J Sex Med 2022 05 31;19(5):761-770. Epub 2022 Mar 31.
Gynecology and Physiopathology of Human Reproduction, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Center for Applied Biomedical Research, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address:
Background: Among treatments for vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA), there is a new kind of energy-based device, the non-ablative CO laser.
Aim: This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of the non-ablative CO laser in menopausal women with VVA as a monotherapy or in association with vaginal estriol or moisturizer.
Methods: Seventy-five women with VVA received laser treatment (Laser group), laser plus estriol gel (Laser+E) or laser plus moisturizers (Laser+M). Read More