When Should Someone Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Are there any signs that signify a need for vaginal rejuvenation? 

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When to Consider Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Women should consider laser vaginal rejuvenation when they begin to experience vaginal health symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life and/or sexual satisfaction. As women age and go through changes like menopause, they may encounter a number of vaginal health symptoms including vaginal laxity, as well as vaginal dryness, itching, or pain. Vaginal rejuvenation, when performed with FemTouch™ Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, can safely and effectively treat these symptoms, as well as the effects of stress urinary incontinence.

Lawrenceville OB/GYN
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Candidacy for Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Thank you for your question.

There are several symptoms a woman may have that make her a candidate to undergo vaginal rejuvenation.

One reason is related to women who are undergoing menopause and often experience many symptoms including vaginal dryness, itching, painful intercourse, poor lubrication, decreased libido and poor vaginal muscle elasticity and tone. Most of these symptoms are part of a condition referred to as vaginal atrophy and it follows a reduction in the production of estrogen by the ovaries.

Another reason is Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS), a quite common condition. Usually associated with vaginal child birth as well as with natural aging, VRS is a condition described as a loss of the optimum vaginal structure. Pregnancies and births contribute to a worsening of VRS condition, as does the onset of menopause, which causes a decline in hormone levels and vaginal atrophy.

Most women (and their partners) refer to VRS as “enlarged vagina”, complaining of a loss of vaginal tightness, which is directly related to the reduction in friction during intercourse and thus to a decrease or loss of sexual gratification.

Yet another symptom that Vaginal Rejuvenation improves is stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which is quite prevalent in women after their first birth (with between 24% and 29% of women suffering from this condition). It is caused by a loss of support of the urethra, which is usually a consequence of damage to pelvic support structures as a result of childbirth. Similarly, frequent exercise in high-impact activities can cause athletic incontinence to develop. In both cases, it is characterized by the leaking of small amounts of urine during activities which increase abdominal pressure such as coughing, sneezing and lifting weights, and even laughter.

In my opinion the Juliet Feminine Laser for Vaginal Rejuvenation is a fast, painless, and non-surgical solution. The goal is to restore the original metabolism of connective tissue and improve the state of the mucosa, by stimulating a process of neocollagenesis. Bladder leakage is significantly improved, the inner mucosa regains elasticity and lubrication, gaining thickness and softness; itching, irritation and pain during intercourse disappear.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms discussed above, Juliet Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is for you!  

Best of luck to you!

Richard J. Dittrich DO, MBA, FACOG

Richard Dittrich, DO, FACOG
Philadelphia OB/GYN

Considering Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Thank you for the question. Someone "needing" vaginal rejuvenation or any other elective procedure will always come down to overall function and quality of life. You may have the exact same findings regarding the vagina/vulva and experiencing absolutely no problem whatsoever while the other person's quality of life may be very negatively affected. Thus if your sex life, body image, relationships and function are negatively affected then an in person consultation will give you the information you need to proceed to make positive changes. There are many wonderful surgical and non-surgical options available to you.

Paul Pietro, MD
Greenville Physician

Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation

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There are a variety of reasons and symptoms a woman may want to undergo vaginal rejuvenation. I usually tell my patients, once they have started thinking about a vaginal rejuvenation because they are bothered by laxity, etc., now is the time to have a consultation for surgery. At a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon you can explain what issues are bothering you and he/she can tell you exactly which surgical techniques will help correct those issues. Good luck!

Jimmy S. Firouz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Vaginal rejuvenation is a want, not a need

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Vaginal rejuvenation is all about vaginal tightening. If you feel that you want your vagina tighter, then you should consider consulting with an expert in this procedure. There are surgical and nonsurgical options.

Need for Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Vaginal rejuvenation covers a broad spectrum of conditions. Women with vaginal laxity, mild to moderate urinary incontinence, decreased sexual sensation and cosmetic vulvar appearances. There are many methods available for vaginal rejuvenation which includes surgery, lasers and a radiofrequency machine(ThermiVA). I have been using ThermiVa in my practice with excellent results overall. Patients love that is is noninvasive, no pain and get improved results immediately.

Haydee Docasar, MD
Henderson OB-GYN

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