Women go through many physical changes throughout their life, from puberty to menopause. These changes can be accompanied by symptoms that significantly interfere with the quality of life, from urinary incontinence to vaginal dryness.
Unfortunately, many of these symptoms, particularly those that relate to vaginal rejuvenation, are not widely discussed. Despite being a topic that affects every woman, there is a stigma around talking about these issues, which means many women suffer in silence.
InMode is on a mission to help bring women’s wellness to the forefront by encouraging conversation and offering innovative technology that has a real impact on female intimate health.
Continue reading to learn more about the facts and myths of vaginal rejuvenation.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The term ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ refers to surgical and non-surgical treatments designed to alter that vaginal anatomy. Altering can involve tightening the vaginal muscles, enhancing the appearance of the vulvar area, or refreshing the skin in the vaginal and vulvar areas.
Typical surgical treatments that fall under the umbrella of vaginal rejuvenation include vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, vulvoplasty, and clitoral hood reduction.
What many people don’t realise is that there are several non-surgical approaches to vaginal rejuvenation that can help reinvigorate the skin and muscles in this area. InMode is passionate about providing clinics (and their patients) with non and minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgeries that result in a shorter recovery time and enhanced well-being.
Why Is There a Taboo Around Vaginal Rejuvenation?
For too long, women have been expected to suffer in silence, even if they were suffering from medical issues that had a significant impact on their quality of life.
Many people assume that vaginal rejuvenation is undertaken as a cosmetic procedure inherently related to sexual functionality and pleasure. While this can be the case and should not be a reason to deem the topic taboo, there is a range of other benefits to this procedure that are not well understood.
If more potential patients understood that vaginal rejuvenation could help with other issues, including incontinence and pelvic floor strength, perhaps the procedures would be more widely discussed.
Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Some of the less-understood benefits of vaginal rejuvenation include:
Tighten the vagina
Age and childbirth can both affect the tightness of the vagina. Gone are the days of invasive surgery to reserve this symptom; handpieces like the Morpheus8V can provide intravaginal submucosal remodelling to renew the thickness, strength and tone of the vaginal area.
Help with incontinence
Incontinence can happen for several reasons, from a urinary tract infection to weakened pelvic floor muscles. For women, incontinence is often linked with childbirth.
The FormaV handpiece can be paired with Kegel exercises to tighten the pelvic floor and increase muscle tone.
Enhance lubrication and moisture
Dry and irritated skin in the vaginal area can cause immense discomfort. Technology designed to help increase lubrication, like the Morpheus8V, can help women at all stages of life feel their best.
Makeover the appearance of your vulvar area (labia, clitoris or vaginal opening)
Many women seek out vaginal rejuvenation treatments to enhance the appearance of their vulva area, including the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening.
These areas of the female anatomy can change as women age, go through childbirth and experience menopause.
Breaking the Taboo — Fact-Checking Myths About Vaginal Rejuvenation
Let’s break down a few of the most common myths about vaginal rejuvenation.
Myth #1: It Is Painful & Takes a Long Time to Heal
While traditional vaginal surgeries can involve a long recovery period, InMode’s range of innovative technologies offer non and minimally invasive treatment with a much-reduced recovery time.
Myth #2: It’s a Superficial Treatment for People Unhappy With Their Vaginas
This myth speaks to the way that women’s health issues are too often dismissed as being silly or unnecessary.
The reasons that people might be unhappy with their vaginas are manifold and can relate to everything from appearance to functionality. Regardless of why women are unhappy with their vaginas, they deserve access to timely treatment.
Myth #3: Women Only Do It to Increase Their Partner’s Sexual Pleasure
Women should be provided with access and information to make informed decisions about their own physical health. Whether or not vaginal rejuvenation procedures are undertaken to improve their or their partner’s sexual pleasure is their business alone.
In saying that, these treatments offer multiple benefits unrelated to sexual function, including treating pelvic floor weakness and urinary incontinence.
Myth #4: It Is Expensive & Permanent
With vaginal rejuvenation procedures becoming more commonplace and accessible, this treatment is no longer expensive and beyond the reach of patients. In addition, unlike surgery, these procedures are unlikely to be permanent.
The exact cost of treatment will depend on a number of factors, and we encourage you to reach out to a clinic today to discuss your options.
Myth #5: It’s Only for Women With Incontinence Issues
While incontinence is a common issue that can be addressed with vaginal rejuvenation, InMode’s range of women’s wellness technologies have a wide range of applications beyond this.
The EmpowerRF, for example, is equipped with four synergistic handpieces that address a wide range of wellness concerns, from incontinence to pelvic floor weakness.
Votiva & EmpowerRF Are Changing Women’s Wellness
InMode is at the forefront of women’s wellness and offers a range of platforms designed to help empower women to take their health into their own hands.
Both the Votiva and EmpowerRF platforms treat a range of feminine concerns in one accessible workstation. From a clinical perspective, the benefits of a comprehensive workstation include capturing several revenue streams, allowing you to expand your practice offerings.
Being able to offer multiple treatment options will help attract a broader patient base. Patients will appreciate the fact they can come to you for all their intimate health concerns as well as the fact that treatments involve minimal downtime.