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5 Signs You Should Talk With Your Health Care Provider About Vaginal Rejuvenation

by Javier Bell

Vaginal rejuvenation refers to a number of different procedures that help to make your vagina feel younger and more lively. This can range from simple non-surgical, do-it-yourself practices such as doing kegels to strengthen your vagainal muscles to surgical practices such as vaginoplastsy or vaginal reconstruction.

Some types of vaginal rejuvenation can be helpful in a range of situations. Here are some signs you may want to consider contacting a medical professional about your vagina.

1. You Are Experiencing Vaginal Laxity

Laxity refers to the looseness of a muscle, and vaginal laxity refers to situations where your vaginal muscles don't feel as tight as they used to. This can happen due to the loss of collagen associated with aging, but it can also happen after childbirth.

Many postpartum women report some degree of vaginal laxity. If you are having this issue, you may want to talk with a professional. They can advise exercises, creams, laser therapy, or surgical procedures as necessary.

2. Your Labia Majora Aren't as Toned as You Like

The labia majora or outer lips are the folds of the outside of your vagina. They run from the mons pubis at the top to the skin near the top to the perineum on the bottom. If you notice that your labia majora aren't as toned as they used to be, or if they feel or appear loose, you may also want to contact a healthcare provider or a plastic surgeon about vaginal rejuvenation.

Depending on your situation, they can help you come up with options. For example, a dermatologist may be able to prescribe creams that tighten up the fibers in your skin, or you may decide to opt for a surgical approach.

3. You Are Experiencing Incontinence

In many cases, incontinence is caused by a loss of pelvic support structures, and in fact, over a third of women over the age of 60 report that they have incontinence. Women much younger than that often report incontinence after giving birth in particular.

In these cases, vaginal rejuvenation can also help. Again, you can turn to exercises or medication. There are also surgical procedures such as putting in trans vaginal tape or doing a laser-based realignment of your vagina.

If you are suffering from incontinence, it's important to realize that you are not alone. While it may be embarrassing to talk with your doctor, they have heard and seen the situation multiple times, and if you want to solve the issue, the first step is to start the conversation. Then, you can decide the best way forward with the help and advice of your healthcare professional.

4. You Are Experiencing Vaginal Dryness

A loss of lubrication is another reason many women turn to vaginal rejuvenation. If you are suffering from a dry vagina, the cause may be aging, hormonal changes, psychological issues, anxiety, or a range of other issues. During sexual activity, you can temporary address the issue by using a lubricant, but if you want a more long lasting solution, you may want to contact your doctor for help.

At that point, your doctor will try to pinpoint the cause of your vaginal dryness. The cause dictates which solutions are the best. Your doctor may recommend anything from over-the-counter lubricants or moisturizers to estrogen hormone treatments.

5. You Are Suffering From a Decrease in Sensation

Finally, if you no longer enjoy sexual activity on your own or with a partner, that may also be a sign that you want to contact a healthcare professional. They can help you hone in on the causes of the issue and explore solutions to help rejuvenate your vagina so you can feel all the feels again.