Comparing Treatments for Vaginal Tightening –
Vaginal looseness – which occurs after childbirth or as a result of age or menopause – affects millions of women. Vaginal laxity can interfere with sexual intimacy as well as cause embarrassing bladder leakage.
There are many different types of treatment for this condition. So how does a woman know which is the best one?
Renowned Birmingham board certified plastic surgeon firmly believes that the Geneveve™ non-surgical radiofrequency vaginal tightening procedure is the superior vaginal tissue & muscle rejuvenation treatment.
In this article we compare the various vaginal tightening procedures, so you can make an informed decision that will restore your sexual health and eliminate embarrassing bladder leakage.
Kegel Exercises for Vaginal Tightening
Most gynecologists begin to address vaginal looseness by suggesting Kegel exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
While “Kegels” can indeed be helpful to a limited extent, they only improve muscle tone. They do NOT remedy the loss of elasticity in the vagina’s soft tissue that rests over the muscle and contributes to vaginal laxity.
Additionally, who wants to have to do vaginal exercises everday, when a single Geneveve radiofrequency treatment can accomplish the same results in one 30 minute treatment?
Hormone Therapy for Vaginal Tightening
Many doctor’s prescribe hormone replacement therapy for post menopausal women to replace the estrogens that their body is no longer producing.
However the synthetic estrogen commonly used in hormone replacemnet therapy should only be used for short-term therapy because it has been linked to serious medical risks such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
While estrogen does stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the vaginal tissue, its risks may outweigh the benefits in the long run. Especially when a single, safe Geneveve radiofrequency treatment can accomplish the same collagen productoin in the vagina without the risks.
Surgical Vaginal Tightening: Vaginoplasty
Vaginoplasty is a surgery that tightens the vaginal wall at the entry point to the vagina. Anesthetic is administered and incisions are made on the inside of the vagina. Recovery time is typically two weeks.
Although vaginoplasty is a safe and fairly “routine” surgery when performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Ali, any surgery comes with risks including scarring, infection and reaction to anesthesia. Additionally, vaginoplasty can cost up to $9,000 and is typically not covered by health insurance as it is usually considered an elective procedure.
Geneveve radiofrequency treatments acheive the same vaginal tightening with no surgery, no anesthetic and no downtime at only a fraction of the cost of vaginoplast surgery.
Laser Vaginal Tightening
There are a number of laser treatments available for vaginal rejuvenation, including: DiVa, Femilift, MonaLisa Touch, Juliet, and IntimaLase.
Laser treatments insert a small laser in the vagina to heat the tissue. Unlike Geneve there is NOT a cooling component, so anesthetic must be used with laser vaginal treatments.
Additionally, multiple laser treatment sessions are required – while only a single Geneve treatment is typically needed.
Side effects of laser treatments may include cramping and spotting – and patients usually have to apply a healing cream and abstain from sex for several days. With Geneve there are no side effects and you may resume sexual intimacy immediately.
Radiofrequency Vaginal Tightening Treatments
There are various treatments available that use radiofrequency, including Geneveve, ThermiVa and Ultra Femme 360 – so it is important to choose the best one.
For example, the Ultra Femme 360 treatment requires three separate visit, while Geneve typically only requires a single 30 minute treatment. In fact Geneve is the only radiofrequency procedure that only needs one session to acheive full results.
And, because Geneve only requires one treatment it ends up being less expensive than other multi-treatment radio frequency regimens.
Additionally, most radiofrequency treatments require anesthetic, have side effects of cramping and/or spotting, and patients must abstain from sex for at least 2 days.
Geneveve treatment is superior becaue it uses a patented cryogen-cooling to protect the vaginal tissue, so no anesthetic is needed. There is no cramping, no spotting, no aftercare cream, and normal activity (including intimacy) may be resumed immediately with no downtime.
Vaginal Tightening Treatments – Birmingham, MI
For all of the reasons stated above, renowned Birmingham MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has determined that Geneveve is by far the best vaginal tightening and rejuvenation treatment to offer his patients. Whether you are suffering from embarrassing bladder leakage, or a frustrating loss of vaginal tightness and sexual sensation, Geneve is a life changing procedure.
Call Dr. Ali today for a consultation to see how Geneveve vaginal tightening and rejuvenation can improve your life!