What is Vaginal Laser Treatment?
Vaginal laser treatment, also known as vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal laser therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to improve the tone and tightness of the vaginal canal. The procedure is designed to address common issues that can arise as a result of ageing, childbirth, or hormonal changes, such as vaginal dryness, decreased sensation, and loss of tone and tightness in the vaginal canal.
The vaginal laser treatment procedure typically involves the use of a laser wand or probe that is inserted into the vaginal canal. The laser energy heats the tissues in the vaginal area, causing the collagen fibres to contract and tighten. This process stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps to improve the overall tone and tightness of the vaginal canal.
Vaginal laser treatment is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and it does not require general anaesthesia or an overnight stay in a hospital. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and patients can typically return to their normal activities within a few days of the procedure.
The benefits of vaginal laser treatment
- Improved tone and tightness in the vaginal canal
- Feeling more feminine
- Increased sexual sensation with more satisfying orgasms
- Improved urinary control with a reduced urge to urinate when rushed or stressed
- Lower risk of urinary infection or thrush
- Decreased vaginal dryness
- Less need to use HRT creams
- Enhanced sexual satisfaction for both partners
It is important to note that vaginal laser treatment is not a permanent solution, and the effects may vary from person to person. Repeated treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results.
If you are considering vaginal laser treatment, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified healthcare provider. They will be able to evaluate your suitability for the procedure and provide you with more information about the benefits and risks of the procedure.
Laser vaginal treatment at Centre for Surgery in London utilises highly effective Fotona SMOOTH laser technology for vaginal rejuvenation. Fotona SMOOTH laser can offer an entirely non-invasive vaginal laser treatment to address a wide range of vaginal concerns, including vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence leading to urine leakage during coughing or sneezing, and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal atrophy. The vaginal laser treatments are based on a specially engineered non-ablative erbium laser mode (Fotona SMOOTH) that delivers targeted thermal energy pulses deep into the tissues that have undergone adverse changes over time. The result is a healthier, stronger and improved vaginal function with continued substantial improvement over time as the vaginal tissue undergoes further remodelling. Laser vaginal treatment is very gentle, causes no pain and leads to no downtime following the procedure, without incisions, scars, risks and downtime of traditional surgical treatments such as a vaginoplasty. The treatments target specific vaginal concerns and can address multiple vaginal symptoms in one treatment. An example is an improvement in urinary incontinence and a reduced feeling of pelvic organ prolapse in the same treatment.
Why get Fotona Vaginal Laser?
- Non-invasive treatment
- Painless treatment
- No downtime required
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi - London Cosmetic Gynaecologist
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi is a specialist cosmetic gynaecologist and has trained at some of the world’s leading hospitals in all aspects of cosmetic gynaecology. Dr Dimitriadi continues to practice in a major London teaching hospital. She takes an active interest in research into cosmetic gynaecology and lectures nationally and internationally on various topics in cosmetic gynaecology. She is a full member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology (ESAG). Dr Dimitriadi is one of only a handful of UK cosmetic gynaecologists to be fully trained in Fotona vaginal laser treatments and was personally mentored by Professor Phillips at his world-leading women’s health unit in Basingstoke.
As a female cosmetic gynaecologist, Dr Dimitriadi understands her patient’s most delicate needs and preferences. This allows her to create a personalised and bespoke treatment plan to meet the patient’s goals. She is regarded as one of the top gynaecologists in London by her peers and brings years of experience to each and every treatment and procedure she performs. Dr Dimitriadi brings together her expertise across both surgical and non-surgical gynaecological treatments – unrivalled in London and exclusive to the Centre for Surgery.
Dr Dimitriadi is known for her caring, patient-centred approach, supporting all her patients, and always striving to optimise patient outcomes at stages of the patient journey.
Expected results after laser vaginal treatment with Fotona laser
- Improvement in vaginal tone and tightness
- Reduction in vaginal dryness and irritation
- Reduction or even elimination of involuntary urinary leakage after coughing or sneezing
- Reduction of sensation of pelvic organ prolapse caused by childbirth or the ageing process
Ideal candidates for Fotona vaginal laser treatment
Vaginal laser treatments, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, are cosmetic procedures aimed at improving the appearance and function of the vaginal area. They can be used to treat issues such as vaginal laxity, dryness, and pain during sex. To determine if you are suitable for vaginal laser treatment, you should first consult with Dr Dimitriadi who specialises in the procedure. She will consider factors such as your overall health, medical history, and specific concerns or goals for the treatment.
