What Is Vaginal Laxity?
Experiences like childbirth, hormonal changes, and age alter the tissues of your vagina. Over time, the vaginal walls’ external skin may become loose and more relaxed in appearance.
Vaginal laxity often causes decreased sensation and pleasure during sex. Not only does this place stress on your romantic relationships, but it can also negatively affect your self-confidence and quality of life.
What Causes Vaginal Laxity?
Loss of tone in your vagina may develop as a normal part of aging. However, certain events, such as pregnancy and natural delivery can increase your chances of developing laxity. Some women experience stretching and trauma during childbirth that causes a loss of vaginal tightness.
What Are Associated Symptoms?
Vaginal laxity is more than just a cosmetic concern. This condition can lead to decreased sexual pleasure, which may ultimately reduce your desire to have sex. Decreased sexual desire can have detrimental effects on your body image, self-esteem, and emotional well-being.
Fortunately, Drs. Kimble and Kimble offer surgical and nonsurgical tightening at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness.
Nonsurgical vs Surgical Vaginal Tightening
As with most nonsurgical procedures, the treatment doesn’t replace surgery. Radio frequency and laser rely on tightening through collagen remodeling, whereas surgery results in closing the gap where the vaginal muscles have stretched apart. While the results from RF and laser may be limited, a surgical vaginoplasty may require extensive preparation and downtime.
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What Are the Risks of Radio Frequency and Laser for Treatment?
Reported risks of RF and laser for treating laxity include vaginal discharge and possible temporary tenderness associated with early intercourse.
Treatment for Vaginal Laxity in Pasadena, CA
At Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, aesthetic and urogynecological experts, Dr. Alexis May Kimble and Dr. David Kimble can help determine a treatment plan for vaginal laxity. Call the office at (626) 535-0832 or book an appointment using the form below, to get on the path to feeling better today.