Childbirth is an amazing and beautiful experience. It also is a bit traumatizing to the vagina. Every woman who has given birth is nodding her head in agreement at this hard truth.
Women have been advised to perform Kegels and other post-partum vaginal exercises to help recover vaginal health and elasticity. Sometimes those methods work.
Even women who are not dealing with the aftereffects of childbirth may experience vaginal laxity. As we get older, the embarrassment of “leaking when we laugh” becomes more likely.
There is another option to traditional vaginal exercises: vaginal rejuvenation. It works by encouraging the growth of new collagen directly in the area where it is needed.
Myths and Misconceptions About Vaginal Rejuvenation
1. Women do not care about their sexual health the same way men do.
This is a dangerous falsehood. While it is true that women tend to be more discreet about their sexual health than men, that discretion does not equal a lack of caring. Women suffer emotionally and physically from the results of vaginal laxity, which can cause vaginal dryness and sexual dysfunction. Vaginal issues resulting in loss of sensation and sexual function can occur at any time but are more frequent with age. Women are just as interested in maintaining sexual health as men, which can include undergoing vaginal rejuvenation.
2. Women seek this treatment to please men.
This is another common misconception. The truth is, many women seek this treatment to alleviate the discomfort of certain physical issues like urine leakage due to weak vaginal wall muscles and vaginal dryness. Non-surgical options like those used by Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness are gaining in popularity for their effectiveness and elimination of the downtime involved with more invasive surgical procedures.
3. Vaginal rejuvenation only works if done via surgical methods like labiaplasty.
This assertion is yet another myth. There are a number of vaginal rejuvenation procedures available on the market today, including the Juliet Vaginal Rejuvenation™. At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness, we use the Viveve Treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation. Its gentle and safe approach to stimulating the body’s natural renewal response restores healthy levels of collagen to the vaginal soft tissue areas. Viveve can increase vaginal lubrication, reduce painful intercourse, and improve urge incontinence.
4. It is painful and recovery time is long.
This misconception prevents some women from considering vaginal rejuvenation. The Viveve Treatment we use is gentle and effective and does not damage vaginal tissue, eliminating the need for downtime following the procedure. It involves the insertion of a small treatment tip the size of a thumb into the vaginal opening. The device heats and cools the surface and soft tissue beneath. It stimulates the body to produce collagen for more resilient cushioning of the vaginal opening. Results typically occur within 30 to 90 days of treatment.
Rejuvenate Yourself at Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness
At Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness, we understand the importance of feminine wellness. If you are ready to take the next steps to reduce the discomfort and embarrassment that accompanies vaginal laxity, reach out to us today at 424-208-3093 or contact us online.