Celebrities and influencers everywhere are talking about vaginal rejuvenation. If you’ve heard the buzz, you might be thinking that this is a purely cosmetic procedure designed to give you a beautiful, youthful va-jay-jay fit for Hollywood.
The truth? Yes — Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® can give you that youthful look. In fact, lots of women choose LVR® to boost their confidence improve their sex lives — or both, since the two often go hand in hand.
But it can also fix some of the issues that come up with time, aging, and childbirth. Incontinence, prolapses, perineal tears, reduced sexual pleasure, weakened pelvic floor muscles — these are all issues that bother lots of women, and they are all issues that can improve with vaginal rejuvenation.
It’s not always all about your looks, and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. There’s no need to suffer painful or embarrassing conditions. If you’re ready to learn more, we’ve got five compelling reasons for vaginal rejuvenation that have nothing to do with looks. Read below to discover if this procedure can improve your life.
1. Bladder Prolapses
Bladder prolapse — AKA cystocele — can cause a lot of problems. It might give you feelings of fullness in the pelvic and vaginal regions, there may be a bulge within the vagina that you can feel, and in some cases, it can cause problems when you use the bathroom. You might strain to empty your bladder, or you could feel like once you’re done, you still haven’t been able to empty it completely. At times, bladder prolapse can even lead to the frequent need to urinate, or you might find yourself leaking urine at the worst possible times, like when you’re laughing, coughing, sneezing, jumping, or exercising.
What are the causes? Aging, pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, obesity, chronic coughs, repeated heavy lifting — you name it, there are lots of factors that can lead to the weakening of the structures within your pelvic floor, and when that happens, bladder prolapse can happen.
No matter what the causes are, vaginal rejuvenation can be a solution in some cases. Often, when the bladder prolapses, it’s because the muscles and ligaments surrounding it have weakened, which causes the bladder itself to drop. Sometimes you can even feel it as a bulge along the front wall of your vagina—and that’s because when the bladder drops, it sags down below the level of your urethra, putting pressure against the vaginal wall. Vaginal rejuvenation repairs and tightens the muscles of your vagina, which helps you increase muscle tone and strength. Not only does your vagina get a lift, but your bladder does, too.
2. Rectal Prolapse
Rectal prolapse (rectocele) often occurs with bladder prolapse. Pelvic floor relaxation can lead to this. And the number one cause of pelvic floor relaxation? Childbirth — it is well known that childbirth, given the incredible strain it places on pelvic floor muscles, can cause a weakening throughout pelvic floor structures.
Either way, vaginal rejuvenation is one treatment option for rectal prolapse, or for cases where the rectum bulges or protrudes into the vaginal wall. Just as with bladder prolapse, vaginal rejuvenation is designed to repair and tighten weakened muscles, and that extra tightness and strength can lead to better bowel control.
3. Perineal Tears During Childbirth
Childbirth places an incredible amount of stress on both vaginal and perineal body muscles. Often, these muscles end up stretched badly enough that they simply can’t return back to the way they were before childbirth. Sometimes, perineal muscles tear.
Either way, this can lead to a lack of structure and strength throughout your pelvic floor — and all kinds of problems can result from that. For example, you might find sex isn’t as much fun because you don’t get the stimulation you used to.
This is another case where vaginal rejuvenation can help. This procedure is all about tightening those muscles and restoring function, which can increase pleasurable sensations during sex.
Pregnancy, childbirth, aging, menopause — a lot in life can take a toll on your body, especially on your pelvic region. All of this can also lead to stress urinary incontinence, which is the fancy way of describing the way you leak, drip, or dribble when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise, or do something otherwise strenuous. Annoying, right?
The fact is, a lot of people pass this off as normal since it happens to so many women over time, particularly after childbirth. But here’s the truth: It doesn’t have to be permanent. If you’ve already exhausted your doctor’s suggestions (such as Kegels, a popular way to strengthen pelvic floor muscles in order to eliminate stress urinary incontinence, which many women report doesn‘t work), then Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® might be an answer.
The thing is, many women are told to do Kegels until the incontinence disappears, but a lot of times it simply doesn’t work. You’re not meant to suffer from this issue simply because you’ve been told that it’s a normal thing for women to live with. LVR®can be used as a treatment to do what all those sets of Kegels aren’t doing — repair, strengthen, and tighten your pelvic floor muscles so that leaks and dribbles go away for good.
As you can see, it’s not always about look — although restoring an unsightly, gaping introitus as well as restoring and bringing the ends of the labia minora and majora back together along the midline does provide that youthful vulvar appearance that you enjoyed before children. Health and wellbeing are also great reasons to consider vaginal rejuvenation. If you’re considering it as a way to improve the way you feel, alleviate incontinence, or improve sexual function, then don’t let naysayers convince you that this is purely a cosmetic procedure. And even if you are doing it to improve your appearance, so what? You deserve to look and feel amazing!