Laser Vaginal Tightening (IntimaLase)
IntimaLase is a laser therapy by Fotona which works to tighten the vaginal canal. This is a suitable procedure for women who have lost the optimal structural form of the vaginal canal, which generally happens as a result of childbirth or simply from naturally ageing.
“Vaginal laxity or ‘looseness’ affects almost ¼ of all women who have given birth”
Benefits of IntimaLase
- A gentle treatment for restoring the firmness of the vagina and enhancing sexual pleasure
- an effective treatment for vaginal relaxation
- incisionless, minimally invasive
- no anaesthesia needed
- walk-in/walk-out procedure
Our specialist centre at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission as good across all five domains of care.
With Centre for Surgery – you’ve made the right choice
- Our roots in plastic surgery means we understand the continuum of surgical, non surgical and laser treatments and how they can complement one another for optimal results. This allows us to offer a full range of treatment options for our patients.
- We offer our treatments in a premium, unrushed and caring environment that respects your privacy. This is why so many of our patients keep returning to us for further treatments.
- Our highly experienced team offers a full spectrum of aesthetic treatments that include the most advanced technology available.
- Our practitioners have a deep understanding of aesthetic treatments and continue to study them diligently and have followed their development for over 10 years. Each and every one of our practitioners adheres to our practice philosophy of achieving natural looking results.
Dr Paraskevi Demitriadi
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi is a specialist aesthetic gynaecologist and has trained at some of the world’s leading hospitals in all aspects of gynaecology. Dr Dimitriadi continues to practice in a major London teaching hospital. She takes an active interest in research into aesthetic gynaecology and lectures both nationally and internationally on a range of topics in aesthetic gynaecology. She is a full member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology (ESAG).
Dr Dimitriadi is known for her caring, patient-centred approach, supporting all her patients and she always strives to optimise patient outcomes at stages of the patient journey.
Dr Dimitriadi is a highly experienced and advanced practitioner with extensive experience in caring specifically for women and will guide you to the ideal choice for your unique vaginal rejuvenation needs. Dr Dimitriadi is supported by an expert nursing team and all share her enthusiasm about targeting women’s health concerns and have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Dr Dimitriadi is fully committed to adopting a holistic treatment approach and will discuss your lifestyle, set treatment goals, and ensure all questions have been answered before proceeding with the right treatment.
What is vaginal laxity?
The vaginal walls contain collagen fibres. As we age, the collagen stretches and the vaginal walls lose elasticity. This can have a number of negative consequences, such as infections, urinary incontinence and a decrease in pleasure from sexual intercourse.
The procedure involves the use of the Er:YAG non-ablative laser which thermally affects the vaginal tissue. This causes collagen remodelling and stimulates the production of new collagen fibres. Laser vaginal tightening will ensure the vaginal canal is tighter and has a better structure, without having to undergo any surgical procedure.
Ideal candidates for IntimaLase
You will be considered a suitable candidate for this procedure if you wish to tighten the walls of the vaginal canal.
You may have undergone childbirth or have lost structure as a result of ageing. However, this procedure can be performed for anyone over the age of 18, even those who are younger and do not have children.
Before undergoing the laser vaginal tightening procedure, you will be required to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, or whether you should undergo a different gynaecological procedure, such as vaginoplasty.
What does IntimaLase involve?
For the majority of cases, three sessions of IntimaLase® with a one-month interval are sufficient to achieve noticeable results. No special pre-op preparations or post-op precautions are necessary. You can immediately return to your normal everyday activities. Additional advantages of IntimaLase® are that the procedure is incisionless and virtually painless. Recovery is extremely quick without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street. We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
How does Fotona SMOOTH treatment work?The treatments work by stimulating the body’s own regenerative potential. Laser pulses are delivered to the tissue in an optimal, patented laser mode that produces gentle heat pulses in the vaginal mucosal lining, stimulating the formation of new collagen and strengthening vaginal wall support.
Are the results permanent?The results have been shown to be stable up to 18 months post-treatment. After this they start to slowly diminish. A maintenance treatment of one session per year is thus advised after the initial series of sessions to achieve lasting optimal results.
Is it possible to overtighten the vaginal canal after IntimaLase treatment?This cannot be the case as the treatment results in only slight shrinkage of existing collagen and stimulation of the production of natural collagen, enabling regeneration to a pre-condition state.
What is IntimaLase Laser Vaginal Tightening?IntimaLase is a laser therapy treatment which works to tighten the vaginal canal. This is often sought after by women who have experienced childbirth or those who are older.
How long will the procedure take?The procedure will take around 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Will there be a noticeable difference after treatment?95% of women have experienced a noticeable tightness following the laser treatment.
How many treatment sessions are required?Two to three procedures with 4-6 week intervals are standardly performed and achieve optimal results. However, some patients may require additional treatments.
Will the laser treatment hurt?You may feel some mild burning or itching during the procedure, however, this is rare and is extremely mild.
When will I be able to notice results?Some results will be noticeable right away. However, with time more collagen production will occur, and results will increase over the following four weeks.
What will the recovery period be like?There is minimal recovery period associated with this vaginal laser tightening, as it is a non-invasive procedure.
You will be able to return to your usual routine immediately after the procedure.
When can I resume any sexual activities?In order to achieve the best results, it is recommended that women should abstain from sexual intercourse for a period of between one to two weeks following the treatment.