Laser Vaginal Tightening – Non Surgical
Everything You Need to Know About Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation 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.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Advantages
- The procedure does not take more than 15 minutes
- There is next to no pain or discomfort
- You will be able to return to your normal routine within a day
- The level of risks are really low and there are little to no side effects
- The vaginal tightening procedure results will last a long time
- Improvements are visible immediately after the first session
- The procedure is suitable for almost all women, including those who have breast cancer
Understanding Vaginal Atrophy, SUI and Cosmetic needs
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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:
- vaginal dryness,
- vaginal burning,
- nocturia and
- Pain during sex
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
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.
How laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Works
The basic concept of laser vaginal rejuvenation is simple – tiny columns of laser energy are used in multiples, and these stimulate the production of collagen and help with the regeneration of vaginal tissue. The foundation of the procedure is the same as the laser therapy used to rejuvenate facial skin. However, unlike a facial laser treatment, you will require to undergo a normal PAP smear and vaginal exam, before you can undergo an LVR session.
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.
The procedure is fairly simple – the vagina is cleaned and a laser probe is inserted. The laser will emit a low level vibration and within 5 minutes, the procedure will be complete.
There are plenty of procedures which are not considered suitable for women, who have battled cancer; however, this is not one. You will be asked to take a PAP smear test and if the result is clear, then there is no reason why you cannot undergo the same.
Although there is no specific age limit for the procedure, it is normally opted for by women who are above a certain age and are closer to menopause, because that is when vaginal atrophy starts to set in.
The cost factor will be dependent on where you choose to get the procedure done, but it will not cost you more than a few hundred dollars. As for the time factor, you will not need more than 10 to 15 minutes per session.
You should feel a change in the way your vagina feels immediately after the first session, but for best results, you should undergo at least 3 sessions, which should be spaced about a month apart.
Women who have undergone the procedure have spoken at lengths about how their vagina has become sensitive and that has heightened the entire sexual experience. Most women find a renewed confidence in themselves, which also allows them to enjoy sexual intercourse.
If the procedure has been done by an experienced professional, then there is little to no scope of anything going wrong. In addition, because there are no needles or scalpels, which means there are no cuts or sutures, which could get infected. As long as the power of the laser is controlled and the timing is taken care of, there is no need for any worries.
Natural delivery is one of the primary reasons for the vagina stretching out and the procedure is very popular with mothers. Given that there are no chemicals involved in the process, it is safe for breastfeeding women as well.
There is no downtime whatsoever with this procedure – you can get the procedure done during your lunch break. You will however be asked to avoid strenuous exercise for one day and vaginal intercourse for 5.
There are no needles or cuts involved in this procedure, which means there is no pain factor. There could be a little discomfort when the probe is inserted into the vagina, but once inside, there will be only a gentle vibration. At times, there is a gentle warmth that is felt inside the vagina.
The procedure will certainly tighten the vagina and you should be able to feel the skin inside getting smooth and supple. When there is more collagen production, the vagina will feel ‘younger’!
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