Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS)

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is a common medical condition among females. VRS is described as a loss of the optimal vaginal structure. Most women (and their husbands or partners) refer to VRS as ‘loose vagina’.

The muscular and fascia components undergo substantial changes during childbirth and aging.

After childbirth, some women experience sensation of lump at introitus or decrease sensation during intercourse. Their partners may also verbalise loss of ‘feel or tightness’.

Traditional Management of VRS

A large spectrum of treatment options is available for VRS. They range from pharmacological (hormonal, tightening creams and sprays) through behavioural therapies (Kegel exercise) to more invasive surgical procedures.

Laser therapy for vaginal tightening is available at our Centre via NeoVaginal Laser (NV-Laser).

NV-Laser vaginal rejuvenation is suitable for most women with VRS, especially for vaginal tightening after delivery.

Many may be keen to come forward for NV-Laser as soon as possible after the delivery of their babies. However, our advice is to wait for 3 months post-delivery to allow natural healing to occur first, before embarking on this therapy.

NeoVaginal Laser (NV-Laser) utilises Incontilase and Intimalase Er-YAG laser to cause a controlled increase in tissue temperature (50-70°C) to a defined tissue depth (200-500µm). Heating of collagen causes its fibres to contract and shrink. With collagen remodelling and re-genesis, the treated tissue becomes enriched with new collagen, appearing younger, tighter and more elastic. This has been shown by tissue studies which showed increase in collagen density after Er-YAG laser treatment.
The process involves the Er-Yag laser machine and a specially designed set of speculum and laser adapter to deliver precisely controlled laser pulses to the vaginal canal and the introitus. This achieves the desired collagen remodelling and neo-collagenesis (synthesis of new collagen fibres).
  • Painless procedure, no anaesthesia required
  • Totally incisionless
  • Walk-in / Walk-out (20 – 30 minutes) clinic procedure, no downtime

However, we do advise abstinence from intercourse and swimming for 2 weeks after the procedure.

NV-Laser works by the natural regeneration of collagen tissues after thermal treatment. Effects are only seen a few weeks after treatment. The number of treatments required depends largely on the woman’s ability for tissue regeneration and remodelling of the vagina collagen.

2 or more treatments, about 4-6 weeks apart, are required to achieve optimal results.

This technology revolutionalises the management of VRS.

NV-Laser may also prevent or slow down the progression of pelvic organ prolapse* and urinary incontinence from mild to severe stage.

NB : In Singapore, NV-Laser is available at LC Lee Urogynae Centre. Please contact us for enquiries / book online for appointment.

* Pelvic organ prolapse refers to the protrusion of bladder / rectum / uterus out of the vagina.
Women with this condition often complain of a lump coming out from their vagina.
Management depends on type and severity of the prolapse.