Vaginal relaxation syndrome (VRS; relaxation and atrophy) is defined as laxity of the vaginal wall. It can result in loss of friction and sexual satisfaction for both a woman and her partner. Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning of the wall of the vagina that often occurs post menopause and is associated with dryness.
The most common cause of vaginal relaxation is overstretching of the vaginal wall during childbirth, which can increase with the number of births. Other causes are congenital connective tissue weakness and natural aging. Vaginal atrophy normally occurs post menopause due to a lack of estrogen.
Until now, effective results for VRS could only be achieved through invasive surgical treatments such as anterior and posterior vaginal plastic surgery. There are many post-operative complications associated with these procedures and a high degree of dissatisfaction with the results. The treatment options for atrophy due to menopause typically involve hormone therapy.
River City Cosmetic Medicine Clinic is now able to offer non-surgical, laser treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation. The laser has a photo thermal heating effect on collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra which causes restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. This results in thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to improve atrophy and prevent urine loss. This relatively simple, non-surgical, 15 minute, in-office procedure is highly effective, pain free and safe. A special attachment, similar to a speculum as used during a Pap test, is inserted into the vagina, during which the entire vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small hand piece.
You can leave immediately after the procedure and continue your daily routine. There may be some minimal sensitivity after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days afterwards. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for 1 week after the procedure. Scientific studies demonstrated that 95% of women indicated they experienced a more than moderate level of vaginal tightening.
Non-Surgical, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is now available at Annandale Cosmetic Medical Group.