Even in this age where information is easily and readily accessible, we found ourselves digging through countless pages to find the answers to a very intimate topic, vaginal tightening.
Vaginal tightening has gained popularity in recent years, yet not much is known about this female intimate health treatment. For those who are struggling with the loosening of their vaginal muscles, the many home remedies from using cold water to even cider vinegar to tighten your vagina sound like tempting options, but how effective and safe are they?
With such a sensitive topic on hand, we consulted Dr. Donna Chow of Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body) to answer the top four questions that our readers have on this embarrassing topic. Watch the video below for the full interview with Dr. Donna Chow of Halley Body, a new sister clinic of Halley Medical Aesthetics (Halley), which focuses on non-invasive, no downtime weight management, fat reduction, body firming, and muscle toning treatments.
Below is a snippet of the video interview we did with Dr. Donna Chow on camera.
1. Will too much sex loosen our vagina?
Dr. Donna Chow: This is absolutely not true. Having too much sex does not cause the loosening of our vagina.
The vaginal muscle tissue naturally loosens during sexual arousal and tightens after that. Intercourse does not permanently stretch the vagina. This happens no matter how often a woman has sex.
Credits: Vladislav Muslakov
2. Why do I leak urine during sex?
Dr. Donna Chow: Stress urinary incontinence is most commonly experienced after pregnancy due to a weakening in the pelvic floor muscles, especially when an episiotomy cut is made in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to come out easily. Sometimes there may also be damage to the nerves that control the bladder. Up to one-third of women experience some form of stress urinary incontinence after delivery, and this can happen when we sneeze, cough or during sexual intercourse.
3. What are the non-invasive treatment options?
Dr. Donna Chow: The good news is that there are non-invasive methods to improve vaginal laxity and train our pelvic floor muscles with our current medical technology.
Exillis Ultra Femme 360, for instance, is a safe and non-surgical device that addresses vaginal laxity through the use of radiofrequency energy. It gently heats up the deeper tissues within the vagina and its surrounding skin so as to stimulate collagen production to firm and tone up this area. It is a quick procedure with no downtime and can be completed within 30 mins. Patients can also return to their regular activities right after this procedure.
Tesla Muscle Former is the other non-invasive treatment that uses pulse magnetic field to tighten the pelvic floor muscles. The patient is seated on a special chair which sends out magnetic pulses to contract your pelvic floor muscles. This is similar to what happens if you are doing Kegel exercises, except that the Tesla Muscle Former is more intensive as it contracts the targeted muscles 50,000 times in 30 mins. It is relatively comfortable and the whole procedure takes 30 mins as well. We recommend this treatment to be performed right after Exillis Ultra Femme 360 for maximal results.
4. How long will treatments last?
For first-time patients who are doing the Exilis Ultra Femme 360, we recommend four once-weekly sessions. Subsequently, they can return for maintenance treatment once every six months.
As for Tesla Muscle Former, we recommend doing it once every week, for a duration of eight weeks. While the effects from these treatments are usually long-lasting, some patients may benefit from repeated treatments due to hormonal changes, subsequent childbirths, or as part of ageing.
Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body) is a newly-launched clinic by the medical team behind Halley Medical Aesthetics (Halley), a medical aesthetics clinic that started a practice dedicated to weight loss and body contouring. Halley Body is an expansion and a bigger vision of what they have been doing to help people achieve their body goals.
Halley Body aims to deliver a holistic experience for people who want to transform their body, but who do not know how to start or who have been facing problems achieving their body goals—from slimming, body contouring, body firming to muscle toning. Halley Body has a dedicated practice to non-invasive, no downtime vaginal treatments, as it is a common problem which many ladies face yet do not know where and how to seek help.
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