Common changes in female genitourinary anatomy and physiology as a result of childbirth and/or age related changes of menopause can have a profound and adverse effect on a woman’s sexual health, enjoyment, and quality of life. Such changes include Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS), in which the vaginal canal is not as snug as it used to be resulting in diminished sensation and satisfaction during vaginal sexual intercourse; Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), in which leaking of urine occurs with sneezing, laughing, coughing, jumping, and other activities; and Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), which results in dryness, burning and painful sexual intercourse as the result of thinning of the vaginal lining that occurs with the drop in estrogen levels at menopause. Historically, satisfactory treatment for these conditions have been either lacking or required major surgery, expensive medications, or the prolonged use of hormone replacement therapy for which some women are unwilling or unable to use. Understanding these issues and finding treatment options for these symptoms has become a primary concern for many women who wish to improve and maintain their sexual health and general well-being.

Advanced Laser Clinics of Shreveport is happy to announce the arrival of the CO2RE Intima laser for the successful treatment of all these issues. The CO2RE Intima is a Fractional CO2 laser (the gold-standard in tissue rejuvenation) which features Radio Frequency (RF) excitation for tissue remodeling of the vaginal canal, introitus (vaginal opening) and labia. By stimulating the rebuilding of collagen, the CO2RE Intima provides structural improvements in the vaginal and vulvar tissue resulting in the improvement of vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence, and vaginal thinning that causes burning, itching and painful sexual intercourse. Additionally, the CO2RE Intimal is capable of restoring the normal pH balance of the vagina by causing the release of glycogen and acidic mucins from the cells that line the vagina. Vaginal dryness, itching, painful urination and recurrent vaginal infections can be alleviated as the release of glycogen serves as fuel to support the normal lactobacillus of the vagina, thus preventing the overgrowth of disruptive bacteria and yeast. Additionally, medical conditions such as Lichen Sclerosis can be treated with the CO2RE Intima. NOTE: There are currently no FDA approved LASER or radiofrequency devices approved for “Vaginal Rejuvenation”.

Advanced Laser Clinics of Shreveport is staffed by Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners who are trained to recognize, evaluate, and counsel candidates for vaginal and vulvar rejuvenation laser therapy. Additionally, our Board Certified gynecologists who are experience in laser therapy for women perform the treatments. We recommend a series of three treatments a month apart, each of which take about 10-15 minutes, for the best results. Vaginal rejuvenation is painless whereas we recommend a prescription numbing cream (which our physicians and nurse practitioners can prescribe) for treatment of the vaginal opening and labia. We do ask that you be up-to-date with your gynecologic exams and Pap smears. We can help with that as well if needed. Let us hear from you to schedule a free consultation! Enjoy intimacy like you used to!!!