La vaginal laxity is the loss or decrease of tension in the vaginal walls. It affects a large number of women, and brings both physical, functional and psychological consequences. This dysfunction is completely linked to the pelvic floor and its functions. The pelvic floor is a set of muscles and ligaments located in the lower part of the pelvis.
The pelvic floor has 3 main functions:
Hold: keep the organs in place, and withstand the weight of the embryo or embryos, during pregnancy.
Close: preventing the leakage of urine, gases or feces.
Complement: Help improve sexual, digestive and during childbirth functions, through force and contraction.
In women who have had vaginal deliveries, vaginal hyperlaxity occurs almost exclusively, especially if there have been several and if they have had large babies.
However, any woman who has had a recent vaginal delivery even from a small baby can suffer at least temporarily.
All this symptomatology may or may not be accompanied by urinary incontinence or pelvic floor problems.
Over time, our body loses the ability to create elasticity and collagen proteins. In the case of the vagina, the fact is added that during childbirth it undergoes a great distension that breaks many connective and muscular fibers that are not fully repaired and that does not recover its original shape and size.
+ Frequently asked questions about vaginal laxity
How is vaginal laxity diagnosed?
Taking into account that this is an anatomical as well as a functional condition, the diagnosis at the moment is subjective, and basically falls on the sensations referred by the patient.
The woman who feels the largest vagina, is affected her sexual intercourse. There is usually a decrease in friction during intercourse and with it your sensations and possibly those of your partner.
Likewise, when the examination shows a greater vaginal opening, often accompanied by incipient vaginal prolapses, vaginal hyperlaxity is also considered to exist.
What solutions are there to treat vaginal laxity?
The only effective treatment of the syndrome vaginal hyperlaxity It is the CO2 vaginal laser. It is a simple procedure that is carried out in consultation. Moderate laser energy is applied to the vaginal wall, stimulating and enhancing the moisture levels of the vaginal canal.
This results in the remodeling of collagen fibers and, thus, the recovery of form and flexibility. The procedure involves immediate and lasting relief through painless, proven and non-surgical treatment.
How long can results of vaginal laxity treatment be obtained?
Virtually all patients feel improvement after the first session. Keep in mind that everything will depend on the regeneration capacity of the collagen that each woman has. The number of sessions will vary according to the degree of laxity and of each patient.
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