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The Intima laser resurfacing isn’t only for post-menopausal women

Many women are severely affected by the lack of or low levels of the female hormone oestrogen leading to many unpleasant menopausal symptoms. Oestrogen keeps the vaginal tissue healthy, allowing it to maintain its natural physiological function and a healthy vaginal environment. However, problems arise when oestrogen levels start to drop as a result of a natural age related decline or a premature menopause. This hypo-oestrogenic state causes:

  • thinning of the vaginal wall
  • dryness, itching
  • burning with urination
  • pain during intercourse
  • changes to the pH and bacterial flora in the vagina predisposing it to vaginal and bladder infections.

The Intima treatment has been demonstrated to significantly restore the normal vaginal architecture and environment as if the oestrogen was still there; thereby improving many of the unpleasant consequences of low oestrogen states. Most women report significant improvement in sexual function after the very first treatment.

Enjoy sex again! Or enjoy better sex!

Vaginal laxity is a common problem in women whether they have had children or not. Vaginoplasty is an elective surgical procedure that offers to regain the normal vaginal caliber and “tightness” that was lost. However surgery has greater risks, expense and inconvenience and requires recovery time and for many women may not be necessary. The Intima laser treatment is painless, fast, and more affordable and without risks associated with surgery and anaesthesia.

Can't take hormones?

For decades our only option for managing urogenital symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary symptoms was the use of vaginal oestrogen therapy. For many women (20%), hormone therapy fails to relieve urogenital symptoms. Additionally, there are some women who prefer to avoid the risks associated with hormone use or cannot use hormones because of breast cancer history. The Intima laser is a revolutionary treatment for urogenital symptoms attributed to low oestrogenic states or menopause without the use of hormones.

Leaky Bladder

One in three women suffer from urinary incontinence – leaking urine, in particular Urinary Stress Incontinence which is an involuntary leakage of urine occurring during exercise, laughing, coughing, and even during sex. 

There are several traditional treatment options for incontinence such as medications, pelvic floor exercises and mesh tape. Medications are often associated with unpleasant side effects; surgery with post-operative pain, other complications and the need for recovery time. Pelvic floor exercises are just not always that effective.

The Intima laser offers a quick non-invasive, effective alternative for treating vaginal laxity and mild Urinary Stress Incontinence which is safe and requires no recovery time.

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Intima for vaginal symptoms

Intima treatment can provide long-term reversal of the vaginal atrophic (degenerative) changes such as thinning of the mucosa associated with discomfort, dryness, painful intercourse, sensation of burning and urinary incontinence. It has been proved to be a successful way of treating chronic vaginal pain not responding to other forms of treatment.

Intima for bladder symptoms

Intima treatment aims specifically to tighten and firm the anterior vaginal wall, thus restoring support to the base of the overlying bladder and urethra thereby improving the symptoms of urinary incontinence. There is also evidence showing that restoring bladder support reduces frequency of recurrent urinary tract infections.

How is the treatment done?

The laser produces safe pulses of laser energy delivered via a tube shaped individual and sterile vaginal probe.These pulses generate laser beams which create microscopic channels of 0.7mm (700 microns) into the vaginal mucosa at closely spaced intervals. The process causes a mini–defect in the collagen making it shrink while stimulating new collagen and elastin to grow thus bulking and rejuvenating this layer. Rotation of the probe at 360° allows treatment of the entire vaginal canal (please see the video). This leads to an overall tightening of the lax vaginal walls including the upper part of the vagina producing added support for the base of the bladder and urethra.

The initial shrinkage and secondary regeneration also causes stretching of the internal bulbs and crura (structures) of the internal portion of the clitoris resulting in enhanced sexual sensation within the vagina.

The outcome

The outcome of this procedure is the complete remodelling of the vaginal mucosa and the underlying collagen structure as well as the re-establishment of robust “younger-feeling” vaginal tissue enriched in thick and long collagen fibres. A clinical study showed that, at the three-month follow-up after the third treatment, 100% of women reported satisfaction with the treatment and 94% would recommend it to others. Additionally, 82% of women showed a statistically significant improvement in the vaginal health index.

Key points
  • The Internal treatment takes from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition being treated, woman’s age and the condition of vagina. 
  • No pain during the treatment, there may be discomfort when the probe comes close to the vaginal opening
  • No local anaesthetic needed
  • No downtime needed
  • No analgesia needed most of the time
  • Healing cream and post treatment care instructions supplied
  • 7 days a week clinical support
  • Symptoms improvement noticeable within 2 weeks
  • Long lasting effect from one to few years

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