Vaginal rejuvenation encompasses several different treatments or surgeries meant to improve function, sensitivity, or discomfort in different areas of the vagina. These can include both surgical and nonsurgical options. At Compassionate Care for Women, we use a non-invasive procedure called TempSure™ Vitalia, which can improve many issues related to vaginal atrophy.
What is Vaginal Atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy, sometimes referred to as “genitourinary syndrome of menopause,” is the drying, thinning, and inflammation of the walls of the vagina. Although it is most common after menopause, it is also experienced by many women who have not entered menopause yet. It is directly related to diminished levels of estrogen, and as such, can be caused by several things that affect hormonal balances such as breastfeeding, certain medications like hormonal birth control, perimenopause, surgical menopause, and chemotherapy, to name a few. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy may include:
- Decreased vaginal lubrication
- Vaginal dryness
- Genital burning/itching
- Painful intercourse
- Light bleeding during or after intercourse
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
- Painful or burning urination
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Frequent urination
- Urinary incontinence or urgency
- Vaginal discharge
Risk factors that may increase the chances of developing vaginal atrophy are smoking, no sexual activity (either with or without a partner), and not having had any vaginal births. Each of these things affects blood circulation to the vagina, and decreased blood flow can exacerbate the symptoms mentioned above.
TempSure™ Vitalia for Vaginal Rejuvenation
TempSure™ Vitalia is an FDA-approved, temperature-controlled radiofrequency probe that can safely and effectively treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. The radiofrequency emitted by the probe gently stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn revitalizes vaginal tissue. This treatment improves not only the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, but also the appearance of the vagina, which many women feel improves their self-confidence and quality of life.
Some of the primary reasons women may seek vaginal rejuvenation with TempSure™ Vitalia include:
- Increases vaginal moisture
- Improves vaginal looseness
- Strengthens vaginal muscles
- Reduces urinary leakage and urgency
- Increases vaginal sensitivity
- Improves painful intercourse
Benefits of TempSure™ Vitalia are that it is non-invasive, well-tolerated, and non-ablative, meaning no tissue is damaged or removed. It is gentle enough that most patients return to their daily activities after their appointments, which are usually only about 20 minutes. Additionally, it is designed so that the treatment timer doesn’t begin until after the tissue has reached its therapeutic temperature, ensuring consistent results are achieved time after time.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, call us at Compassionate Care for Women our office today to ask about vaginal rejuvenation with TempSure™ Vitalia!