Frequently asked questions

What is Stretto?

Stretto is non-surgical treatment that uses laser energy to treat the symptoms women may be experiencing. Stretto is a medical laser that delivers controlled CO2 energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue – so cells make more collagen – improving skin tone, texture and appearance.

What conditions does Stretto treat?

In the gynecology specialty, Stretto performs laser incision, excision, ablation and/or vaporization of soft tissue, for treatment of condylomas, vulvar dystrophies, and benign lesions of external genitalia. It is used for treating the introitus and improving the appearance of the external genitalia, to reduce dyschromia and for remodeling of connective vaginal tissue.

Is the procedure safe? Are there risks to laser treatment, especially in the vaginal area?

The Stretto device has FDA clearance for a range of gynecological and genitourinary indications. Stretto offers solutions for a range of intimate aesthetic procedures. Treatments are safe and effective with mild to no discomfort, and with little downtime.

How many treatments does it take?

Patients receive three in-office treatments that are spaced ~3 weeks apart.

When will patients see results?

Most Stretto patients feel and see improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments.

How long does treatment last?

After the third treatment, patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment.

Can CO2RE Intima be used for Vaginal Laxity? Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome?

Loss of vaginal sensation and tone can be a side effect of vaginal childbirth and aging. Over time, the vaginal wall and the entrance to the vaginal canal (Introitus), both which contain collagen fibers, can stretch and lose vaginal tissue tone and elasticity. The Stretto laser treatment results in a remodeling of these tissue fibers, thereby restoring flexibility and shape.