Vaginal Laxity

As we age, the tissue in our bodies are affected by the loss of essential structural proteins. The vaginal tissue is not immune to the effect of aging, and can also loosen over time. At SKIN Clinics, we offer a Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment to stimulate collagen and elastin production to tighten and support the intimate region, and improve Vaginal Laxity.

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When the tissues outside your vagina, your labia, loosen, it can lead to problems with twisting of these tissues causing discomfort.

s a looseness in your vaginal tissues, which can include your outer genitalia or your inner vaginal canal.

When the tissues inside your vagina become lax, your sex life can be affected as you may lose some sensation during intercourse.

The risks for vaginal laxity heightens with childbirth, aging is also a contributing factor, post menopause and loss of collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the body that’s primarily responsible for providing support in your tissues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ + Why does vaginal laxity happen?

Vaginal tissue relies on collagen, which acts as scaffolding, providing strength, structure and keeps the vagina as well as surrounding area firm and plump. As we age collagen depletes, causing the tissue can become looser and laxer. Childbirth also causes the vagina to become stretched, leading to a loss of sensation during intercourse, an inability to orgasm and even urinary incontinence.

+ + How common is vaginal laxity?

Approx. 50% of women find they experience vaginal laxity during the onset of menopause, when oestrogen levels naturally start to fall. This can start to begin even in peri-menopause, which usually happens when a woman is in their mid to late 40s. Vaginal laxity can also be caused by pregnancy and vaginal delivery which can result in loss of vaginal tightness. Bearing more than one child, delivery of a large baby, and undergoing a forceps delivery are also risk factors. Vaginal laxity can also occur as a result of excess weight or genetic issues.

+ + How can I treat vaginal laxity?

Women who have been pregnant are often advised to practice regular Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic-floor exercise. These involve repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor. These exercises strengthen and tone, but women who experience more pronounced laxity may require further intervention with either minimally invasive laser treatments, or surgical intervention.

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