Feminine Rejuvenation

At Venkat Charmalaya, Dr Jayashree offers these services through Fotona Ebiyum Yag Lasers- noninvasive treatments through energy( laser ) devices which correct and restore the optimum structural form of the vagina and surrounding genital tissues, including improved hydration, elasticity and tightening in the vaginal mucosa. These treatments are called Feminine Rejuvenation,

The treatments are offered are: Incontilase( for treatment of urinary incontinence and early uterine prolapse ), Intimalase and Renovalase( for female sexual satisfaction)

Fotona was the first manufacturer to introduce the Er:YAG wavelength in gynecology. Fotona’s Er:YAG lasers, such as the FotonaSmooth XS, feature adjustable cold-to-hot ablation regimes to enable a greater degree of precision as well as controlled bleeding and coagulation effects.

Fotona’s multi-application FotonaSmooth SP lasers also includes the homogeneously absorbed Nd:YAG laser wavelength, which penetrates deeper into tissues to create a tightening effect. Combining both wavelengths has proven to be very successful in providing less invasive and more effective clinical and aesthetic gynecology treatments.

The Benefits of these Lasers in Gynecology Include:

  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Controled coagulation
  • Greater patient comfort, less downtime and quicker healing
  • A haemostatic effect with simultaneous disinfection
  • Many treatments do not require anesthesia
  • High-precision, tissue-selective treatments
  • Easy access to difficult-to-reach areas

Feminine rejuvenation: As women grow older, after pregnancy, injury, congenital problems, or genetics, several changes in genital and vaginal mucosae and excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles can occur. These changes lead to several problems such as; dryness of vagina, irritation, problems in urination such as urgency and leakage ( stress incontinence), prolapse of uterus, loss of sexual satisfaction,, painful intercourse etc. Hitherto, the treatment for these problems was either unsatisfactory or by surgery, which was associated with risk, expense and long down time.

How noninvasive treatments through energy( laser ) devices which correct and restore the optimum structural form of the vagina and surrounding genital tissues, including improved hydration, elasticity and tightening in the vaginal mucosa. These treatments are called Feminine Rejuvenation,

At Venkat Charmalaya, this is done through Fotona Ebiyum Yag Lasers.

Wide Range of Gynecology Treatments

Fotona lasers provide exceptional versatility – from gentle ablative to non-ablative thermal treatments. Safe, tested and proven solutions are available for a wide range of gynecological applications, from the simple removal of lesions, to bloodless high-precision cutting.

Procedures such as laser removal of HPV lesions from the cervix, condyloma treatments, balanitis treatments and various other laser surgeries can be successfully performed with Fotona lasers.

Fotona’s latest innovative solutions in laser technology have also led to the development of entirely new, minimally invasive gynecology treatments for incontinence IncontiLase, vaginal relaxation syndrome IntimaLase and genitourinary syndrome of menopause – RenovaLase.

ThermiVa Feminine Rejuvenation

At Venkat Charmalaya, we are proud to continue our commitment to bring the most innovative, safe and effective treatments in aesthetics by being the first in the bay area to offer the latest in feminine rejuvenation: ThermiVa.

As women grow older, and especially after pregnancy, excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles can occur. This damage can diminish sensation during intercourse and decrease sexual satisfaction.

ThermiVa can help you to reclaim your “pre-baby body” and increase your sexual satisfaction.

What is ThermiVa?

ThermiVa is a noninvasive, nonsurgical, in-office feminine rejuvenation treatment that is painless with no downtime. ThermiVa is the first and only temperature-controlled treatment that safely and effectively uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the labia and vaginal canal.

Who is a candidate for ThermiVa?

  • Women that have vaginal laxity
  • Women that are not satisfied with the appearance of their labia
  • Women with orgasmic problems or sexual dissatisfaction
  • Women with urinary incontinence
  • Women with pelvic prolapse, such as fallen bladder or rectum
  • Women suffering from vaginal dryness
  • Women of any age, with or without children

How does ThermiVa treatment work?

