incisionless and virtually painless procedure. No cutting, bleeding or sutures, therefore recovery is exceptionally quick
- ProlapLase™ requires no anaesthesia, antibiotics or pain relief
- ProlapLase™ is a safe, quick, walk-in/walk-out procedure with little to no downtime
Clinical Studies & Research
Novel Minimally Invasive VSP Er:YAG Laser Treatments in Gynecology - Vizintin Z, Rivera M, Fistonić I, Saraçoglu F, Guimares P, Gaviria J, Garcia V, Lukac M, Perhavec T, Marini L. - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2012, No. 1, P. 46-58. VIEW PDF
Laser Treatment of Higher Grade Cystocele. Urska Bizjak Ogrinc, Sabina Sencar. J LA&HA - J Laser Health Acad 2013; 2013(1):S22. VIEW PDF