CO2RE Intima vs. FemiLift

What are the differences between these treatments? Does one have any benefit over the other?

Doctor Answers 8

CO2RE Intima - how does it compare to others

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Thanks for the question.  We believe the CO2RE Intima to be the most effective of all the vaginal lasers available.  Some of the others only treat the internal vaginal canal and Intima is highly effective treating both the external and internal vagina.

In our practice, the CO2RE Intima laser is used to treat the inside of the vagina to help with dryness, stress urinary incontinence, vaginal tightening, as well as the external labia to help with loose skin and dark pigment changes.  The skin of the vulva becomes lax/loose just as the skin elsewhere, from general aging as well as from childbirth.  CO2RE Intima addresses all of these issues highly effectively. 

The CO2RE Intima treatment has been a remarkable life changing experience for our patients.  Sometimes it is hard for them to believe how significant and rapid the improvement is given that many of them have suffered with vaginal issues and/or stress urinary incontinence for years.  I hope that helps and I encourage you to seek out an expert provider in your area who can advise you further.

Best of Luck,

Dr. Paul Flashner


Boston Physician
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Vaginal tighteningT

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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.

Laser vs Radiofrequency?

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Great Question! Lasers work by causing small injuries to the tissue and when it heals... it heals tighter.  Radiofrequency works by heating the tissue gently and uniformly breaking the collagen bonds in the vaginal tissue, and when they repair.. you get vaginal tightening.  Since there is no tiny holes in the vaginia, there is truly no downtime with the radiofrequency.  With the BTL Ultrafemme 360, you can go home and have intercourse the same night.  It also works extremely fast.  No more waiting weeks to feel a difference!  Its less expensive too.  So for our patients, the choice was easy... the BTL Ultrafemme 360 all the way! 

CO2RE Intima vs. FemiLift

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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.

David J. Wages, MD
Peabody Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

CORE Intima versus other vaginal lasers

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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! 

Amy Brenner, MD
Cincinnati OB-GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

The new vaginal laser revolution or confusion?

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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!!

Everybody and their mother has come out with a FemiLift clone CO2 laser for vaginal rejuvenation

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Imitation is the rule for game-changing blockbuster technologies that revolutionize the treatment of medical and cosmetic complaints. The FemiLift CO2 laser is an extremely successful nonsurgical tool for vaginal rejuvenation and has been copied (sort of) by a growing number of laser companies. Intima is a FemiLift clone and should produce similar results if they use the same protocols which have proven effective for the market leading FemiLift.

CO2RE Intima vs. FemiLift

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both system are fractionated Co2 laser and both work the same.the only difference is FemiLift uses a disposable cover which might be more hygienic for patients.

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