Vaginal Rejuvenation

IncontiLase® & IntimaLase®

vaginal rejuvenation


Our clinic is now offering the newest of non-surgical Er:YAG laser therapies: FDA-approved IntimaLase and Incontilase for treating vaginal relaxation syndrome. The laser has a heating effect on collagen in the vaginal walls, causing restructuring and stimulation of new collagen synthesis, this causes a tightening of the vaginal canal.

Laser treatment for this problem is relatively new. Most people equate lasers with tissue destruction, but the  procedure uses a laser that doesn’t remove or damage tissue.

Here are some frequently asked questions that may be asked regarding Vaginal Rejuvenation Therapy:

Question one

What is this treatment IncontiLase and IntimaLase?


It is a system of laser therapy which works by stimulating collagen growth which leads to vaginal remodelling and increased elasticity of the vaginal walls increasing lubrication and reducing vaginal irregularities. This is an in-clinic procedure which is minimally invasive and requires no post procedure downtime.


Question two

Who will benefit from treatment.


It is primarily designed to improve a variety of vaginal irregularities including vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and genito-urinary syndrome of menopause; simply it is suitable for women who have lost vaginal tone through childbirth or just have had to many birthdays! It is for women who experience leakage of urine when exercising, laughing or sneezing, or who have a loss of sensation during intercourse.

It is a treatment which provides hope for oncology patients with treatment induced menopause or for those whom hormonal therapy is sometimes contra-indicated for example, a past history of breast cancer or those who carry the BRCA (1-2) gene.


Question three

What does it involve?


The procedure involves a probe being inserted into the vagina and rotated during which a series of laser pulses are directed towards the top and side walls.  The procedure takes about twenty minutes and needs to be repeated a further two times, one month apart i.e. a total of three treatments over three months. At each consultation, symptoms will be evaluated before treatment and at each subsequent treatment session, as well as three months following the last treatment.


Question four

Does the procedure hurt?


No, it doesn’t. This is an in-clinic treatment that does not require any preparation or post procedure care. It is remarkably painless. However, towards the end of the treatment, you might experience an altered sensation often described as a pin pricking sensation rather than discomfort, this is very short lived lasting only seconds.


Question five

What can I expect?


The treatment has been carried out for a number of years in Europe and the results are generally very good. You can expect an improvement in the vaginal tone with the result that your vagina may feel a little tighter and quite significantly any small amount of urine leakage is usually reduced quite dramatically. Our patients have reported a significant improvement in quality of life and have been very satisfied with the procedure and results.


Question six

How long do the effects last?


Normally the benefits of the treatment last up to a minimum of two years but in some cases, can be lifelong.


Question seven

Are there any risks?


The treatment is technically straight forward and fairly risk free. Occasionally, patients can feel a mild burning sensation for a couple of days and it is important that you refrain from sexual intercourse for two weeks after the procedure, otherwise, the treatment is pain free.


Question eight

Is this treatment for everybody?


No, not everybody. It is not intended to be a treatment for people with significant incontinence or maybe a prolapse (in these cases surgery maybe the best option). To identify whether you will be suitable for this treatment you will have a consultation with the doctors during which a full medical history will be taken and you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. The doctors will evaluate the information and discuss your suitability for this laser treatment. If treatment is deemed suitable you will undergo a quick gynaecological examination and your urine sample will be tested.


Question nine

Is this what they call a Designer Vagina?


This is a term that I don’t necessarily like and although there is some cosmetic element to the treatment, the treatment is intended to have a far more medical basis to improve urinary incontinence and also improve the quality of sexual intercourse experienced.


Question ten

How do I get more information on the procedure?


You can get more information from SDS Rejuvenate MediSpa. The reassuring aspect of SDS Rejuvenate MediSpa is that the clinic has experience of three qualified doctors with extensive experience in the field of General Medicine, General Practice and Gynaecology.