Intima® Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation.

Repair & Tighten.

Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation in Cincinnati Ohio

Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation in Cincinnati is an in-office, non-surgical, medical laser treatment that delivers controlled energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue – so cells make more collagen – improving tone, texture, and appearance of the external vulva.

The vagina can also be treated to help with vaginal tightening, vaginal dryness and even urinary incontinence.

Restore your
vaginal health

Vaginal tissue slowly declines over time.

There are several events in a woman’s life she may face that affects her vaginal health. Probably the most common event is childbirth. Childbirth stretches the vaginal canal and surrounding tissue, thus many women experience looseness of the vaginal canal and the introitus (opening of the vagina).

In addition, other life events such as menopause, hysterectomies, breast-feeding and even chemotherapy can reduce a woman’s estrogen production. As a result, vaginal walls may start to thin, dry and inflame.

Regardless of age, as women get older many experience cosmetic changes to their genitalia – such as pigmentation and sagging of the vulva skin.

Procedure Details

What it Treats (internal)
  • vaginal laxity (looseness)
  • vaginal atrophy (dryness )
  • incontinence (leaking of urine)
  • Enhanced Sexual Gratification
What it Treats (external)
  • vulvar pigmentation (darkening)
  • sagging of of the laba majora (outer vaginal lips)
  • lichen sclerosus
  • vulvar atrophy (dryness)
Procedure Time
  • 15 minutes for internal treatment
  • 30 minutes for internal and external treatment
Recovery Time
  • Minimal to none
  • Must wait 5 days before inserting anything in the vagina, including sexual intercourse
  • After external treatment, recommend apply Aquaphor to the area until tissue has healed (usually 2 to 3 days). Again, avoid sexual intercourse for 5 days.

How does Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation work?

During vaginal rejuvenation in Cincinnati, delivery of the laser energy to the vaginal wall and/or external labia majora stimulates a healing response that results in remodeling of the tissue fibers. The body begins to heal itself by making new collagen and blood vessels and new “skin” of the vulva and vagina . When more collagen is produced, the vaginal walls can be tightened. This can result in increased friction and the spongy erectile tissue (G- spot) directly underneath the vaginal walls are closer to the surface (more easily stimulated).

In addition, the “legs” or crus of the clitoris are in closer contact with the vaginal surface so they can be stimulated easier. *This can make orgasms more easily obtainable and more intense which increases sexual satisfaction. In addition, the regeneration of new, healthy, stronger tissue (collagen and elastin) supporting the base of the bladder/urethra can help leaky bladders! Increased blood flow helps with vaginal lubrication and relieves women of vaginal dryness, itching, and painful intercourse.

Process & Results

Procedure Process

The step-by-step patient experience.

Your Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation provider will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. All treatments are performed by our board certified physicians.

Results

Our experience suggests that, with 3 treatments over a 12-week time period and especially with a “touchup” after one year, the tightening and continence effects are experienced for at least 2-3 years or more, while the atrophic elasticity effects are ongoing with no need for further treatments in properly managed patients.

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Step 1

Preparation

For External Intima® treatment of the labia (outer vaginal lips), we recommend you shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to the procedure. Our staff will apply numbing medication to the treatment area of the external vulva. For Internal Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation in Cincinnati, no preparation is needed.

Step 2

Speculum Exam

A speculum exam will be performed by our physician to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Gauze is used to wipe away extra vaginal secretions.

Step 3

The Procedure

During an Internal vaginal treatment, the laser energy is delivered via a tube-shaped intra-vaginal device in pulses until all vaginal tissue has been treated. During an external, vulva treatment the laser energy is delivered via an external hand-piece in pulses until all vulvar tissues has been treated. Both procedures are very comfortable for the patient, with no to little discomfort.

Step 4

Aquaphor application

After a External Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment, Aquaphor is applied to the area after the treatment is complete. After an external treatment, the skin can feel dry and tight, sometimes a woman will experience itching in the area over the next few days as the tissue heals. We encourage the patient to apply Aquaphor as often as needed to control itching, discomfort.

Additional Information
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LEO- Laser Enhanced O-Shot
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The Intima laser is FDA cleared for more than 90 indications for use across an array of medical specialties including aesthetic surgery (dermatology and plastic surgery), and gynecology, among others. In the dermatology and plastic surgery specialties, CO2RE is indicated for, among other applications: “clinical literature demonstrates that skin resurfacing of wrinkles, rhytids and furrows with CO2 laser increases the amount of sub-epidermal collagen. Using the Intima for vaginal/vulvar conditions is considered “off-label” meaning that claims for treating vulvar and vaginal conditions have not been evaluated by the FDA.

FAQ's
Additional Post Treatment Information

The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Many patients *feel and see improvement after the first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments each spaced four weeks apart for optimal results. You can return to normal activities right after the procedure, but should refrain from sexual activity for five days. Not Candidates: Women with a significant pelvic floor vaginal laxity involving significant widening and muscular separation; these women need a surgical repair and will be disappointed with a laser procedure. Women with significant urinary incontinence and/or prolapse; these women need a surgical repair / “sling” or “tape” procedure. Women who have never had an orgasm who are hoping this is the “magic bullet.” Women who have dyspareunia or painful intercourse (not due to atrophy). These women would be better suited to have the O-shot® alone or other gynecologic evaluation and treatment. Women with severe atrophy that would not be able to tolerate the laser probe insertion. These women would be better suited to just have the O-Shot® Many women choose to have both the O-Shot® and the Intima® laser (called the LEO ® – Laser Enhanced O-Shot®) performed for an even *additional benefit in restoring vaginal/bladder health. The O shot may also improve clitoral orgasm. The O-Shot® involves injecting PRP (platelet rich plasma) into the vaginal area. When both treatments are combined, the O-Shot® is done immediately after the first session of Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation. The end result is enhanced regeneration of tissue and *enhanced results!

Can't take hormones? We have a solution for menopausal urogenital symptoms.

For decades our only option for managing urogenital symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary symptoms was the use of vaginal estrogen therapy. For many women (20%), hormone therapy fails to relieve urogenital symptoms. Additionally, there are some women who prefer to avoid the risks associated with hormone use or cannot use hormones because of breast cancer history. Intima® Vaginal Rejuvenation in Cincinnati is a revolutionary treatment for urogenital symptoms attributed to low estrogenic states or menopause without the use of hormones.

It's simple— identify the problem areas of your body and we will recommend the right treatment plan for you.