ThermiVa uses controlled, therapeutic, radiofrequency energy to gently contract and tighten the labia and vaginal canal. It also stimulates collagen production and may help in tissue and nerve healing.

How is ThermiVa treatment performed?

An S-shaped hand piece with a thermistor [WHAT IS THIS?] tip is used to gently warm the external labia and vaginal canal. A probe is used to precisely monitor the tissue temperature, ensuring optimal treatment temperature and safety.

What are the benefits of the ThermiVa treatment?

Labial Tightening:

Tightens the labial tissues and reduce sag and “camel toe.”
Results in softer and smoother skin
More comfort in body conscious clothing
Vaginal Canal Tightening:

Tightens the vaginal canal so it is noticeable to the patient and the partner.

Improves Atrophic Vulvovaginitis (dryness of the labia and vagina):

Increases vaginal moisture
Increases vaginal comfort (before, during and post sex) without use of hormones
Reduces labial irritation

Improves Stress Urinary Incontinence:

Reduces urinary leakage accidents with activity
Reduces urinary urgency symptoms

Improves Orgasmic or Sexual Dysfunction:

Increase in orgasm sensitivity
More coordinated and stronger muscular contractions
Achieve orgasms in shorter time period.

Improves Pelvic Prolapse

Shrinks vaginal tissues and helps improve muscular coordination and strength

How is ThermiVa treatment performed?

ThermiVa is a quick, noninvasive, in-office treatment that requires no anesthetic.

How long does theThermiVa treatment take?

The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes.

Is there any discomfort during ThermiVa treatment?

The treatment creates a warm sensation with no pain during or after the treatment.

Is there any downtime with the ThermiVa procedure?

There is no downtime after the treatment. Women can immediately return to their normal activities and resume sexual activity even on the same day. There is no discharge or odor after the treatment.

How many treatments are required?

The ThermiVa protocol is a three-treatment series, each treatment about one month apart. However, some patients are satisfied even after one or two treatments.

When will I see the results?

Some results are immediate and they continue to improve with each treatment.

How long does the effects of the ThermiVa procedure last?

The effects of the treatment last approximately nine months to a year. Maintenance treatments are recommended once or twice a year after the initial series to maintain optimal results.

When can ThermiVa treatment be performed after delivery?

ThermiVa can safely be performed six weeks after childbirth and in between pregnancies.

Is ThermiVa treatment safe?

ThermiVa is very safe with few side effects. No burns, blisters, infections, organ or nerve damage have been reported. It’s also a safe alternative to more invasive surgical procedures.

ThermiVa uses a single use, disposable hand piece, ensuring no risk of transmission of infections.

What are the advantages of ThermiVa compare to other feminine rejuvenation procedures?

  • Competing laser treatments ONLY treat the labia and not the vaginal canal
  • There is no stinging or discharge and it is non-ablative
  • The treatment is easy with no pain or downtime and is very affordable

Stress Urinary Incontinence Laser Treatment

IncontiLase® is a patent-pending, non-invasive Er:YAG laser therapy for the treatment of mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence, based on non-ablative photothermal stimulation of collagen neogenesis, shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia, and subsequently greater support to the bladder.

The indications for IncontiLase therapy are mild and moderate stress- and mixed-urinary incontinence (SUI). Preliminary clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-perform and safe procedure.

How does IncontiLase® work?

  • Fotona’s 2940 nm Er:YAG non-ablative laser with proprietary “Smooth-mode” technology thermally affects the vaginal tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers in the region of the vestibule and urethral orifice, as well as in the area along the anterior vaginal wall.
  • The final result of collagen neogenesis is the shrinking and tightening of vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia and subsequently greater support to the bladder and the return of normal continence function.

Unique advantages of IncontiLase® for your patients

A major advantage of IncontiLase is that the procedure is incisionless and virtually painless, with no ablation, cutting, bleeding, or sutures. Recovery is extremely quick without need for the use of analgesics or antibiotics.

