There are so many factors that play into the health of your vagina. Simply getting older causes changes that can affect your physical, emotional, and sexual health in significant ways. Unfortunately, your self-confidence can take a hit, too.
At Urology Specialist Group, with clinics in Hialeah and Miami Lakes, Florida, our compassionate and experienced urologists want you to always feel your best. That’s why we offer nonsurgical, energy-based vaginal rejuvenation services. With these technologies, we can help restore the natural health of your vagina without incisions or downtime.
What’s changing your vaginal health?
As you age, your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as it did in your youth. These two proteins are essential for healthy skin, and having less of them causes your skin to become loose and wrinkled. These skin issues may be the first noticeable change you see in and around your vagina.
Women who are transitioning into their menopausal years, the time when monthly periods stop for good, will also start experiencing a loss of the hormone estrogen. As the body slows down it’s production of estrogen, the tissue inside the vagina will weaken and thin out (vaginal atrophy).
This muscle weakness can lead to a variety of issues including:
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
A loss of estrogen also results in less natural vaginal lubrication, so sex can become uncomfortable – even painful. Without sufficient lubrication, many women may also start bleeding after sex.
In addition to the age-related changes your vagina goes through, pregnancy and childbirth also have a significant impact on your vaginal health. You lose tone and strength in your pelvic floor muscles, especially after childbirth. As a result, your uterus and other pelvic floor organs fall down into the vaginal canal, a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse.
How energy-based vaginal rejuvenation works
Vaginal rejuvenation focuses on restoring both your vaginal function and aesthetic appearance. Not long ago, surgery was often the only option for improving vaginal health. While surgery is a highly effective way to address certain vaginal issues, it’s not right for every woman.
Our team provides energy-based vaginal rejuvenation therapies that are safe and well-tolerated by many women. These therapies use radiofrequency or laser energy to stimulate your body’s own ability to heal itself.
The application of the energy to targeted areas inside the vaginal canal only takes a few minutes and requires no incisions. Over time, the energy helps your body to regenerate new, healthy tissue and increase collagen production.
New tissue growth and more collagen plumps up vaginal tissue and also boosts your natural lubrication ability to ease vaginal dryness and prevent painful sex.
What to expect during energy-based vaginal rejuvenation
Our team at Urology Specialist Group can first determine if you’re a candidate for nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation during a physical exam. They also discuss your expectations for results to ensure this type of treatment is a good fit for you.
During your treatment, we can provide a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. You can expect to go home soon after your procedure is complete. You may have some swelling and pain for the first week, which goes away on its own.
Over time, as new collagen and healthy tissue develops, you can begin to see the results of your treatment. These results can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy weight and have no future pregnancies.
To find out if energy-based vaginal rejuvenation is right for you, call the Urology Specialist Group office nearest you or book an appointment online today.