What is the GynaeLase treatment program?
GynaeLase is a non-surgical treatment program encompassing a range of the most advanced technologies including IncontiLase, IntimaLase & MonaLisa Touch to treat three main problems of Urinary Stress Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy and Vaginal Laxity.
The specific technology we use will depend on the individual requirements of each patient, but each work in a similar way to stimulate collagen remodelling of the internal tissue and contraction of collagen fibres via heat therapy.
What is involved in thetreatment process, is there any preparation, how long will it take and where is it carried out?
It is a non surgical procedure and is carried out in the treatment suite in our rooms. For younger women who still have a normal vaginal mucosa there is no prior preparation and the procedure takes approximately 15-20 minutes. There there have been no reported complications at our clinic and no after care is required. However, it is recommended that the patient abstain from having sex or using tampons for between 3 days and a fortnight in more severe cases of vaginal laxity.
I’ve been suffering from vaginal dryness and itchiness so my doctor prescribed vaginal pessaries which give me relief, but apart from worrying about possible side effects, I’m tired of using these constantly. Would the GynaeLase program give me longer lasting relief?
Yes it will. The advanced gynaecological procedures we perform have a significant impact on these symptoms. An initial series of 3 treatments a month apart, immediately improves this condition by regenerating the production of collagen fibres in the vaginal tissues, a process which strengthens the vaginal walls and is continued naturally by the body over the coming months. Our clinic has had no reported side-effects after this procedure and it is considered a better long term solution than continuous use of vaginal pessaries. *results may vary from person to person
How can a GynaeLase take the place of oestrogen when my symptoms are directly due to a lack of oestrogen stimulating the tissues of the vaginal wall?
GynaeLase rejuvenates the vaginal wall and improve its thickness, fluid retention and moisturisation. Initially the vaginal wall becomes firmer because existing collagen cells contract and tighten vaginal tissues. The laser stimulates new collagen production and an associated build up of interstitial fluid in the matrices surrounding the new collagen fibres progressively plumps the vagina, improving its moisture holding capacity. This tissue can double in thickness over a period of time, reducing the internal width of the vaginal cavity, thus tightening it.
I’m in my early thirties and have had two pregnancies. My husband and I are finding that we have less sexual gratification since the second birth and so our sex life is suffering. If I had the GynaeLase treatment, would it improve our sexual gratification?
Yes, in almost every case that vaginal laser therapy is applied, a firmer, tighter, moister vaginal mucosa improves sexual pleasure for both partners and often increases the intensity of sexual climax.
As the natural ageing process continues, vaginal tissues lose strength and thickness and there are less collagen fibres in the supporting tissues. Vaginal childbirth accelerates this process. Now, vaginal laser treatments can increase tightening and contraction in three ways. Firstly there is an immediate contraction of those collagen cells targeted by the laser, secondly, there is a progressive increase in the production of collagen fibre and finally there is a gradual thickening of the vaginal lining due to increased production of interstitial fluid.
This results in a tighter, moister vaginal wall which should enhance both partners sexual pleasure. *results may vary from person to person
I don’t have any problems with sexual intercourse or climaxing, but I thought if I had the procedure it might make my sexual gratification more pleasurable. Are there any risks or side effects if I decide to go ahead and have the vaginal laser treatment?
No, GynaeLase treatment is a very gentle procedure and there are no no reported side effects or complications. The laser pulses simply contract the vaginal tissues, stimulating the development of a stronger vaginal wall. Depending on the current tightness of your vaginal walls it is likely that there will be a degree of improvement, although the greatest improvements are made on those patients for whom there has been an existing problem with vaginal laxity.
I’m in my 40’s and have started experiencing vaginal dryness as well as a degree of laxity. Will GynaeLase help this condition?
Yes. The treatment will both tighten the vaginal tissues and reduce the itching. These symptoms will continue to lessen as the vaginal walls strengthen and tighten due to the renewed production of collagen fibres, the strengthening cells of the vaginal walls. As more collagen is produced by the vaginal tissues, more interstitial fluid is also produced, making the vagina moister and plumper, reducing itching and lessening chance of local infections. *results may differ from person to person
I don’t suffer from vaginal laxity but I’ve read about the positive effects of vaginal laser procedures and wondered if this treatment would improve mine and my partner’s sexual pleasure?
Yes, numerous clinical studies carried out on various laser therapies have shown that there is an almost universal improvement in patients’ sexual stimulation and gratification (to varying degrees) as the vaginal tissues become progressively firmer and tighter.
I get vaginal itchiness which is not only irritating but very uncomfortable. How can GynaeLase treatment alleviate this problem?
This treatment will go a long way towards eliminating vaginal dryness and itchiness which is primarily due to lack of moisturising secretions from the vaginal walls. The laser which operates at a few degrees above body temperature, stimulates the existing collagen cells into producing not only more collagen, it also stimulates the renewed production of the fluid content in the interstitial tissues, a process continued by the body after the treatment is completed.
I’ve found that as I get older, sexual intercourse is uncomfortable and even painful as my vagina is dry and does not lubricate as it did previously. I have been using vaginal lubricants but I’m tired of using these as it takes the spontaneity out of our sex life when I have to stop and apply the lubricant. Will this treatment return sufficient moisturisation to the walls of my vagina to cease using lubricants?
This is an almost universal occurrence to varying degrees, amongst older women, as oestrogen production is reduced. Studies show that one of the best solutions to reverse this problem is to stimulate the development of new tissue using vaginal laser treatments. Three treatments spaced one month apart are sufficient to significantly redevelop the thickening and re-moisturising of the vaginal lining.