Do you want a designer vagina? If you said yes, you will joining a long line of women who want the same thing. The surge in the number of vaginal rejuvenation treatments being performed can be attributed to our society becoming more open about discussing their aesthetic desires. Of course, social media is the biggest influencer of this new found “openness.” Secondarily, plastic surgeons have witnessed this rise in feminine aesthetics and some have chosen to capitalize by specializing and advertising to this demographic.
The term “designer vagina” covers not only the aesthetics of a woman’s most intimate area but also the function. The fact is, the vagina is as varied on every woman as their height, weight, nose shape, etc. Some women were naturally born with looser vaginal lips and extra tissue. Others may have developed a larger than “normal” labia or it became distended because of childbirth. And, aging and menopause are major contributors when it comes to vaginal issues.
A designer vagina may be requested for cosmetic reasons, physical reasons, or both. Common physical complaints of women who may be candidates for a designer vagina include:
- Dyspareunia, a condition caused by sagging skin around the external area of the vagina can cause painful intercourse.
- Excess vaginal tissue may cause uncomfortable chaffing when rubbed against clothing.
- Low sexual responsiveness.
- Inability to orgasm or difficulty achieving orgasm.
- Difficulty with G-spot stimulation.
- Vaginal atrophy may cause chronic and painful urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pain, discomfort, and itching.
- Stress or urge incontinence.
Viveve® is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment used to tighten the inner vagina with the goal of increasing sensation and sexual satisfaction. It can also help with urinary incontinence. The device is also capable of being used on the outer vagina to tighten the labia. Viveve® uses a radiofrequency energy probe delivered to the vagina, stimulating the area to produce more collagen, while cooling the surface tissue to avoid discomfort. One 30 minute treatment session is usually recommended. A repeat session can be requested if need be.
As women age, unwanted symptoms such as low sex drive, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and reduced sexual responsiveness may appear. Fortunately, with modern advances, the BI-O-Shot is a non-surgical treatment available for improving sexual health and confidence. The BI-O Shot uses platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) drawn from a woman’s own blood. A local anesthetic is then administered followed by injecting the PRP into the vagina. PRP works by stimulating stem cells, collagen, and blood vessels, resulting in rejuvenation of the vaginal area.
Most people have heard of dermal fillers for the face, but many have yet to hear about using filler for labia rejuvenation. Juvederm and other injectable fillers are not yet FDA-approved for use in the labia majora, but Dr. Jed Horowitz says “off-label use of fillers to this area is very safe when administered by an experienced practitioner. As with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to seek out an experienced board-certified doctor or aesthetic nurse who specializes in feminine rejuvenation.” Some women have never been happy with the appearance of their vagina, while others may experience unwanted changes due to childbirth or aging. Dermal filler can be used to plump and improve the shape of the labia for a more youthful appearance. A local numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment to relieve any potential discomfort. Depending on how many syringes are needed, the appointment time can vary between 15-30 minutes, not including numbing.
Darker skin, attributed to hormonal changes or genetic factors, can usually be addressed with prescription brightening creams, or with in-office chemical peels.
The following at-home medical grade vaginal rejuvenation devices can be used alone or as a maintenance/supplemental treatment to one of the in-office procedures mentioned above.
A professional strength device with advanced features for improvement of bladder leakage, vaginal dryness, and painful or uneventful intercourse. The vFit PLUS device uses red lights (LED), heating, and sonic vibration to deliver non-invasive tightening and strengthening of the vaginal walls. You’ll also receive photonic gel with hyaluronic acid and aloe to enhance your results and maximize comfort. Recommended use is every other day for 12 minutes for six weeks. After that, two times per week for maintenance.
Whether you’re postpartum or going through menopause, women of all ages can experience the frustrating symptoms of urinary incontinence. A strong healthy pelvic floor is important for all women. Not only does it prevent bladder leakage, but it helps keep organs in the right places internally and impacts sexual health. Building pelvic floor strength on your own can be very difficult. Kegels are usually done incorrectly resulting in little to no improvement. Apex’s stimulation algorithm strengthens your pelvic floor muscles better and more efficiently than you can do on your own to build strength fast.