Fotona laser treatments are applicable to a very wide range of adult women who fulfil the following criteria:
- Adult women over the age of 18 who are concerned by vaginal laxity, urinary stress incontinence, mild pelvic organ prolapse or suffer from vaginal dryness.
- Patients who are not keen on the idea of more invasive surgical treatment or may have had previous vaginal tightening surgery and wish to maintain the results over time.
- Patients should otherwise be in good physical and mental health and with realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve.
- Additionally, Dr Dimitriadi will evaluate your anatomy to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. For example, if you have a history of vaginal infections or sexually transmitted diseases, you may need to wait until these issues are resolved before undergoing treatment.
In general, vaginal laser treatments are considered safe for most people, but like with any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects. Your practitioner will discuss these with you in detail and help you decide whether the treatment is right for you.
What is Fotona SMOOTH?
The walls of the vagina are composed of connective tissue, which plays a vital role in the structural support of the surrounding pelvic organs, including the rectum and bladder. Loss of integrity of the pelvic floor musculature due to childbirth or advancing age may result in symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. The vagina begins to lose its tightness caused by stretching of the supporting ligaments, which may affect sexual function and give rise to symptoms of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
Fotona SMOOTH laser treatments are based on unique non-ablative Erbium laser technology that delivers focussed pulses of thermal energy to the walls of the vagina to heat the tissue gently. The gentle thermal heating effect results in an improvement in the strength of the pelvic muscles and ligaments as a result of the stimulation of new collagen and elastin production. The deeper layers of the vagina undergo thickening and develop increased tautness and firmness with an associated improvement in local blood supply leading to less vaginal dryness.
How does Fotona laser vaginal treatment work?
Fotona laser vaginal treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses a specialized laser system to improve the appearance and function of the vaginal area. The treatment typically involves using two different laser wavelengths, which target different tissues and deliver different benefits.
The first wavelength, known as the Er:YAG laser, is used to perform a procedure called fractional vaginal resurfacing. This process involves the delivery of precise and controlled laser energy to the vaginal wall, which causes the creation of microscopic thermal zones within the tissue. The heat generated by the laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, which results in a tightening and rejuvenation of the vaginal wall.
The second wavelength, known as the Nd:YAG laser, is used to target the deeper vaginal tissues. This process involves the delivery of laser energy into the vaginal canal, which stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and the production of healthy vaginal tissue. The result is an improvement in vaginal blood flow, which can help to reduce dryness, discomfort, and pain during sexual activity.
In addition to these benefits, Fotona laser vaginal treatment can also help to improve the appearance of the vaginal area by reducing the appearance of labial and vulvar wrinkles and improving the overall tone and texture of the skin.
Overall, Fotona laser vaginal treatment is a safe and effective option for individuals who are looking to improve the appearance and function of their vaginal area. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. It is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic gynaecologist who can assess your individual needs and provide a personalised recommendation on the best treatment.
Intimalase for vaginal relaxation or loose vagina
IntimaLase or laser vaginal tightening is a non-invasive and gentle laser treatment using Fotona SMOOTH pulses targeted at the surface of the vagina and vaginal opening or vulva. IntimaLase has been demonstrated to increase sexual satisfaction and make a dramatic positive impact on the overall quality of life in women who have had laser vaginal tightening. Laser vaginal tightening can complement surgical vaginal tightening as well as an effective alternative for women not keen on surgery.
The figures speak for themselves. In a recent study, 95% of women experienced better sensation and more friction during sex, and more than 50% experienced better orgasms after having the IntimaLase treatment.
IncontiLase for stress urinary incontinence
IncontiLase is a laser gynaecology treatment for the non-surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence and also mixed incontinence. The gentle heating of the deeper connective tissue stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which helps to strengthen the supporting tissue and reduce symptoms of this socially disabling condition which is a source of much embarrassment in many women.
In a recent study, after IncontiLase treatment, 81% of women that previously suffered from severe urinary incontinence were free of symptoms or had very mild symptoms.
ProlapLase for pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse develops in many women following childbirth or with the ageing process. The ProlapLase Fotona treatment is designed to address women who have milder but symptomatic forms of pelvic organ prolapse which interferes with their activities of daily living. Micropulses of laser energy are aimed at the areas which have undergone prolapse and to the whole vaginal surface. Women can expect increased strength of vaginal tissue with an improved ability to support surrounding pelvic structures and a reduction in symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse.
