The use of pulsed CO2 lasers for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.

@article{Salvatore2015TheUO,
  title={The use of pulsed CO2 lasers for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.},
  author={S. Salvatore and S. Athanasiou and M. Candiani},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics \& gynecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          504-8
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This article reviews the literature regarding the safety and efficacy of the use of a pulsed CO2 laser for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). RECENT FINDINGS Prospective observational studies have demonstrated histological changes after the use of pulsed CO2 laser vaginally in atrophic conditions. Increased collagen and extracellular matrix production has been reported together with an increase in the thickness of the vaginal epithelium with the formation of new… Expand
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