Usually two sessions are recommended to alleviate mild or even moderate stress urinary incontinence. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities.

Studies confirm that IncontiLase is an effective, safe and comfortable treatment option for symptom relief in patients with mild and moderate SUI.

Exceptional clinical results

Scientific results from clinical studies (see the Library tab) show excellent improvement for mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence.

  • Almost 70% of patients are dry after 120 days.
  • 120 days after IncontiLase treatment 94% of patients reported improvement and 68% of all patients claimed to be free of SUI symptoms.
  • Improvement of SUI in all measured parameters.
  • No adverse events noted in any of the studies.

Getting started with IncontiLase®

Training in IncontiLase will be provided through the Laser and Health Academy* as a stand-alone training workshop under the guidance of experts in medical laser technology. The extensive workshop, where participants engage in live demonstrations and gain an in-depth understanding of laser physics and laser-tissue interaction, will provide the needed insights into the fundamentals of the IncontiLase treatment and other procedures that can be performed with this special Er:YAG laser system.

IncontiLase® and other clinical gynecology treatments can be performed with the following Fotona laser systems:

  • The FotonaSmooth SPmulti-application laser system from Fotona provides a single, uniquely capable gynecology solution that combines the power of the industry’s highest performance Er:YAG, Nd:YAG and QCW* Nd:YAG lasers, ideal for treating all gynecological applications plus a wide range of other treatments in aesthetics, dermatology, and surgery.
  • The FotonaSmooth XSEr:YAG laser offers the power and precision to perform an impressive range of non-contact, non-invasive gynecological procedures with greater patient comfort, reduced downtime and quicker healing. In addition to gynecology treatments, the FotonaSmooth XS is also a powerful skin rejuvenation solution, with functions ranging from superficial to deep peels, from non-ablative to fully ablative and from full-field to fractional resurfacing.

Superior Performance

The FotonaSmooth XS and SP systems are both equipped with a high performance VSP Er:YAG laser that ablates tissue efficiently and can be accurately tuned to varying “cold” ablation and non-ablative thermal ratios. Full customizability allows you to precisely attain the clinical outcomes your patients require.

The complementary Nd:YAG laser on FotonaSmooth SP lasers penetrates deeply to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology creates virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only. No unnecessary energy is deposited into the tissue.

Handpieces & Accessories

Fotona’s specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the above product pages.

IntimaLase® is a unique, patent-pending Er:YAG laser therapy for incisionless, non-invasive photothermal tightening of the vaginal canal. Clinical studies have shown that IntimaLase is an efficient, easy-to-perform, and safe procedure.

The indication for IntimaLase is vaginal relaxation syndrome, which is the loss of the optimum structural form of the vagina. This condition is generally associated with overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth as well as with natural aging.

How does IntimaLase® work?

  • Fotona’s 2940 nm Er:YAG non-ablative laser with proprietary “Smooth-mode” technology thermally affects the vaginal tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and the synthesis of new collagen fibers in the vaginal mucosa tissue and collagen-rich endopelvic fascia.
  • The final result of collagen neogenesis and remodeling is tightening of the vaginal canal.

Unique advantages of IntimaLase® for your patients

As a non-ablative, minimally invasive procedure with Er:YAG, IntimaLase™ also represents a safer, faster and more patient-friendly solution that avoids the undesirable complications present with other vaginal tightening methods.

Clinical results show a tightened vaginal canal, greater sexual satisfaction and significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life.

Usually two sessions are recommended. No special pre-op preparation or post-op precautions are necessary. Patients can immediately return to their normal everyday activities.

Exceptional clinical results

The latest scientific results (see the Library tab) clearly show great improvements in vaginal tightness and sexual gratification.

  • 95% assessed the change of their vaginal tightness as strongly or moderately improved after IntimaLase treatment.
  • Average shrinkage of vaginal canal after IntimaLase treatment was 17%.
  • High level of patient satisfaction (97%).

