Many women mistakenly believe that vaginal laxity or stress urinary incontinence issues are issues that only older, post-menopausal women face. The truth may surprise you- we often see women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to address concerns with this intimate area. That’s because many factors contribute to functional and medical issues in and around the vagina. Pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, chronic respiratory problems, bowel issues, pelvic surgeries, cancers and genetics may all cause physical changes to the body that lead to symptoms such as pain during intercourse, vaginal wall laxity or prolapse, discomfort during exercise, embarrassing noises and urinary incontinence.
The following are uncomfortable medical conditions that can also be treated with vaginal rejuvenation.
If vaginal muscles are weakened, the bladder lacks support and can sink into the vaginal canal. Depending on the severity, a vaginoplasty may be needed to repair the muscles and return the bladder to its original position, however non-invasive laser therapies have achieved impressive tightening and toning of these muscles in milder cases.
Similar to a bladder prolapse, if pelvic muscles are weakened, the rectum will push into the vagina. In non-severe cases, non-invasive laser therapies can tighten and tone vaginal walls to reduce prolapse issues.
Women may experience weaker pelvic floor muscles – a group of muscles that hold the bladder, uterus, vagina and lower bowel – after pregnancy, childbirth or menopause, which leads to embarrassing loss of bladder control under stress such as when coughing. The Fotona Laser System including IncontiLase, offers an effective fix for this problem when physiotherapy such as Kegel exercises fail.