Vaginal rejuvenation is a general term for over a dozen procedures designed to either treat a lax vagina internally or change the external appearance. It’s practically synonymous with vaginoplasty except that vaginoplasty is also done, slightly differently, for medical reasons. Sensation loss is sometimes experienced by women who undergo extensive and complex vaginoplasties for medical reasons.
One patient after vaginal rejuvenation surgery says:
Since giving birth vaginally a year ago, I’ve become loose. After vaginoplasty, the entrance of my vagina is tight, but further back I can’t feel anything during sex. I no longer enjoy sex. I’ve researched LVR, and have read a loss of sensation in the vagina is a potential side effect of the procedure.
Laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation
MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.
By using a laser for vaginal rejuvenation, there is no cutting, the laser will shrink the tissue by using heat which stimulates collagen production and fibroblasts that are part of the connective tissue. It is done in a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
The difference between vagina rejuvenation with and without laser is, without laser it is done surgically by cutting and tightening the tissue by restitching. Patients may return to work in 4-6 weeks. No intercourse for 6 weeks.
It has become an increasingly popular option for women. For individuals who desire recontouring after childbirth, significant weight loss, aging or injury to genital structures, vaginal rejuvenation offers increased self-confidence and comfort.