Vaginal rejuvenation is designed to help women improve common gynecological concerns by restoring their vaginal health and function. Our patients at the Polacek Center for Plastic Surgery can find relief from unwanted changes caused by childbirth, menopause, or the natural aging process through our non-surgical CO2RE® Intima vaginal rejuvenation treatment. Similar to CO2 laser skin resurfacing of the face, CO2RE® Intima uses CO2 laser technology in a quick procedure that produces minimal discomfort and has little downtime. Whether you are struggling with functional or cosmetic vaginal concerns, Dr. Lori Polacek can help you determine if CO2RE® Intima can improve your quality of life.
- How CO2RE® Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation Works
- Vaginal Rejuvenation Candidates
- Vaginal Rejuvenation Recovery
- Vaginal Rejuvenation Results
- CO2RE® Intima Side Effects
- CO2RE® Intima Safety
- CO2RE® Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation Cost
How Does CO2RE® Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
CO2RE® Intima vaginal rejuvenation is performed as a simple, in-office procedure that can be completed in approximately 10 to 15 minutes with little to no discomfort. To perform the treatment, an internal disposable handpiece is inserted into the vaginal canal which sends controlled CO2 laser energy to the superficial and deep tissue layers. As this tube-shaped device is gently guided through the vaginal canal, the tissue is resurfaced, which stimulates the production of more collagen. In addition to treating the inner vaginal tissue, CO2RE® Intima can improve the vulvar and labial tissue through a similar CO2 resurfacing process.
CO2RE® Intima is FDA-cleared to address a wide range of issues, and has proven to offer the following benefits:
- Relieve side effects of childbearing and aging
- Restores the form and flexibility of the vagina
- Alleviates dryness, itching, and pain
- Treats dyschromia and other changes in skin pigmentation
Many of our patients have also seen improvement in urinary incontinence, as CO2RE® Intima helps to strengthen the area from within the vaginal canal. Although results will vary for every patient, Dr. Polacek will customize your procedure based on the type and extent of your needs. In most cases, patients achieve optimal results by undergoing a series of three treatments, each spaced three weeks apart.
Am I a Candidate for Non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with the CO2RE® Intima system can help patients in a wide age range with varying needs achieve improvement in their vaginal function and wellness. If you are struggling with lax tissue, reduced lubrication, decreased sexual function, or a cosmetic vaginal concern, CO2RE® Intima may be able to help you.
While many patients seek treatment after having children or beginning menopause, vaginal concerns can affect women of all backgrounds, making CO2RE® Intima a highly beneficial solution for many. The best way to learn if you are a good candidate for this non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure is to schedule a consultation with a qualified professional like Dr. Polacek.
I had the CO2RE® intima rejuvenation about a year ago.It was the best thing that I did for myself and my sex life .Mary. F
What Can I Expect in My Recovery from Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Since no incisions are made during treatment, the recovery after your CO2RE® Intima session should be quick, with no downtime needed. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave your appointment, but sexual intimacy should be avoided for seven days. You may begin to see improvement after your first treatment, but patients typically need three sessions to obtain maximum benefits.
How Long Do Vaginal Rejuvenation Results Last?
Although our patients have reported significant improvement after undergoing CO2RE® Intima, touch-up treatments are recommended once every year to maintain the results of your series. While your results will not wear off, your body will continue to age, making it possible for some of your previous concerns to return over time. However, most patients who have received CO2RE® Intima in the past can typically expect their concerns to be better than if they had never undergone vaginal rejuvenation. Our patients have also reported improvement with urinary incontinence as the CO2RE® Intima helps strengthen the vaginal area internally. The end result is better bladder control, increased sensation during intercourse and more elasticity of the vaginal tissues.
Are There Side Effects to the CO2RE® Intima Procedure?
Side effects from CO2RE® Intima vaginal rejuvenation are typically minimal. During the procedure, you may feel slight pressure and a tingling sensation; many patients report mild discomfort, if any. The most common side effects following treatment include itching, swelling, bruising, blistering, and burns—all of which are temporary and should subside as your body heals. More details about the possible risks of CO2RE® Intima will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Is CO2RE® Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation Safe?
When performed by a qualified medical professional, CO2RE® Intima is considered a safe and effective treatment. Cleared by the FDA for several gynecological indications, the technology can address a wide range of vaginal health concerns. As noted above, side effects from CO2RE® Intima are generally mild and tend to fade within days. Complications from treatment are very rare. To help you make an informed decision about your care and fully understand what to expect, Dr. Polacek will go over the potential risks of treatment with you prior to beginning your series.
How Much Does CO2RE® Intima Vaginal Rejuvenation Cost?
The cost of non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation using the CO2RE® Intima platform will vary based on the medical professional performing your treatment and the number of procedures in your treatment plan. During your consultation, Dr. Polacek will discuss your goals and perform a physical examination to determine if the CO2RE® Intima procedure can help you achieve your goals. If you are a good candidate, you will be provided with a quote for how much you can expect to pay.