ENRICH is stepping up for women with our Intimate Program, which helps women where nobody has been able to before. Our Intimate Program is a dedicated set of treatments to get your vagina, vulva and urinary tract back on track by rejuvenating vaginal, vulvar and urinary tract cells using non-invasive non-surgical rejuvenation techniques.
We can help tighten the vagina, improve natural lubrication, and start solving urinary incontinence without surgery, pain, or downtime. The goal is through non-surgical rejuvenation to have better sex, laugh without fear, and feel more confident.
What does the ENRICH Intimate Program treat?
- Vaginal looseness (laxity)
- A dry, uncomfortable vagina
- Stress urinary incontinence (leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh)
- Trouble orgasming/lack of orgasm
- Sexual dysfunction due to tissue weakness
- Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis
- Potentially any issue related to dysfunction of pelvic, vaginal, vulvar, perineal, or urinary tissues
- Non surgical vaginal tightening
How to book your Intimate Program at ENRICH
Your initial consultation takes an hour, and is usually separate to the treatments, costing $100. If you go ahead, the fee is waived.
Don’t live in Melbourne?
If you are coming to Melbourne from interstate or overseas, please mention this to our booking staff so we can arrange your initial consultation via Skype or phone
Start your vaginal rejuvenation today.
Enrich’s unique Vaginal Rejuvenation program is based on your specific needs using our state-of-the-art equipment and expertise. Laser and radio frequency treatments for vaginal rejuvenation are becoming increasingly popular procedures. ENRICH Clinic has both the Juliet laser treatment and Thermiva radio frequency treatments available at the clinic for vaginal rejuvenation. These new technologies make treatments safe, effective and quick.
Ways forward to solving pelvic tissue problems
There has been no real way – and still options are limited – in restoring function to tissue that has been damaged or stretched out, or has lost its function in some way. Now, we have lasers and radiofrequency that can give a booster shot to vulvovaginal and pelvic cells, restoring function, tone and elasticity. This is an extremely exciting time for women who have been long-suffering, and doing so quietly.
Our treatments are comfortable and surgery-free – so no blood, no knives, no anaesthetic – and utilise wave-based technologies to get into the cells themselves, and revitalise them. These do need to be repeated (usually) every year or so, but they can make a massive difference over time.
‘Rejuvenate’ can seem like a vague, broad word, so in this context what we mean is that the cells are forced into better performance after being stimulated by the device, which passes without effect through most tissue, targeting the cells we want. In this case, it’s all of it, since pelvic tissue, when accessed via the vagina, is all related and connected. Having it all rejuvenated is ideal, so we want to get as deep as we can.
The treatments, usually just one or two, up to four over several months (as a treatment phase), and repeated annually or as required (sometimes one treatment does what you need, and no more are required), are the best way to tighten a lax vagina, improve symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, and shrink saggy, loose labia that we have available. We can perform stress urinary incontinence laser treatment.
The stress urinary incontinence laser treatment causes the cells inside your vagina and urinary tract to regenerate themselves, producing more collagen and elastin, improving function of the entire cell. This cellular rejuvenation is non-invasive (in the sense that it doesn’t ever break the skin to work its magic, though it does need to be performed from inside your vagina with a special handpiece).
With new collagen formation, the old stretched or lax collagen is replaced with fresh collagen, and the looseness that you may be feeling is replaced with greater tone and improved function. With this tightness often comes improved sensation from the whole area, including the clitoris and labia, which are dense with sensory nerves and are a critical part of the female sexual response.
Quick quiz: do I need vaginal treatments?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may benefit from specialised treatments.
- Do you feel like your vagina is looser than it used to be?
- Is sex less pleasurable than it used to be and arousal less likely/dependable?
- Do you orgasm less easily or frequently than you used to?
- Has your relationship been adversely affected by how you feel about the look, feel, or function of your vagina?
- When you laugh, cough, sneeze or lift heavy things, does urine sometimes leak out into your underwear?
- Is your vagina dry, irritated, or easily damaged?
Am I a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation procedures?
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are generally available to most women, so if you are not pregnant, have had a recent normal pap smear, do not currently have any vaginal infections or undiagnosed bleeding, you are likely to be a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation procedures. There are no age restrictions on vaginal rejuvenation procedures, though younger clients are less likely to require rejuvenation procedures.
How does a laser rejuvenate a vagina ?
At ENRICH we have two types of treatments that we use for the vagina – the Juliet laser and the Thermi Va radio frequency . Our Intimate Program is a series of treatments tailored for you. Both work with the generation of heat (thermal energy). You may need one, you may need a combination of both, it all depends on your needs. Using a laser on your vagina may sound scary, but it’s far less daunting when you learn how it works, and what we’re trying to achieve.
