Vaginal relaxation syndrome (VRS; relaxation and atrophy) is defined aslaxity of the vaginal wall. It can result in loss offriction and sexual satisfaction for both a womanand her partner. Vaginal atrophy refers to thethinning of the wall of the vagina that often occurspost menopause and is associated with dryness.
The most common cause of vaginal relaxation isoverstretching of the vaginal wall duringchildbirth, which can increase with the number ofbirths. Other causes are congenital connectivetissue weakness and natural aging. Vaginalatrophy normally occurs post menopause due to a lack of estrogen.
Until now, effective results for VRS could only beachieved through invasive surgical treatments suchas anterior and posterior vaginal plastic surgery.There are many post-operative complicationsassociated with these procedures and a highdegree of dissatisfaction with the results. Thetreatment options for atrophy due to menopausetypically involve hormone therapy.
River City Cosmetic Medicine Clinic is now able to offer non-surgical, laser treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation.The laser has a photo thermal heating effect on collagen in both the vaginal walls and the urethra which causes restructuring and regrowth of the collagen. This results in thickening and tightening of the vaginal walls and urethra to improve atrophy and prevent urine loss. This relatively simple, non-surgical, 15 minute, in-office procedure is highly effective, pain free and safe. A special attachment, similar to a speculum as used during a Pap test, is inserted into the vagina, during which the entire vaginal region is treated with short laser pulses through a small hand piece.
You can leave immediately after the procedure and continue your daily routine. There may be some minimal sensitivity after the procedure and a transparent discharge for 2-3 days afterwards. Sexual intercourse is not recommended for 1 week after the procedure. Scientific studies demonstrated that 95% of women indicated they experienced a more than moderatelevel of vaginal tightening.
Non-Surgical, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is now available at River City Cosmetic Medicine Clinic