Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term for procedures done to tighten the vaginal canal and opening and to increase lubrication. They’re usually done to correct issues caused by pregnancy, aging, and even cancer treatment. In addition to improving sexual satisfaction, vaginal rejuvenation can reduce or eliminate urinary stress incontinence, a very common concern for women.
Typically, nonsurgical procedures use energy from lasers or radiofrequency to heat vaginal tissue and boost blood flow and collagen production. Over time, this makes the tissue thicker, smoother, and more elastic. Survey results by Real Self, showed 95% of women who had a vaginal rejuvenation treatment said the treatment was worth it.
ThermiVa is a radiofrequency treatment that can address a multitude of symptoms, including vaginal dryness, bladder leakage, painful intercourse, and recurrent vaginitis. “Many times, it can also improve sexual function and satisfaction.”
During the treatment, the ThermiVa wand delivers targeted energy that gently heats tissues both inside and outside the vagina, to provoke a regenerative healing response—the skin becomes tighter, more hydrated, and responsive to sensation.
Multiple sessions are required, and full results will be most noticeable after a few months. No down time and many women have expressed an increase in pleasure on the same day of treatment.
Expect a one session follow up annually to maintain the benefits.
MonaLisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser designed to “change the underlying health of the tissue so that women in menopause can feel normal again,” explains Dr. John Hettiarachchi, a urologist in Cornelius, North Carolina. This treatment isn’t intended to have a tightening effect (though you may notice a subtle enhancement); it targets vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence. The laser makes controlled micro injuries along the vaginal wall, to encourage a boost in blood flow, as well as an increase in collagen and elastin production, to heal and thicken the tissue.
Our doctors suggest and provide you with a numbing cream prior to the procedure, then the wand-shaped laser delivers energy pulses to specific treatment areas—which patients say feels like bursts of vibrations.
The pulses are calculated to a specific depth and width, depending on the areas being treated (usually, both the internal vaginal canal skin and outer vulva skin). A typical MonaLisa Touch treatment involves 5–10 minutes of active lasering. Minimal down time and maximum down time is 24 to 48 hours.
You’ll need three or four treatments but will likely notice an improvement within a few weeks after the initial session.
Cost: Each person is different and requires individualized treatment recommendations. Dr. Meghan Bennett is our pelvic floor specialist and we invite you to schedule a free consult with her. In addition to receiving a 20% discount for scheduling a free consult, we also include two Holistic Pelvic Care ™ sessions for as part of your package. This is our gift to you, helping you understand your body, empower you and supporting you to connect with your pelvic bowl.
Unfortunately, insurance does not cover vaginal rejuvenation. However, we have a relationship with Lending USA. Lending USA is a wonderful way to invest in your health, create new possibilities and finance your treatment in a trustworthy and low-cost way.
Information Adapted from Real Self.