What is Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a nonsurgical procedure that tightens the muscles and tissues of the vaginal opening and vaginal canal. After childbirth, hormonal changes, or normal aging, women can experience vaginal relaxation, which decreases stimulation during intercourse and can make sexual intercourse less gratifying. Vaginal relaxation can also cause tampons to fall out, problems passing bowel movement, tissue protruding from the vagina, and other unpleasant symptoms. Laser vaginal rejuvenation can help relieve these symptoms.
How does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a nonsurgical procedure that typically takes 1-2 hours. During the procedure, the damaged muscles and tissues of the vagina are reconstructed and tightened according to the patient’s specifications. The internal and external vaginal diameter is decreased and the vaginal muscle tone is enhanced, creating a more youthful structure. This is turn increases friction and sexual gratification for both men and women.
What are the Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The greatest benefit of vaginal rejuvenation is increased sexual gratification for the patient and their partner. Other benefits include overall improvement of the vagina’s appearance, increased friction during sexual intercourse, and control over issues such as (or similar to) urinary incontinence. Depending on the clinic, patients may have the option of fillers being injected in the clitoris and/or G-spot, which can further increase sexual gratification.
Who is a good candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
There are a number of issues that can make someone a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation. Women who could benefit from the procedure might have problems with little or no sensation during intercourse, problems passing bowel movements, urinary incontinence, or tampons falling out. Women may also look into vaginal rejuvenation if they are experiencing problems with their vaginal appearance, such as scar tissue surrounding or tissue protruding from the vagina, a gaping vaginal opening, or the appearance of a loose vagina.
What are the pre-care instructions for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Most medical professionals will request a few medical assessments before the procedure, including a general medical assessment, pelvic examination, and pelvic ultrasound. A pap smear should also have been done within three months before the procedure. Patients should also not be at risk of being pregnant.
What are post-care instructions for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Patients should refrain from intercourse, tampon use, and heavy activity for 1-3 days after the procedure. While it is common to experience increased discharge for several days after the treatment, patients should alert their doctor if they experience increased swelling or bruising, yellowish or greenish discharge, or pain that is difficult to control with over-the-counter medication.
What are the Risks of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Many women report slight redness and/or swelling immediately following the procedure, combined with some pain. In rare cases, women may experience long-term or permanent loss of sensation in the vagina, uncomfortable or painful intercourse, and infection. Some women also experience dissatisfaction with the results of the surgery. This can often be prevented with open communication with the surgeon about desired outcomes.
What is the Recovery Time for Laser Tattoo Removal?
Recovery time for laser tattoo removal can vary greatly from individual to individual depending on different laser technologies used, and the size of the tattoo. It can take 4-6 weeks for treated skin to be completely healed on an average patient. The recovery process mainly includes treated skin peeling, blistering and scabbing, and waiting until all signs of irritation have subsided.
What is The Cost of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal Rejuvenation can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 depending on the clinic used. The cost can include the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgery cost, and all pre and post-operative appointments. A quote is generally provided after an initial consultation. Vaginal rejuvenation is usually not covered by insurance.
How Many Laser Sessions are Required for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
For best results, many clinics recommend 2-3 treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the exact procedure, it is sometimes recommended to have one treatment annually to maintain results. Some patients, however, see the results they desire after one treatment and never choose to repeat treatments again.