Who should consider having vaginal rejuvenation?
– vaginal relaxation (loose or too wide vagina)
– stress urinary incontinence (leaking urine when jumping, sneezing, coughing, running)
– dryness of vagina (or atrophic vaginitis)
– frequent vaginal infections have excellent results with the treatment
Vaginal rejuvenation is a concept of making vaginal tissue younger and healthier. Various treatments are being advertised as vaginal rejuvenation. We have new modalities entering the field of vaginal rejuvenation and even in Dr Novikova’s practice new treatments have been introduced over the past few years.
The field of vaginal rejuvenation is old and new at the same time. Women knew about the tightening qualities of hot stones inserted into the vagina from ancient times. It is not the treatment that women should be trying nowadays as the results are unlikely to be consistent and the risks of harmful side effects are significant. New technologies such as laser, radiofrequency and various serums and medications are all advertised widely but have not been studied sufficiently. Good quality research takes years of planning and significant funding. The gold standard studies are randomized, controlled and double blinded trials where risk of bias is minimal. There are no randomized, controlled trials that have been conducted on the various modalities of vaginal tightening. What Dr Novikova offers to her patients is based on her patients’ needs and her expert opinion.