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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Older Women

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Vaginal rejuvenation for older women is now within easy reach.

Ladies “of a certain age” (as the French would say)…let’s have a real talk about non surgical vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal tightening and other technologies and treatments for freshening up our intimate zones.

As we mature and go through monumental life stages like childbirth and menopause, many of us experience changes in vaginal health that can affect our quality of life. Decreased lubrication, loss of elasticity, dryness, irritation – these issues are far more common than you may think!

We often suffer in silence out of embarrassment, or assume symptoms are just an inevitable part of aging. But new nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation technologies are offering hope for relief and improved sexual health (or just a good maintenance regimen!) for older women.

In this article, we’ll explore the latest solutions that could help restore your feminine vitality.

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I confess that I’ve had this type of treatment myself, with a technology known as the Intimalase by Fotona. This is a laser treatment that is available more in the EU region than in the US. Very similar treatments are available all over the USA, the UK and EU, the most well-known being the Mona Lisa Touch and FemiTight. I’ll tell you more about my personal experience below.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation for Older Women?

Vaginal rejuvenation refers to an array of minimally invasive procedures aimed at tightening vaginal muscles, improving lubrication, enhancing sensitivity, and relieving symptoms like dryness, burning, pain, and incontinence. The goal is to reclaim a healthy and comfortable vaginal state so you can enjoy intimacy and daily activities again free of physical or psychological distress.

These concerns often arise after pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause take a toll on the vaginal tissue. As estrogen levels fall (if left untreated with Hormone Replacement Therapy), the vaginal walls can thin out, tension decreases, and lubricating glands atrophy.

In a way, the tissues partly revert back to a pre-puberty state. No matter how dutifully you perform Kegels, the effects of aging still occur. While localized estrogen creams provide some relief, rejuvenation therapies take it a step further to actually remodel and renew the vaginal canal on a structural level.

I’m sure glad I’m living in this day and age when such effective treatments are so easily available!

The Most Common Options for Vaginal Rejuvenation in Older Women

Vaginal Laser Treatments

A fast-growing category, vaginal laser therapies like MonaLisa Touch and DiVa use finely focused light energy to stimulate collagen production and blood flow within the vaginal wall. This induces tissue remodeling and renewal for long-term revitalization and improved sexual health for older women. Multiple sessions are usually needed spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Benefits may include restored elasticity and suppleness, increased lubrication, reduced pain, greater arousal and satisfaction.

Vaginal laser rejuvenation generally costs $3000-$5000 altogether in the USA. Often enough, reputable clinics run special offers on packaged deals, or special promotions. It never hurts to ask what’s on special offer.

Options for Vaginal Tightening in Foreign Countries

Vaginal rejuvenation laser cost is an investment in your wellbeing and pleasure. If you opt for medical/aesthetic tourism with reputable practitioners in clinics located abroad, you may be able to cut these costs by 2/3! But you might need to stay awhile in the location in order to follow the multi-treatment protocols.

In the case of medical tourism, you’ll want to be very careful to check references (personally chatting with other patients from your home country, who will give references after their procedures).

You’ll want to investigate the overall reputation of any clinic abroad, and verify that the machines being used are not badly-made fakes or “second-hand.” You’ll want to know that the medical technician or Dr. giving the treatments is truly trained and qualified to handle these powerful machines.

I won’t sugar coat this: A few seconds on the wrong machine in the wrong hands can take a lifetime for your face or body to recover from.

Take any machined procedure seriously, do your due diligence, don’t rush, and choose your practitioner as carefully as you would for a major surgery.

Please remember in the case of cost-effective medical tourism, that no “aesthetic” treatment of any kind is ever worth risking your overall well-being (or being mamed) for, just for the sake of saving money. Always do your due diligence on any procedure offered, whether stateside or in a foreign country.

In the US, one great tool for doing your research on any aesthetic treatment, procedure or provider is

Radiofrequency Therapies

Devices like ThermiVa use temperature-controlled radiofrequency to gently heat tissue and kickstart remodeling and tightening internally and externally. Sessions involve a thin probe inserted in the vagina and a handheld external wand. Some minor discomfort may be felt during the procedure. Most patients report improvements in lubrication, elasticity, and reduced urinary incontinence after 3 sessions at around $2000-$4000.

Other Options for Vaginal Refreshment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes injections of your own plasma containing growth factors to rejuvenate tissues. This is sometimes called the “O-Shot.” Electromagnetic stimulation treatments use pulsed energy waves to renew nerves and blood vessels. Some clinics also offer techniques like G-spot amplification with hyaluronic acid fillers for enhanced sexual sensation (tread carefully with this one; several lawsuits have been filed after these filler procedures). Talk to your provider about what’s right for your needs and goals for improving sexual health as an older woman.

Assessing Safety and Effectiveness

These are all relatively new technologies in the medical field, so robust long-term data is limited. However, studies so far indicate procedures like laser and radiofrequency treatments are safe with minimal side effects like mild swelling, spotting or irritation when performed properly.

