There are a number of reasons women are choosing to undergo vaginal rejuvenation. For many, the procedure increases vaginal tightness, providing greater sexual satisfaction for both partners. For others, they undergo the procedure in order to relieve stress incontinence, a problem that often arises after childbirth due to a weak pelvic floor. And of course, some women undergo the procedure for a combination of reasons.
More importantly, for those hoping to improve their sex lives or limit the embarrassment that comes from a weak pelvic floor and bladder leakage, is whether vaginal rejuvenation works. The answer is typically a resounding yes, but it’s important to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Asking your cosmetic dermatologist in San Diego, CA, is a good place to start your research, and of course, keep reading to learn more.
How Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
The term “vaginal rejuvenation” encompasses more than a single procedure. Most of those who seek the service are hoping to regain vaginal tightness or enhance its appearance, and that can take many forms. A cosmetic dermatology clinic in San Diego, for example, might offer creams or injections to rejuvenate the area, while a plastic surgeon may perform a surgery in order to improve the look of the vagina. Another service provider may offer laser or ultrasound treatments to accomplish the same results.
One procedure is an injection that uses platelet rich plasma, or PRP taken from your blood. Users say the injection increases sexual pleasure. The procedure must be repeated annually for best results.
Radiofrequency (RF) or Laser Treatments
Laser treatment and RF treatments work by heating up vaginal tissues. The heat causes your body to create additional collagen, which can take up to a month to tighten following your first procedure. Your service provider will help you establish a laser treatment plan, but most commonly, women repeat the procedure once or twice per year. Some women report better lubrication after laser treatments. Experts believe that is a result of better blood circulation.
Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty
These are surgical procedures designed to tighten the vagina and/or improve its appearance. These procedures are done by a surgeon in a medical clinic.
Which Is Best for You?
That’s really a question for you, your dermatologist, and potential service providers. There are pros and cons to a less-invasive, non-surgical approach and the same can be said for the surgical approach. Many women who undergo vaginal rejuvenation in some fashion report high rates of satisfaction.
Most experts recommend exercising caution when considering surgery for cosmetic reasons. Your doctor might recommend trying Kegel exercises and counseling, if improving your sex life is the goal. If improving the appearance of your vagina is the goal, your doctor might make a different recommendation. What you hope to achieve from a vaginal rejuvenation treatment or procedure will be key.
If you’re considering a vaginal rejuvenation treatment, call your dermatologist specialist at Academic & Aesthetic Dermatology today to start the conversation and make an appointment. We offer same day appointments, or you may book online. (858) 292-7525