Vaginal Rejuvenation is a term used to describe procedures that helps tighten the vaginal passage.
The Problem and Why You have it.
- Childbirth by vaginal delivery stretches the vagina lining and, in most instances, the vaginal tightness may not return to their pre-delivery state.
- With aging and diminished estrogen levels caused by either menopause or chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer the vaginal lining becomes thin, loses it elasticity and is prone to dryness, irritation and infection.
- The stretching that occurs during childbirth also may also affect the tone of the surrounding tissues and lead to Urinary Incontinence.
Ways to Treat Vaginal Laxity and Urinary Incontinence
There are two main methods of restoring the laxity of the vaginal passage and to reduce the severity of urinary incontinence.
- Surgical tightening of excess vaginal mucosa and repair with suture repair to tighten the vaginal lining. This technique has several major drawbacks including:
- The risk of surgery and infection
- A prolonged recovery time
- Does not address the problem of vaginal dryness
- The Non-surgical tightening of the vaginal lining by means of laser or radio frequency therapy. The diVa® treatment by Sciton uses fractional hybrid laser technology approved by FDA for vaginal rejuvenation. It benefits are:
- In office procedure that does not require an anesthetic
- Helps to tighten and tone the vaginal lining
- Treatment takes about ½ hour
- Minimal Discomfort
- Minimal Downtime
- Reduces urinary incontinence
- Improves vaginal dryness and sexual health
Conclusion: Vaginal laxity is a common problem in a significant percentage of women during and after their child bearing years. Another unwanted problem associated with this condition is urinary incontinence and urinary urgency. Non-surgical laser therapy has become a welcomed treatment option for females experiencing the unwanted symptoms of vaginal laxity and diminished sexual health.
Joseph w. Rucker MD FACS