Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)
If you’ve faced childbirth, menopause, or changes connected with age, you may notice a difference in the look and feel of your vagina. Dr. Richard Gaines, a sexual health specialist in Boca Raton, Florida, focuses on helping women of all ages achieve ease and enjoyment through a wide variety of treatments related to sexual health and wellness. He uses the Juliet laser for women seeking a nonsurgical solution for vaginal rejuvenation.
The “Vagina Monologues” may be playing on Broadway, but for most women, the topic of their vaginal health continues to remain a taboo. Most women have not had the conversation with their general doctor, or even their gynecologist.
The truth is that as we age, we experience changes in our bodies. Childbirth, menopause, aging, and other medical issues can intervene. Symptoms include: vaginal dryness, itching, pain during intercourse, laxity or loose vagina, stress urinary incontinence, leakage, recurring bladder issues, lichen sclerosus, tissue atrophy
Laser Technology for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Lasers have been around since the 1960’s and have been used for skin conditions and hair removal. Currently we have more clinical and scientific data around their use.
The Juliet Erbium Laser using a versatile multi-application platform utilizing an Er:YAG laser with the 2940 nm wavelength. It stimulates the body’s normal wound healing process and treats:
- vagnal tone
- vaginal atrophy
- vulvar dystrophy
“Oh Juliet, oh Juliet, wherefore art thou Juliet.” -Romeo
How it Works
Juliet delivers optimal outcomes with limited side effects and a three day recovery time. The 360° handpiece uses two passes of infrared light in order to treat the vaginal tissue with minimal downtime and high patient satisfaction.
The rotating optic creates the balanced blend of ablation and coagulation to begin the process of white blood cell release, angiogenesis, granulation tissue formation, and ultimately, collagen deposition. In layman’s terms “it makes the area’s cells stronger, and gets a rush of new biologically created growth factors to prompt it to heal itself.
The Joys of Childbirth
“When you are pushing to have a baby, vaginally, the collagen in the vagina is broken down during the birthing process.” -Dr. Nicole Williams
The Juliet offers a nonsurgical vaginal treatment for vaginal laxity (looseness of the vagina, usually after childbirth) and loss of function.
To help, the procedure rebuilds the collagen matrix, through the process of angiogenesis and stem cells. The treatment, combined with exercise (i.e. kegels) can also help in the lifting of the pelvic floor. Doing so decreases incontinence and increases vaginal satisfaction and lubrication.
Urinary Incontinence – A Leaky Bladder
Women with incontinence issues usually have a weaker pelvic basin. The area could benefit from 1. greater elasticity, 2. a higher blood cell count, 3. more feeling in the nerves, & a more natural sexual response via lubrication.
“One (1) in Four (4) women suffer from incontinence.” – Oprah
Does sex sometimes feel painful?
It could be a lubricity problem. Juliet restores the original metabolism of connective tissue and improves the state of the mucosa, by a process of stimulating new collagen formation. This leads to a restoration and a return to the natural PH of the mucosal structure, increasing its flexibility and ability to lubricate during sex.
What can the Juliet Laser help?
Patients have reported relief from the following issues:
- General aging of the vagina
- Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)
- Pain during intercourse – Dyspareunia
- Loss of elasticity and tone
- Stress urinary incontinence, leakage
- Vaginal dryness, itching and burning
- Enlarged vagina – Vulvovaginal atrophy, vaginal laxity
- Lichen Sclerosis
Minimally Invasive – Minimal Downtime
The Boca Raton Juliet laser procedure provides a gentle treatment and quick recovery time – so you can get back to the golf course or go on a brisk horse ride.
The actual procedure only takes 5-10 minutes. No anesthesia is required. Results are commonly felt within a few days. Patients are in and out of the appointment within 45 minutes.
We pride ourselves on:
- Minimal downtime
- High patient satisfaction
- Consistent treatment each time
Frequently Asked Questions
Women who are going through menopause, women who have given birth to children, and women who experience sexual dysfunction. Laser is also safe for breast-cancer survivors.
After just one treatment, the Juliet Laser permanently increases growth of new tissue and blood vessels in the vagina. Patients typically see results build up over 3 months following treatment which last for 1 year or more.
Three days is the average recovery time to allow tissue to heal for women that have undergone vaginal rejuvenation by the Juliet Laser.
Patients should abstain from sex for three days. Patients are also recommended to abstain from heavy physical exercise and sport activities (i.e. swimming, sauna, ocean) for the first three days following treatment.
During this time you may notice some secretions; this is a normal reaction, and will go away in a few days. After the third day sexual intercourse is encouraged.
- The O-Shot (PRP)
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The O-Shot injects the most valuable part of your blood (platelet-rich plasma) back into your vagina in order to increase your physical sexual response. Platelets contain over 20 growth factors that stimulate new cell growth and tissue repair in the muscles and on the surface of the skin.
The Juliet Laser is not currently covered by insurance.