Dr Caroline Taylor Walker from Medical Skin Clinic wants to stress that there is absolutely no need for any woman to feel embarrassed or hesitant in coming to see them for any vaginal issue. “We see women from all walks of life with similar issues. It is estimated that while over half of all women will suffer some sort of vaginal dissatisfaction in their lifetime less than a quarter of these will seek treatment. We hope to change this by talking about the issue and stressing that you’re not alone. And there is help and treatments available.”
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
There are several surgeries that are available for vaginal rejuvenation, however what we’re talking about today involves no surgery, no incisions and minimal downtime. Laser devices are now able to be used in and around your vaginal area for tightening, firming, increasing sensation, reducing dryness or itching, reducing incontinence, or the appearance of any scars (from incisions made during childbirth or anything else).
Laser vaginal rejuvenation (LVR) works by restoring malformed, tired, thin or stretched vaginal tissues. It targets both the labia majora (exterior lips of the vagina) and labia minora (interior) and involves a specially designed laser to be inserted in and around your vagina where the laser is passed over effectively stimulating collagen production and subsequent rejuvenation to a more functional state.
Who is it suitable for?
Any woman with any of the following issues may find LVR able to help them:
- Loss of vaginal sensation
- Droopy, overstretched appearance
- Incontinence (leaking of urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or anything else)
- Vaginal atrophy / vaginal dryness
- Reduced sensation
- Menopause – this causes a whole range of issues relating to the vagina including loss of volume (thinning of the vaginal walls) and dryness.
Dr Caroline tells us that they have a wide range of women from different backgrounds and with different motivations or issues come to see them for treatment. “Vaginal rejuvenation is an excellent procedure for a range of vaginal functional issues as well as women looking to reshape their sensitive areas so that they feel more confident while wearing tight clothes especially bikinis and for those who wish to enhance their sexual pleasure.”
Dr Caroline encourages any woman who thinks they might benefit from laser vaginal rejuvenation to contact Medical Skin Clinic for a completely confidential consultation. You can phone them on (03) 5261 6171.