If you have symptoms of vaginal laxity or stress incontinence, a vaginal revitalization treatment could relieve your symptoms and restore your confidence. At Special Care for Women in Anniston, Alabama, Braden Richmond, MD, offers vaginal revitalization treatments using the innovative CO2RE® Intima equipment designed by Candela™. Call Special Care for Women or schedule a consultation online today to find out if vaginal wellness treatment is right for you.
Vaginal Revitalization Q & A
What is vaginal revitalization?
Vaginal revitalization is a state-of-the-art treatment that uses laser energy to stimulate new cell growth, which may restore and strengthen your vaginal tissue and pelvic floor. At Special Care for Women, Dr. Richmond uses the CO2RE Intima device to provide vaginal revitalization.
The treatment is non-surgical and uses customizable CO2 technology. The equipment includes an articulated arm and lightweight handpieces for precise procedures.
Why would I need vaginal revitalization?
Many women seek vaginal revitalization treatments to reduce vaginal laxity and dryness. The procedure can also reduce stress incontinence. The combination of the physical stress of pregnancy and childbirth with the hormonal changes of menopause can lead to issues like vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy occurs when the muscles and soft tissue that line your vaginal canal become weak, thin, and dry. This contributes to issues like painful sex, bleeding during sex, urinary incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse.
What happens during a vaginal revitalization treatment?
A vaginal revitalization treatment at Special Care for Women usually takes 15 minutes. During treatment, you recline on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups, much like when you have a pelvic exam or Pap smear.
Dr. Richmond inserts the CO2RE Intima device into your vagina and turns on the energy. The device has 360° rotation, which allows the rapid treatment of your entire vaginal canal.
Most patients have a series of treatments to achieve their desired results. Dr. Richmond provides comprehensive consultations and customized advice on what you should expect during and after vaginal revitalization.
What should I expect after a vaginal revitalization treatment?
You don’t need to take any time off to recover after vaginal revitalization treatment and can get right back to your regular activities. Dr. Richmond might recommend that you avoid strenuous physical activity or abstain from penetrative sex for 24 hours.
As your body produces new cells to revitalize your vaginal tissue, you should notice that your symptoms begin to subside. Your body needs time to generate new tissue, and you might see changes within two weeks, or it could take a little longer.