The Juliet is a unique laser delivery system which penetrates beneath the vaginal mucosa (skin) stimulating regeneration and tightening without the need for surgery.
This is quite a widespread issue prevalent in women after their first birth (with between 24% and 29% of women suffering from this condition). It is a form of urinary incontinence caused by a loss of support of the urethra, which is usually a consequence of damage to pelvic support structures as a result of childbirth.
Similarly, frequent exercise and high-impact activities can cause athletic incontinence to develop. In both cases, it is characterised by the leaking of small amounts of urine during activities which increase abdominal pressure such as coughing, sneezing and lifting weights.
Women undergoing menopause often experience a range of symptoms including vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse, poor lubrication, decreased libido and poor vaginal muscle elasticity and tone. This condition is also described as vaginal atrophy.
This is a fairly common condition usually associated with vaginal child birth as well as with natural ageing. Most women (and their partners) refer to vaginal relaxation syndrome as “enlarged vagina”, complaining of a loss of vaginal tightness, which is directly related to the reduction in friction during intercourse and thus to a decrease or loss of sexual gratification.
During the treatment a probe is placed inside the vagina to deliver pulses of laser. The probe is rotated through 360 degrees to treat the whole of the vagina. It is not painful – you will simply feel a pulsing sensation during treatment.
The first phase (ablative) involves 3-7 pulses of laser energy at each stage. The probe is then withdrawn 1cm and the procedure is repeated along the length of the vagina.
The second phase (thermal) causes a gentle warming of the tissue under the vaginal skin, with 1-2 pulses of laser energy delivered each time. The probe is withdrawn 0.5cm at a time to ensure the whole vagina is treated.
The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes. Results are normally seen within 72 hours and improvements continue up to 3 months.
The laser causes the generation of new collagen (connective tissue), new blood vessels and tightening of existing collagen. This causes the tissue under the surface of the vagina to thicken and tighten, which in turn reduces the stress urinary incontinence and improves vaginal lubrication. The regeneration thickened tissue is also less prone to burning and itching.
A consultation with our doctor, during which an intra-vaginal examination will be performed, is required to determine if the Juliet Laser is suitable to treat your symptoms.
Over 20,000 treatments have been delivered worldwide with no serious side effects, however, you will likely feel some increased sensitivity and awareness of the area for a day or so after treatment.