If you’ve given birth vaginally or notice changes in your vagina related to aging or menopause, vaginal rejuvenation may be able to help you. Abigail Justiss, MD, is an OB/GYN in Pflugerville, Texas, offering minimally invasive treatments for vaginal laxity. At Pflugerville OBGYN, Dr. Justiss offers compassionate and respectful care to help you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. To learn about vaginal rejuvenation treatment, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure to address the symptoms of vaginal laxity. Vagina laxity is characterized by a loss of muscle tone and overstretching of the pelvic tissues. This can cause discomfort, especially during sexual intercourse and exercise, and can ruin your confidence.
Vaginal childbirth, hormonal changes, and aging primarily cause vaginal laxity. During vaginal childbirth, the muscles and tissues of the pelvis are stretched and risk tearing. This can cause permanent damage and laxity, leading to discomfort over time. It can also lead to vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence, or when urine leaks from the bladder during a cough or sneeze.
Hormonal changes and aging also reduce the amount of blood flow and hormonal stimulation to the pelvic tissues, especially in the vagina, which can cause a feeling of “looseness” and a lack of moisture in the area. These issues are especially common in women during and after menopause and can make sexual intercourse difficult, if not uncomfortable.
One of the first methods used to resolve vaginal laxity is physical therapy, including Kegel exercises. These exercises help you to strengthen the muscles of your vaginal walls and can be performed under Dr. Justiss’ supervision or in the privacy of your own home. Dr. Justiss can explain how to perform Kegels and what the muscles should feel like when they’re contracting.
Pelvic floor physical therapy — including Kegels — can be performed at home regularly to improve the tone and strength of the muscles in your pelvis. This can also help prevent or reduce the effects of pelvic organ prolapse.
Dr. Justiss offers in-office vaginal rejuvenation treatments if physical therapy methods aren’t enough to reduce your symptoms.
Dr. Justiss offers in-office treatments for vaginal rejuvenation that can be used on their own or in addition to your physical therapy efforts. These treatments utilize safe, noninvasive technology to gently tighten the vaginal tissues. While there may be some discomfort during the procedure — similar to the discomfort of a Pap smear — the treatment generally takes less than 30 minutes and you can return to your normal activities the same day.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments also improve blood flow to the vaginal area, which can improve hydration to the tissues during intercourse. This can help you feel more comfortable and confident during intimate moments.
To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation, call or schedule a consultation at Pflugerville OBGYN now.