Frequently asked questions
It is a quick walk-in, walk-out procedure that takes about 15-20 minutes to perform.
Some patients may experience mild pain or a burning, itching sensation during the treatment at the enterence of the vagina. The treatment causes no pain.
After the treatment you can leave and carry on with your daily routine with some restrictions. There may be some mild swelling and redness after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days. No continuing or lasting post-treatment pain has been noted.
Prolonged periods of sustained exercies are not recommended for two weeks. Avoid activities that increase pressure on the bladder and treatment area for one month such as heavy lifting.
After the treatment you should take care to avoid trauma to the treated area. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for one (preferably two) weeks after the procedure.
Refrain from inserting tampons into the vagina for four weeks.
Results vary from patient to patient. The vagina will be 17% tighter during sexual intercourse. This result will be noticeable immediately after 1 week of preserving lifestyle. It takes 3-4 weeks until the elasticity of the vagina forms. Both of the partners will notice the positive results of the treatment during the sexual intercourse. The full result will take up to four months. IntimaLase has 97% patient satisfaction rating.
In the case of IntimaLase and IncontiLase we suggest two treatments in 2-4 weeks after each.
No. It is best to time the treatment druing the first phase of your menstrual cycle.
No. IntimaLase targes the entire circumference of the vaginal canal but will do little or nothing to correct Stress Urinary Incontinence. IncontiLase targets only the anterior wall of the vagina. It will result in some tightening of the vagina but not the same degree that IntimaLase will. These two treatments can be done in one session on the patient's request.
The Er:YAG laser, which was developed to treat the stretched vaginal wall due to connective tissue weakness, could help you to mitigate cystocele and rectocele in 6 months’ time.
In the case of ProlapLase we suggest 4 treatments, but in some cases even 5-6 treatment could be required to reach the best results.
After 6 months, those who are suffering from in the I-IV. degree cystocele/rectocele, the average degree of improvement is 2.
For those who are after the menopausal period we suggest a local vaginal oestrogen treatment for 2 weeks. For instance, a pessary called Estrokad (contains 0.5mg oestriol) 2-3 times a week, plus 2x1000mg Vitamin C and 50.000 IE Vitamin A capsules.
Due to the menopausal period the oestrogen level is decreasing, which is causing the vaginal wall to decay/to become thinner. The sexual act becomes painful, since the nerve endings are coming closer to the surface. Thanks to the RenovaLase treatment these symptoms can be cured. The treatment also can be done to precede these symptoms.
To reach the best results 2-3 treatment is required in 2-3 weeks after each.
The clinical results were shown near 100% vaginal wall thickening effect after the treatment. These results were measured with MRI and exploratory excision. Due to the dryness the sexual act was not possible without pain in 96% of the cases. After 6 months 100% of the patients said they have sexual life again.