Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Before we go any further, it’s important to note that vaginal rejuvenation is about more than aesthetic appeal. It’s about function and feeling. And, it’s about treating medical conditions that are affecting women worldwide.

When you hear someone mention “vaginal rejuvenation,” they’re usually referring to a type of surgery. But there are so many other ways to treat these intimacy issues with non-surgical approaches like plasma, laser, or radio frequency to treat conditions such as vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction or dyspareunia. And, these conditions are much more common than you might think. Many women suffer in silence with these treatable conditions.

  • 40% of women are affected by vaginal laxity (a feeling of looseness) resulting in a loss of sexual sensation.
  • One in threewomen are affected by bladder leakage (urinary incontinence) which causes women to pee a little when they laugh, sneeze, or workout.
  • 50%of postmenopausal women are affected by dyspareunia (vaginal dryness and irritation).

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Who is a good candidate for these treatments?

Women experience vaginal changes at different times in their lives, which means there’s a broad age range of women who are candidates for vaginal rejuvenation.

Some women experience vaginal changes as a result of childbirth, trauma from surgery, athletics, or simply from the aging process, Some of these age-related vaginal changes, result in a loss of collagen, when it loses its strength and structure. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can rebuild and renew this weakened collagen.

Many women want to improve their vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence or sexual function. But there are also women who just like to keep up their bodies and maintain their current health, so they use vaginal rejuvenation treatments as preventative care.

“Almost every woman is a good candidate for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure,” said Dr. Thompson OB/GYN. 

Maybe a woman is in a new relationship or maybe she just had a divorce and wants to rejuvenate her intimate health and prepare herself for her next partner. This could also be for the athlete who doesn’t have time for a post-op recovery, or the woman who didn’t get the results she wanted from pelvic floor therapy.

Radiofrequency treatments

There are many treatments that use radio frequency. The 2 we like the results from are  Viveve, ThermiVa and are offered at Renew Body Contouring and MedSpa

What is it?

Radio frequency treatments use a small probe or wand inside the vagina to gently deliver pulses of energy to remodel collagen in the vagina. Treatments last 8-60 minutes and require multiple visits, except for the Viveve treatment which usually only requires one session. 

How much does it cost?

$1,000- $6,000 depending on the treatment, the healthcare provider and the number of required visits.

What is the recovery time?

Our radio frequency treatments on the external only require no downtime. With Viveve we recommend women to abstain from sex for 2 days, and some may have side effects of light spotting. Also, a topical anesthetic or cream is usually recommended before or after treatment, except the Viveve treatment which uses patented cryogen-cooling to protect the vaginal tissue so no anesthetic is needed.

Surgical treatments

The most popular surgical procedures for vaginal rejuvenation are labiaplasty and vaginoplasty.

What is it?

Labiaplasty is a surgery to “remove excess tissue from the labia, either for cosmetic reasons or for women who feel physical discomfort due to enlarged or elongated labia,” according to RealSelf. Vaginoplasty is a surgery for “tightening of the vaginal wall, specifically at the entry point to the vagina. Incisions are made on the inside of the vagina,” according to RealSelf.

How much does it cost?

$5,500 to $12,500 depending on the surgery and the healthcare provider.

What is the recovery time?

“I usually suggest that patients take two full days off work/school to decrease swelling. During this time, it is important to stay off your feet and ice the area…Healing is complete in two weeks, and at that point patients can resume exercise,” Dr. Leila Kasrai, Toronto plastic surgeon, told RealSelf.

Most other "Laser Treatments" use C02 0r are Fractionated and require a topical anesthetic before treatment or a healing cream such as aloe vera, after the treatment. Patients may experience some cramping, spotting, and usually have to abstain from sex for several days to a 2 weeks.

O Shot: Non-surgical Relief for Urinary Incontinence and Vaginal Dryness

Urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and even reduced sexual responsiveness are frequent complaints of women who are past their childbearing years or are going through menopause. Thankfully, we can provide symptom relief without the pain or downtime associated with surgical intervention.

The O Shot is a revolutionary vaginal rejuvenating treatment that addresses all of these concerns. O Shot uses growth factors from blood plasma to alleviate stress incontinence, dryness and sexual dysfunction (such as difficulty reaching orgasm). This safe, nonsurgical procedure actually utilizes growth factors from your own body to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation and activate the “Orgasm System.” 

Tying it all together

If you are considering a vaginal rejuvenation treatment, always remember that different procedures fix different issues. Let us help you get on your way to ...GETTING YOUR SEXY BACK! 

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