After giving birth, many women find that sex isn’t as pleasurable for them as it was before. Often, this is due to the fact that most women tear a significant amount of tissue in the area during childbirth, and healing takes a long time. Once healing is complete, women might find that their vagina isn’t as tight as it used to be or that creating lubrication is more difficult. This is where laser vaginal rejuvenation comes in.
The FDA-approved procedure is done by inserting a fractional CO2 laser approximately four to six centimeters into the vagina. Similar to other rejuvenation procedures, the laser is able to penetrate the layers of the vaginal wall and stimulate collagen production. While collagen is responsible for having smooth, youthful looking skin, it’s also responsible for creating elasticity. It’s for this reason that increasing collagen production in the vaginal wall tightens things up, restores tissue to its original health, and increases blood flow, all of which helps to increase sexual pleasure.
Another reason some women look into vaginal tightening is to increase the muscle tone around the vaginal wall and reduce pressure on the bladder. Childbirth not only decreases a woman’s sex drive, but it can also change how often a woman feels the urge to use the bathroom. Doctors can use laser vaginal rejuvenation to reduce the feeling of having to go so often as well as tighten the muscles so that laughter or sneezing won’t cause an accident.