Unfortunately, the changes you experience due to the aging process are not only limited to the visible areas of your body. After a certain age, many women will notice new concerns arise in their intimate area as collagen loss and skin laxity begin to take their toll on the appearance of their vaginal region.
The labia, or lips of the vagina, can become stretched with age or childbirth and begin to protrude outside of the vaginal opening. Hormonal fluctuations, including the drop in estrogen that occurs during menopause, can also result in vaginal atrophy or thinning of the vaginal walls. These age-related developments can lead to a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, discomfort during intercourse and urinary incontinence for many women.
For too long, women have believed that they just had to live with these changes as an inevitable part of the aging process they could not reverse. Today that is no longer true. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology for vaginal rejuvenation can help women to restore the youthful elasticity and moisture of their vaginal walls, reducing uncomfortable symptoms and allowing them to feel like themselves once again. At Body Symmetry MD, we offer HIFU vaginal rejuvenation treatments to our patients to provide them with an effective and gentle anti-aging option for one of the most sensitive areas of the body with truly transformative results.
Who is a Candidate for HIFU Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments have become an immensely popular option for helping women to address many aesthetic and functional concerns in their intimate areas. HIFU vaginal rejuvenation can reduce many of the symptoms associated with changes to the vagina and surrounding areas caused by having children, menopause or the aging process. The procedure is even safe enough to be performed just six weeks after childbirth and between pregnancies. The symptoms reduced after HIFU vaginal rejuvenation can include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Mild to moderate laxity in the vaginal area
- Uncomfortable intercourse
- Decreased sex drive
- Urinary incontinence
You may have your HIFU vaginal rejuvenation treatment performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other types of vaginal therapies offered from our Platinum-O services, such as the O-shot or Scream Cream. During your initial consultation, our providers will assess your condition and listen to your concerns to determine the best treatment options for you and your goals.
How Does HIFU Vaginal Rejuvenation Work?
HIFU utilizes focused ultrasound energy waves to target the layers of your skin just below the surface. The ultrasound energy causes underlying vulvovaginal tissues to heat up quickly. Once the cells in your targeted area have reached a specific temperature, they experience cellular damage, in turn, causing the cells to create more collagen and elastin to repair the area. The increase in collagen and elastin production gradually results in tighter, firmer and smoother skin in the vaginal area. Since the ultrasound energy is focused on tissues below the skin’s surface, there is no damage experienced to the outer layers of the skin.
What Can I Expect From My HIFU Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
HIFU vaginal rejuvenation treatments are quick, comfortable and convenient. Treatment sessions typically take between 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and there is no prep work required prior to your appointment. HIFU vaginal rejuvenation procedures are fast and gentle enough to be completed during your lunch hour.
A specially designed wand device will be inserted into your vagina and works to generate warm ultrasound waves into your underlying vaginal tissues. While most patients report minimal, if any, discomfort, we allow you to control the heat of the device to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. There is no downtime or recovery needed with your HIFU treatment. As soon as your appointment is complete, you are free to resume all normal activities right away.
What Results Can I Expect From HIFU Vaginal Rejuvenation?
While most women will observe noticeable improvements to the appearance and function of their intimate area in just one treatment, a series of three treatments are usually needed to achieve the most optimal results. HIFU vaginal rejuvenation can provide women with benefits such as:
- Tighter vaginal muscles
- Firmer, smoother vulvovaginal skin
- Improved bladder control and reduced leakage
- Reduced vaginal dryness
- Improved orgasm frequency and intensity
Once your series of three HIFU treatments are complete, the results you achieve can be both dramatic and long-lasting. However, as there is no way to stop the aging process, we recommend undergoing maintenance treatments every three months to ensure the benefits you achieve last indefinitely.
Don’t accept the changes to your vagina as part of the aging process. HIFU vaginal rejuvenation can reverse your age-related vaginal changes and reduce their uncomfortable symptoms to improve your quality of life and confidence. Contact Body Symmetry MD today at 833-789-2639 to learn more about your vaginal rejuvenation options and schedule your in-person consultation.