CO2RE Intima vs. FemiLift
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Thank you for your question. There has been an explosion of interest in non surgical vaginal rejuvenation. The key to the tightening is to somehow effect our bodies soft tissue support, in particular, the collagen. When using a laser( Femilift, CO2RE, Diva) or radiofrequency (Thermi), all cause the body's collagen to tighten and stimulate the body to produce more collagen. The treatments for multiple with the effects taking up to 3 months to show themselves. The amount of tightening varies and is not predictable, but in general studies have shown around 50% improvement on average. The other side benefit to the procedure is improvement in control of leaking urine which happens generally sooner than the tightening. There is little significant difference between the different modalities treatment success rates, laser treatments generally take less time to perform than the radiofrequency treatments.
CO2RE Intima vs. FemiLift
Thank you for your question. The CO2RE Intima and FemiLift are both lasers that use similar technology to stimulate collagen growth and improvement in vaginal tone and moisture. Both have good reviews and results. Good luck.
CORE Intima versus other vaginal lasers
One of the benefits of using the CORE Intima laser is the ability to treat the external genitalia. Some of the other lasers only have a vaginal handpick. In our practice, the CORE Intima laser is used to treat the inside of the vagina (to help with dryness, incontinence, vaginal tightening) as well as the external vulva (to help with loose skin and pigment changes. The skin of the vulva becomes lax/loose just as the skin elsewhere. Women want to look good from head to toe!
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The new vaginal laser revolution or confusion?
There are several Fractional Co2 lasers (MonaLisa, FemiLift, Intima) being promoted for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). Most women going through Menopause develop VVA leading to vaginal dryness, thin vaginal skin and painful intercourse. Fortunately, the MonaLisa Touch was the first laser to market initially in Europe and then the USA in 2014. The MonaLisa currently has the longest scientific results from centers of excellence like Standford University showing amazing long lasting results. While the other lasers are still trying to catch up. Early this year a Nd:YAG Erbium laser (diVa) was launched and works at a different wavelength. Again, there are no long term studies showing how effective and how long the therapy lasts.
Finally, there is THERMIva a nonlaser vaginal therapy. It uses radiofrequency at possibly lower temperatures and has been found to build up vaginal tissue and increase vaginal lubrication.
Hopefully, this information isn't too overwhelming is helpful!!