For many women, the idea of vaginal rejuvenation is appealing, yet thinking about undergoing surgery in this most intimate of areas can feel somewhat intimidating. In order to resolve this concern, a laser-based approach to vaginal rejuvenation has lately caused a lot of buzz. Can a nonsurgical alternative deliver equally effective results?
The concept of laser-based vaginal rejuvenation has gained some popularity under the brand name IntimaLase™, but is also known as LVR. During a treatment session, the thermal energy from the laser directly targets the vaginal tissue, stimulating the production of new collagen fibers in a way that’s supposed to create a firmer and stronger perineal area. After the procedure, vaginal muscles should feel tighter and more toned.
How Laser Rejuvenation Measures Up
All of these claims sound ideal, but does laser vaginal tightening really deliver? The answer to this, as with so many of the most recent laser-based, nonsurgical alternatives to traditional surgeries, is that results are ultimately inconsistent.
A number of factors contribute to the eventual outcome of LVR, including specific experience with genital rejuvenation along with familiarity in using laser-based technology. Certainly, some women may notice improvement after undergoing nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation. However, objective studies that prove the treatment’s measurable effectiveness are few and far between, and there’s no data indicating that lasers can deliver results that are equivalent to the physical repair and restoration that occurs during traditional vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
For the best possible outcome, look for a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in performing genital rejuvenation using surgical techniques with a track record of proven results.