February 24, 2020
4 Things You Should Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation
Have you considered trying vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that tightens the vagina – both internally and externally. As we women get older, our bodies change – all parts of our bodies, including the vagina. Vaginal childbirth, a hysterectomy, or other pelvic surgeries can cause vaginal looseness, or vaginal relaxation syndrome. Furthermore, as we age our estrogen levels decline, which could lead to the vaginal lining becoming thinner and less elastic, known as vaginal atrophy.
But vaginal rejuvenation can treat vaginal looseness, vaginal atrophy, and more.
Here are 4 things you should know about vaginal rejuvenation:
1. Vaginal rejuvenation is a painless procedure.
Here’s how vaginal rejuvenation works: During the treatment, a laser passes through the wall of the vagina to stimulate collagen formation and revitalize vaginal tissue. That may sound scary, but it’s a painless procedure. The vaginal rejuvenation process requires two 15-minute treatments four weeks apart. After the two initial treatments, you should see your doctor for an annual maintenance treatment.
Vaginal rejuvenation using laser technology is generally considered to be a painless or minimally discomforting procedure, offering a non-invasive solution for various feminine health concerns. However, understanding the full scope of the treatment, including the process and post-procedure expectations, is crucial for anyone considering it.
During the treatment, a specialized laser is used to apply controlled energy to the vaginal walls. This process stimulates the production of collagen, which is essential for maintaining vaginal elasticity and health. The laser treatment is designed to be gentle, and most patients report only a warm sensation during the procedure, with little to no pain.
Despite being minimally invasive, some patients may experience mild side effects following the procedure. These can include slight swelling, redness, or discomfort in the treated area, but these symptoms are typically temporary and resolve within a few days. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the healthcare provider to ensure a smooth recovery.
2. Vaginal rejuvenation does more than improve the cosmetic look of the labia.
You may have heard that women get vaginal rejuvenation treatments simply because they want their vagina to look younger. But vaginal rejuvenation can help your vagina feel younger, too. The treatments can reduce vaginal dryness and the burning and itching that can come along with it. Women who’ve had children, had a hysterectomy, or undergone cancer therapy (which can reduce estrogen levels) may benefit from vaginal rejuvenation.
3. Vaginal rejuvenation can be used to treat urinary incontinence.
As we age, the pelvic muscles and the urethra weaken, and urine is able to pass more easily causing leakage or urinary incontinence. Multiple vaginal deliveries can also cause urinary incontinence and your risk of incontinence increases if you’re overweight, if you smoke, or if you suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure.
There are four different types of urinary incontinence – you can learn more here – and depending on the type you have, your doctor may opt for medication or surgery to treat your condition. But just as pelvic floor exercises can help by strengthening the muscles that help control urination, vaginal rejuvenation can also help by tightening the vagina.
4. Vaginal rejuvenation could improve your sex life.
Vaginal rejuvenation tightens the vagina, stimulates the formation of collagen in the vagina, and revitalizes vaginal tissue. All of this can result in better vaginal lubrication which can increase your sexual pleasure.
Ready to try vaginal rejuvenation? Viveve, Dr. Mia’s new vaginal rejuvenation machine, can help you revive your sex life and boost both your comfort and your confidence. Contact Dr. Mia today to schedule your appointment.