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Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Espedilla: Does vaginal laser rejuvenation works?

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DEAR Dr. Fritz,

I hope you have a wonderful day. I am Felicity. I am in my early 50’s. I had four children. Now, I came across some advertisements on vaginal laser rejuvenation which is supposed to tighten the vagina. I am quite interested about this because after four deliveries, my husband would complain that I am no longer tight. This has become quite a big concern for me. But, I am also quite skeptical if this procedure would work as what it claims.

Thank you and may God bless you always.

Felicity 66

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Dear Felicity 66,

I can understand your concern. A husband’s opinion in bed about you surely counts a lot. Of course, those four pregnancies also contributed to your situation now. But, if you only did Kegel’s exercise before, I believe this won’t be a problem this big for you as it is now.

Now, let’s lay some truths about laser use in the vagina.

Using lasers for vagina is not something new. Though lasers have not yet been specifically approved by FDA for vagina use, studies have shown that laser therapy can improve symptoms of postmenopausal vaginal dryness and pain. Thus, based on this research, many physicians have recommended the off-label use of vagina laser therapy to patients who want a non-hormonal approach to treat dryness caused by menopause. Lasers have been proven to be quite effective for this vaginal dryness problem.

The thing is, while we do have data to support the use of lasers for postmenopausal dryness, there is also no research to support lasers as effective for incontinence, vaginal rejuvenation, and a general cure-all for every vaginal concern.

Opps... There are still more to say. But, we are running out of space for now. So, we’ll continue this in my next issue. Until then!

Dr. Fritz

(Dr. Fritz Legarde Espedilla is an aesthetic dermatologist and surgeon and a clinical sexologist. She is also trained in hypnotherapy and Medical Acupuncture. She has been in the broadcast media for more than a decade and has written a book based on her 15 year stint with her radio program, “Healthy is Sexy Secrets ni Dr. Fritz.” She is also a faculty in a College of Pharmacy. For your questions, you may e-mail them to dokfritz@yahoo.com. If you don’t wish your letter to be published, we regret that we cannot answer them. Thank you for your understanding.)


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