Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
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.
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.
IntimaLase is a non-invasive vaginal tightening procedure.
The procedure involves using an attachment which is similar to that used during a pap smear test. This will be inserted into the vagina. The laser is then inserted through this attachment. The non-ablative laser pulses will then occur, resulting in the stimulation of new collagen.
This procedure will last around 15 to 30 minutes.
You may feel some minor discomfort during the procedure, which may feel like minor burning or itching, however, any discomfort is very minimal.
This is a non-surgical procedure, so you will be able to return home the same day.
There is minimal downtime following this procedure. You will be able to resume your usual daily routine straight after the procedure.
It is recommended that you avoid any sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours.
There may be a noticeable difference within the first week, however, as the new collagen forms results will increase over the next four weeks.
You may need to have multiple treatments if you have a substantial amount of laxity. Generally, two sessions are required. The repeat sessions can be undertaken at one-month intervals.
95% of women have experienced a noticeable tightness following the laser treatment.
This will vary from person to person. Some people may achieve the desired results after one session. Most people will require at least two sessions. Repeat sessions should be undertaken around four weeks later.
You may feel some mild burning or itching during the procedure, however, this is rare and is extremely mild.
Some results will be noticeable right away. However, with time more collagen production will occur, and results will increase over the following four weeks.
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.
You should avoid sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours.