What is Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation?
Non-surgical feminine rejuvenation procedures help provide effective alternatives to more invasive surgical procedures. These treatments use highly focused energy (RF or laser) to invoke vaginal tightening and promote collagen production in the vulvovaginal tissues.
There are currently several FDA-cleared non-surgical feminine rejuvenation procedures available in various locations. These include ThermiVa, Votiva, FemiLift, and FemiTight among others. All of these treatments are non-invasive and require no incisions, tissue ablation, or needles. They are applied by an instrument that is inserted internally (akin to a transvaginal ultrasound device).
What is an Energy-Based Feminine Rejuvenation Treatment?
At NuBody Concepts, we believe that vaginal rejuvenation is best achieved via radio frequency therapy (RFT). RFT is applied with a handheld wand that seeks to apply heat to vaginal tissues within and around the vaginal walls.
RFT can help stimulate the skin on a cellular level, reversing the effects of childbirth, age, or other conditions by tightening skin laxity, strengthening the vaginal walls and the inner and outer labia, and potentially reducing the effects of postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction related urinary incontinence. Each treatment lasts only around 30 minutes. Many women find that the treatment is pleasant and experience no discomfort.
One of the main benefits of this procedure is that your normal daily activities can resume almost immediately after treatment. We do recommend abstaining from sex and hot tub usage for at least the first few days depending on the extent of your treatment. Be recommended at least 3 recurring treatments for best results.
ThermiVa® is a quick, non-invasive, non-ablative treatment supplying surgeon-controlled radiofrequency energy utilizing a carefully designed handpiece to gently warm delicate tissue. ThermiVa® is specially designed to help induce collagen production. Collagen is a healthy protein that makes your skin firm and elastic. The natural aging process can reduce collagen, leaving you with older looking skin. By using radiofrequency energy, skin is heated to boost and rebuild your body’s very own collagen.
Votiva is a safe treatment that addresses female wellness both internally and externally – without the need of invasive surgery. If you happen to suffer from low blood flow or a lowered sex drive, Votiva may be right for you. Votiva functions by aiding in increased blood flow and sensitivity while helping treat sagging tissues.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation
Feminine rejuvenation helps correct the uncomfortable or embarrassing effects of sagging, overly large, or misshapen labia, loss of vaginal tone, and other issues that may interfere with a woman’s self-confidence. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are designed to help women regain their confidence by addressing incontinence issues and vaginal dryness, and by encouraging greater satisfaction and pleasure during sexual intercourse.
Feminine rejuvenation can address these issues by restoring a more normal tone and appearance to the vagina and labia.
Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation
Although at NuBody Concepts we believe in the power of non-surgical vaginal procedures for feminine rejuvenation, there can be issues that are best resolved with plastic surgery. Any of the following procedures can be performed to restore tone, improve appearance, and address functional issues:
A labiaplasty is the most common plastic surgery performed for treating a variety of vaginal issues; including:
- Overly large or misshapen labia
- Moderate to severe sagging in labial tissues
- Significant cosmetic issues that bother a patient
Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure, typically performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation. The goal of the surgery is to tighten, reshape, and remove any vaginal tissues within the labia majora, labia minora, or both to restore symmetry. Incisions will be made along the vaginal lips and closed with sutures.
The recovery for this procedure is relatively straightforward. You will experience mild discomfort or pain that can be easily controlled with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. Many patients can return to work within 3 – 5 days and resume their normal daily exercises within 2 – 3 weeks. Unfortunately, sexual intercourse is prohibited for about a month.
Although the results of a labiaplasty are long-lasting, you may still experience the natural, age-related changes to your body as you did before. However, this is often mild in comparison to the time prior to cosmetic surgery.
Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Options
In addition to labiaplasty, some cosmetic surgeons are experienced in and can perform additional specialized plastic surgeries for vaginal health:
- Vaginoplasty: surgically tightens up loosened or extended vaginal muscles. Outcomes can last many years. Best suited for women who don’t plan on having more children
- Clitoral hood reduction: removes excess tissue over the clitoris to improve sexual stimulation and/or reduce discomfort triggered by a bigger clitoral hood.
- Mons pubis reduction (monsplasty): removes excess fat and skin from the mons pubis (pubic bone, region) in order to restore a more aesthetic appearance to the pelvic area.