Make sure to choose an experienced doctor specially trained in administering the latest devices for vaginal rejuvenation in older women. Peruse online reviews and before/after pictures to evaluate results. Don’t be afraid to ask your clinic to provide you with references of other women who would be happy to personally share their take on the procedure in that clinic!

My Personal Experience with the Fotona Vaginal Tightening Procedure

My own experience with the Intimalase by Fotona was that I had a favorable result (and only needed one treatment. I’ll save the other two recommended zaps for another year). My gynecologist confirmed 3 months later that the treatment was a success as well.

But my recovery was slightly off from what I was told it would be. I was informed that I would “recover” from the treatment in about 5 days. But I experienced a noticeable discomfort (not pain, just discomfort, especially during urination). There were also some very noticeably sore/slightly abraded areas which lasted for around 3 weeks post-procedure.

It might have been that my treatment practitioner had gone a bit hot and heavy with the machine. Or maybe that I was extra sensitive to the treatment modality. I might have been a bit put off by the fact that the office staff where I visited wasn’t very coddling or friendly during the procedure (a typical cultural aspect to the country where I had it done, which is not the friendly and pampering USA).

I found the actual treatment to be tolerable (and numbing cream was applied ½ hour beforehand). But it did require a grand gesture of stoicism on my part. It’s certainly bearable in return for the long-term benefits received and I would repeat it (but not too soon, you know what I mean?).

What I can say about getting your intimate interior areas zapped with laser is that there are much more fun things to be doing for those 5-10 minutes or so which are dotted with some very short moments of heavy discomfort. If possible, ask your practitioner for a one-off prescription for one Xanax or one Valium (or a shot of chocolate liqueur!) to take just before you arrive, to take the edge off. Take that “squeezy stress ball” in hand, if offered it!

Does Vaginal Rejuvenation work? Is Tightening for Older Women Worth It?

Yes! In my case I DO feel a noticeable difference. It’s definitely been an enhancement to those pleasurable interludes. I think that everyone may experience a laser vaginal tightening treatment differently. It will all depend on the type of machine used, the skill of the practitioner, and the little extra touches provided by your clinic.

It’s 5-20 minutes of your life in exchange for a wonderfully rejuvenated foufoune (as the French call it). Depending on the state of affairs down there, you may fully need those 1-3 treatments to see (and feel!) a great result.

Realistic expectations are also important. While benefits may be gradual and progressive, vaginal rejuvenation should not be viewed as a “cure-all”. Your provider will identify if you are a good candidate based on exam findings and medical history. Follow all pre and post-procedure instructions carefully. Combining therapies with lifestyle measures may further help relieve symptoms and promote sexual health for aging women. Partner with your doctor to determine the best options for your situation.

The Initial Consultation: What to Expect

If you’re considering vaginal rejuvenation, the first step is an initial gynecological exam and consultation. Come prepared to thoroughly discuss your concerns and goals for improving comfort and sexual health as an older woman. You may feel more comfortable having a loved one accompany you. Possible topics include:

– An overview of your gynecological and sexual health history

– Discussion of specific troubling symptoms you wish to address

– Any impacts on your self-esteem, relationships, or quality of life

– Any previous treatments attempted like estrogen creams 

– Medical conditions, medications or allergies to be aware of

– Rejuvenation options suitable for your unique case and age

– Number of sessions advised and expected outcomes

– Cost estimates and payment plan options

Your doctor will perform a pelvic exam to assess current vaginal health and customize the treatment approach. They should thoroughly explain the process, sensation, potential risks, and aftercare. Do not hesitate to ask any questions on your mind. It is completely normal to feel nervous or embarrassed, but your provider is there to offer compassionate support.

The Journey Forward: Maintaining Feminine Wellness

While these technologies offer very promising improvements in vaginal health for aging women, they do not permanently “cure” underlying issues or stop natural aging. Periodic maintenance sessions will be needed over the years to sustain results, similar to upkeep treatments for the face. Work with your doctor to determine optimal maintenance intervals and additional therapies to promote lasting relief and sexual wellness as you mature.

Vaginal rejuvenation combines beautifully with other holistic wellness habits as well. Continue performing Kegel exercises, gently cleansing with warm water, avoiding potential irritants, and using vaginal moisturizers and lubricants during intimacy. Check in periodically with your gynecologist about any persisting or concerning symptoms.

Final Thoughts on Vaginal Rejuvenation for Older Women

Most importantly, embrace open and proactive conversations about feminine wellness. Do not suffer in silence out of unease. Take pride in prioritizing your comfort, confidence and quality of life through proactive sexual health.

New possibilities await thanks to the latest advancements in women’s intimate health – now is the time to explore solutions that can help you feel renewed both inside and out. Here’s to reclaiming our vaginal vitality!

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