Women’s vaginal health and the pelvic floor region, in general, are subject to a variety of myths and misconceptions. Many believe, for instance, that the vagina can become permanently loose — which is not the case at all. Though the pelvic floor can become lax with age or after childbirth, it remains elastic and can improve given time and/or targeted exercise, pelvic floor therapy and vaginal lasers.
Generally, the vaginal muscles expand and retract, similar to a rubber band or an accordion and there are now treatment options for women who want to work towards a healthier vagina and pelvic floor.
The Vital Role of Your Pelvic Floor Muscles
The muscles surrounding the vagina are part of the pelvic floor, which is a basin-shaped structure of muscles and connective tissue that plays a crucial role in supporting your body’s other functions and organs.
Here’s what your pelvic floor muscles do for you every day:
- They keep your organs in place
Your pelvic floor muscles wrap around your pelvic bone to house your organs. The uterus, bladder, and rectum sit inside the pelvic floor. In addition, a few of those muscles even function as a stabilizing force by forming a sling of ligaments around the rectum to hold those organs up.
- They support the base of your spine
The pelvic floor muscles stretch like a bowl from the pubic bone to the tailbone. Because they are attached to the pelvis and hips, your pelvic floor is a vital part of your “core”. They support the muscles in the abdomen, hips, and back, controlling the movement of the sacroiliac and hip joints. This means that issues in the pelvic floor can ultimately affect your entire spine.
- They control your bladder and bowel
The bladder and the bowel are the muscles responsible for bowel movement, urination, and flatulence. Contracting the pelvic floor muscles raises the internal organs of the pelvis, narrowing the vagina, urethra, and anus. Relaxing these muscles, on the other hand, allows urine and feces to pass.
In short, these muscles control your bathroom experience.
- They enhance pleasure during sexual intercourse
In other words, your pelvic floor muscles allow you to have a more fulfilling sexual experience. There is a section of the clitoral organ that lies within the pelvic floor musculature and for this reason pelvic floor disfunction can affect a woman’s ability to orgasm.
Ones ability to contract pelvic floor muscles increases the blood flow to the pelvic region, which in turn promotes lubrication, helps heighten arousal, and can amplify orgasm….giving women more reasons to learn the best way to take care of the vagina.
What Happens When Vaginal Muscles Aren’t Working Properly?
Should the pelvic floor malfunction, here are some things that may happen:
- Your pelvic organs fall out of place and this is known as pelvic organ prolapse.
- You can experience back pain.
- You can have trouble controlling when your bladder and bowel movements and may need to use pads or adult diapers.
- You may enjoy sex less.
How Do I Know If My Vaginal Muscles Are Healthy?
Having a healthy vagina means that you are not experiencing any of the problems mentioned above. If you experience pelvic floor issues, most likely your muscles are not strong or they are not functioning properly. Pelvic floor issues develop when the pelvic floor muscles are too slack or too tense.
How Do I Make Muscles in Vaginal Region Healthier?
Remember, the healthiest pelvic floor muscles are not just strong, but they must also have the right tone — not too loose and not too tight. Learning how to control your pelvic floor muscles will allow you to keep your vagina in great shape.
But how do you achieve all that? The answer is vaginal rejuvenation, which can be achieved through various means including Kegel exercises and non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedures, like the C02 Laser Treatments.
Dr. Arnold Kegel developed the original exercises in the 1940s to address urinary incontinence. There are three types of urinary incontinence:
- urge incontinence
- stress incontinence
- mixed incontinence (a combination of urge and stress incontinence)
The Kegel exercises are effective for all three.
A 2008 study shows that women suffering from stress incontinence who did Kegels were about 17 times more likely to improve, or to be fully cured, than women not doing the Kegels. As for urge incontinence, women were about two and a half times more likely to experience improvements or get cured if they performed Kegels, compared with those who didn’t do them.
Some women find performing kegel exercises difficult and uncomfortable. Not to mention, they simply don’t have the time or patience to do it regularly. So, if you can’t be bothered with kegel exercises, then you may opt for C02RE Intima treatments instead.
C02RE Treatment for Urinary Incontinence and Vaginal Rejuvenation
C0RE C02 vaginal rejuvenation is a completely non-invasive laser treatment that stimulates elastin and collagen production over the weeks and months following treatment. It works by delivering precise amounts of C02 energy to your vaginal area or vulva tissue, producing a tightening effect. Also, unlike the other vaginal rejuvenation equipment, this device treats all three of a woman’s intimate areas — external, internal, and introits using a single-use handpiece.
This innovative treatment only takes a few minutes of your time. The device is inserted into your vagina where the energy is delivered to gently heat the areas that require it the most. The heat stimulates a contraction of your tissues to produce a firmer pelvic region. Most women will require a series of treatments and may report positive results even after 1 or 2 sessions.
In addition, there’s minimal to no risk of side effects, and most patients notice results after their first treatment. They also report noticeable results shortly after their series is complete. This treatment doesn’t involve any downtime and is relatively painless. Although a few report any discomfort post-treatment, over-the-counter medications prove to be more than sufficient.)
C0RE Intima works to address the changes that can lead to incontinence problems. During the treatments, the laser energy is delivered to your tissue and muscles in your pelvic area, helping you regain control and eventually lessen urinary leakage. As a bonus, while you’re being treated for urinary health problems, you’ll also see improvements in your vaginal health.
Along with pelvic floor therapy, innovative developments in laser science have made it easier for women to seek vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Just like skin and body rejuvenation treatments, the latest female rejuvenation laser procedures now allow you to reverse the effects of aging in your intimate areas.
If you’re looking for comfortable and effective non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation laser treatments, then contact Clarity Medspa & Laser. We offer safe skin, body, and vaginal rejuvenation treatments so that you can enjoy a better quality of life. Call us now at 416 960-2222 or [email protected].