Juliet Vaginal Laser Treatment

The Surrey Park Clinic are pleased to introduce the Juliet Laser system, a minimally-invasive, pain-free treatment for stress urinary incontinence, vaginal atrophy and vaginal relaxation. Administered by our in-house doctor, the treatment takes just 20 minutes with no down time.

What is Juliet Laser?

The Juliet is a unique laser delivery system which penetrates beneath the vaginal mucosa (skin) stimulating regeneration and tightening without the need for surgery.

What can Juliet Laser treat?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

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.

Vaginal Atrophy & Dryness

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.

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS)

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.

 

What does the treatment involve?

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 The probe is then withdrawn 1cm and the procedure is repeated along the length of the vagina.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 The probe is withdrawn 0.5cm at a time to ensure the whole vagina is treated.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.

Juliet Laser for vaginal rejuvenation and stress incontinence

How does Juliet laser work?

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.

Find out whether the treatment is suitable for you

Call 01483 454 016 to book your consultation

Consultation

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.

Treatment preparation

  • Confirmation is needed that you are up to date with your cervical smears.
  • It is essential that you are not pregnant. To ensure this please either abstain from intercourse or use contraception following your most recent period prior to the treatment date.
  • You will need to avoid intercourse altogether 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • We ask that you insert a tampon prior to attending your treatment. This will be removed immediately before the treatment being delivered.
  • All patients not in menopausal age will require a urine pregnancy test before the session.

During treatment

  • During the treatment you will feel/sense a tapping sensation. The treatment is usually painless, although some women do experience a little discomfort when the treatment is applied close to the entrance of the vagina. This lasts seconds.
  • During the second phase of the treatment you may notice a warming sensation in the vagina, particularly near the entrance.
  • As the treatment is finishing, and the probe removed, you may have the sensation of urine leakage. You will not actually be losing urine, it is the warmth from the treatment that creates this sensation

Post treatment

  • After the session you will need to wear a small pad but there should be little or no bleeding/discharge from the laser session. This is for comfort as a wet sensation maybe felt following treatment.
  • Patients are advised not to have sex for 3 days following on from the session.

Are there any side effects?

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.

Find out whether the treatment is suitable for you

 

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Juliet Vaginal Laser Treatment at the Surrey Park Clinic

We are committed to introducing state-of-the-art treatments to the Clinic. Juliet Laser offers a quick and convenient way to address common vaginal problems in-clinic.
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