Women are great at sharing, whether it be childbirth stories, skin care tricks, the husbands’ latest ailment or how to look amazing despite little to no sleep. But some subjects are off the table for most women, the top one being – the vagina.
Vaginal relaxation syndrome, vaginal atrophy and urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) are all very common conditions, nevertheless, many women admit that they would never consider talking to their friends about it. We believe we should be talking about it and if it’s causing discomfort, stress or loss of confidence, we should be treating it. We answer the most frequently asked questions about vaginal laxity concerns and the leading non-surgical solution – Lotus Gynolaser vaginal tightening and rejuvenation.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Frequently Asked Questions
What is vaginal relaxation syndrome and vaginal atrophy, and what are the symptoms?
Laxity of the vaginal wall, referred to as Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) can be caused by pregnancy and childbirth, and can be aggravated by menopause. VRS can reduce sexual satisfaction for both partners.
Vaginal atrophy occurs as estrogen levels decline and the wall of the vagina thins along with a loss of lubrication. Symptoms include dryness, itching, and poor muscle tone, severely impacting sexual function and the quality of the experience.
Women of all ages can be affected by these conditions, often resulting in both emotional stress and physical discomfort as well as impacting confidence and intimate relationships. Key contributors to these conditions include ageing, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause or hormonal imbalances. Women who suffer these conditions experience vaginal itchiness, thrush, dryness, burning, diminished sensation and sensitivity or pain and discomfort during intercourse and stress incontinence.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term for the regeneration and restoration of healthy vaginal attributes such as strength, tone, sensation and lubrication.
Treatment with Lotus GynoLaser offers a solution for symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, VRS and vaginal atrophy. It works by triggering your body’s natural regenerative processes, through cell renewal and improved circulation which in turn leads to a tighter and more lubricated vaginal wall and improved strength and elasticity of the pelvic floor muscles, thus improving bladder control.
How does Lotus Gynolaser work?
Lotus Gynolaser treatment uses advanced laser technology that has been used in highly delicate surgical procedures for over 50 years. The treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin giving strength to the vaginal tissues, and the formation of small blood vessels (capillaries) to improve transportation of nutrients. The natural PH of the vagina is restored and the vaginal mucosa rehydrated to restore a stronger, healthier structure.
Is it suitable for everyone?
This treatment provides a solution with minimal discomfort and no downtime, however it may not be suitable for everyone, therefore a consultation with your doctor is required. Treatment is not suitable for anyone with a recent abnormal PAP smear or during menstruation.
What should I expect before, during and after Lotus Gynolaser treatment?
Prior to laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment, your doctor will assess whether or not this treatment is right for you, including a full medical history. Results from a recent PAP smear are required. You can ask any questions that you have regarding the treatment during your initial consultation.
During treatment, you will prepare in the same manner as if for a PAP smear. The laser probe will be inserted into the vagina and the laser energy is delivered to the walls of the vagina, for the length of the wall, taking approximately 10 minutes. You may feel some heat from the treatment, this causes the loose tissues to contract.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment and you can go back to your normal daily routine straight after. You may not submerge your body in water for 1 week and intercourse can resume after approximately 2 weeks, according to your doctors’ advice. You may notice a slight increase in secretions for 2-3 days following treatment, this is normal. Around 30 days post-treatment you will notice the results.
How many treatments will I need?
Initial results can be noticed from just one treatment, however for optimal results, typically 2 to 3 treatments are needed, one month apart.
What is the next step?
If you think that Lotus Gynolaser vaginal rejuvenation could be a solution for your concern, book a complimentary consultation with our Doctor. At Appearance Clinic Australia, all treatments are medically and scientifically based and personalised to your particular concerns. You can book online now, or call our friendly clinic on 03 9331 2566.