There are two major contributors to changes in vaginal appearance leading to dissatisfaction with esthetic genital appearance and sexual function: childbirth and aging process. If you are struggling with these issues, you are not alone. About 50% of women who had at least one vaginal delivery complain to vaginal laxity, and 40% of women of all ages have sexual dysfunction. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments could be the solution that can help you reclaim your femininity.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation covers a variety of treatments designed to replenish the vaginal tissue in order to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms and improve sexual health. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are effective at regenerating healthy tissue for improved sexual function and a more youthful appearance. It is also a reliable option for those struggling with stress incontinence.
There are various forms of non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatments to choose from. Radiofrequency (RF) treatment has the most studies and has the safest track record. Here at Center for Sexual and Urinary Function, we utilize the specialized and non-invasive InMode technology for vaginal rejuvenation that delivers constant radiofrequency to vaginal and external genital areas. One treatment session takes around 20 minutes. For better results, two or more sessions are recommended to maximize tissue restoration. Fractional RF could be additionally delivered deep into a labial skin with an array of fine needles.
How does it work?
During the treatment, the vagina probe is gently moved back and forth to heat the vaginal wall. Continuous temperature feedback prevents overheating. The same probe is used on the skin surrounding the vaginal opening. The treatment is repeated twice 3 to 4 weeks apart. The delivered heat stimulates fibroblasts; cells in the vaginal wall that are responsible for tissue repair. As shown by tissue biopsy, this leads to the production of new collagen and elastin responsible for a younger and healthier look. Additionally, the heat shortens existing collagen fibers and increases the density of elastin fibers producing tightening of the vaginal canal and flatting of wrinkles. There is a new blood vessel formation leading to increased blood flow in the vaginal wall responsible for increased moisture and inflow of nutrients. The increase in small nerve fibers improves vaginal sensitivity and sexual function.
The vaginal wall and external genital revitalizing changes make it possible for women of all ages to reclaim their feminine health, including:
- Improved orgasm
- Improved natural lubrication
- Reduced pain during intimacy
- Restored elasticity and tightness
- Improved stress incontinence
- Improves all genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM)
In regards to sexual function, a significant improvement was achieved when compared to sham treatment among 108 women studied. Improved blood flow to labia and clitoris and improved innervation resulted in faster arousal, improved lubrication, and more intense orgasm.
Urinary incontinence as measured objectively with during cough stress test (leakage visible when coughing with a full bladder) was negative in 70% of patients three months after treatment. This was verified with a self-reported questionnaire.
Vaginal laxity after delivery persists in about 1/5 of women three months after delivery. Only half of them will improve three months later. Radiofrequency technology restored original laxity in all women at one month to the level before delivery. That persisted for six months.
When to expect changes
You can expect visible changes after the 1st treatment. The result will improve with time. Vaginal moisture will improve at two weeks. The results persist for 12 months. No longer follow up data are available. There have been no adverse effects reported.
If you are a woman who is looking to reclaim their intimate and overall health, reach out to us at the Center for Sexual and Urinary Function to learn about how you could benefit from vaginal rejuvenation and InMode treatments. Contact us today and schedule your consultation to improve your wellness!!