What Is Vaginal Tightening by Radiofrequency?
Vaginal tightening by radiofrequency is a new, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that can help you achieve your vaginal tightness goals.
It uses heat energy (radiofrequency) to heat the tissues of the vagina and vulva without damaging them. As the tissue temperature rises, it produces collagen, which results in improved elasticity and tautness of the vaginal walls.
The treatment is painless because there are no needles or incisions involved. There is no anesthesia required, and most patients find it relaxing as they watch a video or read during the procedure. The procedure takes about 30 minutes per session, and about three sessions are recommended for optimum results.
A vaginal tightening procedure will often be performed as part of more extensive treatment for urinary incontinence or prolapse. The trend has been to combine these procedures with other treatments such as pelvic floor reconstruction and labiaplasty for patients with laxity of their external genital structures.
In some cases, the doctor may recommend that you take care of your skin by applying moisturizer or using a mild soap twice per day while you are healing after the procedure so that it does not become irritated by debris in the vagina.
Some patients are not good candidates for this treatment because they have:
- Cancer of any kind
- Acute inflammatory conditions
- Severe heart disease
- Conditions that may cause temporary or prolonged edema
How Does a Vaginal Tightening Procedure Work?
A vaginal tightening cosmetic treatment for women is designed to tighten a vagina after childbirth or other causes that may have loosened the vagina.
Vaginal Tightening utilizes one of these approaches to accomplish the desired result:
- Warming up the external genitalia:
It involves using a warmed-up liquid, liquid-soaked gauze pads, and sometimes air to warm up the external genitalia of the vagina before and during surgery to help reduce bleeding and swelling.
- Injecting a skin-plumping agent:
It involves filling the vaginal walls with collagen and elastin, which causes the tissues to grow thicker and stronger to provide more support.
- Using a laser to burn the vaginal canal:
A laser is used to burn the vaginal canal to bring it closer together. It can also be done by someone who has had training and special equipment for the procedure, such as an obstetrician or non-gynecologist doctor specializing in reproductive health.
- Using a laser for minor touchup work on light scarring:
The laser beam is sent through the endoscope inserted into the vagina, and it is adjusted to provide a concentrated beam of light that can be focused on a given spot.
Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation:
This procedure can help with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and menopausal symptoms. It is a non-invasive, painless treatment that uses infrared light waves to tighten the vaginal muscles.
There are many benefits of vaginal tightening by radiofrequency:
- Improve symptoms of vaginal atrophy:
The doctor uses a small probe to heat the vaginal tissues to improve dyspareunia and vaginal atrophy symptoms. It does not require any incisions, general anesthesia, or hospital stay. No needles are needed, and women can resume normal activities afterward.
- Reduce vaginal dryness:
Radiofrequency energy is the most widely used technique for vaginal tightening because it is easy to use, painless, and safe. The energy from the radio waves causes heat, which helps tighten up the muscles inside the vagina. There are a variety of devices that have been designed for this purpose, but they all work on the same principle.
- Treat stress urinary incontinence:
It helps restore muscle function by contracting the smooth muscle of the vagina and also helps in increasing blood supply to these areas. As a result, vaginal tension improves, which improves symptoms associated with urinary incontinence, such as leaking, straining, or urgency.
- Improves lubrication:
Radiofrequency is painless because no needles or knives are used in the process. Unlike other treatments such as surgery, lasers, and injections, it is effective without causing any damage or scarring to vaginal tissues.
- Improves vaginal laxity:
Helping women with vaginal laxity is a significant part of the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. For some women, this can be a temporary condition, and for others, it may be an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed.
How to Choose the Right Vaginal Tightening Treatment for You
The treatments can vary in results, risks, and side effects.
Women who have given birth or those who experience vaginal dryness can choose from a range of treatments to help increase elasticity and tightness. The choice of treatment depends on an individual’s specific needs, but most treatments require multiple visits to the clinic.
For example, radiofrequency therapy requires 3-6 treatments at 3-4 weeks apart. Some may also require ongoing maintenance treatment as needed through the following years. Women who want a temporary solution that only requires one visit may prefer light vaginal laser therapy, which involves one session and becomes effective after just 24 hours.
If you are eligible to undergo radiofrequency therapy, some guidelines will help determine which type of radiofrequency treatment is best for you. The guidelines include your age and how long it has been since your last delivery.
Furthermore, some vaginal tissues are more elastic than others, so doctors can utilize this information when choosing the proper radiofrequency treatment for their patients.
Many clinics offer vaginal tightening treatments right now. It is important to research options and find a clinic that matches your needs to have the best possible experience. We hope this article helped guide your decision in finding a vaginal tightening solution that meets your needs and gives you peace of mind in knowing what questions to ask when meeting with any provider to make sure they are qualified in their field.
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