Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual dysfunction in women is a common and often Underreported problem. It can be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal changes, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, and medication side effects. Many women feel embarrassed or ashamed to talk about their sexual difficulties, but there are treatments available that can help.

One option is the Votiva vaginal RF treatment, which uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and improve vaginal tissue elasticity. The Fotona Vaginal rejuvenation procedure is another option that uses laser energy to stimulate collagen production and improve vaginal health. These are just two of the many treatment options available for sexual dysfunction in women. With the help of a medical professional, you can find the best solution for your individual needs.

Intimalase and Votiva

IntimaLase® is a unique vaginal Er:YAG laser therapy that we use to tighten the vaginal canal without cutting or piercing.  Clinical studies support the use of Intimalase laser and Votiva Vaginal RF as a quick, effective, and safe procedure.

Health Canada approved IntimaLase to treat vaginal relaxation syndrome (VRS). This syndrome happens when the vaginal structure losses its muscle tone. There are many factors that contribute to the VRS such as overstretching of the vaginal canal during childbirth, aging, and hormonal imbalance. Vaginal laser treatment has several benefits

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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.

Vaginal treatment Summary

Session Duration

60 to 90 min that includes filling the forms and applying the local freezing cream

Possible Side effects

The treatment is safe if you choose the right clinic. Expect some itchiness and dryness

Number of Sessesion

We recommend 3 to 4 sessions to reach optimal results

Treatment Results

Improvement in sexual function and vaginal atrophy

Session Frequency

The sessions are one to three months apart depending on the condition and age
Treatment cost
The laser vaginal tightening cost is 1200 per session, it is not covered by AHS or insurance

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.

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Your Guide on Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Forms of sexual dysfunction

Women experience sexual problems in different ways. Also, they experience it at different stages of the sexual response cycle. There are different forms of sexual dysfunction in females, but Dyspareunia is very common

Research on Sexual dysfunction

A lot of women have problems with their sex, according to research, 43% of women have some kind of sexual problem. It can be hard to discuss it with your partner, so many women just put up with it. You and your partner and doctor should talk about what’s going on.

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FASD)

Female sexual arousal disorder stops women from having sex. It is not being able to either get arousal or keep arousal until the end of sexual activity.

Lifestyle changes that help

Most of the time, a little change in your lifestyle may be what you need to get better. It can help you get more excited about having sex. Women get a lot of good things from living a healthy life, including good sex life. We recommend lifestyle changes that include regular aerobic exercise and kegel exercises, talking with your partner and having time for intimacy, spicing things up, and giving up your bad habits

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia is when women experience pain during intercourse. Patients report most of the classic dyspareunia cases either after giving birth or during the per-menopause period. However, some females report pain from early stages in their sexual life.

Sexual Dysfunction Causes

If you have vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, or a change in vaginal structure, you might have sexual problems. We want to talk about the physical conditions that might cause these problems. The vaginal tightening treatment may help with these issues and concerns

Anorgasmia or orgasmic disorde

This is when a woman can’t get to climax while having sex with another person. Many times, this is because the person isn’t very skilled. Other things could be:
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • People who have been through sexual trauma or sexual abuse in the past

Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. The causes can be physical, psychological, or a combination of both. Physical causes can include problems with blood flow, hormones, and nerve function. Psychological causes can include stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Sexual dysfunction can also be a side effect of certain medications. Treatment for sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause. Often, a combination of therapies is most effective. Behavioral therapy, hormone therapy, and Vaginal rejuvenation are all possible treatment options. In some cases, surgery may also be necessary. If you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, it’s important to talk to a health professional to find the best treatment for you. Votiva is one possible option that may help to improve sexual function. By using radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, Votiva can help to improve vaginal laxity and lubrication, two common causes of sexual dysfunction in women. If you’re interested in learning more about Votiva, speak to us today

Votiva for Sexual Dysfunction

It’s thought that between 2015 and 2016, there was a big rise in the number of plastic surgeons who did vulvovaginal restoration operations (surgical and nonsurgical) in the United States. Vulvovaginal treatment that doesn’t require surgery has become one of the fastest-growing areas of urogynecology and cosmetic surgery. This is because it doesn’t require any surgery. In 2008, Europe came out with the first energy-based device for vulvovaginal rejuvenation. In the United States and Canada, more than 2,000, 000 women will have had some kind of non-surgical vaginal treatment by the end of 2021.

Pelvic floor disorders

Pelvic floor disorders affect around 24% of women in Canada

The lifetime risk of prolapse or incontinence is 11% and a reoperation rate for prolapse or incontinence is 30%. As we get older, the chances of these disorders becoming more common go up even more. Vaginosis has been on the rise as a result of the aging population and the rise in weight. However, vaginal laxity is still a major cause of death and a huge financial burden on the healthcare system that is expected to cost US$83 billion by 2020.
Biofeedback, laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and surgery are the only treatment options for vaginal laxity that are available now.

Vaginal Rejuvenation and Sexual Dysfunction

Many energy-based devices have made the external genital appearance, vaginal laxity, and stress incontinence better. These are radiofrequency (RF) and laser devices (CO2, Er: YAG). People and professionals often prefer nonsurgical treatments over surgery because they don’t require as much downtime, pain, or money. There are some situations where RF therapy may be especially beneficial, such as when the vaginal introitus is stretched. This can cause sexual dysfunction, lubrication of the vaginal area, genito-pelvic feeling, stress incontinence, chronic pelvic discomfort, and pelvic prolapse.

Votiva is not a Laser

Radiofrequency causes the growth of glycogen-rich epithelium, new blood vessels, and collagen synthesis by making the tissues hot when an electric current passes through them. During this process, the tissue goes through an inflammatory cascade, and heat shock proteins activate fibroblasts, causing new collagen and elastogenesis. When these devices reach 40°C to 45°C, the tissue goes through this process. When you keep the temperature at this level, new cells are made instead of scar tissue. However, when the temperature of the skin goes above 50°C, there is a chance of thermal damage. The Votiva bipolar RF device is good and safe for people who have vaginal laxity symptoms after having vaginal births.

Fotona Smooth for Sexual Dysfunction

Fotona Er: YAG laser SMOOTH is a noninvasive, non-ablative laser procedure. Because the Er: Yag laser looks for water molecules, it can heat collagen in the deeper mucosa without hurting surface layers. Then, the heat causes collagen to grow in the vaginal canal, urethral orifice, and anterior vaginal wall. To make things even better, this strengthens connective tissue in the vaginal canal, which helps improve pelvic floor support and lessen the pain of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) describes various disorders that can result from the relaxation of the vaginal wall. Moreover, Aging, childbirth, and hormonal changes post-menopause are risk factors that can aggravate the signs and symptoms of VRS. Women with VRS can suffer from multiple problems ranging from sexual dysfunction due to loosening of the vaginal wall to urinary incontinence. While VRS can affect women at any age, post-menopausal women are at higher risk of experiencing VRS due to decreased estrogen levels.

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