The Juliet laser is a similar size to a speculum, so the feeling is relative to having a pap smear without the smearing part. Instead, the Juliet laser uses light to ablate and heat the tissue inside the vagina. This process aids in the gentle remodelling of the canal walls by stimulating collagen production, tightening and rejuvenating vaginal tissue. ENRICH Clinic doctors perform the Juliet and a local anaesthetic cream is put on the outside of the vagina.
THE THERMI VA
Thermi Va also uses heat and addresses similar vaginal issues. The Thermi Va uses a radio frequency heat, which focuses electromagnetic waves on specific areas. Thermi Va’s hand piece is thinner than the Juliet. Our ENRICH Clinic nurses perform the Thermi Va.
Each of these treatments alone show patient benefits, however, we recommend a combination.
At Enrich Clinic we always say 1+1= 3. A combination of two treatments will often give you a compounding effect and usually a better result. These treatments need to be performed 4 weeks apart to allow recovery of the tissue.
These procedures are NOT vaginal tightening surgery. Vaginal tightening surgery is a different procedure that is very individual, quite invasive, may include mesh, and is often based on vaginal prolapse or severe trauma issues. We do not perform tightening surgery at ENRICH.
We can talk about vaginas
Women’s sexuality and vaginas are now getting more attention than ever, and new ways of restoring function are being explored. We now at least have a couple of options for restoring vaginal moisture, sensation, and function, which is really very exciting.
Our Intimate Program is a series of treatments tailored for you using our Juliet laser and the ThermiVa radiofrequency device. Using a laser on your vagina may sound scary, but it’s far less daunting when you learn how it works, and what we’re trying to achieve.
The combination of the RF and laser devices means that several depths of treatment can be achieved, since both devices target certain layers of tissue. This means that more tissue is treated with the combination of devices than just one alone, making for far better, longer-lasting results.
What non-surgical rejuvenation procedures can achieve:
- Tone and tighten the vagina
- Stimulate cells to produce more natural lubrication
- Improve sexual responsiveness with increased friction
- Improve orgasms/chances of having an orgasm
- Eliminate itching, irritation, and any soreness due to thinning tissue
- Improve vaginal cell function
- Improve bladder/urethral function and reduce or alleviate stress urinary incontinence
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments
Vaginal and vulvar tightness
Why do vaginas become lax?
Your vaginal walls are made of dense connective tissue thick with blood vessels and nerves. The skin cells of your vagina are unique too, with the labia being more like skin on other parts of your body, and the clitoris having a vast blood supply and nerve network than anywhere else on the human body in men or women.
Over time, with trauma or childbirth, poor posture and lack of strength in the pelvic muscles, plus the stretching of connective tissue, the vaginal walls can become lax – that is, the connective tissue and pelvic muscles can weaken, causing the vagina to seem ‘loose’.
This feeling can occur after a vaginal delivery, whereby the connective tissue fibres become stretched out and are unable to return to their original position. This can happen to any woman, particularly with traumatic births or trauma injuries, but can tend to occur more in older women who give birth vaginally, where the vaginal cells are less ‘productive’ in terms of collagen and elastin production post-birth. Younger women tend to ‘bounce back’ from childbirth, at least vaginally speaking, faster and more fully than older women – a benefit to having kids young.
The vulva can also stretch during childbirth, causing the vaginal lips to hang more, rather than sit where they used to. This is not dangerous, but the lack of elasticity in this tissue can make for a few uncomfortable problems, like stress urinary incontinence, discomfort in underwear, and a loss of sensation during sex.
Tearing is another cause of connective tissue issues in and around the vagina and pelvis, with tears ripping the connective tissue apart. Sometimes the body is not able to sufficiently repair this to restore full sensation and function.
As we age, the vulva and vagina – along with all tissue in our bodies – feel the impacts of lower production of collagen and elastin by our cells. In women, oestrogen is a major stimulator of skin cells, keeping them plump and juicy, so when that drops off at menopause (either induced or natural), skin is one of the first casualties, getting drier, saggier, and less robust.
This happens all over our bodies and our vulva and vagina are not spared. In fact, the vagina and vulva have more oestrogen-sensitive cells in them than any other part of our bodies. Atrophic vaginitis can cause major irritation, dryness and discomfort.
The impact on your sex life from lax vaginal and vulvar tissue cannot be discounted. The sexual and urinary repercussions of stretched or dysfunctional vaginal connective and pelvic tissue, including tendons, ligaments and musculature, has had far less attention than it deserves.
There are very real consequences of a vaginal birth, ageing, and trauma to the pelvis and vaginal tissues, and sadly it’s still not talked about as often as it should be by women who are suffering and their healthcare providers. This isn’t just a women’s issue, since women feeling happy and comfortable in their own skin, and having properly-functioning pelvic, vaginal, vulvar and urinary tissue is everyone’s problem.
*Results may vary from person to person and depends on the severity of symptoms and issues type.