Pregnancy, childbirth, and aging can wreak havoc on a woman’s body—especially her pelvic floor and vaginal muscles. This leads many women to consider vaginal rejuvenation. Women choosing to undergo vaginal rejuvenation for a variety of health and cosmetic reasons can turn to Board Certified Gynecologist James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG, and the Mirabile M.D. team where they are helping women lead better lives with two non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation options.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation can be used to refer to several different procedures and treatments that are used for vaginal corrective reasons. In some cases, this type of restoration requires surgery. At Mirabile M.D., we offer non-invasive, non-surgical techniques that provide dramatic effects without the need for anesthesia or incisions.
Vaginal rejuvenation can be used purely for cosmetic reasons or for medically related purposes. For example, vaginal rejuvenation can be used to solve age-related problems like urinary incontinence.
Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Surgical vaginal rejuvenation covers a wide range of surgeries, including labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, monsplasty, and more.
At Mirabile M.D., we focus mainly on non-surgical vaginal restoration techniques to provide our patients with excellent results without having them undergo an extensive procedure with anesthesia. Here are the two types of vaginal restoration that are offered at our practice.
Cutera’s Juliet treatment uses a laser to rejuvenate both vulvar and vaginal tissue to help with urinary incontinence and other feminine issues that can be associated with hormonal changes, pregnancy, and childbirth. This laser uses thermal energy to vaporize tissue and create micro-channels of injury, as well as to stimulate the body’s normal wound healing process.
Juliet patients will undergo two or three treatments performed by a high-trained professional. Treatments are scheduled at least four weeks apart, and yearly maintenance treatments might be recommended to help keep the results.
Viveve is a unique, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that involves a dual-mode method that cools and protects the surface while heating deeper tissue with tiny pulses of energy. This type of vaginal rejuvenation reinvigorates tissue to improve urinary incontinence, sexual health, and vaginal laxity.
Patients who receive Viveve will receive a 30-minute treatment performed by a highly trained medical professional. Viveve offers patients a way to get the results that they want with no pain or anesthesia. Additionally, Viveve treatments will require no downtime for patients, who can even resume regular sexual activity the same day as the procedure is performed. In some cases, we might recommend additional treatments once a year to maintain the desired results.
Who Needs Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Any woman might want or need vaginal rejuvenation. Women with medical conditions that can be corrected with vaginal rejuvenation will benefit significantly from one of these treatments. However, many women choose to undergo vaginal restoration treatments for cosmetic or sexual reasons.
Most commonly, our patients are those who are older and experiencing prolapse problems or those who have post-birth needs.
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Vaginal Rejuvenation
There are several different reasons that a woman would medically need some form of vaginal restoration. Here are a few of these conditions:
- Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele): Vaginal muscles can weaken, causing the bladder to sink into the vagina.
- Rectal Prolapse (Rectocele): Weak pelvic muscles can cause the rectum to fall.
- Urinary Incontinence: Weak pelvic floor muscles, caused by age, childbirth, or menopause, can lead to loss of bladder control.
- Perineal Tears: Delivering a baby vaginally can lead to perineal tears, some of which are so extensive that they lacerate vaginal tissue or anal muscles.
- Excessive Labia: Large labia can lead to swelling and chafing to the extent of bleeding or other painful problems.
- Sexual Dissatisfaction: Enlarged vaginas can cause pinches or other pain during sex and can lead to difficulty in using tampons.
- Weak Muscles: Vaginal muscles can weaken to the point where they start to cause pain and discomfort.
Cosmetic reasons for vaginal rejuvenations include:
- Vaginoplasty: Tightening the vaginal canal.
- Hymenoplasty: Repairing of the hymen, also called revirgination.
- Labiaplasty: Reshaping or reducing the size of the labia.
Why Should I Go to Mirabile M.D. for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
At Mirabile M.D., our experience with both gynecology as well as vaginal rejuvenation makes us a trusted partner with our patients. Board Certified Gynecologists should always be consulted when considering this type of procedure. Since vaginal restoration is a complicated process, you want to work with a doctor who is familiar with female anatomy and women’s pelvic conditions.
We offer a consultation appointment that will allow you to address your concerns. During this initial appointment, we can discuss your options and recommend the best treatment to address any of the issues that you are having.
Before the treatment, the patient’s vaginal health will be thoroughly evaluated to mitigate complications during the treatment process.
To learn more about our vaginal restoration treatment options, contact us today at 913-888-7546.