What causes vaginal laxity and dryness?
Pregnancy and vaginal delivery can often lead to trauma and stretching. As a result, some women report a loss in vaginal tightness after giving birth. In addition to this, as we age, the body reduces its collagen production causing lax skin. This is not unique to just our hands and face, but the vagina is also affected. This can result in feeling loose and also leakage of urine on coughing, sneezing and jumping – stress urinary incontinence. While pelvic floor training and kegel exercises may be recommend, they may not cure the issue of vaginal laxity.
Vaginal dryness is generally associated with increasing age, and more specifically the menopause. As the body’s oestrogen level drops, this causes vaginal dryness and a lack of lubrication of the vagina,
Treatments for vaginal laxity and dryness
At Health and Aesthetics, we use a CO2 laser named FemiLift. This is a non-surgical treatment which gently heats the tissue of the vagina. This tightens existing collagen and also creates painless micro-wounds which in turn stimulate the body to produce collagen and elastin as a wound healing response. When this happens, the tissue quality improves and the vagina then tightens and is stronger and more elastic. As a result, urinary symptoms will improve. There is also improved lubrication.
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