CO2RE Intima | Feminine Rejuvenation
Co2RE Intima is a non-surgical laser treatment to alleviate the signs of vaginal aging and childbirth.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
The tissues in a woman’s vagina can become relaxed after vaginal childbirth and due to the effects of aging. This laxity can diminish sensation during intercourse, reduce sexual satisfaction, and effect relationships. Urinary incontinence can even occur when a woman sneezes or coughs. Vaginal rejuvenation can tighten these tissues back up. At River Oaks, we offer CO2RE Intima, a non-invasive procedure that uses laser energy to treat these issues, improving both tone and sensation.
This treatment is not just for your sexual well being but also for the genitourinary symptoms of menopause including vaginal atrophy, vaginal laxity, and even urinary stress incontinence. Core Intima restores your vaginal tone and shape and treats vaginal dryness and pain. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes resulting in improved muscle tone and healthier, new vaginal epithelium and mucosal surfaces. With increased mucus secretion you will notice a decrease in the symptoms of dryness and pain. Tightening of the vaginal canal improves signs and symptoms of stress incontinence as well as significant improvements in pleasurable sexual intimacy.
What are the advantages to the CO2RE Intima system for vaginal rejuvenation?
You may have heard of other vaginal rejuvenation treatments. We offer CO2RE Intima because we believe it delivers the best results with the highest degree of safety.
CO2RE uses a CO2 laser. This laser energy is proven to remodel tissue with neoformation of collagen and elastin fibers in skin that has loosened due to aging and other factors such as childbirth. The CO2 laser energy treats both superficial and deep skin layers, rejuvenating both the vaginal canal and the outside tissues.
How is the CO2RE Intima procedure performed?
With CO2RE Intima, a small wand applicator is used to deliver the CO2 laser energy both to the interior walls of the vagina and to the external labia and other tissues. This energy delivery is non-invasive and there isn’t any downtime. But once delivered, it immediately begins tightening the interior and exterior tissues. We use sterile, single-use handpieces to ensure your comfort and safety. The procedure is painless and takes just 15-30 minutes.
What causes age-related vaginal changes?
Over time a woman’s vaginal wall can stretch and lose its elasticity. These usually are the result of two life-changing events: childbirth and menopause. Plus, as we age, our body produces one additional percentage point less collagen every year after our 20th birthday. Since collagen provides the underlying structural support for our skin, this declining production allows the skin to slacken with time. Think about it — by the time you’re 50, your body is producing 30 percent less collagen than when you were 20. This not only affects skin on areas of your body such as your hands and face, but also your vaginal tissues. Menopause also creates changes in the vagina, mostly decreasing lubrication and thinning the vaginal walls. This can make intercourse painful. CO2RE Intima addresses all of these issues.
Aged vaginal appearance is a common concern for many women and there is a growing interest in modifying the appearance of the vulva, including pigmentation. Co2 targets the loss of elasticity and diminished vaginal lubrication. The Co2 temperature thresholds for coagulation, contraction, denaturization, and subsequent stimulation of collagen allows for collagen remodeling and new deposition for improved laxity through the vaginal canal.
What does CO2RE Intima treat?
These are the conditions that our CO2RE Intima treatments address:
- Vaginal atrophy
- Vaginal dryness
- Discomfort during sex
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Sexual function and sensitivity
- Vaginal laxity
Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is a condition in which the vaginal canal has lost flexibility and shape due to childbirth and age. Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) is a condition in which women experience painful intercourse, dryness, itching, and burning. It is common in peri/post-menopausal women.
Who is a good candidate for a CO2RE Intima treatment at River Oaks?
If you’ve noticed changes in sensation and laxity in your vaginal tissues, the CO2RE procedure could be a good option. It is designed for women who want to relieve the signs of childbearing and aging on their vaginal tissues. This procedure is also good for women who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their outer labia because the laser energy also tightens these tissues. Plus, if you have occasional urinary incontinence, when you cough, for instance, CO2RE can tighten up the muscles and tissues controlling function.
Proprietary Survey of American Women:
- 55% of women who had concerns about the appearance of their vagina were unfamiliar with treatment options
- 63% felt their vagina was looser since giving birth. Of these women, 62% felt that this negatively affected their sex life
- 75% suffered from vaginal dryness, and 90% said it negatively affects their lives
- 63% would consider a non-surgical procedure to tighten their vaginal canal
Is vaginal rejuvenation covered by insurance?
No, our CO2RE Intima procedures are considered to be “elective” procedures and are not covered by health insurance. We do offer various payment options, however.
***Toluna Quick Survey Study, 2015