Your vagina, just like the rest of your body, experiences several changes as time goes by. Common concerns include dryness, discharge, looseness, and urinary stress incontinence (or urine leakage). All of these can affect the way your intimate area feels, as well as how it functions.
Your age, lifestyle, and other life events can also cause your intimate area to evolve and feel like it isn’t the same as it used to. Read on and learn some facts about your vagina and the ways it changes as you age.
Birth control and dryness
Your vagina cleans itself by producing fluids that cleanse and lubricate the area. It also releases extra fluid when you’re sexually excited to make the intercourse more comfortable. The use of birth control, however, alters the vagina’s hormonal state, negatively affecting estrogen circulation. This can then cause some dryness in the area.
Changes with hair removal methods
Constant hair removal in the area can cause pigmentation, as well as changes to the skin and its overall appearance. Ingrown hairs, irritation, and darkening are some of the side effects. Careful and proper hair removal can help you avoid these, but repeated hair removal over the years can still cause pigmentation.
Your vagina after pregnancy
Natural delivery can cause vaginal stretching, which will depend on the size of the baby, circumstances of the birth, and other factors. After stretching, the vaginal opening can shrink back, but there are cases where multiple deliveries or having a big baby can make the area less likely to return to how it was before.
Changes in menopause
Menopause causes your estrogen levels to drop, which then makes the vaginal tissues significantly drier. This can negatively affect sexual intercourse, making it painful or less pleasurable. The lack of estrogen also decreases blood flow in the vagina, causing the tissues to become thinner and less elastic.
Other vaginal changes in menopause include:
- After menopause vaginal atrophy occurs. This refers to the thinning and drying of the vaginal walls, which results in other symptoms like itching and burning.
- It is common to experience decreased pelvic floor strength, which can cause urinary incontinence.
- The vulva may have wrinkles, but they can flatten out due to vaginal dryness.
- Your labia can get smaller and paler during menopause.
- The area may have a new odor and you may notice a watery discharge.
- Your pubic hair may become sparser or you might notice a few gray hairs down there.
A consultation with your healthcare provider can determine the right course of actions for your concerns. If it is, for instance, vaginal dryness, your doctor may recommend reaching for some lube. Kegel exercises may also be recommended to strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles.
You may also be glad to know that there are aesthetic treatments that can give your vaginal area a non-invasive rejuvenation. This is possible with Ultra Femme 360, a nonsurgical treatment that can improve your intimate area. It can help with:
- treating vaginal laxity
- boosting sexual satisfaction
- addressing urinary stress incontinence
- improving the overall appearance of the female area
It uses ultrasound and radiofrequency energy to heat the vaginal tissues. This then improves blood flow in the area and stimulates new collagen production. Ultra Femme provides improvement in elasticity and additional tightening that can continue over three to four months.
Many report changes after the first treatment, but overall results improve after the third session. The results vary from every patient and can be affected with other factors like your body’s response to the procedure and the severity of tissue laxity.
Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore offers nonsurgical intimate area rejuvenation through Ultra Femme 360. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.