Vaginal Rejuvenation Without Surgery—Yes, You Can!

Vaginal Rejuvenation

'Mona Lisa Touch' is a non-surgical laser that tightens vaginas.

Today, I was scheduled to have surgery on my vagina. I’m fortunate to have excellent doctors who’ve helped me for years, but I just didn’t want to go through the six-week recovering time it may have taken to improve the things I wanted improved down there—you know, the stuff that most women who’ve had children want—tighter vaginas, blessed assuredness that a sneeze or strenuous workout class on a full bladder keeps the urine inside.

Vaginal rejuvenation a popular new trend

Vaginoplasty and vaginal rejuvenation is growing in popularity, reports The Atlantic, but that doesn't mean it's all about getting a designer vagina that looks as good as a porn star's who-ha. No—the stuff I’ve discovered lately about strides in reviving vaginas had me thanking God that there are ways to improve our va-jay-jays without going under the knife.

First off, there's the new "Mona Lisa Touch," a laser treatment that helps rejuvenate the vagina's moisture and bring those suffering from any level of vaginal atrophy back to life by using the laser to stimulate collagen production inside the vagina—just like they use lasers these days to treat the face.

Don't forget about the men

In the same way that men seek out natural solutions to help them last longer in bed (read that Yahoo report for a bunch of ideas) women too want ways that can help them improve their sex lives—without undergoing surgeries that require general anesthesia or be sentenced to taking estrogen creams and supplements the rest of their lives. A certain segment of women—like breast cancer survivors—aren’t supposed to take estrogen.

Therefore, imagine my delight when I discovered the "Mona Lisa Touch" thing. I soaked up all the information I could find online about the laser treatment, watching YouTube videos and reading articles about the procedure, which sounds great.

The best part about the laser, which was first used for vaginal purposes in Europe, is that the treatments take only about 10 minutes and reportedly require little to no pain medication to undergo. Not only is the laser given in spurts in a circular manner all down the vaginal canal, but it appeared to be applied briefly to the urethra, too, to help reverse stress incontinence.

Those who've undergone the treatments talk about the vagina being tighter and sex not being as painful due to the way the laser can reverse dryness and other problems that may accompany menopause.

Perhaps the only downside thus far could be the cost, which is reportedly $1,500 for three treatments—although some women report improvements after the very first treatment. It’s so new that there is no processing code for the procedure and insurance doesn’t cover it at this time.

Either way, none of those concerns are stopping me from trying the "Mona Lisa Touch" treatment. I plan to be one of the first to cruise on down to Cincy and get my treatments, so bookmark my column and check back for my updates.