Bartholin’s gland cysts are the most common type of cyst to occur in women of reproductive age. About two out of 10 women are likely to develop a Bartholin’s gland cyst or cysts at some time in their life. Since they’re often asymptomatic, many women don’t realize that they have Bartholin’s cysts. But if they start to grow or become infected, then pain at the site is quite common. Symptoms may include:
- Pain during sex and walking
- One side the labia majora hanging low
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
If left untreated, a cyst can lead to serious complications. Besides pain, the cyst can become infected and eventually burst. When an abscess ruptures inside the body it can potentially lead to blood poisoning.
How can our CO2 lasers help treat your Bartholin’s cyst?
The main objective of CO2 laser treatment is to remove the cyst or cysts without affecting the Bartholin’s glands. The CO2 lasers accomplish that by vaporizing and removing the Bartholin’s cyst quickly but leaving the glands intact. Benefits include:
- Outpatient procedure
- Completed in about 7 minutes
- Low rates of recurrence
- Requires little intra- or post-operative recovery
What should you expect during and after treatment?
This treatment begins by applying a topical antisepsis and then a local anesthesia. Using the CO2 laser incisions are made which helps to drain the abscess. The interior is then cleaned with a sterile saline solution. During the procedure the laser vaporizes and destroys the capsule tissue.
To help with the healing process we use Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). This solution, which will be injected into the wound post CO2 laser treatment, helps promote the healing process. Before you start your laser treatment, we will draw your blood. Your blood is then filtered through a machine that separates the plasma and platelets. The growth factors in the PRP increase the generation of reparative cells, which can help accelerate healing after treatment.
Your results are only as good as your surgeon
Dr. David Ghozland is a respected, compassionate and dedicated GYN in Santa Monica who specializes in vaginal cosmetic and minimally invasive surgeries. He is associated with three prestigious California hospitals: Cedars Sinai Hospital, St. Johns Medical Center and UCLA Hospital. He utilizes the latest surgical techniques, which involve minimal downtime and mild sedation.
- Our doctors use the latest advances/ technology in medicine
- All procedures are performed by our doctors – no trainees or residents
- Patients fly to us from all over the US for cosmetic gynecology procedures
- Over 1000 successful procedures performed
- Our entire team is dedicated to the success of your procedure, from consultation to recovery