PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS
Fotona Smooth Mode for Gynecology
Fotona is the leading provider of laser systems for a wide array of laser applications, including aesthetics, dentistry, surgery, podiatry, and now more popular than ever, gynecology
The application of laser systems in gynecology is an innovative method of treatments compared to more traditional vaginal rejuvenation procedures. Fotona Smooth Mode provides advantages over other laser modalities. Due to its range of treatment applications, it can provide a cohesive advanced laser system.
IncontiLase for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence
IntimaLase for the treatment of vaginal relaxation
ProlapseLase for the treatment of prolapse
RenovaLase for the treatment of vaginal atrophy
Intimalase is exceptionally successful, with 97% patient satisfaction rate.
95% of women reported that
their vaginal tightness improved strongly or moderately
FOTONA GYNECOLOGY TREATMENTS
Fotona treatments provide unparalleled treatment efficacy and ease of usability for service providers. Its impressive lasers are non-invasive and do not require any direct contact.
Fotona Smooth Mode is a an advanced erbium laser that is optimized to treat the vagina and the surrounding female anatomy, including the cervix, pelvis, uterine neck, and genital lesions. Fotona Smooth Mode also provides surface improvements to the appearance of the vagina with its non-invasive laser rejuvenation capabilities to restore volume and make aesthetic enhancements to the female genital area.
Fotona Smooth Mode has high efficiency and distinct disinfecting properties that allow the skin to heal safely and quickly. The high-precision laser can ablate the skin without heating the surrounding tissue. The main functionality of an Er:YAG laser is its ability to be absorbed by water, which is the main chronopher targeted in skin treatments. Fotona’s erbium YAG under Smooth Mode uses micron-level precision to safely vaporize the skin without causing excessive thermal conduction.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation treatments with Fotona Smooth Mode are engineered to maximize treatment effectiveness with proprietary Smooth Mode settings that are targeted to varying gynecology applications. Treatments with Fotona Smooth Mode yield high precision in the delivery of technology with Fotona-patented VSP (variable square pulse), which delivers the Er:YAG laser in alternating degrees of ablation from warm to cold ablation modalities. Variable ablation enables efficient and accurate treatment protocols, with increased safety measures.
Using revolutionary Fotona laser technology, the non-invasive laser procedure treats urinary incontinence. Virtually painless, with no need for incisions, this laser treatment does not require pre/post-op precautions. In fact, patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities following the procedure. This technology stimulates collagen remodelling and the synthesis of new collagen fibres in the vestibule and urethral orifice, and along the anterior vaginal wall. This results in the shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia, to create greater support to the bladder and thus, return continence functions to normal.
What is Vaginal Prolapse?
Prolapse of reproductive organs and supportive structures stems from weakened, stretched, and thinning tissue. For various reasons, the vaginal walls and the ligaments that support the organs around them can lose strength and elasticity over time. Strain, tissue damage, and a host of related problems may unfold after childbirth. Numerous terms describe the specific types of prolapse that women experience, and we’ll outline some of them here.
Posterior vaginal prolapse is also referred to as both enterocele (involving the small intestine and peritoneum) and rectocele (involving the rectum). Women who have this type of vaginal prolapse describe a feeling of pelvic or vaginal pressure and fullness. The wall of thin tissue between the vagina and the rectum becomes thinner and lax, allowing the rectum to shift forward into the vaginal space and sometimes protrude. Treatment is usually conservative, with Kegels (pelvic floor muscle exercises), observation, and pessaries (silicone support rings) advised.
Anterior vaginal prolapse is also called cystocele. Urethrocele is usually accompanied by cystocele and is termed cystourethrocele. This condition develops when the pubo-cervical vesical fascia (inside the vagina, surrounding the cervix) becomes weaker. The apex of the vagina supporting the peritoneum and the small bowel can descend. The bladder may lower and add pressure within the vagina. This exacerbates stress urinary incontinence symptoms.
The risk factors for vaginal wall prolapse include:
Before having the Fotona Gone Treatments, we recommend having a recent visit (within the last 6-12 months) with your gynaecologist and a pap/test pelvic exam.
We require clients to have a consult prior to treatment to go over the procedure.
When your procedure is booked, please ensure that you are not on your monthly cycle and expect to refrain from all sexual activities/hot tubs/baths/tampons etc for at least two weeks.
Fotona laser treatments are completely non-invasive, with no downtime
Fotona’s effective Smooth Mode laser system features unparalleled precision as well as a wide range of innovative laser vaginal treatments such as IntimaLase, Incontilase, and RenovaLase.
Some of the gynaecological treatments available with Fotona Smooth Mode Laser System include:
Laser vaginal rejuvenation
Laser vulvar rejuvenation
Laser vaginal depigmentation
Vaginal laser hair removal
Stress urinary incontinence
Pelvic floor improvement
The gynaecological application available with Fotona’s advanced laser system provides the patients with an individualized treatment program to help restore and improve the soft mucosa and tissue of the vagina and surrounding areas.
This non-invasive and innovative vaginal atrophy laser procedure helps women reclaim their sexual satisfaction without the use of long-term estrogen therapy. Vaginal dryness, irritation, itching and pain while having sex are all symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Caused by shrinking and thinning tissues and decreased lubrication due to natural aging, vaginal atrophy is uncomfortable but can be treated successfully. This non-hormonal, non-invasive procedure is quick and safe and reverses the effects of atrophy by replenishing oxygen and nutrients in vaginal tissues. It increases elastin and collagen to contribute to mucosal elasticity and provides those suffering from vaginal atrophy with an estrogen-free solution.
What Are the Symptoms of Vaginal Wall Prolapse?
Vaginal wall prolapse can be graded on a scale of 1 to 4, where the most severe shows the total protrusion of vaginal tissue or cervix.
Women report pelvic or vaginal fullness and the sensation of pressure at the vaginal opening from organs protruding. These sensations may only be noticed when straining or coughing. SUI can occur.
In mild cases, women may not notice the internal prolapse until they become older and diminishing collagen, muscle strength, or hormone changes occur.
Enteroceles sometimes lead to lower back pain, while rectoceles may cause constipation or difficulty passing bowel movements.
Women sometimes realize they have a prolapse when inserting tampons becomes difficult or if sexual intercourse becomes uncomfortable.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF VAGINAL WALL PROLAPSE
There are surgical options for the treatment of vaginal prolapse in severe cases. However, many patients and their doctors prefer to utilize natural methods to reduce symptoms.
Pessary devices are typically made from silicone and can be inserted to provide support from within the vagina. Pelvic floor exercises involve women consistently flexing their perineal muscles to strengthen tissues holding the bladder, rectum, and uterus in place. These exercises can help with stress urinary incontinence as well when they are done correctly and consistently.
Thankfully, today the above are not your only solutions for vaginal laxity or prolapse.
IntimaLase by Fotona can help tighten vaginal tissue to lift prolapsed vaginal tissue. It quickly and painlessly firms collagen in the vaginal mucosa and stimulates collagenesis to thicken and rejuvenate the vaginal walls.
Unlike surgery, IntimaLase is non-invasive. Compared with many powerful lasers, it’s also non-ablative. That means that it doesn’t remove a thin layer of skin to trigger tissue regeneration, and it doesn’t harm the surface skin in any way.
One of the top benefits of IntimaLase vaginal prolapse treatment is that it can be completed conveniently and discreetly, with no downtime.