Vaginal rejuvenation is a reconstructive and cosmetic procedure, which is performed on the vulvo-vaginal structures of the uterus. These structures include the vaginal canal and the mucous membrane. It is a one or two-hour outpatient procedure that results in the improvement of the cosmetic appearance of the vagina as well as vaginal tightening.
A large percentage of women all over the world experience vaginal relaxation as a result of aging or childbirth. One of the effects of this relaxation is a decrease in stimulation or friction during intercourse. Vaginal relaxation can lead to decreased sexual gratification and loss of self-esteem and confidence in women.
Academy Laser Clinics offers two proper procedures that serve to alleviate these common problems. These methods are the DOT laser treatments (external and the Mona Lisa Touch (internal).
WHO IS VAGINAL REJUVENATION FOR?
Academy Laser Clinic recommends vaginal rejuvenation to women suffering from specific problems as a result of vaginal relaxation. The treatments are suitable for patients who complain of:
- Reduced stimulation and sensation during intercourse
- A vagina with minimal muscle tone resulting in looseness
- Vaginal dryness
- Mild prolapse of the vagina or tissue protruding from the vulva
- Mild bladder leakage
- Problems passing bowel movements
- Scarring in the tissue surrounding the
- A vaginal opening that has an unpleasant cosmetic appearance
THE BENEFITS OF VAGINAL REJUVENATION
TheMonaLisa Touch procedure offered at Academy Laser Clinics helps restore functionality and tightness to the vaginal area. The vagina is restored to a healthy, elastic and youthful functional state. The result is a notable improvement in vaginal muscle tone, strength, lubrication, and control.
Vaginal rejuvenation also improves existing medical conditions most notably urinary continence. The critical benefit of vaginal improvement is an enhancement of the woman’s sexual gratification. The procedure also enhances the intimate experience of the patient’s partner. Overall, the procedure is guaranteed to give back the lost confidence due to vaginal problems.
The external DOT laser treatment helps improve the texture of the vulva tissue. It is touted as a non-invasive alternative to Labiaplasty. It also helps with the tissue scarring in the areas surrounding the vagina. The treatment softens and flattens perineal scarring thus improving the scars’ appearance. The overall effect is a visual improvement to the appearance of the affected areas.
The above procedures are distinct and are performed according to individual needs. Academy Laser clinics also offer cosmetic dermal filler injections. This service is meant for the women who have concerns over loss of tissue volume in the outer lips of the labia. Dermal fillers are utilized to plump and firm the tissue.
THE VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES
- THE MONALISA TOUCH (Internal)
The Mona Lisa Touch treatment utilizes laser technology to stimulate the creation of more hydrated and healthier cells. The procedure works through the body’s natural regenerative processes. The procedure also works causes an improvement of blood supply within the vaginal walls.
The procedure is fast and painless, taking around 15 minutes. First, the cosmetic surgeon swabs away any moisture from the vaginal canal. A smooth and sterile probe is then gently inserted into the vagina. The laser equipment directs beams of energy directly onto the surface layer (epithelium) of the vaginal canal via the probe.
This action triggers the natural regenerative process of the vaginal canal epithelium and connective tissue. The stimulation of the specialized cells that are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin facilitate this
regenerative process. The procedure enhances the tone and elasticity of the vaginal tissue and balances the PH levels in the vagina.
- THE DOT LASER TREATMENT (External)
The DOT laser procedure for vaginal rejuvenation that Academy Laser Clinics offers works similarly to the CO2 DOT skin rejuvenation procedure. A numbing cream is administered to all patients before the procedure. The treatment utilizes fractionated CO2 DOT laser technology to deliver thousands of micro-beams into the skin of the external vulva area.
The heat from the laser stimulates the natural healing process that results in the formation of healthy new collagen tissue. Patients exhibit more sensitivity for the DOT laser treatment than the MonaLisa Touch procedure. It is entirely reasonable for the patients to experience some degree of warmth for one or two hours.
The laser technology, in this case, allows for the selection of the operating parameters. The treatment is modulated concordant to the needs of the patients and the characteristic of the affected tissue. Throughout the DOT laser procedure, adjustments are made to treat specific vulva areas accurately. This operational model appropriately addresses every patient’s conditions and needs.
All the doctors and nurses at Academy Laser Clinics have experience in laser operations. They are trained by Dr. Jayson Oates FRACS, a renowned cosmetic surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in cosmetic procedures. As such, all patients who undergo vaginal rejuvenation procedures will be under the best care.
THE RECOVERY PROCESS
Most patients can resume their daily activities shortly following both the MonaLisa Touch and Dot laser treatments. The vaginal rejuvenation procedures do not have any downtime. Some patients do report mild dryness and tenderness in the affected areas following the DOT laser treatment. The effects only last for a few days as the skin heals and strengthens.
Routine tasks are encouraged provided there is no pressure or irritation in the affected areas. Activities that can cause irritation include sexual intercourse and spa visits. Patients should not engage in these activities for at least 3 to 5 days. Patients are advised to also avoid strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, cycling or riding.
EXPECTED RESULTS AND TIMELINES
The result extent and timelines of vaginal rejuvenation will vary from patient to patient. The effects of both the internal and external procedures will be noticeable after several weeks. The result should be progressive for the following six months. However, some patients may experience some improvement such as tightening of the vagina, improved lubrication, and contractions within a few days.
Most patients will exhibit improvements for one or one and a half years (12 -18 months) without further procedures. Academy Laser Clinic recommends one annual treatment to experience the full benefits of vaginal rejuvenation. There are vaginal reconstructive options for patients who seek results that last longer.
The DOT laser and MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation procedures are safe and have minimal side effects. However, there is a group of women who are unsuitable for the treatments. The group includes patients with Pap smear results that are abnormal, current infections or skin conditions and those who have recently undergone cancer-related therapy or prolapse surgery. Academy Laser Clinics conducts consultations to determine eligibility for the treatments.