Dr Caroline Taylor-Walker

Dr Caroline Taylor-Walker

Pushing a watermelon out a hole the size of a lemon is hard work. Muscles contract, expand, stretch and lose their ability to retract to the position they once were. This can lead to sexual dissatisfaction, embarrassment about it’s appearance, incontinence and other issues. Later in life issues are exacerbated by hormonal decline leading to the vaginal tissues to become thin, dry and uncomfortable. However, it is now commonly accepted that there is a treatment to help deal with these issues and no, it’s not just your pelvic floor exercises (although these do help!). Medical Skin Clinic in Torquay, Victoria are getting some great results for women with any number of a range of vaginal issues and we’re excited about it (no pun intended).

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.

Trish

Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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