Whether it’s from aging, childbirth, or genetics, vaginal laxity can impact your confidence, your health, and your sexual satisfaction. At Capital Women’s Care in Leesburg and Sterling, Virginia, women can explore their options for vaginal laser treatment with a trusted physician. No matter what your age, it’s never too late to take charge of your sexual health and regain a sense of control over your body. Book an appointment today with a board-certified OB/GYN and start considering your options.
Vaginal Laser Therapy Q & A
What is vaginal laser treatment?
Hormonal changes, childbirth, and aging can all take a toll on the structure and function of your vagina. You may notice changes in your vaginal skin, in the degree of vaginal lubrication, or in the shape of your vulva.
Vaginal laser treatment procedures, while relatively new to the medical community, are becoming more popular. There are a few methods that can not only address cosmetic or sexual issues but also help women who suffer from urinary incontinence.
Vaginal laser treatment is NOT plastic surgery, which is also marketed widely these days for restoring a youthful appearance to the female genitalia. No cutting or prolonged healing is needed. There is little to no risk compared to surgery and it is much less expensive. Also, sexual activity can be resumed almost right away.
These procedures aim to induce thickening and tightening of the vaginal wall and to improve sensation and lubrication in the vaginal area. At Capital Women’s Care, vaginal laser treatment services offered are:
A nonsurgical intravaginal laser treatment that tightens and thickens the vaginal wall and relieves problems such as dryness and burning. It can also sometimes help the symptoms of mild to moderate urinary incontinence.Click here to learn more about this procedure.
Laser treatment of the labia is an additional brief procedure that is designed to reshape and tighten the vulvar tissues in conjunction with the vaginal laser therapy if desired. It is provided by Capital Women’s Care providers at no additional cost.
What conditions can vaginal laser treatment treat?
While vaginal laser treatment helps to improve sexual health and increase sensation in the vagina, it can also address certain medical conditions, such as:
- Dyspareunia — Difficult or painful sexual intercourse
- Lichen sclerosus — A skin condition that causes white patches and thinning of genital skin, itching and distortion of the genital anatomy
- Vaginal dryness — Fragility and lack of sexual lubrication that’s a common side effect of menopause
- Urinary incontinence — Involuntary loss of urine, which a tightening of the vaginal wall can help improve
Since your body and health needs are unique, your dedicated physician at Capital Women’s Care will help you decide whether or not vaginal laser treatment is right for you.
How long do results last?
Vaginal laser treatment is a novel treatment option, which means that few long-term studies have been done to showcase the efficacy of results. Short term results have been encouraging with this and competing technologies used by other physicians around the world thus far. Your results may depend on the laxity of your vagina and the specific issues you’re attempting to treat with this type of medical procedure.
Rest assured, however, that your physician will recommend the safest, most effective route that will give you the results you want. You may need multiple treatments or other types of supportive therapies to help improve your results.
Book your vaginal laser treatment consultation today with Capital Women’s Care.