Sis Vajayjay: You might experience vaginal dryness in the initial weeks after the treatment. This is similar the situation with facial treatments – after a laser or radiofrequency treatment, your skin will be slightly dryer than normal. The condition will be back to normal within a week or two. Other than that, this treatment is relatively low-risk when it is performed by a doctor who is experienced in vulvovaginal rejuvenation treatments. In fact, the treatment is considerably more pleasant than the annual gynaecological examination!
Much of the risks of the treatment arise from negligent sterilization procedures, improper operation of the device, or a lack of appropriate after-care. There have been worrisome stories of beauty salons providing this kind of treatments conducted by beauticians or therapists.
Vulvovaginal rejuvenation is achieved through the application of laser and/or radiofrequency energy to stimulate the collagen tissue and vaginal mucosa in the treatment area. The machines utilized for this type of treatments are high-energy medical devices that must be operated by qualified medical professionals. When improperly used, these devices could do significant damage, such as laser burnt, tissue damage caused by overheating, or injury to the urethral diaphragm (or perineal membrane?) resulting in fistula. Conversely, the desired treatment result cannot be achieved if the energy setting is too low. An experienced medical professional would assess the patient’s individual condition and devise a personalised treatment plan based on his/her experience and professional judgement.
In addition, sterilization of the device, tools, and applicators must be performed rigorously without exception. Patients diagnosed with vaginal candidiasis, genital warts, STD, and/or other genital infections should not undergo vulvovaginal rejuvenation treatments. Please seek medical advice to assess the risks and benefits before committing to such treatments.