Pelvic floor: Vaginal laxity
Vaginal laxity is loss of or decreased tension in the vaginal canal. It affects a large number of women, has no defined age range and brings with it physical, functional and psychological consequences.
To fully understand the nature of the dysfunction, we begin by defining the pelvic floor and its functions.
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles and ligaments located in the lower part of the pelvis.
It has three main functions:
- Support: it provides support for the organs and can withstand the weight of an embryo or embryos during pregnancy.
- Maintenance of continence: it prevents urine, gas and faeces from escaping.
- Enhancement: it helps improve sexual, digestive and childbirth functions through strength and contraction.
The main causes of vaginal laxity are:
- Pregnancy and natural childbirth
- Excess weight
- Hormonal changes
- Certain sports, such as running
- Congenital defects
Women who suffer from it may experience loss of urine when coughing, sneezing, doing sport (stress urinary incontinence), decreased feelings of pleasure during sexual intercourse and, in severe cases, prolapse.
These consequences can affect patients physically and emotionally, and even put a strain on their love lives.
How can vaginal laxity be alleviated?
There are different methods and exercises for preventing problems with or strengthening the pelvic floor, but they require dedication and time, with results often not guaranteed.
To restore tone, it is necessary to tighten and regenerate. A new treatment that is particularly suitable for this is the Gynelase™ C02 laser.
The Gynelase™ laser method, developed by INTERmedic, is indicated for vaginal laxity and vaginal rejuvenation. The device restores tone, elasticity and tightness in the genital area.
How does Gynelase™ work?
The Gynelase™ method works by using laser light. Laser energy is distributed throughout the vaginal cavity with the aim of retracting and tensioning the tissue and promoting remodelling and new collagen synthesis.
This method is minimally invasive, non-surgical and fully ambulatory, performed over various sessions and carried out under local anaesthesia.
Gynelase is a major non-surgical breakthrough for vaginal laxity or vaginal relaxation occurring after childbirth, the menopause or hormonal changes.
Gynelase™ is also indicated for:
- Atrophy of the vaginal mucosa
- Vaginal relaxation or hyperlaxity syndrome
- Female stress urinary incontinence
- Vulvo-vaginal cosmetic surgery
- Human papillomavirus
- Laser vaginal rejuvenation
- Genital bleaching