Aging, childbirth, and a change in your hormone levels can all affect the vagina and your sexual health.
If this is beginning to impact your overall quality of life, scheduling an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss the options for vaginal rejuvenation can help.
What is Vaginal Tightening?
Vaginal tightening or rejuvenation is a set of cosmetic procedures used to improve and enhance the aesthetic appearance of your vagina and vulva, as well as its functioning.
Vaginal dryness as a result of a loss of estrogen due to aging or hormonal changes or a loosening in vaginal muscles after childbirth that leads to incontinence can impact not just your physical and sexual health but your emotional well-being as well.
What are the Reasons for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are increasing in popularity as more people look to turn back the effects of aging and childbirth. Common reasons for vaginal rejuvenation include:
- Hormonal changes
Treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation is Safe When Performed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist
Scheduling a doctor's appointment with a board-certified dermatologist can help determine the best type of vaginal rejuvenation for you.
New therapies like laser and RF therapy are popular choices as they're non-invasive and have little to no downtime, with most people resuming their daily activities after treatment.
Common treatments for vaginal tightening and rejuvenation include:
- Laser or RF therapy
These energy-based treatments use heat to stimulate the body's production of collagen, resulting in a firming of the vaginal muscles and an increase in vaginal lubrication. Studies show that some patients also experience a significant reduction in sexual discomfort and vaginal dryness.
- Platelet-rich protein (PRP) Therapy
PRP therapy makes use of a patient's plasma derived from their own blood. It's then injected into the vaginal space to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms to regenerate healthy vaginal tissue, resulting in an increase in lubrication and better sexual response.
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers
Popular cosmetic fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be used as a form of vaginal rejuvenation therapy for patients experiencing a laxity in their vaginal muscles. They can also be used in labia augmentation, improving the size of the labia after childbirth or menopause, and enhancing sensitivity in your G-spot (commonly known as the G-shot).