Apart from the widely-known benefit of vaginal rejuvenation treatments, sometimes we’re looking for more than an improved sex life. Better vaginal health has been linked to better overall health for women - ultimately leading to improved self-esteem. And confidence is sexy in a woman.
A common misconception among women is to reserve such focused treatments for when they approach their mid-40s or 50s, when vaginal health concerns become more apparent. This cannot be further from the truth.
Women are more likely to accept that they are struggling with increased vaginal laxity and desires for sex upon hitting menopause or after childbirth, however, the general consensus around vaginal tightening treatments is not that it is a problem-solver in its entirety - it is a wellness enhancer for your reproductive system.
If you’re looking to have a sexually healthy lifestyle, there’s no better place to start than with your own body.
It is only natural to experience bodily changes as you age. Overtime, the vagina goes through a dip in elasticity, thickness, even muscular endurance. It is good to be mentally and physically prepared for the changes to come, so you know how to manage it efficiently without causing further damage or triggering unnecessary stresses.
One’s sexual prime can be at different ages for different people, but for a majority of women, their sexual prime peaks in their 20s or 30s. At this stage, your pelvic floor is of optimal muscular strength (varies to certain degrees depending on your lifestyle, diet and physical fitness), little to no struggles with exuding natural lubrication, and a lush of sexual desires.
Your 40s is described as “the ideal time for more sex”, as defined by experts. This is particularly so as more women begin experiencing biological and physical symptoms that are precursors to menopause, a transition known as “perimenopause”. Women report unpredictable menstrual cycles, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness at this stage.
In addition to the onset of menopausal symptoms, many women also undergo life changes before or during this phase, specifically childbirth. Labour can trigger lower levels of the female hormone oestrogen in expecting mothers, leading to a decreased production of vaginal lubrication that your body was copiously producing during your 20s or 30s.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments may include cosmetic or surgical techniques to strengthen the vaginal muscles in the vaginal canal. By stimulating the muscle fibres here using a medical device inserted in your vagina, a popular method of vaginal rejuvenation and one that has shown significant results in improved sexual functions, lower levels of distress and vaginal laxity after a few months.
Vagina anatomy (source).
For matured women, vaginoplasty or labiaplasty - both of which are popular treatments for aesthetics - may be obvious solutions. Vaginal rejuvenation on the other hand, do not involve aesthetically altering the structure of the vagina, but instead helps in promoting improved overall functionality of the woman’s sexual organ.
Through advanced laser technology, vaginal rejuvenation methods can help to restore elasticity, strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles, as well as shrink the vaginal walls for ultimate pleasure and comfort.
However, it goes without saying that as good as it sounds, the treatment may not be for everyone. All bodies experience changes and go through ageing differently, and at varying wavelengths. If you are thinking about going for a vaginal makeover or enhancement, it is recommended to speak to your doctor or a medical professional about what your options are, how the processes go, and what some risks are.
Surgical or not, making improvements to your body can have its own side effects. Make sure you are aware of the risks of vaginal tightening treatments so that you won’t be putting your body under unnecessary stress.
For vaginal rejuvenation procedures, we have rounded up some well-known risks of the process.
Risk of infection
Permanent loss of sensation
It is also good to note that risks do not mean a guaranteed experience, and that vaginal rejuvenation treatments vary from person to person. Speak to your doctor or a specialist if you have some concerns surrounding the protocols of the treatment, and how you can work together to alleviate some of these concerns and allow you to get the best out of your treatment.
By getting ahead with your own research about what you may be getting into, you can have a peace of mind when you go to the clinic for your treatment. Remember your end goal if it comes down to it: to achieve a healthier balance, and an improved overall well-being.
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