IntimaLase and IncontiLase
Pregnancy and childbirth can bring many changes, most of which are wonderful and life-changing in the best ways. However, some effects, like laxity of vaginal tissue and mild to moderate incontinence, are less welcome. These concerns can be sensitive in nature, leading patients to avoid getting treatment or even discussing the matter. If you’re experiencing discomfort, you’re not alone. The loosening of vaginal muscles is a condition called Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome. Another common issue is Stress Urinary Incontinence. Both of these legitimate medical problems can affect quality of life for millions of women. Fortunately, there is treatment. At Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, our board certified physician, Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, offers IntimaLase and IncontiLase at our state-of-the-art practice. These nonsurgical laser treatments may be able to help you quickly and comfortably address your personal concerns.
Please follow the links below to learn more about IntimaLase and IncontiLase laser technology. Each device is specifically designed for a singular purpose. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a discreet, complimentary consultation, please contact us today.
The body begins to produce less collagen and elastin as a result of the natural aging process. Therefore, when vaginal tissue becomes stretched—typically due to childbirth; however, genetics and aging are additional factors—the body may have difficulty recovering to a similar level of elasticity. IntimaLase is designed to stimulate collagen remodeling using thermal energy, which can help to tighten the vaginal canal. The process is simple, requires no incisions, and usually takes only a few minutes.
The IntimaLase procedure involves placing a laser speculum and circular adapter inside the vaginal canal to deliver 360 degree radial bursts of thermal laser energy into the vaginal walls and the vulval opening. The thermal energy is absorbed by the vaginal tissue and endopelvic fascia, stimulating collagen remodeling and the growth of new collagen fibers. Through this process of collagen rebuilding and production, shrinking and tightening of the vaginal canal can be achieved. Patients report minimal discomfort during this procedure. You should start to notice improvement after your first treatment, but a series of three treatment sessions (spaced one month apart) is recommended to achieve optimal results. You can return to normal activity immediately following your visit, and there typically will be no downtime.
- Of the patients treated with IntimaLase at our practice, 100% have noticed correction of vaginal dryness and experienced up to a 30% improvement in vaginal tightening.
- Overall, 95% of all patients treated in an IntimaLase study reported a strong or moderate improvement in their vaginal tightness.
There are many factors that can lead to bladder incontinence, a condition that affects as many as 25 million people, the majority of whom are women. Regardless of the cause, if you have this concern you know that it can significantly reduce your quality of life and result in uncontrollable and potentially embarrassing situations. Fortunately, treatment can be simple. IncontiLase is an innovative, incisionless technology designed to address stress urinary incontinence. Using highly controlled thermal energy, Dr. Hunt can tighten the tissues of the urogenital walls by increasing collagen and elastin production.
IncontiLase requires no anesthesia, and most patients can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure. Your safety and results are primary concerns, and we will strive to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the brief process. While you will start to notice improvement after your first treatment, a series of three sessions (spaced one month apart) is recommended to achieve an optimal outcome.
- In a Journal of the Laser and Health Academy study, 94% of women reported resolution of mild to moderate urinary incontinence after the full results of the IncontiLase treatment were attained (usually within four months after the last treatment).
For more information about IntimaLase or IncontiLase, you’re welcome to contact our office today. Our compassionate and friendly team will be happy to answer questions or to help you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Hunt.