It is very important to note that vaginal rejuvenation is about more than aesthetic appeal. It’s about function and feeling. And, it’s about treating medical conditions that are affecting women worldwide.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a marketing term, not a medical one. Patients don’t come in to have their vaginas rejuvenated; they come in because they are having medical problems that need a solution.
When you hear someone mention “vaginal rejuvenation,” they’re usually referring to surgery, laser, or radiofrequency to treat conditions such as vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction or dyspareunia. These conditions are much more common than you might think. Many women suffer in silence with these treatable conditions.
- 40% of women are affected by vaginal laxity (a feeling of looseness) resulting in a loss of sexual sensation.
- One in three women are affected by bladder leakage (urinary incontinence) which causes women to pee a little when they laugh, sneeze, or workout.
- 50% of postmenopausal women are affected by dyspareunia (vaginal dryness and irritation).
Who is a good candidate for these treatments?
Women experience vaginal changes at different times in their lives, which means there’s a broad age range of women who are candidates for vaginal rejuvenation or Viveve Treatment.
Some women experience vaginal changes as a result of childbirth, trauma from surgery, or simply from the aging process. Some of these age-related vaginal changes result in a loss of collagen, when it loses its strength and structure. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can rebuild and renew this weakened collagen.
Many women want to improve their vaginal laxity, urinary incontinence or sexual function. But there are also women who just like to keep up their bodies and maintain their current health, so they use vaginal rejuvenation treatments as preventative care.
Almost every woman is a good candidate for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Maybe a woman is in a new relationship or maybe she just had a divorce and wants to rejuvenate her intimate health and prepare herself for her next partner. This could also be for the athlete who doesn’t have time for a post-op recovery, or the woman who didn’t get the results she wanted from pelvic floor therapy.