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Vaginal rejuvenation: What you need to know before booking a treatment
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Last year I had my first vaginal rejuvenation experience and it was so different than what I had in my head. All I really knew was that it was a laser going INSIDE and OUTSIDE the vagina. That.was.it. Of course, I also didn’t do a lot of research because I’d rather learn first-hand from the amazing laser experts at CosmetiCare on what I could expect.
I’ve had my share of treatments at CosmetiCare for years now… including micro needling and my breast augmentation, but CosmetiCare has never let me down. They are super attentive, know everything about the procedures they offer, and are always available to answer questions. I love and trust them with my life.
So here goes… what you need to know before doing a vaginal rejuvenation treatment:
What you need to know before booking a Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment
What is CORE (CO2RE) Intima?
You have choices when it comes to vaginal rejuvenations. CosmetiCare offers and recommends CO2RE Intima. This laser treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. CORE Intima works by delivering CO2 energy to the vaginal or vulva tissue. Doing this causes the cells to make more collagen which in turn improves skin tone, texture and appearance.
How long is the vaginal treatment session?
You should plan your visit to be about an hour and a half in length. The procedure itself is only about 15-20 minutes, but you’ll need the remainder of the time for undressing (just your bottom half) and getting a special numbing cream applied to the outside and inside of your vagina. Once the vagina is numb, the nurse will come in do the procedure. She’ll go over the area both inside, and out. Different tools are used for the areas, and they are single-use only (meaning they’ll be used on your body and then disposed of appropriately).
Does vaginal rejuvenation treatment hurt?
The treatment is not done in a way that can hurt a patient. The numbing cream ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort.
How should your prepare before your first treatment?
Arrive to the appointment with a clean, shaven vagina. Don’t wax though – just a shave will be fine. If you don’t, they’ll do it for you when you arrive. Also, I highly recommend you use the restroom before your procedure because you’ll be lying down for at least 45 minutes before the treatment begins.
Do they take before pictures of the vagina?
Yes! They don’t share the pictures with anyone, but they take the pictures for comparison (before/after full treatment).
Is there paperwork involved?
Yes, you’ll need to go over your health history with the nurse before you start your procedure.
What are the post-treatment guidelines for CORE Intima?
After the treatment, T of CosmetiCare suggests gently cleansing the area with a mild cleanser and water twice per day for 4-7 days total post treatment. Then, apply Alastin Skincare Regenerating Skin Nectar (she recommends it for all her CO2 treatments) and store brand’s hydrocortisone 1% (but not Cortizone 10’s brand). You can also use Aquaphor on the area as needed. During this seven day period, you’ll also abstain from sexual intercourse, tampon use, tub baths, Jacuzzis, swimming and lower body exercises.
Is vaginal rejuvenation really a G-spot amplification?
Yes. At least it has been for me after this second treatment. uh-MAZING!!!
Is there a best time to schedule a treatment?
Maybe not, “best,” but definitely better – a few days before your period. Why? Because you cannot use a tampon, have sexual intercourse, or have anything placed in the vagina for seven days after the treatment.
How much does vaginal rejuvenation cost at CosmetiCare?
CosmetiCare currently has a special deal on the treatment at $2,500 for three treatments. Mention discount code PATTIE100 for 10% off a this treatment!!!
So one big thing that I will tell you is that I read articles about dangers of vaginal rejuvenation before my last treatment. Because the articles seriously freaked me out, I even called CosmetiCare to ensure that the laser that they use was not on the statement that the FDA released in July 2018. They confirmed that the laser, made by Syneron Candela was NOT listed in the statement.
I have one treatment left to go and I’m so excited for the final results. Until then, you can watch my very first vaginal rejuvenation treatment on my Facebook page where I let you in the room while I get my first treatment done!
Do you have questions on vaginal rejuvenation? Leave them in the comments below! I’ll make sure to get you an answer from either myself, or the awesome staff at CosmetiCare.
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Originally published on October 20, 2018. Last Updated on April 2, 2019 by Pattie Cordova