If you’ve been battling symptoms like vaginal dryness, discomfort, and laxity, you may benefit from vaginal rejuvenation. At Reno Sparks MedSpa of Reno, NV, we offer a range of treatments meant to help our patients feel more comfortable and confident. When it comes to vaginal issues, if either discomfort or aesthetic concerns are affecting your daily life, a rejuvenation treatment can help you improve these symptoms.
What Is the Best Age to Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation?
When we think of aging, we often think of its effect on our skin or joints. Unfortunately, the effect of aging doesn’t stop there. A loss of estrogen can change how the vaginal and vulvar area look and function, while a general loss of collagen can contribute to skin laxity throughout the area. If menopause has affected your comfort and confidence, vaginal rejuvenation treatments can help.
The vaginal area is very hormone-sensitive, so changes in hormone levels can have an undesirable effect on it. As your body goes through menopause, estrogen levels will begin to drop. While the vaginal wall is supposed to be strong, flexible, and thick, this loss of estrogen can thin and dry it out. Symptoms like bleeding or pain during intercourse, itching, and burning can be signs that the vagina is starting to suffer from a loss of estrogen.
Menopause usually begins around 45 to 55 years of age, making this a common time to seek out vaginal treatments. On the other hand, you may also want to consider treatment if childbirth has left you with vaginal symptoms that you want to improve.
One reason the vaginal wall has to be so flexible is it does a lot of stretching during labor. Unfortunately, the vagina doesn’t always recover quickly after birth. The patient may be left with residual laxity. Vaginal rejuvenation can help the area recover and heal more effectively.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
An Alternative to Surgery
The inflammation, thinning, and drying of the vaginal wall is often referred to as “vaginal atrophy,” and the treatment options for this condition used to be very limited. Surgery can help tighten the vaginal area but isn’t always able to help improve symptoms like painful intercourse, urinary leakage, or atrophy. This type of surgery can also be expensive and isn’t always covered by insurance.
Rather than having to worry about the price, discomfort, and downtime associated with surgery, a less invasive rejuvenation treatment can help cover a range of symptoms while being easier on the patient.
Affordable and Effective
Rejuvenation uses laser technology to gently encourage tissue regeneration. The treatment tends to be much less expensive and invasive than surgery. In addition, it can improve a wide range of issues all at once. Whether you have internal concerns and want to improve your comfort or have external issues like uneven pigmentation, this treatment can help meet your needs.
Quick Appointment Times
We use a single-use probe cover during treatment to keep everything sterile, and the process can be completed in as little as 10 minutes. If the patient also is looking into external treatment, that can usually be completed within 20 minutes. That means this treatment should only take about as long as a lunch break.
Before we begin your treatment, we will briefly check the health of your vaginal tissues with a speculum. This is similar to getting a pap smear, and if we don’t find any cause for concern, we’ll be able to move forward with your treatment. Our team is highly trained and experienced. We would be happy to answer any specific questions you have about the process to help you feel comfortable and empowered.
We use the Syneron CO2RE Intima Laser, which represents the latest cutting-edge technology in its ability to carry out skin resurfacing, vulvar revitalization, and vaginal rejuvenation. It’s so versatile that it can be used to treat other areas of the body as well.
One reason we love this laser is due to how effective it is. Patients who want to treat urinary incontinence or improve comfort during intercourse may be able to resolve their symptoms with a single treatment. Results are usually noticeable within a month of your first treatment. That said, we do offer treatment plans for patients with more comprehensive needs.
Flexible Treatment Plans
Sometimes a treatment series is the right way to go. It has the best chance of helping improve more moderate to severe concerns. A series of three treatments spaced a month apart can offer truly powerful results. The month waiting period also helps us track how much improvement you’re experiencing.
In general, we’ve found that women who are post-menopausal are the most likely to benefit from a treatment series, while pre-menopausal women may be able to get the improvements they want with just one or two treatments. Ultimately, a consultation is the best way for us to understand your needs and help you build your treatment plan.
A Year of Benefits
If you’re wondering how long the results will last, most patients will enjoy improvements for a year before they feel the need for a follow-up appointment. Yearly treatments can help patients stay on top of their results.
Of course, this can be customized for your needs as well. Some patients may reach that year marker and feel as though they don’t need another treatment. It all depends on how your body responds to the treatment, what improvements you’re looking for, and other individual factors.
Improve Signs of Aging
Patients who are suffering from vaginal atrophy or visual changes to their vaginal area may have several reasons for seeking out treatment. Treatment can improve their daily comfort. It can improve sexual experiences, and help the patient feel more confident about their body and sexuality. It can be a way for the patient to combat undesirable changes, either due to childbirth, age, or other reasons.
Combat Urinary Troubles
Those who are suffering from urinary incontinence could have practical reasons to seek out treatment, as they may want to decrease their risk of an embarrassing accident.
We know we’re writing about vaginal rejuvenation, but laser treatment can also help with certain urinary concerns. If you have to cross your legs every time you sneeze, have to constantly wear pads, or find yourself nervous about laughing in public, this treatment could offer some peace of mind by improving your symptoms.
Recoup After Childbirth
The vaginal area can pay a hefty price for the miracle of life. There are several changes a patient may have to face after delivery. One common symptom is dryness, which can make intercourse uncomfortable. You may also notice bleeding that isn’t associated with your menstrual cycle.
In addition to vaginal symptoms, childbirth can affect your ability to hold your bladder as well as you used to. Whether you are dealing with some or all of these symptoms, if you’re struggling to feel like your old self and want help reclaiming your body after childbirth, rejuvenation can be a great first step.
Improve Tone and Flexibility
A loss of vaginal elasticity and strength can both be symptoms associated with hormonal changes. This treatment can help improve the tone and strength of your vaginal wall. This process can also help shape and tighten the vaginal area.
Enhance Sexual Wellness
When you’re intimate with your partner, being comfortable is key. Intimacy is supposed to be a bonding experience. When you can’t enjoy these intimate moments with your loved one, it can be very distressing. This treatment can help you be more spontaneous and enjoy these intimate moments again.
Comfort during intercourse is a common reason patients seek out vaginal treatments, but it’s just as valid to seek out treatment to improve your overall comfort levels. While pain can be a common symptom of vaginal dryness, so can itching.
Itching is annoying, distracting, and distressing. Many patients have faced this daily symptom with no relief, possibly for years. This treatment can help improve the health of your vagina. When the vagina is functioning the way it should, that can help bring your overall comfort levels back into balance.
Improve Pigmentation Issues
Dyschromia is a condition that’s increasingly common with age. When it affects the vulva, it can cause uneven pigmentation throughout the area. Treating this condition can help you reclaim a more youthful appearance.
Discover More Benefits
If you don’t see your specific concerns listed here, feel free to ask us about them. This treatment has a lot of benefits, and a lot of different ways it can be used. We would be happy to go over your unique needs and give you advice on whether we think this treatment is the best choice for you.
Come With Your Questions
Researching your treatment options can be useful, but consultations are able to help patients get pertinent information directly from the source. We would love to talk through your questions and help you decide if this laser treatment is a good fit. In addition to vaginal rejuvenation, we offer various skin treatments to help your skin look and feel its best. Contact us today at Reno Sparks MedSpa of Reno, NV, to schedule your consultation.