Laser vaginal tightening is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that uses laser energy to tighten the inner structure and opening of the vagina. When introduced to the walls of the vagina, this laser triggers collagen remodeling, which helps rejuvenate the vaginal mucosa and the underlying tissues. As a result, vaginal laxity and the width of the vaginal canal and opening are reduced.
LVT is considered an optimal solution for poor vaginal aesthetics and function caused by reduced tissue strength and elasticity.
Table of Contents
- 1 What Are The Causes Of Vaginal Laxity?
- 2 Who Is A Candidate For Laser Vaginal Tightening?
- 3 How Does Laser Vaginal Tightening Work?
- 4 Are There Any Complications Associated With Laser Vaginal Tightening?
- 5 Aftercare
- 6 Recovery and Results
- 7 Cost of Laser Vaginal Tightening
- 8 FAQs About Laser Vaginal Tightening
- 9 Our Doctors
- 10 Consult an Expert
What Are The Causes Of Vaginal Laxity?
Vaginal laxity or Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome can occur for many reasons, but two causes are most common: childbirth and aging.
Childbirth: The process of childbirth, especially vaginal delivery, can lead to stretching of the vaginal wall and potential damage to pelvic floor muscles. As a result, the vaginal canal and other associated structures become lax.
Aging: As a woman ages, the production of collagen may decrease, potentially contributing to increased laxity of the vaginal wall. This process generally accelerates after menopause.
Other causes of vaginal laxity include excessive weight loss and genetic issues.
Who Is A Candidate For Laser Vaginal Tightening?
Laser vaginal tightening may be suitable for many women seeking to enhance vaginal tightness and function. This procedure can help address the following issues
- Reduced vaginal tightness due to aging or childbirth.
- Vaginal atrophy.
- Unsightly tissue protrusion from the vagina.
- Urinary incontinence (involuntary urinary leakage).
- Loss of sensation inside the vagina, leading to reduced sexual gratification.
That being said, LVT may not be suitable for women with severe vaginal laxity or significant structural issues. Those women may benefit more from the surgical procedure to reconstruct the vagina from the existing genital tissue.
How Does Laser Vaginal Tightening Work?
Laser vaginal tightening employs laser energy to potentially stimulate tissue regeneration and collagen production in the mucous membrane of the vaginal wall. Not only does this procedure improve the thickness of the vaginal wall, but it also improves blood circulation.
Your healthcare provider, which may be a gynecologist, obstetrician, or plastic surgeon, will determine the most appropriate type of laser procedure (ablative or non-ablative) based on your specific condition and treatment goals. Here is how both these methods work
Non-Ablative Laser Vaginal Tightening
This vaginal rejuvenation method uses laser heat energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the vaginal wall. The process involves inserting a wand-like device with a laser-lit tip into the vagina. When administered, the laser energy passes to the targeted tissues and transforms into heat, which rejuvenates and tightens the lax tissues of the vaginal wall. This procedure may also help enhance vaginal moisture and potentially address reduced sensation in the vagina.
One of the commonly used lasers for non-ablative vaginal tightening is Er: YAG, among others.
Ablative Laser Vaginal Tightening
Ablative laser vaginal tightening uses laser energy to remove a tissue layer from the mucous membrane, inducing controlled injury to the vaginal wall. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, remodeling and rejuvenating the vaginal tissue.
The most common ablative laser used for vaginal tightening is the CO2 laser.
Are There Any Complications Associated With Laser Vaginal Tightening?
Although laser vaginal tightening is minimally painful, it may still cause swelling in the treated area due to heat or laser-induced ablation. This swelling typically subsides within a few days, but the exact duration can vary from person to person.
Some patients may experience a grey watery discharge from the vagina, which typically lasts 2-3 days, but duration can vary.
After LVT, you may feel an urgency to urinate or difficulty urinating. This side-effect is temporary and should subside in a couple of days.
For best results and to avoid complications after LVT, you may need to adhere to the following guidelines
- Avoid exercising, tampon use, heavy lifting, and sexual intercourse after the procedure for at least 24 hours or a period specified by your doctor.
- Avoid bathing in still water to prevent infection, especially the same day after the procedure. You may take a shower as usual, however.
Recovery and Results
There is minimal recovery time associated with laser vaginal tightening. You should be able to resume most of your routine activities after the treatment. However, you will need to avoid sexual intercourse for a few days.
Initial results of laser vaginal rejuvenation may be noticeable after two weeks or following the second treatment session, though this can vary. Final results may occur 3-6 months after the treatment.
Depending on individual circumstances, up to four treatment sessions, each spaced about six weeks apart, may be recommended for optimal results. Typically, the results last between 12-18 months, but this can vary based on individual factors. You can extend these results with regular maintenance sessions.
Cost of Laser Vaginal Tightening
The cost of laser vaginal tightening in Dubai may start from AED 2000. The exact price of the treatment may vary from patient to patient, depending on the following factor
- The severity of vaginal laxity
- The number of treatment sessions needed
- The practitioner’s expertise
- The geographic location and reputation of the clinic or treatment facility
FAQs About Laser Vaginal Tightening
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The duration of the laser vaginal tightening procedure can range from five to thirty minutes, varying based on factors such as the degree of vaginal laxity, the specific laser technology used, and the treatment goals.
When Can I Have Sex After My Treatment?
It is generally recommended to wait approximately 3-5 days before resuming sexual activity after laser vaginal tightening. Your vaginal area will likely have recovered from treatment by the time this waiting period has passed, and you can engage in sexual activity as usual.
Is Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Painful?
In many cases, laser vaginal tightening or rejuvenation is a relatively painless procedure, and may not require anesthesia, though individual experiences of discomfort can vary. However, you may experience a warm or stinging sensation during the process. In rare cases, this treatment can be painful enough to necessitate topical anesthesia.
Consult an Expert
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic offers exceptional laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment to restore vaginal tightness, reduce dryness, and increase pleasure. For more details, call us at +971 4 348 5575. You can also book a consultation online by filling out the form below.
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