Sexual health is important to all women, although many are reluctant to discuss it with their physician. With advancing age or after childbirth, many women may experience what is known as vaginal relaxation syndrome: an increase in the inner diameter of the vaginal wall. This can result in decreased sensation, sexual pleasure, and the ability to achieve orgasm, for both partners. Stress urinary incontinence is another common problem in women due to reduced muscular tone in the pelvic region. This leads to involuntary loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical exertion. Traditional treatments for both these problems resorted to kegel exercices which are only marginally effective, or plastic surgeries which are reserved for advanced candidates.
IntimaLase® and IncontiLase® are unique Er:YAG laser therapies for non-surgical, non-invasive tightening of the vaginal canal and anterior vaginal wall respectively, and are performed by specialized gynecologists. IntimaLase® stimulates collagen remodelling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers in the vagina resulting in tightening, while IncontiLase® tightens the anterior vaginal wall giving support to the bladder and returning normal continence function. They are painless, minimally invasive procedures that are safe and fast, while avoiding the undesirable complications present with surgical methods. Clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal, greater sexual satisfaction and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life. Usually three sessions are recommended. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities following the procedure.
PRP or platelet rich plasma can be done at the same time to improve results.In some cases of dyspareunia, the same laser can be very beneficial. The Vulva and surrounding area can also be bleached and tightened using laser done by Dr Maya El Khoury, dermatologist at the Skin Clinic.
“My sexual life with my husband went from 1 out of 10, to 8 out of 10 after the third session. We are so happy!”
This website is intended to educate people and prospective patients on the state of the art in laser treatment and procedures to improve the skin or treat certain skin problems. The photographs used to illustrate some of those procedures are untouched examples from consenting patients of Dr. Touma (unless indicated otherwise). Those photographs as well as the text used in this website are the property of Dr. Touma and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.