The aging process leads to significant changes to the vagina. These changes can alter the appearance of the vagina, as well as your sex life and confidence. But, by understanding the changes that impact the vagina as you age, you can prepare for what’s to come. Plus, with treatments to rejuvenate the vagina available at the Visionary Centre for Women, you can rewind time on your vagina.
How The Vagina Changes With Age
Reduced Estrogen Levels
Estrogen is the female sex hormone. When a woman is in her 20s, estrogen levels are at a peak. After this point, estrogen levels begin to decline. After menopause, levels of estrogen have dropped significantly. Low estrogen can cause vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, and low libido, among other symptoms. Hormone therapy, such as BioTE® hormone pellets, can restore depleted estrogen levels to restore moisture to the vaginal tissues while enhancing sex drive.
Shrunken Vaginal Tissues
Low levels of estrogen after menopause can cause the vagina to shrink. Especially for women who don’t have sex regularly, the vagina becomes narrow and short. This can make intercourse painful. But, by maintaining a healthy sex life, you can prevent shrinkage of the vaginal tissues.
Lost Moisture and Elasticity
As is the case with the skin on the rest of your body, the vaginal tissues lose elasticity as you age. This is because levels of collagen and elastin in the body naturally decline with age. Since collagen and elastin supply structure and volume to the vaginal tissues, this effect of aging can lead to dry vaginal tissues and sagging of the labia. Procedures including vaginal rejuvenation, THERMIva®, majoraplasty, and labiaplasty tighten the vaginal tissues for a more youthful look and feel.
Although the vagina undergoes many changes with age, Dr. Hayes at the Visionary Centre for Women provides several revolutionary treatments to offset signs of aging in the vagina. Schedule a consultation to learn more.