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Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome - Fotona IntimaLase Laser Vaginal Tightening & Rejuvenation

Vagina tightening is a very sensitive subject for most women here in Singapore. Most of us are still quite conservative. Even thinking and talking about this topic can be quite uncomfortable.

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS), however, is a common ageing process in women.  It can be caused by or made worse by natural birthing. The looseness of the vaginal wall is caused by the overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth. It can also be caused by vaginal atrophy from menopause-related hormonal changes. This condition can cause a range of symptoms such as urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and decreased sensation or discomfort during intercourse.

How Can I Treat Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS)?

One solution to tighten the vaginal wall is with the Fotona IntimaLase. It is a non-invasive laser therapy, using photothermal energy.

This laser uses Er:YAG which is a non ablative laser where the thermal heat can affect the vaginal tissue by stimulating, remodelling and synthesising new collagen fibres in the vaginal mucosa and collagen-rich endopelvic layer.

This will tighten the vaginal walls. This laser treatment is generally safe whenperformed by doctors. The procedure is usually comfortable with little or no side-effects.

This laser treatment can also tighten the exterior vaginal folds, resulting in a more aesthetic appearance.

Read more about how specific lasers address VRS. 

Surgical options such as vaginoplasty are also options for women looking at tightening the vahinal muscles and reduce the size of vaginal opening. This is a more invasive option that is more suitable for cases where significant tissue damage or relaxation has occured. Sometimes, doctors may also recommend a combination of treatment methods depending on diagnosis. It is therefore important to consult with an experienced doctor to determine the best course of action for your needs.

How Effective Is The Fotona IntimaLase For Vaginal Tightening?

Studies show that the effect of the laser can last up to 16 months. Studies also show that two treatments done a month apart can produce good results. Maintenance treatments can be done on a yearly basis.

Some side effects that have been reported includemild oedema/swelling and  a heat sensation that is generally tolerable.

Studies have also shown that the laser can enhance sexual pleasure and that the risks and costs are lower than surgery.

Nevertheless, it is important to speak to your doctor for a proper assessment to minimise any complications and to check your suitability.

What Is The Treatment Experience Like?

The Fotona IntimaLase laser vaginal tightening is a relatively simple procedure in the field of aesthetics and can be done during your lunch hour.

Apart from a pap smear, there are no other preparations required before treatment. There are also no downtimes after treatment. However, you will be required to abstain from intercourse for 72 hours.

Price / Cost Of Fotona IntimaLase Laser Vaginal Tightening In Singapore

At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we offer the Fotona IntimaLase laser vaginal tightening (inclusive of pap smear) starting from $1000+ per session. This includes treatment of both the internal vaginal walls as well as the exterior vaginal folds. Treatments are performed by experienced female doctors.

Prices are subject to prevailing GST. For prices on multiple sessions, speak to our doctor to learn more.


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 Yes it is a safe and relatively quick procedure. Fotona IntimaLase is FDA-approved for stress urinary incontinence. It is also effective in vaginal tightening.

Anyone who has given birth vaginally or natural birth or women looking to tighten or maintain their intimate parts. Those with stress urinary incontinence and prolapse can also benefit from this.

The Fotona IntimaLase treatment is unsuitable in the following circumstances:

  • Patients with unrealistic expectations looking to return to how they looked/felt when they were younger
  • Patients with a tendency to form keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Prior ionising radiation to the area to be treated
  • Patients who have had vaginal or cervical surgeries or cancers
  • Patients with abnormal pap smear results
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients taking photosensitive drugs, or with injury or a vaginal infection
  • Patients with an undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or active menstruation

There is mild discomfort and very rarely some mild swelling.

Patients can go back to their normal active lifestyles after 1-3 days. Usually normal daily activity is fine. There is very minimal downtime. We advise abstaining from penetrative sexual activity 72 hours after treatment.

During the recovery period, there may be some mild discomfort, a warm sensation and very rarely mild swelling which will resolve in a few days.

Usually for severe cases of Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome, 2 treatments initially once month apart and subsequently yearly maintenance. Most patients do well after one treatment and follow up after 8 months to see if another session is needed.  The effects can last 12-16 months.

SL Aesthetic Clinic is one of the few clinics that offer Fotona IntimaLase. The procedure is performed by 2 female doctors, Dr Sue Ho, and Dr Charlene Goh, who have both tried and tested the treatments on themselves and a roster of female volunteers to satisfactory results.

Patients need to have pap smear done first before the treatment. The female doctors at SL Aesthetic Clinic are also equipped to do the pap smear. Pap smear results must be normal, urine culture negative and the vaginal canal free of injuries and bleeding. This should be done preferably 1 week after menstruation. 

Before the laser treatment, the patient’s vagina must be cleansed thoroughly at home.

No special post-treatment instructions are needed. Patients are only advised to avoid sexual activities for a period of 72 hours after each of the treatment sessions.  We also recommended to do a follow up check 2 days after treatment.

Before the laser treatment, the patient’s vagina must be cleansed thoroughly at home.

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