Do you have thinning, dryness or inflammation of the vaginal walls? You may have vaginal atrophy. This can cause symptoms such as itching, discharge, physical pain during intercourse or infections. These symptoms can often be embarrassing and can have a negative impact on your life.
If you have been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy and wish to find a solution, you may wish to undergo vaginal atrophy laser treatment, otherwise known as RenovaLase.
“Vaginal atrophy is affecting over half of post-menopausal women aged between 51 and 60”
Benefits of RenovaLase
- Gently restoring vaginal function and comfort in post-menopausal women
- mild photo-thermal treatment of the vaginal canal
- improved microcirculation of the vaginal wall
- collagen regeneration and improved water content
- incisionless, minimally invasive
- no anaesthesia needed
- walk-in/walk-out procedure
- little-to-no downtime
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.
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- 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 atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy occurs when the body does not produce enough oestrogen. Most of the time this will occur after menopause, but can also occur at other times, such as prior to menopause, or if the ovaries are removed. Chemotherapy and hormonal treatments can also cause vaginal atrophy.
Once you have been diagnosed, it will often be recommended that you undergo hormonal therapy. However, many women do not wish to do this due to the possible side effects.
As a result, you may wish to undergo laser treatment. Centre for Surgery uses lasers by Fotona, a world-leading laser company.
Laser treatment eliminates the need to undergo a long-lasting estrogen program to resolve vaginal atrophy. Instead, you can undergo a quick, safe and non-invasive laser treatment.
Ideal candidates for RenovaLase
You will be a suitable candidate if you have vaginal atrophy which you are wanting to treat.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
What does RenovaLase involve?
For the majority of cases, three sessions of RenovaLase® 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 RenovaLase® 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
What is vaginal atrophy?This is a condition which many women experience, which causes drying and thinning out of the vaginal walls. This can cause a range of symptoms, including soreness, itching, infections, discharge or pain during intercourse.
This condition occurs when the body does not produce enough oestrogen. This commonly occurs after menopause. However, it can also occur in the lead up to menopause or after the removal of both ovaries.
How do Fotona SMOOTH treatments 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.
What is involved in the laser treatment?Vaginal atrophy treatment will involve the use of Fotona’s RenovaLase laser.
This laser is able to emit a controlled mild-heating of the vaginal tissue. This stimulates angiogenesis, fibroblast activity and causes new collagen production.
This process causes the vaginal walls to thicken and causes a reduction in the previously experienced symptoms.
How long does the treatment take?The treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Am I a suitable candidate?You will be a suitable candidate for RenovaLase vaginal atrophy laser treatment if you have thinning, dryness or inflammation of the vaginal walls and have been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
What are the benefits of this procedure?Once you are diagnosed with vaginal atrophy, it is often recommended that you undergo hormonal replacement therapy.
Laser therapy allows you to fix symptoms without needing to take medication.
The procedure is non-surgical and is performed in just a few minutes, leaving you with little downtime.
How soon can I expect results after laser treatment?Although improvement of symptoms is usually noticed already a few days after the procedure, optimal results start to show one month to six weeks after the initial treatments, as the effects are due to the formation of new collagen in the treated tissue.
Does the laser treatment hurt?There should be no pain experienced throughout your laser treatment. You may feel a slight vibration sensation but no physical pain.
Does this procedure involve any anaesthetic?You will not need to have any anaesthetic prior to this procedure.
What will the recovery period be like?There is minimal recovery associated with this procedure.
For the first 48 hours, you may feel a slight discomfort, similar to what you experience when you are mildly sunburnt.