Vaginal Rejuvenation or Tightening
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.
Dr Novikova offers four treatments for vaginal or pelvic tightening or rejuvenation:
BTL Ultrafemme 360 – a ‘radiofrequency’ treatment that can be administered by a trained therapist
Femilift – a ‘CO2 laser’ treatment, is carried out by Dr Novikova in Cape Town only
Emsella Chair – a 30-minute session sitting fully clothed on a chair that exercises the pelvic floor muscles
Vaginoplasty – a surgical procedure for more serious conditions
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 the 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.
Both Ultrafemme 360 and Emsella Chair are available through Dr Novkova’s sister practice, Body and Skin Clinic. Vaginoplasty and Femilift Laser are carried out by Dr Novikova. Please book a consultation with Dr Novikova for an assessment of your needs, or read the pages for the treatments above for further information.