What Are Vaginal Tightening Creams And How Do They Work?

There are several factors that can cause the vaginal tissue and perineum to loosen over time, including genetics and childbirth. Fortunately, there are several different treatment options to help restore your vaginal anatomy. The best treatment option will vary from patient to patient, and while surgical vaginal rejuvenation might be best for some individuals, others would likely see benefits from a more conservative approach.

If you are currently researching vaginal rejuvenation, chances are you’ve come across lotions, gels and creams that promise to tighten your vagina. Vaginal tightening gels are usually made with natural ingredients that have an “astringent” effect on tissue. Astringent ingredients have a tightening quality, similar to tannins in wine, which makes them effective at addressing mild vaginal laxity. If you are looking to start small with a “light” treatment option, this could be worth trying, however it’s important to keep in mind that results with gels are often temporary. To optimize their effectiveness, we typically also suggest that patients use them in conjunction with kegels (pelvic-floor exercises) to promote vaginal tightness and help support the abdominal organs.

Beyond tightening gels, a more lasting and effective non-surgical option for vaginal rejuvenation is ThermiVa, a non-invasive treatment that uses radio-frequency technology to restore vaginal tissue. ThermiVa is an ideal option for patients that have minimal symptoms and are not experiencing pelvic organ prolapse (it’s worth noting that women experiencing mild incontinence have also found relief with ThermiVa). As with most forms of conservative management, treatment does need to be repeated at regular intervals for it to remain effective.

The most permanent treatment option is surgical vaginal rejuvenation, or vaginoplasty, which can provide patients with relief regardless of the severity of their symptoms. Surgery is obviously more intimidating than non-surgical options, however the results are lasting.

If you are interested in learning more about vaginal rejuvenation options, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We will work with you to determine the best treatment option based on your specific needs.

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