Vaginal Rejuvenation (7 ways to rejuvenate a tired vagina)

 vaginal rejuvenationVaginal rejuvenation may be the latest ‘it’ procedure for bored, middle-aged women, but for damn good reason because sweetie, vaginas age too!

Vaginal rejuvenation is a group of procedures that can be used to reshape, tighten, refresh, increase sexual stimulation, stop urinary incontinence, or make any other changes to your vagina.

(Hold on to your lady parts, this could get graphic!)

7 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Lady Parts

vagina illustration

The type of vaginal rejuvenation you get depends on the area of concern

(told ya!)

Vaginal rejuvenation can be achieved using one, or several, of these seven procedures: vaginal laser rejuvenation, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty (hymenorrhaphy), clitoral hood reduction, revirgination, or g-spot amplification.

Choosing which vaginal rejuvenation treatment to use is determined by the area being addressed.

Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation

Vaginal laser rejuvenation (VLR) is any procedure that uses energy based equipment ( laser, radiofrequency, ultrasound ) for vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginal laser rejuvenation is used to treat laxity, excessive dryness, lack of sensitivity and minor incontinence.

These types of rejuvenation procedures work best for anyone with a vagina who wants to address the above mentioned issues without having to go under the knife.

VLR generally involves you doctor or laser technician inserting a handheld wand into your vagina. The treatments takes 15 to 30 minutes and is outpatient. However, it takes 3 to 5 treatments to see any real benefits.

There is little to no downtime (mostly like menstrual cramps) but can be a little pricey from $3500 to $7000 depending on the treatment and of course where you live geographically ( for example, NYC would be at the top of the range).

There are many different brands of lasers and some work differently than others but they all involve a wand to apply laser energy (heat) inside your vajayjay. It should not hurt. As a matter of fact, when I got my Thermiva it felt kind of pleasant (not in a kinky way).

Vaginal Rejuvenation Lasers

Without going too, too, too far into it, here are a few units used for vaginal laser rejuvenation:

Thermiva by Thermigen

ThermiVa Electrocoagulation Unit

Thermiva uses RF energy (heat) to reclaim your pre-childbirth vagina. I have personally done Thermiva. It does not hurt and it helped with my “pee-when-I-laugh-or-sneeze” syndrome.

FemTouch by Lumenis
femtouch by lumenis for vaginal rejuvenation

Femtouch by Lumenis

FemTouch uses fractional CO2 technology to address issues such as urinary incontinence, dryness, and vaginal laxity.

Femilift (Pixel Co2) by Alma Lasers
femilift for vaginal rejuvenation

Femilift by Alma Lasers

Femlift uses fractional Co2 energy.

MonaLisa Touch by Cynosure


MonaLisa Touch uses fractional Co2 energy.

Ultra Femme 360 by BTL
Ultra Femme 360 by BTL

Ultra Femme 360 by BTL

The Ultra Femme 360 utilizes ultrasound technology.

NOTE: There is currently some controversy regarding vaginal laser rejuvenation after an FDA WARNING stated that vaginal rejuvenation devices are being used off-label (for purposes other than what they were approved by the FDA to do) and could possibly be a risk to your lady parts.

You should also know that off-label isn’t always a bad thing. Example: A little Botox can lift a droopy nose but since Botox has not been FDA approved for this procedure it is considered “off-label”.

Given the current attention to this topic, I can only tell you to do your due diligence before deciding to partake in any one of these vaginal laser procedures.


A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves physically trimming your labia with a scalpel and is mainly used to change the appearance of your labia. (unless you’re like me and live in constant fear of catching your labia in your zipper, labiaplasty can also be used preventatively) 🙂

labia diagram

This chic is the perfect candidate for labiaplasty to shorten her labia minora (the friction with her panties can’t feel good!)

Not all labiaplasty procedures are the same. There are several techniques that can be used depending on the plastic surgeon performing the procedure.

Trim Technique

Some surgeons like to use the trim technique which essentially involves cutting off the excess skin on the labia.

The Labiaplasty Trim Technique

The Labiaplasty Trim Technique

There’s also the wedge technique where the surgeon cuts a v-shape then sews those two pieces back together. Or the de-epithelialization technique where a half-moon incision is made, part of tissue is removed then sutured back together.

The Labiplasty Wedge Technique

The Labiplasty Wedge Technique

Labiaplasty is ideal for people who either don’t like or has irritation (friction against your panties) due to the shape or length of their labia.

You can read more about those in  “A Complete Guide to Labiaplasty”.


Vaginoplasty (also known as posterior colporrhaphy) is a surgical procedure used to tighten the inside of your vagina.

Vaginoplasty is the way to go if you feel your vagina is slack or loose due to childbirth, aging, or even just bad genes (did I just say that?). It can also be used to correct a vaginal defect from birth or construct a vagina as part of sex reassignment surgery.

Vaginoplasty involves cutting a pie shaped hole in the vaginal tissue wall and using sutures to reattach and tighten the area. You can expect to go back to work in two or three days. For sex reassignment it could be considerably longer but that is outside the scope of this website.

Vaginoplasty can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000. You can read more about vaginoplasty here.

(If vaginoplasty sounds worse than  there’s always the kegel ball) !


intact hymen and broken hymen

hymenoplasty (or hymenorrhaphy) is a surgical procedure used to reattach the sheet of tissue that protects the inside of the vagina or, the hymen.

In some cultures it is necessary for a woman to be a ‘virgin’ before marriage and an intact hymen can be the difference between happily ever after and social pariah (yes, this still happens).

Women who would like to present as a virgin (this procedure does not address tightening). The delicate hymen is ripped the first time you have intercourse and a hymenoplasty sews it back together.


However, hymenoplasty does not address other changes to the vagina after having sex such as the relaxation of muscles (it just gets looser). To address the hymen as well as the tightening of the vagina you would have to get a revirgination.


 Revirgination restores the torn hymen and tightens up the area, essentially restoring the vagina to it’s original “virginal” state. (sweet gesture, but…).

For those of you that have been listening, you probably realize that the revirgination is simply a combination of a hymenoplasty and a vaginoplasty performed in one surgery.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

clitoral unhooding

(source) Before and After Clitoral Hood Reduction

Clitoral Hood Reduction (also called clitoral unhooding or hoodectomy), is a surgical procedure used to remove or reduce the tissue that covers the clitoris in order to increase sexual pleasure or just enhance the way it looks.

The surgery involves the removal of excess skin over the clitoris. If you’re wondering if you’re clitoris is hooded, then grab a mirror and see where you land on the clitoral hood coverage chart. (Yes, that really exists.)

The downtime can be anywhere from 2 days to a week and the pricing varies greatly. However, if the idea of a scalpel near your happy place freaks you out, there is always the Rabbit. 😉

(I LOVE my job!)

G-Spot Amplification

G-Spot amplification is an injectable used solely for increasing sexual pleasure and involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid, collagen, or autologous fat into the Grafenburg spot (G-Spot) in order to increase sensitivity. (YES, it actually does exist!)

The G-spot is located on the roof of the vagina, 2.5-3 inches directly below the urethra. It’s on the roof (?) of the vagina at 12 o’clock when you are lying down.

The procedure du jour is the G-SHOT® procedure which involves the use of human engineered hyaluronan to augment your G-spot (kinda like fillers in your vaj).

G-Spot amplification is said to be painless with zero downtime and the cost varies depending on the product used.

You can read more about G-SHOT here.

So there you have it chickadees!  Seven ways to rejuvenate your lady parts!! (and you are welcome!)

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