Learn About Vaginal Rejuvenation and How It Can Improve Your Life

Let’s be honest.

It’s rare for someone to actively want to go to the doctor. This is certainly true of the gynecologist. After all, you’re typically visiting because something seems amiss and you’re anxious, you’re not feeling well, or it’s time for your regular check-up which, let’s face it, may not be high on your list of things you enjoy doing. It’s understandable. But, staying on top of your health is important. You probably don’t need to be reminded of this, but it’s important to stress there are quite a few reasons why you should visit your gynecologist regularly. Preventative care can be what saves your life and often your gynecologist can be the person that acts as the first line of defense.

But, you shouldn’t think of your gynecologist just within the constraints of preventative care, pregnancy or receiving treatment for various ailments. Your gynecologist can also play a big part in helping you boost your confidence. We know that the state of one’s emotional health is closely tied to one’s confidence and overall self-esteem, which in turn plays a part in your physical health. As women age and experience childbirth, they may experience intimacy issues that leave them feeling less attractive. If that’s been your experience, it may be time to talk to your gynecologist about cosmetic procedures that can be described as vaginal rejuvenation.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term for a variety of procedures that can be used to restore a more youthful or neater appearance. As women age and go through menopause or experience childbirth, the muscles in the vagina can become weakened or stretched out. While Kegel exercises are recommended, they are not always enough. Procedures vary widely from minimally invasive laser treatments to surgical solutions to improve both appearance and function.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

There are many procedures that are considered part of vaginal rejuvenation within cosmetic gynecology. Here are a few of them.

ThermiVa

ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure that uses radio frequencies for vaginal and labia tightening. These controlled radio frequencies are administered with a small S shaped hand piece that cause the production of heat to create the tightening effect.  It has grown in popularity because it is minimally invasive and treats a variety of conditions related to the the degradation of tissue and nerves. ThermiVa not only tightens the tissue inside the vagina, but also shrinks the skin on the outside of the vulva. The procedure is over in under a half hour and doesn’t require any kind of recovery time. You can enjoy normal activity after leaving the office.

MonaLisa Touch

The MonaLisa Touch is a treatment system that operates a bit differently from ThermiVa in that it is laser based. The primary purpose of this treatment is to alleviate discomfort that arises due to a loss in certain vaginal functions. A variety of conditions can be successfully treated with the MonaLisa Touch including urinary incontinence and accompanying burning or itching, vaginal dryness, atrophy, and laxity. The laser stimulates collagen production to create a rehydration effect of the vaginal walls to counter common causes of discomfort. Treatment only lasts about five minutes and is repeated two more times with six weeks in between. From there, it should be repeated annually for best results. There should be no discomfort or recovery time needed.

O-Shot

The O-Shot is a one shot injection that allows women to better enjoy their sex lives again. Essentially, your body’s own healing properties are repurposed to cause vaginal rejuvenation. Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is taken from your own blood and is injected into the clitoris and vagina. This approach is used in a variety of other medical disciplines but the efficacy in vaginal rejuvenation has recently come to light. Since PRP is what is what the body uses to heal itself generally, it stands to reason that a concentrated injection into areas needing treatment would stimulate tissue growth and increased function.

Surgical procedures

Then there are the more traditional surgical procedures like vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, and clitoral hood reduction. These surgeries are relatively simple and make cosmetic changes to the skin to create cleaner, younger appearances. While these are surgical procedures, recovery time is relatively short, though specific to each procedure and patients can return home on the same day of treatment.

Conclusion

You want a gynecologist you can trust will treat you with courteous professionalism and friendliness regardless of the treatment you seek. Whether you’re interested in cosmetic procedures or regular checkups, we encourage you to contact us today. You can set up a consultation appointment with one of our doctors to discuss what the best course of treatment would be for you. Why live with lowered self-confidence when the solution might just be a phone call away? We’ll give you the care you need to live a happier life.

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