Vaginal laxity

In some women, after childbirth or due to thinning of the vaginal mucosa with age due to a decrease in the hormonal stimulus, the vaginal canal dilates. This dilation of the vaginal canal known as vaginal laxity syndrome can affect the sexual life of couples.

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What is vaginal laxity and when does it occur?

Vaginal laxity is a dilation of the vagina up to limits that cause decrease or loss of friction and / or decreased sensitivity.

These changes occur in some patients after delivery or, less frequently, after surgery in this area.

 

How does genital laser and radiofrequency work in the treatment of vaginal laxity?

The treatment of vaginal laxity syndrome is performed with laser or radiofrequency depending on the case.

Genital CO2 laser

  • Fractionated CO2 genital laser: it is a laser that has a specific vaginal hand piece and a program with some parameters indicated for the treatment of vaginal laxity. The gynecological hand piece has a scanner inside the vaginal canal allowing the laser to act directly on the vaginal and / or urethral mucosa.
  • Monopolar genital radiofrequency with a thin probe that is inserted into the vagina and heated in a controlled way above 40ºC and this heat is maintained for 15-20 minutes.

Genital Monopolar Radiofrequency

The specialist chooses between these two technologies (laser and radiofrequency) the most suitable for the patient.

With both technologies there is a contraction of the vaginal mucosa and / or the immediate urethra. Thanks to its biostimulation effect on the mucosa and the subepithelial chorion generates new collagen with a wall of the vagina and the more contracted urethra. Additionally, the vaginal mucosa will have more layers of cells and with more glycogen in its interior, that is, a mucosa healthier and renewed.

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What is the protocol of laser or radiofrequency genital treatment for vaginal laxity?

The treatment with genital laser or radiofrequency for vaginal laxity is performed without anesthesia and without postoperative home care. Two-three sessions of genital laser or radiofrequency that last approximately 20 minutes are spaced 1 month. Depending on the patient’s need, one maintenance session per year can be considered.

 

What is needed before doing genital laser or radiofrequency treatment for the vaginal laxity?

Before undergoing genital laser or radiofrequency treatment for the treatment of vaginal laxity, a physical gynecological examination is recommended to assess the type and degree of laxity and a cervico-vaginal cytology.

What is needed after doing genital laser or radiofrequency treatment for vaginal laxity?

  • The doctor should evaluate the treated area that may have a mild redness that is normal.
  • An aqueous lubricant can be applied- Keep the area clean and wash it with warm water and a soft gel.
  • It is recommended to abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days with laser treatment but it is not necessary in the case of radiofrequency.
  • It is recommended not to use tampons for 7 days.
  • It is recommended a 7 day follow-up in some cases.