Today’s modern woman wants to feel youthful and vibrant, which includes feeling youthful “down below.” The problem is that when we begin experiencing issues in that department, we don’t openly talk about it and tend to suffer in silence. You are not alone … it is extremely common for women to experience changes in vaginal health for a variety of reasons, including childbirth, fluctuations in hormone levels, age, and leading an active lifestyle. The good news is that there are fantastic ways to strengthen our feminine fitness, and you should know what your options are!
Some of the common issues women experience are vaginal laxity (looseness), urine leakage, vaginal dryness, and decreased sensation during intercourse/loss of sexual pleasure. There are multiple ways to address these common complaints, depending on the severity of the issue.
Kegal Exercises: It is very common that a physician or physical therapist may prescribe a form of exercise that is designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle (responsible for tightening and support). It is best to work with a therapist who specializes in these exercises as they are not necessarily that easy to do. For those who simply cannot get the hang of these exercises, there are some take-home devices that can be placed into the vagina that stimulate the muscles to contract and get stronger.
While Kegels may improve muscle tone, they do not address the loss of elasticity in the soft tissue that rests on the muscle, which contribute to vaginal laxity.
Collagen-Boosting Devices: Mild to moderate vaginal laxity can only be corrected with devices that are able to stimulate the collagen in the deep tissues to repair and rebuild. Currently there is only one device on the market, the VIVEVE, that sends radio frequency energy to these deep tissues to rebuild and restore collagen, without harming the vaginal opening. This device is specifically designed for vaginal laxity and sexual function. The treatment is very comfortable, completed in one 30-45 minute session, and requires no downtime.
Surgery: Severe laxity can only be addressed with a surgical repair. While surgical procedures are effective, there is quite a bit of downtime, and they still do not address issues associated with vibrant sexual function. Women with severe laxity who undergo a surgical repair, may still want to consider VIVEVE treatment if they would like to experience moisture and better quality orgasms.
Ladies, the bottom line is that you can improve the quality of your life, and feel the difference. If you are interested to learn more about your options or VIVEVE, contact us for a complimentary and discreet consultation during the month of September.
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