Aging and Vaginal Laxity: What You Need to Know

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports on a “poorly recognized and frequently under-reported” condition that affects most women through the years: vaginal laxity. Because people are often embarrassed to talk about changes they experience in their intimate areas, all too many women live in silence as they experience increased laxity year after year. 

Dr. Wade McKenna and our team at Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics want to change that. By giving you this guide to vaginal laxity and offering a convenient, effective way to reverse it through V•nu™ vaginal tightening treatments, we hope to change things for women in Trophy Club, Texas, and beyond. 

You shouldn’t have to be surprised by the vaginal changes that come with aging, nor should you be stuck with them. 

How Aging Affects Your Vagina

Women know to brace for decreasing estrogen levels as they get older. Specifically, by the time you reach your 40s, your body usually starts perimenopause, which is the time leading up to menopause. This means a downturn in your body’s estrogen levels that only continues to drop off through the years.

With less estrogen to support vaginal health, the walls of your vagina get drier and thinner. This leads to vaginal laxity, which includes decreased sensitivity and tightness. That can contribute to discomfort during sex or itching and burning. 

In your 50s and beyond, estrogen levels continue to decline, leading to increased vaginal laxity. Further changes in the area can contribute to urinary incontinence, less and less lubrication, and further loss of vaginal tone. 

Fortunately, these changes don’t have to be permanent. 

How To Defend Against Vaginal Laxity

At our office, Dr. McKenna offers a way for you to directly combat vaginal laxity. With V•nu vaginal tightening treatment, you can reverse some of the vaginal changes you’ve experienced, helping yourself feel your best through the years. 

V•nu is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that triggers new, healthy tissue growth in your vagina. It helps your vaginal and urethral muscles become stronger while replenishing blood flow to the area, supporting improved lubrication and sensitivity levels. 

What’s more, it does all of this with a 45-minute treatment that doesn’t require any anesthesia or downtime. You can get your treatment and continue on with your day right afterward. Most women start to see results in about two weeks.

Increased vaginal laxity is a normal part of aging, but you don’t have to be stuck with unwelcome changes. To learn more about V•nu, call our team at Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics or request your appointment online today. 

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