What is Vaginal Laxity?
The elasticity of a woman’s pelvic muscles often determines her sexual well-being and the condition of her bladder control mechanism.
When the pelvic muscles contract and relax with ease, the urogenital apparatus is considered to be in good function. Aging, frequent pregnancies, difficult childbirth, menopause, or the aftereffects of medical procedures such as hysterectomies and chemotherapy, are all causes that can trigger the weakening and lack of elasticity of the pelvic muscles.
The loss of elasticity in and around the vaginal area is a common medical condition that affects several women. This condition, often accompanied by urinary incontinence and decreased sexual sensitivity, also leads to difficulty in achieving orgasm, avoidance of intercourse, lack of interest in intimacy, embarrassment, and even a lower self-esteem.
Although they are irritating, the symptoms of vaginal laxity are often ignored or considered temporary. However, a lack of vaginal tone (feeling the loss of a “tighter vagina”) can have an important and negative effect on sexual intimacy and on the couple’s life, as well as weaken the urinary system.
Simple and effective treatments are available for vaginal tightening. Our certified doctors offer non-surgical solutions that will restore your well-being. Contact us for a consultation today.
The Causes of Vaginal Laxity
Like all other skin of the body, vaginal tissues are made up of collagen. Collagen attributes the elasticity and strength of the tissues in and around the vaginal area. For many women, the physical stress caused by vaginal delivery decreases the level of collagen in the tissues; thus, reducing their sensitivity and tone.
Loss of tone in the vaginal area can give women a feeling that their vagina has become too loose (feeling of no longer having a “tight vagina”). This can be noticed by a loss of sensation (more difficult to feel rubbing), difficulty reaching orgasm during intercourse, or, for some couples, a decrease in the partner’s feeling of vaginal pressure during penetration. Loss of tone in the vaginal area may also cause awkward urinary signs, such as bladder leaks when sneezing.
Childbirth is not the only cause of vaginal laxity. Other causes may contribute to this condition:
- Aging: With age, the body’s muscles generally become less firm.
- Menopause: Approximately 50% of women report having significant vaginal laxity following menopause. This is due to a decline in estrogen levels.
- Genetic disorders: Some genetic disorders can affect the metabolism of collagen.
- Vaginal trauma: Accidents, sores, or traumas caused by foreign objects.
Until recently, there has been very few available therapies that allow women to treat vaginal laxity. However, solutions are now available to women suffering from vaginal laxity. Vaginal tightening therapies by laser (diVa) or injection (O-Shot) are non-surgical, safe, and durable methods that quickly restore a woman’s sexual well-being.
Treatment Options and Other Services
There are number of ways to respond to the symptom of vaginal laxity, such as vaginal rejuvenation treatments and the O-Shot therapy.
We highly encourage you to discuss your options with your doctor.
Vaginal renewal treatments with diVa Laser can be a simple and effective solution to problems of vaginal dryness or laxness. The laser painlessly stimulates the thickening of the mucosal layer, restoring a more youthful tone. diVa can be effective both internally and externally at tightening skin, restoring function and appearance.
O-SHOT PRP THERAPY
The O-Shot injection will stimulate vaginal and clitoral tissue rejuvenation for a better overall sexual and urinary wellness. The results of PRP therapy can be astounding, and for many women, almost immediate. Libido returns, orgasm is easily achieved and vaginal lubrication is increased, putting an end to painful intercourse.
BLADDER BOTOX INJECTIONS
Botox injections in the bladder can be effective for patients with urinary incontinence related to overactive bladder. The injections can reduce the urge and frequency of urination, as well as urine leaks and accidents. Botox can be helpful for people who have tried other medications or techniques to manage symptoms without success.
Mental and emotional health can be key factors in sexual wellness. Stress, anxiety or depression can impact libido, and a man or woman’s ability to engage with their partner. Seeking assistance from a mental health professional may help alleviate the underlying causes of the condition. The Elna Sexual Wellness Center offers sex therapy services.