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Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Labial Laxity

A COMMON PROBLEM FACING WOMEN TODAY

Labial Laxity

A COMMON PROBLEM FACING WOMEN TODAY

Just as in vaginal laxity, labial laxity is a common problem facing women today. In fact, the two conditions frequently accompany one another. But what exactly is labial laxity? This condition occurs when the outer labial tissue loses elasticity and has a loose and sagging appearance. This can cause women to feel a loss of self-confidence as well as decreased intimacy.

What has happened to my vagina? It could be labial laxity.

Most women wonder what is causing the change in appearance and function of the vaginal area. The causes of labial laxity are very similar to those of vaginal laxity. Women who have experienced vaginal childbirth and especially multiple births as well as those in the menopause years often have labial laxity. Genetics plays a part as well in that the physical aspects of this part of the anatomy are often inherited traits. Extreme weight loss causes a sagging of excess skin all over the body and the labial tissues are no exception. Lower levels of collagen production and a decrease in the hormone estrogen that occur as we age can also cause labial laxity.

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Every problem has a solution!

Although labial laxity is a very common problem, sadly most women don’t bring it up to their medical provider. Why? First, most assume sagging skin all over the body is a normal part of getting older. Plus, while men and women are certainly different, one thing we do share is an embarrassment to bring up our sexual health to our doctors. Women who have recently given birth and see a looser appearance in the nether regions chalk labial laxity up to the post-childbirth process just like their stretch marks and sleepless nights. Finally, a lot of women also have a strong fear of surgery and assume this is the only solution to repair that sagging skin. It’s a new day, ladies! There are so many proven and safe options for you to explore including, but not limited, to surgery.

Is it time to have a chat?

Labial laxity is a real issue deserving as much attention as any other health issue as it affects some of the most important parts of a woman’s life. Not only do women become very self-conscious at the appearance but they can also experience discomfort and decreased satisfaction with intercourse. Certain activities or types of exercise also become uncomfortable. There are many options you can explore to address this issue before considering surgery. Have an open, honest conversation with Dr. Russo and the Inner Beauty experts about your experience, history, concerns and goals to get this important dialogue started.

What are my options?

Labiaplasty

If you think you may have labial laxity there are many effective treatments available to you. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the labial layers that is becoming more and more popular as people explore what’s available online. Most of us just want to look like what we looked like before age and life left their marks down below or to match the appearance of what we see online or in magazines.

diVa® and diVaTyte™ by Sciton

If the thought of surgery makes you run for cover, fear not. Dr. Russo performs many nonsurgical interventions to address labial laxity. diVa and diVaTyte are nonsurgical treatments to tighten and rejuvenate the vaginal area. The diVa procedures use Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL) technology to deliver two laser therapies at once for a truly customized treatment.

diVa® and diVaTyte™ are very popular:

  • Nonsurgical!
  • Effective
  • Painless
  • Fast and easy, taking 3-5 minutes per treatment
  • In-office setting
  • No downtime, return to your active lifestyle right away
  • Patients feel and look years younger
  • Lasting results

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