Ask An Expert: What to Know About Laser Vaginal Therapy in Menlo Park at Entre Nous Aesthetics

vaginal therapy in menlo park

Age and profound life moments like childbirth, menopause, hysterectomy, or chemotherapy cause a woman’s body, even the vagina, to experience drastic changes. 

While everything a woman’s body goes through throughout her life is nothing short of miraculous, there are more intimate parts of the body that simply cannot go back to the way they once were without medical assistance.

All too often, women suffer in silence with intimate concerns like vaginal dryness or painful intercourse, and even potentially embarrassing dysfunctions like stress urinary incontinence (experiencing urine leakage when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise). 

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, take charge of your wellness and turn to the experienced team at Entre Nous Aesthetics in Menlo Park for laser vaginal therapy with our CO₂RE Intima laser.

Allow us to introduce you to our Intima laser nurse specialist

Passionate about caring for women and making them feel better, Tracey Rauen, RN, MSN, has been with Entre Nous for four fantastic years. Though she began her career in aesthetics with us, Tracey has always had a passion for working with women. 

She began her nursing career as a Neonatal ICU RN in Dallas, TX, before moving to California to work at Stanford Fertility. Tracey co-owns Concierge IVF, a home fertility injection company dedicated to helping families grow.

Though she also performs laser hair removal and IPL for our clients, Tracey feels that performing Intima treatments expands the ways she can care for women. She has attended special training for Intima vaginal laser treatments and is enthusiastic about vaginal rejuvenation and its many benefits. Hearing her clients report better sex and a healthier vagina motivates Tracey to come in each day to share this life-changing treatment with more women. 

Tracey loves skincare and enjoys booking treatments at Entre Nous to continue to look and feel her best. She’s had Botox®, fillers, IPL, Co2 laser, laser hair removal, CoolSculpting®, facial/peel/lymphatic drainage sessions with Sarah, and even plastic surgery with Dr. Weston!

She’s found great success with every aesthetic treatment she’s tried, enjoying the great care her colleagues provide. Tracey says she loves her plastic surgery results the most, but her favorite med spa treatment is our CO2 laser for deep skin resurfacing – “You just can’t beat the results!”

Outside of work, Tracey lives in Menlo Park with her husband and three sons. She loves road trips and travel and says, “There are two things that you can count on each year—I will be in Mexico with my girlfriends every January and I will be at the beach in North Carolina with my family each June/July. They keep me going and recharge me!”

Keep reading to get answers to your questions about laser vaginal therapy!

How does laser vaginal therapy work?

At some point in their lives, all women will experience a decline in vaginal health as a result of mechanical or hormonal events like menopause, childbirth, hysterectomy, or chemotherapy. Many women in Menlo Park turn to vaginal rejuvenation treatments to address the symptoms of this decline. 

The CO₂RE Intima vaginal therapy system by Candela is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that allows you to be in and out of our Menlo Park office in less than an hour. Our clients experience little to no discomfort and are free to leave our office and resume their regular daily activities immediately following treatment. 

Unlike other vaginal therapies, the CO₂RE Intima laser utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology that allows us to tailor your laser vaginal therapy sessions to your exact needs. 

Taking your age, symptoms, and tissue condition of your vagina into account, we use the power of lasers to renew vaginal tissue in both the top and deeper layers, where other laser therapies may only treat the very top layer of tissue.

Who is Intima laser vaginal therapy best for?

In general, healthy women who have been through childbirth or menopause, have breastfed, or have undergone chemotherapy or a hysterectomy could benefit greatly from Intima vaginal laser treatments. 

Intima laser vaginal therapy can help address the following vaginal health concerns:

  • Vaginal laxity (Over-stretched vaginal tissue)
  • Vaginal atrophy (Vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and/or excess discharge or decreased vaginal lubrication)
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Loss of sexual sensation because of thinning vaginal tissue 
  • Stress urinary incontinence

Is there anyone who should not seek laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park?

If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait to have laser vaginal therapy treatments.

Additionally, if you are a younger woman who has not yet had children nor has experienced menopause, a hysterectomy, or chemotherapy, it is unlikely that you require vaginal laser treatments. 

If you are unsure if Intima laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park is right for you, schedule a consultation with us! We will evaluate your medical history and symptoms to help determine if you are a suitable candidate.

What happens during an Intima laser vaginal therapy session?


During your initial consultation, Tracey will answer all your questions to ensure you are completely comfortable with your treatment plan. We may also ask you to trim or shave pubic hair in preparation for your appointment.

Before Your Visit

Before your Intima vaginal laser treatment, we ask that you arrive freshly bathed and wearing loose cotton underwear. Please do not apply any creams or lotions on or near your pelvic area. 

Ensuring Your Comfort

When you arrive at our office for laser vaginal therapy, we will begin by applying a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Laser Vaginal Therapy in Menlo Park

Once you are numb, we begin the procedure by inserting the automated, ergonomic CO₂RE laser device into the vaginal canal. It’s equipped with a dilator that will remain stationary throughout the treatment to expand and flatten vaginal tissue while delivering CO₂RE Intima laser energy. The full treatment lasts less than 10 minutes on average.

Post-treatment care for laser vaginal therapy

Immediately after their quick and painless laser vaginal therapy session, most of our clients can return to their normal daily routine without trouble, though some minor swelling, discharge, or spotting may be possible for several days after treatment.

While you can bathe and shower right away with gentle shampoos and cleansers, we suggest refraining from sexual intercourse, vaginal penetration, and using tampons for 48 hours following your laser treatment.

Do treatments with the Intima vaginal laser hurt?

Our patients who have undergone Intima laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park report feeling quite comfortable throughout the entire (quick) procedure.

Thanks to the topical numbing cream applied before we begin, the sensation is described as nothing more than gentle warming. Some patients may also feel slight pressure against their vaginal wall or increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening while the laser device is inserted.

How many Intima vaginal laser treatments will I need?

To initially treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, stress urinary incontinence, or vaginal laxity, we typically recommend a series of vaginal laser treatments with Intima to our clients. We must space these treatments out 4 to 6 weeks to allow for proper tissue healing. Your unique concerns and your body’s response to treatment will determine how many initial treatments you require.

After this initial series of treatments, our clients notice a significant improvement in their intimate concerns and symptoms. Once fully healed, the vagina will feel tighter, and more easily and naturally stimulated. Overall, our clients report feeling more in control of their body afterward.

To sustain the incredible results of Intima laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park, we recommend scheduling a maintenance treatment one to two times a year, or as recommended by our team.

Why choose Entre Nous Aesthetics for laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park?

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we are proud to be the premier med spa in Menlo Park. Experts in their field perform all of our consultations and treatments, so you can relax knowing you are safe in the most skilled and practiced hands in the area. 

In addition to our highly trained team, we also invest vast amounts of time, energy, and money in research and continuing education. This ensures we offer the best aesthetic patient care possible with the latest technology.

Expert Team

We employ only the best to perform our procedures. Trust that you’re in good hands with our laser nurse specialist. 

The Latest Technology & Research

When you visit Entre Nous for laser vaginal therapy in Menlo Park, you don’t just get a treatment. You get an experience backed by a team who consistently stays on top of the most current information and research out there, including attending courses and seminars to refresh the skills we’ve already learned. This is a dedicated, time-consuming process, but one we take on as a great responsibility to our clients

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