Clinical results prove that the fast and easy-to-perform IntimaLase treatment is an effective, non-invasive procedure with no undesired side effects or contraindications.

Vaginal Atrophy Laser Treatment

RenovaLase® is a unique and innovative, non-invasive 2940 nm Er:YAG laser therapy for the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It is based on non-ablative photothermal treatment of the vaginal canal. Clinical studies show that it is an efficient, easy-to-use, quick and safe procedure that eliminates the need for long-term estrogen administration.

How does RenovaLase® work?

The RenovaLase treatment is based on laser-induced, mild and controlled heating of the vaginal tissue, which stimulates angiogenesis, fibroblast activity and new collagen formation without thermal or ablative damage. The final result is increased epithelial thickness as well as vascularization of the lamina propria, along with a reduction of symptoms such as dryness, itching, irritation and dyspareunia.

Promising clinical Results

Scientific results presented by Dr. Marco Gambacciani and Dr. Adrian Gaspar (see Library tab) clearly show a noticeable improvement in the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Results show favorable changes in the tropism of the vaginal mucosa, with increases in collagen and vascularization as well as in the glycogen level and the epithelial thickness. The positive effects were long lasting as results were sustained at follow-up 6 months after the treatment.

With no need for long-term estrogen treatment, RenovaLase® is also appropriate for patients with estrogen-dependent cancer (such as endometrial cancer, breast cancer, etc.) or with a family background of such cancers, as shown in clinical studies by Dr. Juan F. Bojanini and Dr. Marco Gambacciani (see Scientific & Clinical Research).

Getting started with RenovaLase®

Training in RenovaLase® is provided through the Laser and Health Academy* under the guidance of experts in medical laser technology. The extensive workshop, where participants engage in live demonstrations and gain an in-depth understanding of laser physics and laser-tissue interaction, will provide the needed insight into the fundamentals of noninvasive gynecological treatments and other procedures that can be performed with this special Er:YAG laser system.

RenovaLase® and other clinical gynecology treatments can be performed with the following Fotona laser systems:

  • The FotonaSmooth SPmulti-application laser system from Fotona provides a single, uniquely capable gynecology solution that combines the power of the industry’s highest performance Er:YAG, Nd:YAG and QCW* Nd:YAG lasers, ideal for treating all gynecological applications plus a wide range of other treatments in aesthetics, dermatology, and surgery.
  • The FotonaSmooth XSEr:YAG laser offers the power and precision to perform an impressive range of non-contact, non-invasive gynecological procedures with greater patient comfort, reduced downtime and quicker healing. In addition to gynecology treatments, the FotonaSmooth XS is also a powerful skin rejuvenation solution, with functions ranging from superficial to deep peels, from non-ablative to fully ablative and from full-field to fractional resurfacing.

Superior Performance

The FotonaSmooth XS and SP systems are both equipped with a high performance VSP Er:YAG laser that ablates tissue efficiently and can be accurately tuned to varying “cold” ablation and non-ablative thermal ratios. Full customizability allows you to precisely attain the clinical outcomes your patients require.

The complementary Nd:YAG laser on FotonaSmooth SP lasers penetrates deeply to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP (Variable Square Pulse) technology creates virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only. No unnecessary energy is deposited into the tissue.

Handpieces & Accessories

Fotona’s specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the above product pages.

Wide Range of Gynecology Treatments

Fotona lasers provide exceptional versatility – from gentle ablative to non-ablative thermal treatments. Safe, tested and proven solutions are available for a wide range of gynecological applications, from the simple removal of lesions, to bloodless high-precision cutting.

Procedures such as laser removal of HPV lesions from the cervix, condyloma treatments, balanitis treatments and various other laser surgeries can be successfully performed with Fotona lasers.

Fotona’s latest innovative solutions in laser technology have also led to the development of entirely new, minimally invasive gynecology treatments for incontinence IncontiLase, vaginal relaxation syndrome IntimaLase and genitourinary syndrome of menopause – RenovaLase.