RenovaLase for vaginal dryness
Laser gynaecology treatment is not just for younger women but is also an effective treatment for older women suffering from menopause-related vaginal dryness. Renovalase vaginal treatment delivers focused micro beams of non-ablative laser energy to stimulate the regeneration of the vaginal tissue with an improved in vascularity. Vaginal atrophy symptoms can be substantially improved with higher levels of lubrication and symptomatic relief of vaginal dryness and discomfort.
Recent studies had demonstrated that after the RenovaLase procedure more than 95% of menopausal women experienced a significant reduction in vaginal dryness, irritation and pain during sexual intercourse.
Spread the cost of your laser gynaecology treatment
Centre for Surgery are fully approved to offer finance for vaginal laser procedures via our specialist finance partner, Chrysalis Finance. You no longer need to use your savings to pay for your treatment – you can apply to spread the cost of your procedure with Chrysalis Finance using their simple 1,2,3 application to pay for your procedure. Don’t wait until you have enough money for your treatment, apply today and (subject to status) pay for your procedure easily in monthly instalments, using one of their payment options. Chrysalis Finance is the only ethical provider who focus solely in the provision of specialist financing for medical procedures. Speak to one of our patient coordinators today to learn more about finance for your laser vaginal treatment.
Vaginal laser treatment at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is home to the top cosmetic gynaecology unit in the UK. Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi is considered one of the most experienced cosmetic gynaecologists, with significant experience in surgical and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
What is included in my treatment package?
- As many pre-treatment consultations with our cosmetic gynaecologist as you like to make sure the laser vaginal treatment is right for you
- Treatment at a specialist outpatient facility in central London recently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
- 24/7 clinical support from your gynaecologist and our expert clinical support team
- Your very own dedicated patient coordinator throughout all stages of the patient journey
- In-depth medical assessment to make sure you are fully appropriate and medically fit for the laser treatment
- Exceptionally high standards of aftercare described as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC with regular telephone and face-to-face checks to keep track of your healing and progress
Vaginal laser treatment is a specialist interest of Dr Dimitriadi, and she carries out hundreds of laser vaginal treatments each year at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone. If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr Dimitriadi, call us today on 0207 9934849 or complete the contact form below.
How do laser vaginal 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 are the age restrictions for laser vaginal treatment?The treatments are recommended for adult women of all ages. The effectiveness of the treatment may be reduced with advanced age due to the decreased capacity of the body’s natural regeneration process, which is the mechanism behind the Fotona SMOOTH® procedures.
How much does vaginal laser treatment cost in London?The cost of treatment will depend on the number of sessions required. Each session of vaginal laser treatment costs £1200. A full course of laser vaginal treatment costs £3600.
Should I have a gynaecological examination before vaginal laser treatment?Yes, women should consult their gynaecologists and have a standard gynecological examination, including a pap smear, prior to starting the treatment.
Dr Dimitriadi can perform this before your treatment as a fully qualified cosmetic gynaecologist.
Can I have laser vaginal treatment if I am going through menopause?Yes, menopausal women can have the treatment in the case of severe vaginal dryness and irritation. Dr Dimitriadi will start with the RenovaLase® treatment, which has been specially developed to treat the symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. This can be followed up with treatments for stress urinary incontinence or prolapse if needed.
Is vaginal laser treatment painful?Treatment with Fotona vaginal laser is a well-tolerated treatment with minimal discomfort. The internal vaginal skin does not have any nerve endings, so the treatment is generally comfortable, although there may be some minor discomfort experienced when higher laser settings are used. Any discomfort is typically very mild in nature and disappears quickly.
How many vaginal laser treatments will I require?Vaginal symptom relief is often achieved after the first treatment. However, three procedures with 4-6 week intervals are commonly performed to achieve optimal results. However, some patients may require additional treatments.
Annual follow-up laser sessions are recommended once a year to maintain the effects of the laser treatment.
How long does it take to have a vaginal laser treatment?Vaginal laser treatment takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to perform. The duration of treatment will depend on the underlying condition requiring treatment. Some forms of pelvic organ prolapse may require more intensive treatment, which will be reflected in longer treatment duration.
Is treatment with vaginal laser permanent?Results of the vaginal laser treatment have been shown to extend beyond 18 months after treatment. After this time, results may begin to diminish slowly. We recommend maintenance laser treatment of one session each year after the initial series of laser treatments to achieve long-lasting results.