The number of women suffering from gynaecological issues such as stress incontinence and laxity after childbirth and/or dryness after menopause is astonishing. Even more so is the amount of women who continue to endure these symptoms and suffer in silence.
However advanced treatments using laser and radio frequency technology are now transforming the lives of thousands of women; introducing GynaeLase.
GynaeLase is a non-surgical treatment program incorporating a range of technologies to treat three main problems of Stress Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy & Vaginal Laxity. The specific technology used is tailored to the requirements of the individual, but each work in a similar way to stimulate the production of new collagen and tighten elastin fibres via heat therapy.
In this article we provide an overview of the main technologies which may be employed as part of the GynaeLase program.
ThermiVa is a non-invasive, non-hormonal treatment that uses specific radio frequency energy emission through a hand piece 0.5″ in diameter that’s passed up and down the tissue with direct contact. It heats tissue up to 40 and 44 degrees to contract the collagen (protein tissue), it also results in growth factor release causing new collagen and vaginal tissue to strengthen and tighten.
Read ThermiVa patient experiences here
IntimaLase uses Er:YAG laser therapy for non-invasive photo-thermal tightening of the vaginal canal.
Those who suffer from vaginal relaxation syndrome (laxity of the vaginal tissue) are perfect candidates for this treatment. Vaginal laxity is usually caused by overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth, as well as with natural ageing.
IncontiLase is a non-invasive Er:YAG laser treatment for mild and moderate urinary stress incontinence. It uses non-ablative photo-thermal stimulation of collagen, shrinking and tightening of vaginal tissue and the endopelvic fascia, resulting in greater support to the bladder. Those who have mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence are perfect candidates for this treatment.
MonaLisa Touch uses CO2 laser photo-thermal energy. It’s a non-surgical treatment for vaginal atrophy (dryness) and has been used in Australia since 2013 by select doctors and specialists. It counteracts the effects of vaginal atrophy delivering a precise amount of heat which stimulates regeneration of the vaginal tissue, creating multiplication of the cells and promotes vaginal wall strength and blood supply. MonaLisa Touch uses CO2 laser photo-thermal energy.
Specialist Clinics of Australia have pioneered the use of these treatments in Australia and through our comprehensive research and development and rigorous process of continuous improvement we have also led the way in efficacy. To date our results have indicated that outcomes are consistent across the different technologies providing that the severity of the condition being treated is matched with the correct technology and treatment protocol.