Vaginal rejuvenation is a hot topic right now. This is a general term which applies to both laser and surgical procedures to the female genitalia.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation helps problems such as dryness, stress incontinence and a feeling of looseness. Post menopausal dryness affects a large number of woman who find that a laser treatment is easier than application of intravaginal estrogen creams to maintain the collage and moisture of the area. Levels 1 and 2 stress incontinence are also improved with laser rejuvenation. It is not indicated for people who loose large amounts of urine or cannot stop their flow at all.
Labiaplasty is a term which surgical removal of excess tissue of the labia minora. The inner lips can protrude and cause painful rubbing on clothing or catching and pulling during intercourse.
Some woman also loose volume of the labia majora (the outer lips) and can benefit from fat injections to re-plump the area.
Laser rejuvenation is a painless procedure (no pain when laser is applied inside the vaginal canal,But need for numbing cream when the external labia are lasered) which is repeated in a series of three, then once a year thereafter. Studies show that if you do not do touch ups, you return to as you were before over the course of three years.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes. For those having their external labia also lasered (to shrink the tissue externally) it is recommended they apply a numbing cream 30 minutes before the procedure.
Preparation for Laser Rejuvenation
Naturally, a consult is required to form a proper plan custom to your needs. It is also important that the patient be up to date on her PAP exams, have no infection or actual organ prolapse. No intercourse for three days before and about one week after the laser treatment.
This is a minor surgical procedure to remove redundant minora tissue. It can be done under local or sometimes in larger areas anesthesia is required. There is a six week no intercourse restriction after this procedure.