While the cost of an IntimaLase varies according to the extensiveness of the work required, on average, the cost of a single treatment* starts at $1,799 and $3,299 for three-treatment package.
*only performed by physicians
Impressively, an IntimaLase boasts a recovery period that is practically non-existent. Indeed, most patients can return to work immediately after the procedure.
At SpaMedica, It takes about 30 minutes for a gynecologic physician to perform an IntimaLase treatment. To achieve the best possible results, it is recommended that patients undergo a series of 3 IntimaLase treatments, once monthly for 3 months.
An IntimaLase treatment is a non-surgical laser treatment designed to relieve the vaginal symptoms of vaginal atrophy that some women experience due to childbirth and aging. Like the MonaLisa Touch, the IntimaLase is a carbon dioxide laser device that allows for a comfortable and therapeutic rejuvenation of the lining of the vagina. After undergoing an IntimaLase treatment, patients can expect improvements in the lining of the vaginal walls, as well as a significant reduction in the symptoms of vaginal dryness, discharge, pain and atrophy.
Often the SpaMedica gynecology team will recommend combining the IntimaLase with the MonaLisa Touch and the Votiva Forma V and Fractora V to get the best possible tightening and rejuvenation of the vagina.
Fundamentally, a good candidate for an IntimaLase treatment is someone who wishes to alleviate the signs of childbirth and aging while restoring vaginal flexibility and shape. The procedure is also ideal for women who want to treat vaginal atrophy symptoms of dryness, itchiness, discharge and pain. As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates should have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the procedure.
The laser device involved in an IntimaLase procedure can improve the vaginal atrophy symptoms of dryness, pain, discharge and incontinence that typically characterize vaginal atrophy and vaginal relaxation syndrome.
Unlike surgical procedures, the IntimaLase procedure boasts little to no recovery. In fact, patients can return to standard daily activities immediately following the treatment.
As a testament to their non-invasive nature, IntimaLase treatments are anesthesia-free, needle-free, and incision-free.
Improved Sexual Activity
Studies show that over 75% of patients who undergo an IntimaLase treatment report significant improvements in all aspects of sexual satisfaction and intimacy.
Like all procedures, IntimaLase treatments come with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Sasha has been performing these procedures for many years and, as such, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Sasha has not seen most of the risks listed below, these IntimaLase complications have been reported:
While some patients describe mild discomfort during the treatment itself, the recovery period is known to be pain-free.
There may be slight vaginal discharge for 3 days following the procedure, but no special treatments or creams are required.
While risks are minimal, a complication that can occur involves the infection of the skin. However, the gynecologists at SpaMedica take extra care to avoid the risk of infection. Preventative antibiotics are also provided.
In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
All complications are managed and corrected as part of your surgical fee.
The renowned Dr. Sasha Svystonyuk, one of Canada’s leading minimally-invasive gynecologists, leads SpaMedica’s Female Health and Vaginal Wellness and Rejuvenation Program. Dr. Sasha specializes in laparoscopic gynecologic procedures and minimally-invasive treatments of the vulvovaginal region, including the IntimaLase. As such, you can be assured that you will only be treated by the most capable of hands! SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland have pioneered new devices used in the treatment of vaginal atrophy, laxity and stress urinary incontinence. The Mona Lisa Touch CO2 laser, the Votiva, ThermiVA and Femme 360 are other Vaginal rejuvenation devices that can be deployed of combined with the Core Intimalase procedure to get the best results.
In order to get the best possible results, SpaMedica can depoly the Mona Lisa Touch CO2 laser, the Votiva, ThermiVA and Femme 360 Vaginal rejuvenation devices that can be deployed of combined with the Core Intimalase procedure to get the best results.
During an IntimaLase treatment, a disposable probe is gently inserted and withdrawn into the vaginal canal. As the probe is slowly withdrawn, a CO2 fractional laser beam is emitted, resulting in the remodeling, thickening, tightening, and moistening of the vaginal canal. With the 360-degree swivel arm, the laser is able to treat the sidewalls, ceiling, and floor of the vaginal canal.
At the time of your consultation, a thorough examination is required by your SpaMedica gynecologist in our Toronto clinic. This examination is necessary to rule out other functional concerns, including signs and symptoms of cervical cancer or other inflammatory conditions.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Sasha and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the procedure, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the treatment.
The team at SpaMedica recommends undergoing a series of 3 IntimaLase treatments, once monthly for 3 months. After this program, the symptoms of vaginal atrophy can return over time and a simple maintenance treatment every 4-6 months is recommended in order to maintain the results of the procedure. Generally, these maintenance treatments do not require a Fractional CO2 laser, but more gentle radiofrequency devices and involve the use of Votiva, Forma V, ThermiVa, and Fractora V technology.
To improve the aesthetic appearance of the aging vaginal, a labiaplasty, G shot, laser hair removal and non surgical fat reduction can be paired with an IntimaLase treatment.
There is a minimal amount of discomfort involved in an IntimaLase treatment. To eliminate discomfort, Pronox, (nitrous oxide laughing gas) is offered. Still, while it is normal to experience mild discomfort during the treatment, the recovery period is completely painless.
Yes! The laser device involved in an IntimaLase treatment is highly effective in treating the symptoms of Restless Genital Syndrome.
Patients who undergo an IntimaLase treatment can return to normal sexual intimacy within 6 weeks.
It is recommended that patients remove hair situated in the treatment area prior to their IntimaLase treatment. However, please note that the hair should be shaved, rather than waxed.