Laser Procedures

Women's Health Care Center of Houston

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Memorial Hermann Tower & Methodist West Campus, Houston, TX

If you have painful, itchy bumps or lesions on your genitals or anus, you may be a candidate for treatment with noninvasive laser technology. At Women’s Health Care Center of Houston, with two locations in Houston, Texas, the skilled medical team offers the latest innovations in laser technology to quickly treat abnormal growths and lesions without incisions or downtime. Find out if laser procedures are right for you by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online.

Laser Procedures Q&A

Why would I need a laser procedure?

The team at Women’s Health Care Center of Houston offers on-site laser procedures for treating certain conditions, including lesions that affect your:

  • Vagina
  • Vulva
  • Anus

If symptoms from a lesion become bothersome or painful, or you notice bleeding or discharge, your Women’s Health Care Center of Houston provider may recommend a laser procedure to remove the lesion without the need for incisions or other surgical procedures.

When should I consider a laser procedure for genital or anal lesions?

Genital lesions can become itchy or painful, sometimes causing discharge, and can develop because of a skin disorder. Other common causes of genital or anal lesions include:

  • Cysts
  • Warts
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases

In some cases, a lesion around the vulva can be an indication you have cancer. For this reason, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Women’s Health Care Center of Houston as soon as possible.

What can I expect during a laser procedure for genital or anal lesions?

The team at Women’s Health Care Center of Houston offers laser treatments for genital or anal lesions in-office on an outpatient basis. They prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the procedure, using a local anesthetic to prevent pain.

Your Women’s Health Care Center of Houston provider uses state-of-the-art laser technologies to destroy the tissue of the lesion without harming the healthy tissue nearby.

How long does it take to recover from laser procedures?

A benefit of laser procedures for treating genital or anal lesions is that treatment requires no surgical incisions. This reduces your risk of excessive bleeding, scarring, and infection.

You can expect to go home to rest after your treatment. Your Women’s Health Care Center of Houston provider may recommend limiting certain activities, including sex and strenuous exercise for a while to ensure you heal properly.

During a follow-up visit, your provider can determine if additional laser treatments are necessary to fully resolve your lesions and prevent further complications.

To learn more about laser procedures for genital or anal lesions, schedule an appointment online or by calling the Women’s Health Care Center of Houston nearest you today.