Treatments for lax vaginal, pelvic or urinary tissue – ‘non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation’

‘Vaginal rejuvenation’ is a term used to describe a series of surgical and non-surgical procedures to tighten, ‘tidy’, or revitalise vaginal or vulvar tissue. New non-surgical treatments have appeared on the market that can actually force your vaginal cells into being stronger, tighter, and better functioning without knives or blood or pain, though this effect is only temporary.

Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term used by cosmetic surgeons and clinics to market their procedures, so you need to break this down to get to the good bit – the radiofrequency and lasers on offer, which actually mean rejuvenating vaginal, vulvar, bladder/urinary, and pelvic tissue from the cells up. That’s where ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ gets interesting. Labiaplasties aside, let’s talk vaginal tightening, alleviating menopausal or low-oestrogen-related dryness and irritation and the removal of stress urinary incontinence.

     Vaginal tightening lasers and radiofrequency devices

There is a new wave of devices that are designed to tighten, revitalise, and promote optimal function of vaginal cells. Every woman who has suffered any vaginal laxity problem or has stress urinary incontinence should at least look into these treatments, because they can, in some cases, completely resolve the issue. They’re expensive, but as more of us start getting it done, competition will rise and prices will go down. They do not replace pelvic floor exercises.

     Post-baby vagina problems – loose vagina, stretched vagina, scarred vagina, stress urinary incontinence

If you have squeezed a baby out of your vagina, you may have found it hasn’t bounced back, or worse, it is simply non-functional as a vagina in many ways or all ways. Not everyone can be helped with noninvasive, surgery-free radiofrequency or laser treatments, but your tissue could almost certainly benefit from a boost if a collagen, elastin or cellular dysfunction is part of your problem.

     How does a laser or radiofrequency device work on the vagina?

The devices are wave-based, so they are designed to target specific tissue.  The vaginal handpieces of these lasers and RF devices are specially formulated to treat vaginas, and to get into the pelvic tissue that may be letting you down. That means your whole vulva (clitoris, labia, perineum), vagina and urinary tract, plus your pelvic floor muscles surrounding your vaginal canal can be treated.

The wave of the laser or RF machine hits the cells that make up any tissue in the area, and stimulate it (usually meaning make it think it’s dying so it ramps bursts back into life) so it does whatever it does better. That is usually producing collagen and elastin, forcing the tissue to become much stronger and tighter. This is how real-life vaginal tightening happens, without surgery of any kind. There aren’t even really any side-effects -you walk in and walk out of the clinic for these treatments, with a bit of discharge and maybe a bit of warmth.

The tightening happens immediately, but as the cells regenerate over the coming weeks and months, the treatment takes full effect. You may need more than one treatment at a time, with some programs using a series of both machines to get the full beaming effects of both the laser and the RF device, since both work in different ways.

     This may improve your sex life, orgasms, and desire

Having lax vaginal tissue is an issue when it comes to sex, because we need friction and properly-functioning cells for this to work properly. Having stretched collagen means the vaginal walls don’t fully cling to whatever we have inside of us, or respond adequately to stimulation. The science is cautiously optimistic, but remember: these devices are still limited by depth

     What devices am I looking for?

You want to search for someone providing services with either the ThermiVA RF device, and the laser you want is the Juliet or other modern machines, though the older version of this machine (which just take longer to do the same thing) is called the Mona Lisa. There are others.

     Laugh without peeing your pants – stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence was one of the studied issues that responded incredibly well to these treatments, in some cases being completely resolved in one treatment.

     RF and lasers for the vagina – what they can do:

  • Tighten the vagina
  • Resolve dry, irritated vaginas (possibly due to atrophic vaginitis/menopausal symptoms)
  • Improve lubrication naturally
  • Resolve stress urinary incontinence
  • Pain-free no-downtime treatments
  • Improve sexual response
  • Improve orgasms/likelihood of an orgasm
  • Improve sexual confidence
  • Get your sex life back
  • Increase friction
  • Improve pelvic tissue strength and function
  • Tone and tighten all pelvic tissue

     Who can and can’t get vaginal RF and laser treatments

  • You cannot get these treatments if you are pregnant
  • You must have a normal and recent Pap smear
  • No vaginal infections
  • No undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
  • There are no age restrictions