Laser Vaginal Tightening – Non Surgical
Classification and external resources
The human body is an astounding creation and at times, you just need to take the time to wonder how complex it is. Take into point the body of a woman – as erotic it might be, it is also extremely multifaceted, and the manner in which each part changes, is nothing short of miraculous. However, the human body is not immune to ageing and sooner or later, the changes start to become more and more visible.Like every other part of the female body, the vagina and vulva too tend to age and the process often tends to speed up during and immediately after menopause. When the natural levels of oestrogen start to decline in the body, the female genital tract shows effects, first. Studies have shown that almost half the women who are above the age of 40 tend to face such problems, and this tends to affect their sexual life too.In the same manner as there are new procedures for the face and the body, there are now procedures for the vagina and vulva too. Fractional CO2 laser vaginal rejuvenation or LVR is a revolutionary new procedure, which is non-surgical in nature and can be used to treat vaginal atrophy and Stress Urinary Incontinence that is often caused due to age. Though this is currently more popular as Vaginal tightening procedure.
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Understanding Vaginal Atrophy, SUI and Cosmetic needs
Vaginal Atrophy (VA)
It refers to the changes seen in the vaginal mucosa and the vagina itself due to loss of estrogen after menopause. The symptoms of vaginal atrophy take longer to develop, but within 4-5 years after menopause in patients who are not exposed to estrogen, or usually by age 55, almost 50% of women will experience these symptoms to some degree. The symptoms are:
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
SUI entails involuntary leakage of urine in response to increased intraabdominal pressure. The degree of severity of urine leakage varies from person to person. This increases in various activities like coughing, sneezing, heavy lifting and physical activity. Out of millions of women suffering from UI more than 60% are cases of SUI
For Cosmetic Reasons
With the advent of internet and awareness, most of us want to live life young. So many women today are willing to go even under knife for this. Vaginal Tightening procedure is simply a painless and office procedure but still very rewarding in terms of results & improvement in life it offers.
All these symptoms can affect your general wellbeing and also disrupt your sexual life, causing distress in your intimate relationships. The condition is most commonly noticed in women who have used birth control pills for an elongated period of time, mothers who are breast feeding, women who have had complicated deliveries and those who have or have had breast cancer.
This is how laser vaginal rejuvenation works
The treatment takes around 10 to 15 minutes and most women prefer to get it done during their lunch break. A swab will be inserted inside the vagina to ensure that it is completely dry and a laser probe will be inserted later. Most women have spoken about how the probe emits a gentle vibration and warmth, but there is no pain. The probe will be removed after about 5 minutes. In most cases, the regeneration of vaginal tissue will start in about 30 days, the result of which will be a stronger and tighter vagina, which has better elasticity and hydration.
A very small percentage of women, who have undergone LVR have spoken about there being discomfort for the first day. However, close to 95% women have said that there was no pain or discomfort. You should be able to return to your normal routine, immediately, but you might be asked to refrain from exercise for at least 24 hours and sexual intercourse for about 5 days.
For most women, the results become obvious right after the first session, but for the best results, you should go for 3 treatments, each spaced out about a month in time. Although the results are not permanent, they will last a long time. As the natural process of ageing continues, you can always go for top up treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation
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