Vaginal laxity or looseness is a prevalent condition that is often overlooked or left untreated. It often occurs when the vaginal tissues stretch due to pregnancy or childbirth and normal aging. Laxity in the intimate area is bothersome for a lot of women and has reported negative effects on sexual health and quality of life.

How Vaginal Laxity Affects Quality of Life

The thing with vaginal laxity is that it often coincides with other issues, including:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Symptoms of prolapse
  • Reduced sensation during intercourse
  • Poor general sex life

For women who have had multiple kids or naturally delivered a large baby, the vaginal area may not look or feel as youthful and tight as it once did. This is particularly true with age as the body produces less collagen, which is an essential skin protein for providing strength and support to tissues, as well as reducing laxity.

Effects on quality of life

While vaginal laxity is not associated with serious health risks, the stretching of the vaginal tissues causes symptoms with long-term physical and psychological effects. One of the main issues is stress urinary incontinence or the sudden urine leakage when you sneeze, cough or jump. This can be bothersome as it can cause certain lifestyle restrictions and social isolation. 

According to a 2018 research article, sexual dissatisfaction and loss of sensation are also common complaints and can lead to reduced self-esteem and quality of life. Another study also reported the negative impacts of vaginal laxity on patients’ quality of life, which include reduced sexual satisfaction and relationship happiness. 

Physical changes to the vagina or intimate area are one factor for women’s sexual dissatisfaction. They can cause the vaginal opening to feel looser (to both the woman and her partner) during intercourse. Symptoms like loss of sensation and decreased sexual satisfaction can contribute to negative effects on body image, female sexual function, and quality of life. 

Non-surgical rejuvenation with Ultra Femme 

Surgery does help, but for women who don’t want to go under the knife, non-surgical rejuvenation procedures are an option. At Cutis, we have the Ultra Femme 360, which is a US FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure for treating a woman’s intimate area. It offers complete rejuvenation by helping with vaginal tightening and labia remodeling (or improving the look of the intimate area).  

How does it work: Ultra Femme has two attachments for treating the internal and external genitalia. For labia remodeling, the vulvar area is gently heated for collagen synthesis. For the internal tissues, a 360° disposable tip is inserted inside the vaginal canal (and moved slowly, forward and backward), while delivering uniform heat.

The heating of the tissues helps improve blood flow and cause immediate contraction. This also triggers neocollagenesis or the process of building new collagen (which can take between 60 and 90 days after the treatment). It then helps with improving the elasticity and tightening of the area, which can continue over the next three to four months.  

What results can you expect: You may be able to see improvement after your initial session, but the results will continue to improve after the third treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the results will vary on some factors such as the amount or degree of tissue laxity and your body’s natural response to the treatment. 

Clinical studies suggest that Ultra Femme 360 has shown positive effects in improving the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. The procedure can also help improve vaginal laxity and the overall appearance of the intimate area, as well as boost sexual satisfaction. It offers vaginal rejuvenation without surgery and can restore the vulvar and surrounding areas. 

Book a consultation today

If you want to learn more about Ultra Femme 360 and how it can improve symptoms associated with vaginal laxity, get in touch with us. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor