Menopause, childbirth, and decreasing estrogen levels are all natural aspects of a woman’s life. There is no reason to be uncomfortable or embarrassed to talk about the natural changes that take place in the body as a result of those life stages. You’ve probably heard the term vaginal rejuvenation online or in the news recently, but might be unsure what it means exactly. Vaginal rejuvenation has become one of the most popular ways for women to improve sexual health issues and vaginal atrophy. It is estimated that 50% – 60% of postmenopausal women have vaginal atrophy symptoms.
These symptoms include:
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence
- Weakened/thinning vaginal walls
- Pelvic prolapse
- Low libido
Benefits and Results
So how can a vaginal rejuvenation procedure help? Many people associate the term with vaginal tightening. While it does help cosmetically by restoring the appearance of the skin around the vaginal area, it also restores its sexual function as well. Intercourse becomes less painful and more enjoyable again, mostly due to a reduction in dryness. Urinary incontinence is less of an issue because of the tightening as well. Vaginal rejuvenation improves pH to help reduce recurring infections. It also resolves pelvic prolapse by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
Not only are you able to improve your sex life, but you can also make significant improvements in your everyday life. Urinary incontinence is very common and can be extremely frustrating to deal with. Recurring infections can take a toll and make your life harder than it needs to be. Through vaginal rejuvenation, these problems can be addressed and allow you to feel better both in and out of the bedroom.
Is It Right For You?
The skin in the vaginal area typically loses elasticity and vitality as women age. This is because the collagen fibers become fatigued. But aside from age, the loss of elasticity and strength in the vaginal tissue can occur due to:
- Result of surgery
- Low estrogen levels
Vaginal rejuvenation can probably help if any of the above apply to you. Because aging and menopause happen to all women, more and more women are looking for a solution to feeling younger and healthier again. Finding the right treatment option for you is important, especially with so many different kinds available today.
While originally focused on cosmetic surgeries to change the look and feel of the vagina, vaginal rejuvenation now addresses the true medical symptoms of vaginal atrophy. There have been a wide variety of vaginal rejuvenation treatment options available, including; surgeries, laser procedures, injections, etc. Most people prefer non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation, as most do when it comes to medical procedures. Because of this, one treatment option has become a preference for most women.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation
The CO2 fractional laser is built to help women who have gone through menopause, childbirth, or have low estrogen levels. CO2 lasers are known for their safety and effectiveness for tissue remodeling. They are widely used in plastic surgery and dermatology. Using a controlled laser beam, thermal heating is applied to the inner layers of vaginal tissue. The thermal heating helps stimulate new collagen production, which improves gynecologic health. The laser energy is absorbed by the water in the tissue. The heat causes micro millimeter tissue damage, and the wound-healing process that is triggered is what provides beneficial results. It is similar to working out when you break down the muscle and it rebuilds stronger than it was before.
While you hear terms like thermal heating, lasers, and tissue damage, laser vaginal tightening does not cause any pain or discomfort. You will not require pain relief or sedation during the treatment. Luckily, the treatment itself lasts less than half an hour, so you can be in and out quickly. Unlike surgical vaginal rejuvenation which can require you to not be sexually active for a longer period of time afterward, laser treatment will allow you to experience improved sexual activity again in just a few days.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Here at Restorative Health, we specialize in non-surgical, laser vaginal rejuvenation. The treatment is painless and causes no discomfort. The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to help fit in with your busy lifestyle. We are currently offering free consultations for first-time patients to speak with a specialist to see if vaginal rejuvenation makes sense for you. If you are experiencing symptoms of vaginal atrophy or menopause, or want to improve your sex life, call (314) 300-9199 or take our free sexual health quiz.