Age, along with childbirth and other conditions, can leave the female body in less than ideal condition for individuals to be truly happy with themselves. One such body part that can cause a lot of issues both physically and mentally is the vagina.
Menopause, genetic conditions, medication side effects, childbirth, and other situations can really take a toll on the function and appearance of a woman’s vagina. Thanks to the medical advances in the cosmetic industry, women no longer have to suffer from the effects of such challenges and can take back their confidence and daily life functions. Vaginal rejuvenation has become an extremely popular medical procedure that helps combat the effects that a woman’s life has on her vagina. Youth is ever fleeting and now, women have the chance to hold on to it longer.
Let’s get into more detail about what vaginal tightening and rejuvenation entail and all the benefits that come with it.
Common Vaginal Problems
As mentioned above, there are several conditions and life events that can cause everything from cosmetic to uncomfortable problems. Some of the most common issues that women can experience throughout their life are:
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
- Incontinence and painful urination
- Vaginal irritation
- Loose vaginal walls
- External appearance issues
What causes a loose vagina and other vaginal concerns?
All of these issues and more can be tiring, painful, embarrassing, and difficult to deal with. Sometimes these conditions just happen naturally, or they are caused by some of the following:
- Childbirth – the biggest side effect after childbirth is the stretched out vaginal muscles. This causes the vagina to feel “loose.” Other side effects can include incontinence, vaginal dryness due to hormone imbalance, painful urination, and irritation.
- Breastfeeding – like childbirth, hormones are usually out of whack, and the lack of estrogen can cause vaginal dryness.
- Low Estrogen – some women suffer from naturally low estrogen levels; this female hormone is responsible for triggering the production of natural vaginal fluids to ensure proper lubrication. Also, the sex drive hormone for arousal and preparing the vagina for sex.
- Menopause – similar to childbirth, menopause submits the body to extreme hormonal changes during the natural decline of reproductive hormones. Women as young as their 30s can begin menopause, but the average age is around 50.
- Certain Medications – many medications have side effects that can impact the natural functions of a woman’s vagina, from decreased sexual response to vaginal dryness.
- Age – as we age, our muscles and tissues naturally lose their elasticity and bodily functions can begin to slow down or stop.
These are the main causes of vaginal issues that not only cause physical but self-esteem pain as well. But thankfully, there are options that women now have to help and reverse these unwanted symptoms.
How Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
At first, it may seem like a farfetched idea and you may even search, “how to tighten vaginal walls?” But our bodies are capable of some astonishing things and sometimes it only takes a little bit of outside help. In simple terms, the way that the procedure works is that the tissues and muscles are stimulated to begin producing or functioning properly once again. Barring any physical abnormalities, vaginal rejuvenation is a safe and simple procedure.
Before we get into the non-surgical treatments available, the plastic surgery side of medicine has two such procedures that are used to enhance the appearance and physical tightness of the vagina: vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. These “designer vagina” or rejuvenation procedures have become extremely popular.
Originally developed to correct for birth defects or abnormalities, vaginoplasty surgery is now utilized to tighten the vaginal walls and to improve the appearance or sexual feel.
This plastic surgery is performed on those who wish to alter the outer appearance of their vagina and labia (lips).
Popular types of Vaginal Plastic Surgery
The procedure is done to reconstruct the hymen, the thin tissue that covers the entrance to the vagina. This is done, most often with regards to religious reasons, because it mimics the virgin state of the vagina before a woman is engaged in sexual activity. Some religions are very strict on virginity until after marriage, and this surgery is considered to be highly controversial.
Some women have excess skin that covers or hides their clitoris, which can decrease sexual stimulation or be aesthetically unappealing. This procedure removes the “hood” and exposes the clitoris more.
The front wall of the vagina is home to a large collection of nerve endings that some refer to as the “G-spot.” This procedure involves injecting collagen into the area to, in theory, increase sensitivity and pleasure.
Because some of these surgeries have not undergone as much scrutiny as other procedures, many of these claims are unproven and sometimes remain purely cosmetic, rather than functional.
Non-surgical Vaginal Tightening and Rejuvenation
For those who want to avoid vaginal tightening surgeries, there are many different types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments available. One of the best procedures on the market is the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation.
MonaLisa Touch is used to help restore the quality of life back to where it was before childbirth, medical side effects, menopause, or any other condition/situation that has impacted the functionality of the vagina. This laser therapy is non-surgical and non-hormonal, and works by stimulating the vaginal tissues.
The CO2 laser used in the procedure delivers painless therapeutic energy that penetrates the tissues, heats and stimulates cell function. The cells that are responsible for collagen production, lubrication/hydration and stimulation respond exceptionally well to this procedure.
For women who cannot undergo hormone replacement therapy due to increased risk or history of cardiac conditions, strokes or breast cancer, or those who choose not to, MonaLisa Touch is an exceptional option.
What to Expect?
- The procedure lasts approximately five minutes
- Virtually painless
- No side effects
- No anesthesia required
- Results after the first session, but more may be needed to achieve desired results
Most women see desirable results within a few days after the tissues start to function again. It is usually best to refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 days following the procedure but no other limitations. Common improvements include:
- Reduced pain during sex
- Reduced vaginal dryness
- Tighter vaginal muscles – for sex and incontinence
- More self-confidence and improved sex lives
Depending on the severity of the symptoms and desired results, more than one treatment may be required.
If you’re ready to improve your quality of life and improve your self-confidence, come see Dr. Andrew Krinsky today for your MonaLisa Touch treatment.
Bringing the latest OB/GYN and menopausal treatments and procedures to South Florida, Dr. Andrew Krinsky has been helping women for decades and has distinguished himself as one of the best in the field. Whether you suffer from the side effects of hormonal imbalance from menopause or other conditions or you would like to get your pre-childbirth vagina back, Dr. Andrew Krinsky can help.
Call the office today at 954-722-2002 or visit our page on MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Rejuvenation in Fort Lauderale to learn more about the procedure and how it can help you!