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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.