The vagina is an elastic muscle that can lose its vitality and weaken as we age or experience giving birth. It may be the last muscle you take care of or improve for better performance, yet it is responsible for your sexual pleasure. The good news is there are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can help treat this part of the body like you would for your face with Laser Rejuvenation.
Laser treatment for the vagina may sound uncomfortable or invasive, but there are energy-based therapies and devices that do not harm the skin or cause any pain.
We share the different lasers typically used for vaginal rejuvenation and how they can help strengthen and tighten the inner and outer parts of the vagina muscles, bringing vitality back to women's wellness and well-being.
Vagina rejuvenation are corrective procedures that address vagina laxity (loose or thinning of the skin), vagina dryness, urinary incontinence, or tissue inflammation. These procedures correct problems that may have occurred from giving birth or simply from the aging process and the side effects of menopause.
Vaginal rejuvenation can be performed surgically and non-surgically to correct the external and internal issues of a vagina. Laser therapy is the latest technique to address vaginal issues. This non-surgical and minimally invasive approach has gained popularity among women to restore the health and strength back to their vaginas.
Laser treatments using energy-based devices are safe to use for the vagina because they are painless and use non-ablative lasers or minimally ablative lasers.
A non-ablative laser doesn't damage the layers of the skin; instead, the energy from the laser heats the underlying tissues of the vaginal wall.
A minimally ablative laser is a gentle and controlled source of heat that heats the top layers of skin and the underlying tissue.
Energy from the lasers converts into the heat that is delivered deep into the layers of the skin, stimulating the new growth of collagen—a natural protein found in the vaginal tissue that strengthens and improves skin elasticity and promotes lubrication.
There are two main types of energy-based treatments for vaginal rejuvenation that only uses heat to correct and improve the internal and external tissues of the vagina.
Laser treatments for vaginal rejuvenation typically take 20-30 minutes to complete and are considered outpatient procedures or doctor visits. After the procedure, patients can resume their daily activities and have experienced zero downtime.
With any skin rejuvenation process, it does take time for new collagen production and growth to improve the structure of the tissue. Typically, patients will notice the difference after the second session out of the recommended 3-4 sessions needed to rejuvenate the vaginal wall and tissue fully.
The vagina goes through a lot, expanding for childbirth or experiencing hormonal changes with age. The vaginal walls become thin and stretched out, causing inconsistent urinary issues, and impacting sexual performance and pleasure. Correcting the looseness of the skin is where laser vaginal rejuvenation can help strengthen and create a tighter formation of the walls of the vagina.
Vaginal rejuvenation with laser therapy should be performed by a board-certified surgeon specializing in aesthetic vaginal procedures. Patients should only work with a medical practitioner familiar with the vagina and patient preferences to provide optimal results that satisfy the aesthetics and function of the female anatomy.
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