IntimiLase® is the innovative procedure from Europe to tighten the vagina after childbirth, menopause or for those women suffering from Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome, where a degree of laxity has occurred to the vagina. Childbirth is responsible for altering our bodies in so many ways! The over stretching of the vagina and its muscle wall is certainly one way which childbirth has impacted women’s bodies in a negative way. Many men and women can agree that intimacy during intercourse is altered with such laxity. European women were the first to experience this treatment and have not looked back!
This treatment is new to Australia and is very popular due to its gentle, precise nature. There are no needles, no surgery, no pain, no medication and no down time involved. It is a walk-in/walk-out procedure. The Fotona® lasers are the most precise and gentle lasers on the market today and are the world leaders in this gynaecological market.
How Does IntimiLase® Work?
A speculum similar to when having a pap smear is inserted into the vagina and a specialised gynaecological laser probe. The heat from the laser beam harmoniously passes through the vaginal wall and works at a cellular level. The warmth of the laser:
With these activities occurring during the laser treatment, the vagina is encouraged to strengthen the muscular wall, and rebuild new collagen to promote a healthier, stronger, tighter vagina, similar to a young woman before she has given birth. With such positive changes in the vagina, there is, in turn, positive changes in sensation during sexual intercourse and orgasm. 97% of clients during a clinical study by Fotona® reported a high level of satisfaction with the results from the IntimiLase® procedure.
Prior to Your Laser Therapy
Our female clinic doctor and our female registered midwife will be looking after you throughout your IntimiLase journey. Your initial consultation will involve a vaginal assessment and a discussion about your medical and health history. There will be a thorough discussion about the IntimiLase® treatment. Be sure to ask as many questions as you wish.
Two treatments are required to complete your IntimiLase® treatment.
During the Laser Therapy
The laser procedure is similar to having a pap smear. A speculum, similar to a pap smear speculum, is placed into the vagina and then a special laser probe, specific for this procedure, is placed within this speculum. The laser therapy does not hurt; you can hear a pulsed sound of the laser delivering its light beam into the vagina, and you can vaguely feel this sensation too. The probe is moved around gently inside the vagina to laser all the required areas. At times there is a point when the laser is towards the outer edge of the vagina where you will feel the laser sensation differently, but it is not painful. The procedure takes about 40 minutes, and you will be amazed at the ease and comfortable nature of the treatment.
After Your IntimiLase® Therapy
There are no special pre- or post-procedure requirements. One can even return to work after the 40-minute procedure and continue on with normal daily activities. For the following few hours your vagina may feel warm and tingly, but no pain should be associated.
Exercise, lifting or any strenuous activity where stress is put on the core muscles or the pelvic floor must be avoided for a few days. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for two weeks. This allows the region to settle.
Jorge, E. Gaviria, P. Jose, A. Lanz, L. The Safest, Quickest and Easiest Procedure for Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome. Laser & Health Academy. 2013(5) p. 42-46.
Gorsic, M. New Minimally Invasive Laser Gynaecological Treatments. Laser & Health Academy. 2013(5) p. 13-15.