Intimate Health

Your vagina no longer needs to feel like the oldest part of your body. Vaginal Revitalization is a “catch-all” phrase that includes everything from surgery to creams. There is a large range of equipment coming into the marketplace dedicated to women’s intimate health. We want you to have a healthy and happy vagina. Our women’s health initiative is headed by Maureen McGrath RN, NCA (Nurse Continence Advisor).

What is Emsella?

BTL Emsella® aids in the restoration of neuromuscular control. Using HIFEM, or High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology, BTL Emsella® causes deep pelvic floor muscle stimulation to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and put an end to incontinence.

Otherwise known as the “Kegel Throne”, Emsella® is FDA cleared to treat incontinence and has a 93% improvement rate in quality of life assessments.

A single BTL Emsella® sessions brings thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions, which an extremely important in muscle re-education of incontinent patients.

It benefits Men and Women…

BTL Emsella® is the only holistic, non-invasive technology Health Canada approved for the treatment of female & male stress, urge, and mixed incontinence. They also listed two new official “side effects” for men & women: increased blood circulation to treatment area and increased sensitivity during intercourse. “The group of muscles being stimulated is also the same group of muscles that increase blood flow and activate in the groin during sex. When blood flow improves, erections return. ”


What is Geneveve?

The Geneveve, developed by a gynecologist, is an FDA approved cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) device for the treatment of vaginal laxity (see Geneveve FAQ below). Vaginal laxity often leads to stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and decreased sexual satisfaction. The Geneveve is designed to stimulate fibroblasts by utilizing non-invasive, low-risk application of heat to the vaginal wall to restore and generate healthy collagen. This clinically proven device has been changing women’s lives in over 50 countries. Geneveve strives to enhance many areas of feminine wellness, improving:

Vaginal laxity (looseness or overstretched vaginal wall) resulting in issues with

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (leakage of urine)
  • Vaginal lubrication
  • Vaginal sensitivity
  • Sexual satisfaction

The Arbutus Laser Centre is proud to become one of the first vConfidence certified providers to offer the Geneveve treatment. Following one 30-minute treatment performed by our Registered Nurses, Maureen McGrath (Nurse Continence Advisor) & Mimi Le Fox (Clinical Director), patients notice significant improvements in vaginal laxity leading to improvements in stress urinary incontinence and increased sexual satisfaction. The procedure requires no anesthesia and minimal discomfort. There is no downtime and patients may continue regular activities the same day as treatment.


Frequently asked questions

Q: Who is a good candidate for Geneveve?
A: Women with/experiencing:

  • Vaginal laxity
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual dissatisfaction (reaching orgasm, dryness)

Q: How many treatments do I need?
A: Patients typically notice improvement with one treatment and maintenance treatments are usually between 12-18 months apart.

Q: Is there discomfort during or after the procedure?
A: During the treatment, most women experience a sensation of heating and cooling, but no discomfort or pain.

Q: Are there any side effects during or after the treatment?
A: Most women don’t experience any side effects during the procedure or afterwards.

Q: How long is the Geneveve treatment?
A: The non-invasive, low-risk procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete in our office.

Q: Can I go back to work right after the treatment?
A: Yes. In most cases, you can return to normal activity immediately following your treatment.

Q: Can I have intercourse after the treatment?
A: Intercourse is safe after treatment, however, we recommend waiting 48 hours post treatment.

Q: Can I have treatment while menstruating?
A: Treatments are most effective in between menstrual cycles.

Q: With so many devices for vaginal rejuvenation, why did the Arbutus Laser Centre choose the Geneveve?
A: The technology of the Geneveve is designed by the same gynecologist who designed our skin tightening device for the face. We have carried this skin tightening technology since 2003 and believe the Geneveve is the most exceptional in its class.