Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation: Cost, Risks, Recovery

Overview

Women will undergo changes in genitalia because of childbearing, hormonal changes and aging, such as:

  • Vaginal laxity
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Loss of vaginal lubrication
  • A decrease in erotic sensation
  • Loss of tone of the labia majora

Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation options include laser and radiofrequency energy devices, tackling problems like looseness, dryness, and leakage.

Radiofrequency device treatments are employed for outpatient procedures. The devices emit electromagnetic waves targeting at vaginal, vulvar, or vaginal introital or vestibular tissue to improve the vaginal wall architecture.

Candidates

  • Women who have given birth
  • Women who experience urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, or vaginal laxity
  • Women who experience postmenopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment or hysterectomy surgery
  • Women who have observed age-related or childbirth-related changes in the vaginal and vulvar area

Cost

Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation, which can be performed in an office or spa setting with minimal downtime, often costs $1000-$2500 depending on the method.

Risks

The most common side effects of nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are mild swelling, discharge, some discomfort, and itching, usually for about two to three days.

FDA warns against laser and energy devices for their safety or effectiveness for nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation are not guaranteed.

Procedure

In nonsurgical vaginal treatment, radiofrequency (RF) and laser treatments are most commonly used. Although they heat up the tissues, they will not make you feel painful. They can be performed in a clinic setting. RF treatments are done without anesthesia.

Recovery

There is typically no tenderness after RF or laser treatment. Post-treatment medications are not needed. Patients sometimes experience vaginal discharge for a few days. Doctors will suggest patients that they should refrain from intercourse and tampons for one to four days.

Tightening of the labia majora with RF can be apparent immediately. The injury to the epithelium resulting from laser treatment will take several days to heal.


Keyword: nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation.

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