Childbirth, menopause, autoimmune disease, stress and aging can lead to many changes in a woman’s vagina.
Women who give birth vaginally often experience vaginal laxity — a loss of tightness and sensation that can make intercourse unpleasant. The stretching from a vaginal birth can also cause urinary incontinence, which can become both an embarrassment and hindrance to everyday life. And as women age, hormones can increase vaginal dryness, which can make sex extremely painful.
But women shouldn’t suffer in silence. These conditions can be improved and even reversed with fractional co2 laser vaginal rejuvenation equipment, which is helping women regain sexual satisfaction, urinary control, and self-esteem. And, unlike surgical options, the procedures can be done quickly and painlessly — often over a woman’s lunch break.
Interested in finding out more about non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation? Here are seven things you may need to know
1)What is non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation?
Simply put, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation services help a woman’s vagina regain tightness and lubrication — two factors that are often lost as women age or have children. (Other medical conditions, as well as cancer treatments, can also cause vaginal laxity.) As a result, a woman’s vaginal elasticity and strength are compromised because the skin’s collagen (the protein found in skin and other tissues) becomes replaced by dense fibers that do not stretch properly. Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation uses laser treatments that stimulate blood flow and collagen growth to the vagina, relieving women of incontinence, dryness and painful intercourse. By restoring the elasticity, women have better lubrication, sensation, and control.
2)How do the treatments work?
The SK EILY fractional CO2 vaginal tightening machine is inserted into the vagina, where a laser beam penetrates the vaginal wall to cause the mucous epithelium layer to rebuild naturally. The treatment in effect regenerates the underlying tissue, allowing the body to create new collagen and elastin. The heat from the laser causes the tissue to shrink, which tightens the vagina. As a result, women see a remarkable improvement in vaginal tightness and lubrication. They also experience an increased improvement from their urinary incontinence issues, eliminating the need for pads.
3)Is non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation invasive?
Not at all. Unlike its surgical counterpart — vaginoplasty, which removes extra skin from the vagina — non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is considered minimally invasive. The procedure doesn’t require taking any time off work (except to go into the office for the procedure), and women report having no pain after the treatment. Some women only experience slight vibration during the procedure, which is over in about five to 10 minutes. Some women even schedule the procedure over their lunch break!
With non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, there is no required anesthesia or a need for a hospital visit, unlike surgical procedures which require local or general anesthesia, ice packs to reduce swelling and several weeks off work for recovery.
4)Is non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation safe?
Absolutely. Laser technologies have been used for years in dermatology practices. They also have been used in aesthetic medicine to reinvigorate collagen and elastic fibers. It’s only now that they are being used to treat vaginal conditions that cause incontinence, vaginal dryness, and laxity.
5)What is the recovery like?
Women shouldn’t insert anything into their vagina for several days after the procedure. They also shouldn’t do heavy exercise for 24 hours. Other than that, they can go about their normal everyday activities — often as early as that same day.
6)How often should a woman have vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
It depends on the patient. For many women, three sessions, spaced one month apart, will address all of their concerns. Other women may have additional treatments. The doctors at East Hill Medical Group carefully evaluate each patient and create an individualized treatment plan that will improve vaginal laxity, dryness and/or incontinence.
7)How do women describe the impact of the treatments?
A recent study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine Institute of Health showed that 100% of women reported satisfaction with their treatment. After having non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, women say they experience a newfound sense of freedom and empowerment. They are free from annoying and often embarrassing incontinence issues, which are not just frustrating, but also affect how they look and feel.
After the treatments, they no longer suffer from vaginal itching and dryness, so sex is no longer painful. And as their vagina is tighter, they say that their sex lives improve considerably, as they and their partner both experience greater pleasure during intercourse.