Usually caused by giving birth naturally, or as a result of ageing, vaginal laxity is an over-stretching and weakening of the vaginal walls. It is a fairly common condition – although rarely discussed – and unfortunately can cause women to experience such unpleasant issues as urinary incontinence and poor body image. This is in combination with various uncomfortable ‘sexual’ symptoms, such as a lack of lubrication, very little sensation during intercourse, or even pain.
Vaginal Rejuvenation in the form of laser or radiofrequency waves can tighten (shrink) the internal vaginal canal and ‘plump up’ the outer labia by adding heat. In so doing, it also stimulates the production of collagen – a protein which is essential for tightening thinning skin in the vagina as well as other regions of the body.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a means of replacing oestrogen, as well as progesterone in some cases, which is lost during a women’s menopausal years. This can lead to a variety of unwelcome symptoms, one of which is vaginal laxity. Rebalancing hormones and, at the same time, stimulating collagen in the skin, can result in a tightening of vaginal tissue and fewer menopausal symptoms in general.