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What is ProlapLase®?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common problem, affecting almost 50% of parous women to some degree. Before ProlapLase® there were only two solutions available: supporting pessaries and surgical methods, both of which have been associated with problems and high levels of adverse effects. ProlapLase® is an innovative and unique non-invasive Er:YAG laser alternative for the treatment of POP. It utilizes the gentle, nonablative photothermal effects of Fotona’s SMOOTH mode to tighten the tissue and contract the vaginal canal. Preliminary clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-perform and safe procedure.

How does Prolapse 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 remodeling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers. The result of collagen neogenesis and remodeling is shrinkage and tightening of the vaginal canal without removal of any tissue.

The ProlapLase® protocol includes three steps:

Step 1: Circular (360°) irradiation of the whole vaginal canal.

Step 2: Angular irradiation of the prolapsed side of the vaginal wall.

Step 3: Irradiation of the vestibule region and prolapsed vaginal wall. Usually, patients will require more than one treatment session (up to four).

Advantages of Prolaplase

With ProlapLase® the overall impact
and burden on the patient’s organism is
minimal, as opposed to more invasive
classical surgical procedures. No special
pre-op preparation or post-op precautions
are necessary. Patients can immediately
return to their normal everyday activities.
Additional advantages of ProlapLase®
are that the procedure is incisionless and
virtually painless, with no cutting, bleeding
or sutures.

Treatment Results 

The results have been shown to be noticeable soon after treatment with stable up results to 18 months post-treatment. After this they start to slowly diminish. A maintenance treatment of one session per year is thus advised after the initial series of sessions to achieve lasting optimal results.
This is a non-surgical procedure; you will have minimal recovery time and will be able to resume your daily routine straight away.

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