There are many reasons women might be looking into vaginal rejuvenation. Estrogen deficiency, menopause, cancer treatments are just a few of the more common reasons.
The idea of surgical intervention in such a sensitive area can be a daunting prospect for many. But there are alternatives to vaginal rejuvenation surgeries, which may work for your individual circumstances.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
You may have heard about vaginal rejuvenation from a magazine, online, or through word of mouth. It’s a relatively new treatment, which can leave you with a lot of questions.
Vaginal rejuvenation is an all-encompassing term for several different procedures. It covers anything that changes or alters the anatomy of the vagina, either internally or externally.
External procedures are usually aesthetic and surgical. These include labiaplasty, labia majoraplasty, monsplasty, and clitoral hood reduction.
Internal procedures may be surgical or non-surgical. Surgical procedures include vaginoplasty, which involves reconstructing the internal area. It’s an increasingly common choice for many women who may be struggling with incontinence or to enhance sexual gratification.
Many women do not wish to have surgery and see it as too invasive or risky. Because of this non-surgical alternatives for vaginal rejuvenation have become more popular in recent years.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
There are two methods available for the non-surgical route. Both are what’s known as energy-based treatments. They work by heating the tissue, both on the exterior and interior.
This heat affects the formation of collagen and allows the body to produce new natural collagen. This new collagen production leads to the tightening of the vagina. We’ll dive into both options a little more.
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments use electromagnetic waves to achieve this. These are similar to the types of waves from a microwave but perfectly safe. The energy is used to treat the tissue and encourage new collagen production.
This option is a vaginal laser treatment. In this treatment, a wand is inserted into the vagina which heats up the interior tissue. This heat encourages the tissue to create more collagen, tightening, and firming the skin.
For both options, patients will usually have two to three treatments. These treatments are spaced around four to six weeks apart to allow time for the tissue to heal. Patients may also opt to continue to have one treatment annually.
Who Can Get Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
In a nutshell, anyone. Though it won’t be right for every woman.
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation can treat many issues. Many women going through menopause or after childbirth suffer from vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, or incontinence. Non-surgical treatments may be able to help with these issues.
The best person to advise you will be an experienced gynecologist.
There are minimal risks involved in a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure. At worst, patients may experience mild discomfort in the form of slight redness or swelling. Comparatively to surgical procedures, it offers far less risk to the patient.
Do Your Research
Whatever option you decide for vaginal rejuvenation treatment, do your research. Find a qualified and experienced practitioner to ensure you get a high-quality and safe procedure.
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