Vaginal rejuvenation is becoming mainstream as moms, celebs and social media stars get candid about their “designer vagina”. Women can experience a myriad of issues in their genital region whether it be from aging, genetics or childbirth. Both non-invasive and surgical solutions can help restore confidence and comfort in that area.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Explained:
The term vaginal rejuvenation encompasses female genital procedures that restore a certain function and/or aesthetic appearance of the vagina. You may be a good candidate for these types of procedures if you’re experiencing one or more of these issues below:
- vaginal laxity
- dissatisfied with the appearance of their labia
- orgasmic problems or sexual dissatisfaction
- urinary incontinence
- pelvic prolapse, such as fallen bladder or rectum
- vaginal dryness
So what are these procedures that fix the V? We’ll cover all the details:
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation – ThermiVa
Every part of our body will be affected by aging. Yes, including the vagina. ThermiVa aims to turn back the clock by targeting collagen stimulation through radiofrequency energy. The treatment involves a heat-controlled wand but rest assured, there is no pain.
Back in 2016, Khloe Kardashian talked about her sisters vaginal laser treatments:
“My sisters they’ve had kids, and there’s a vaginal lasering, to tighten,” Khloé said on her talk show, Kocktails With Khloé. “In my household, all they do is talk about this vagina lasering. It’s like their discussion back and forth.”
This laser procedure promises to tighten the inner vagina over time helping with tissue laxity and in some cases even incontinence issues.
PRP Injections or Fat Grafting with Injectable Tissue Replacement
Another collagen rejuvenating non-surgical option is vaginal injections. Using regenerative medicine to stimulate collagen growth is something that Dr. Cohen is passionate about. It’s about using the body’s own materials to replace what is lost with aging.
There are two different options for this: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or fat grafting. PRP uses the most cell-rich parts of your blood. Fat grafting is using your body’s fat in different sizes to inject into a given area you’d like to rejuvenate.
When injected into specific parts of the vagina, these therapies create a fresh blood supply that could help with lubrication, sensation, and overall tissue appearance.
We love facial micro-needling for its skin rejuvenating benefits like wrinkle reduction and collagen regeneration abilities. The same can be said for vaginal micro-needling! A micro-needling pen used in conjunction with prp or nano-fat helps to drive growth factors into the tissue and promotes faster healing. Yet another option for non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation.
Surgical Rejuvenation – Labiaplasty
If too much vaginal tissue is getting in the way of your day to day comfort it might be time to consider a labiaplasty. Labiaplasty generally refers to a procedure that improves the size, shape and symmetry of the labia minora (the inner labia) of a woman’s vulva.
According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
Women opt for surgery for a variety of reasons, including pain from twisting and tugging of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse, itching, irritation and self-consciousness.
These complications can occur especially after childbirth so we see this procedure often incorporated into the Mommy Makeover.
Every woman’s vaginal anatomy is different and spans a variety of shapes, sizes, and appearances. These differences are natural and normal but if your aesthetic or function bothers you, these treatments have a high satisfaction rate. We do not condone undergoing these vaginal rejuvenation procedures at a young age. Lastly, it’s essential to make a choice to get vaginal rejuvenation based on your decision alone.