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Vaginal Rejuvenation Instructions 
  • Malignant or pre-malignant pigmented lesions;

  • Known photosensitivity;

  • Pregnancy, possible pregnancy or breast feeding

  • Use of anticoagulation medication or antibiotics in past 2 wks. Do not stop anticoagulants without discussing it with your physician first 

  • Presence of active acne

  • Bacterial or viral infection. If you have a current yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis notify the treating practitioner.  If you have Herpes please notify the practitioner. Antivirals will need to be prescribed 5 days prior and 5 days post treatment 

  • Impaired immune system

  • Have used isotretinoin in the past 12 months

  • No Retin-A in the past 2 wks

  • Scleroderma (Accutane)

  • Diabetes

  • Abnormal pap smear in the past year

After Care Instructions
  • Immediately after the treatment you may feel a slight discomfort for 30minutes -3 hours. This discomfort typically subsides in a short period of time. 

  • Erythema and edema- Redness and swelling of the treated area can be expected and usually subside within ten days but can take longer. Expect irritation, itching, and/or a mild burning sensation, similar to a moderate or severe sunburn. Blistering, scabbing and temporary bruising are also possible.

  • No baths, swimming pools, hot tubs for 7 days

  • No tampons, douching, or SEX for 7 days

  • Soothe and Protect or Aquaphor may be applied to the external labia for 3 days to promote healing. 

  • Cleanse the area with gentle cleanser in the shower

  • Contact our office if you have signs or symptoms of infection. Severe swelling, pain, discharge, and/or fever. 

Potential Side Effects:

  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening) and hypopigmentation (lightening)- CO2 Laser treatments may potentially change the natural color of your skin. Skin redness usually lasts 2 weeks‑3 months and occasionally 6 months following laser skin treatment. Darkening and lightening of the skin in the treated areas can occasionally occur. Mostly it is transient, lasting up to six months, but in rare cases it can be permanent. Occasionally these pigmentary changes occur despite appropriate protection from the sun. A line of demarcation between normal skin and skin treated with lasers can occur.

  • Pinpoint bleeding and pattern- Bleeding and/or grid marks may occur during your CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment. Laser treatment procedures may produce visible patterns within the skin. They typically resolve within 30 days. The occurrence of this is not predictable.

  • Burns ‑ Laser energy can produce burns. Adjacent structures including the eyes may be injured or permanently damaged by the laser beam. Burns are rare yet represent the effect of heat produced within the tissues by laser energy. Additional treatment may be necessary to treat laser bums.

  • Eye damage- There is a risk of accidental eye injury by the laser energy or beam, which could cause blindness or burns of the eyeball.

  • Accutane (Isotretinoin) ‑ Accutane is a prescription medication used to treat certain skin diseases. This drug may impair the ability of skin to heal following treatments for a variable amount of time even after the patient has ceased taking it. Individuals who have taken the drug are advised to allow their skin adequate time to recover from Accutane before undergoing laser skin treatment procedures.

  • Scarring- Although normal healing after the procedure is expected, abnormal scars may occur both in the skin and deeper tissues. In rare cases, keloid scars may result. Scars may be unattractive and of different color than the surrounding skin. Additional treatments may be needed to treat scarring. Strict adherence to all advised post-operative instructions will reduce the possibility of scarring.

  • Infections- This treatment has the potential to cause skin damage, so infection is possible. Infection is unlikely but can be life threatening if it does occur and is left untreated, signs and symptoms of infection are redness, fever, pain, pus and swelling. Should infection occur, you should contact Balanced Soul Wellness for immediate evaluation and treatment. It is important that you tell your provider if you think you have an infection.

  • Herpetic outbreaks can be triggered by CO2 Vaginal Rejuvenation treatments. This applies to both individuals with a past history of Herpes simplex virus infections and individuals with no known history of Herpes simplex virus infections. Specific medications will be prescribed and taken both prior to and following the laser treatment procedure in order to suppress an infection from this virus. An outbreak increases the risk of scarring

  • Pain- You may experience pain after the procedure. If you feel significant discomfort after the treatment, you may take over the counter pain medication to minimize the pain. If pain increases or persists, contact Balanced Soul Wellness for immediate evaluation and treatment. Very infrequently chronic pain may occur after laser skin treatment procedures.

  • Bruising- You may experience some temporary bruising in the treated area which will subside with healing.

  • Blistering- You may experience some temporary Blistering / Bullae in the treated area which will subside with healing.

  • Numbing agent reactions- Your skin may be numbed using an analgesic agent(s) as part of your CO2 vaginal procedure. Analgesics typically include but are not limited to benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. There is the possibility of complications, injury, and even death from analgesics.

  • Prescribed medications- Systemic reactions may result from drugs used during the procedure. Please let your provider know if you are taking over the counter antibiotics or medications.