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Understanding sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction is a common issue that affects many women, affecting their quality of life and relationships. It can be a difficult and sensitive topic to discuss, but seeking treatment for sexual dysfunction is important for both physical and emotional well-being.

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, a clinic located in Edmonton, we understand the impact that sexual dysfunction can have on women and offer effective treatments to help them overcome these issues.

Our team of medical professionals includes Dr. Adel Abdulhafid and R.N. Dima Omean, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and support to each and every patient, helping them to regain their confidence and improve their overall quality of life. If you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre today to learn more about our treatments and how we can help.

What is the differences between Votiva and Fotona

Both technologies use heat to raise the temperature of the vaginal tissue to 42 C. People use the term “structural remodeling” to describe how the tissues change and become tighter at this temperature (rejuvenation). However, the main difference is that the thermal energy source is very different: it comes from the ground.


This radiofrequency machine uses RF technology to achieve the clinical temperature. Moreover, the Votiva machine has the Fractora microneedling attachment to treat the outer vaginal region.

Fotona Laser

This is an Er:Yag laser machine with advanced laser settings. There, it relays on laser technology to produce heat and induce vaginal tissue remodeling. Fotona has developed the Intmalase and Renovalase attachment for inner and outer vaginal treatment.

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Cuases and types of dexsual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction refers to a range of problems that can occur during any stage of the sexual response cycle and can prevent a person from experiencing sexual satisfaction. There are various causes of sexual dysfunction, including physical, psychological, and lifestyle factors.

  1. Physical Causes: Physical causes of sexual dysfunction can include hormonal imbalances, chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, nerve damage, and the side effects of certain medications. Some medical treatments, such as radiation or surgery, can also result in sexual dysfunction.
  2. Psychological Causes: Psychological causes of sexual dysfunction can include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and past traumatic experiences. Negative body image, low self-esteem, and a history of sexual abuse can also contribute to sexual dysfunction.
  3. Lifestyle Causes: Lifestyle factors, such as alcohol and drug use, smoking, and a lack of physical activity, can also contribute to sexual dysfunction. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and lack of sleep can also impact sexual health.

There are several subtypes of sexual dysfunction, including:

  1. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD): FSAD is characterized by difficulty becoming sexually aroused or achieving orgasm.
  2. Female Sexual Pain Disorders: This includes conditions such as dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and vaginismus (painful muscle spasms in the vaginal area).
  3. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD): HSDD is characterized by a lack of interest in sexual activity.
  4. Male Erectile Dysfunction (ED): ED is characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
  5. Male Orgasmic Disorder (MOD): MOD is characterized by difficulty achieving orgasm during sexual activity.

It’s important to note that sexual dysfunction can be a complex issue, and the underlying cause can vary from person to person. Seeking treatment from a medical professional, such as those at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, can help to identify the cause of the issue and develop an effective treatment plan.

How can we help?

Vaginal rejuvenation treatments, such as Laser Vaginal treatment (Fotona Tightlase and Intimalase) and Votiva radio-frequency vaginal treatment, offered at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, are designed to improve a range of sexual health concerns, including those related to sexual arousal, sexual pain, and vaginal tightness.

Laser vaginal rejuvenation treatments can be especially effective for women experiencing Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD), as they can help to improve blood flow to the vaginal area and increase vaginal lubrication. This can result in increased sexual arousal and improved sexual satisfaction.

In addition, laser vaginal rejuvenation treatments can also be helpful for women experiencing Female Sexual Pain Disorders, such as dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and vaginismus (painful muscle spasms in the vaginal area), as they can help to improve vaginal elasticity and reduce discomfort during sexual activity.

It’s important to note that individual results can vary, and the best treatment option will depend on the specific sexual health concerns of each patient. A consultation with a medical professional at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

How Vaginal Treatment Works

Laser Vaginal Treatment (Fotona Tightlase and Intimalase): Laser Vaginal Treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to stimulate the production of collagen and improve the elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Fotona Tightlase is a laser treatment that focuses on the external vaginal area, while Intimalase is a laser treatment that focuses on the internal vaginal area. Both treatments are designed to improve sexual function and satisfaction, and can be performed in a single session.

During the procedure, the laser energy is delivered to the vaginal tissue using a small, handheld device. The laser energy stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps to improve the elasticity and tone of the vaginal tissue. This can result in improved sexual arousal and sensation, and reduced discomfort during sexual activity.

Votiva Radio-Frequency Vaginal Treatment: Votiva Radio-Frequency Vaginal Treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses radio-frequency energy to improve vaginal health and function. The treatment is performed using a small, handheld device that delivers the radio-frequency energy to the vaginal tissue. The energy stimulates the production of new collagen, helping to improve vaginal elasticity and tone.

The benefits of Votiva Radio-Frequency Vaginal Treatment include improved sexual satisfaction, increased vaginal tightness, improved vaginal lubrication, reduced pain during intercourse, and improved overall well-being. The treatment is quick and easy, with most patients reporting minimal discomfort and no downtime.

Both Laser Vaginal Treatment (Fotona Tightlase and Intimalase) and Votiva Radio-Frequency Vaginal Treatment are non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures that can help women overcome sexual dysfunction without the need for surgery. These treatments offer a safe and effective solution for women who are looking to improve their sexual health and function, and can help to restore confidence and improve overall quality of life.

Laser Vaginal treatment explained

The Vaginal Treatment procedure typically takes between 45 minutes to an hour to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis. Before the procedure, the patient will be given a local anesthetic to numb the vaginal area. During the procedure, the laser energy is delivered to the vaginal tissue using a small, handheld device. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure.

After the procedure, patients may experience some mild swelling and discomfort, but these side effects typically resolve quickly. Patients can return to their normal activities, including sexual activity, within a few days of the procedure. It’s important to follow the post-procedure instructions provided by the medical professional at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre to ensure optimal results.

Intimalase Sexual Dysfunction Treatment FAQS

Yes, it is safe and takes a while. Fotona IntimaLase is Health-Canada approved o treat stress urinary incontinence and vaginal syndromes
Anyone who has given birth vaginally or naturally, as well as older women who have done so. People with stress urinary incontinence and prolapse may also benefit.
The Fotona IntimaLase treatment is not good in the following situations: People who have unrealistic expectations to try and look or feel the same as when they were younger People who are more likely to get keloid and hypertrophic scars People who have had vaginal or cervical surgery or cancers before will need to have ionising radiation to the area that will be treated. With bad Pap tests, people need to see a doctor.

People who are taking photosensitive drugs, have been hurt, or have a vaginal infection. People who have a vaginal bleeding that hasn’t been found or who are still having their period should see their doctor if they need help.

There is some mild pain and swelling during and after the procedure
Usually, for very bad cases of Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome, two treatments are done once a month for a month, then every year for maintenance. Most patients do well after one treatment, and they check in after eight months to see if they need to go back for more. Can last for 12-16 months.