Vaginal rejuvenation includes treatments and procedures aimed at restoring the health of the vaginal tissues that have become atrophied or damaged as a result of age, childbirth or other issues.
Vaginal atrophy is a chronic condition that develops as a woman ages, resulting in a loss of natural lubrication and a thinning of the vaginal wall. The changes in the vagina occur as a result of a reduction in natural estrogen and progesterone. Women with vaginal atrophy can have symptoms like:
Some vaginal rejuvenation procedures can also help address cosmetic issues that can occur with age, including restoring tone to loose, lax, sagging tissues in the vulvar area.
That depends on the issues being treated and other factors. Often, procedures can be performed using laser technology. In these treatments, laser energy is delivered through a special wand designed to deliver the energy to the deeper tissues of the vaginal wall. During the procedure, the laser fires beams of highly-focused energy to specific areas of the vaginal canal, stimulating the production of collagen, a naturally-occurring substance that helps tissues maintain elasticity and resilience. The energy also jump-starts the natural lubrication process to help restore the vagina to a more youthful state. Laser procedures can be performed right in the office without the need for sedation.
Recovery from laser vaginal rejuvenation is fast; most women can resume their normal activities right away.
Some women may benefit from hormone treatments to address specific symptoms like vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Many women prefer vaginal rejuvenation procedures since they may eliminate the need for ongoing hormonal treatments to keep symptoms from occurring.
Dr. Abha S. Gupta M.D., F.A.C.O.G. accepts most major insurances! Take a look at our list of the major insurances we accept and feel free to call us if you have any questions.