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Dr. Anil Sharma Provides Vaginal Rejuvenation at Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery

As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin and requires maintenance to keep us looking and feeling age appropriate. This is not limited to the skin on our face: other parts of the body, such as the vagina, are as susceptible as any other.

Whether you suffer from loose skin around the vagina, urinary incontinence, or an aged appearance of the vagina, female rejuvenation therapy may be a viable solution.

What is a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty involves surgically removing excess skin surrounding the vagina. Dr. Sharma uses a combination of manual surgical techniques with laser technology to remove the skin as painlessly as possible. He may use either local anesthesia for smaller areas or full anesthesia for larger more developed areas of laxity.

Once the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is treated with various topical techniques to naturally tighten and restore collagen levels of the skin. When collagen is improved, the skin will be firmer and tighter, just as it was in the younger years of life.

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How Long Does a Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment Last?

The speed of tissue degeneration (vaginal or labial laxity) present prior to surgery will determine how long the treatment will last. The treatment itself will correct all issues related to immediate vaginal laxity, but cannot prevent further degradation from occurring. Follow-up treatments may be needed in order to maintain the vaginal tightness created by the surgery. Collagen will naturally continue to breakdown and estrogen levels will continue to drop with age. These compounding factors will cause the vagina to relax over time unrelated to the original treatment itself.

For most women, a single follow-up treatment may be needed every year or two in order to maintain a youthful vaginal tone. For women with an extensive loss of collagen production and estrogen depletion post-menopause, two follow up treatments are often needed per year in order to maintain vaginal tightness and prevent a loss in sexual satisfaction or urinary continence.

How Much Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Cost In Edmonton?

Edmonton vaginoplasty and labiaplasty costs can vary depending on the needs of each individual and the development of the condition for each woman. For preventative vaginoplasty in women who have not yet felt many of the noticeable side effects, the procedure is quick and inexpensive. For those who have had years of degeneration in the vagina, multiple therapies may be required, increasing the cost of the therapy overall.

For women over 40, the normal course of corrective treatment is about two surgeries a year until corrected with follow-up treatments every few years to maintain the skin’s tightness. In cases involving urinary incontinence, multiple-back-to back treatments are often required. Additional follow-up treatments a few months later after the area has healed may also be required.

In Edmonton, the cost of a vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures typically start at around $3,000. Additional resources and time may be required in relation to the level of degeneration, thus increasing the cost of the treatment.

Dr. Sharma will work with you to find the right balance between therapies and budget.

What Is Vaginoplasty?

Upon determining the needs and severity, Dr. Sharma may recommend treating either the anterior tissues (front), posterior tissues (back), or a combination of both to tighten and repair the muscles causing perineal, vaginal, and pelvic floor looseness.

Using modern surgical techniques like laser and radiofrequency therapies, Dr. Sharma can tighten the muscles and ligaments surrounding the vagina in a low-invasive and repeatable process. The procedure only takes about an hour to an hour and a half and heals very quickly. In fact, there’s almost no downtime after this procedure.

Depending on the severity, follow-up treatments may be necessary. After each treatment, a noticeable degree of improvement should be found in vaginal tone. The vast majority of women see improvement in appearance, sexual satisfaction, and self-esteem after just one or two treatments.

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What Is Vaginal Bleaching?

Vaginal bleaching is a procedure to lighten the skin in the vaginal or perineum area. Darpening in the area may be a result of hormonal changes, age, or childbirth. This condition often affects the patient’s self-esteem and confidence. The laser treatment works by removing the darker melanin layer present from the epidermis. The results will be slightly noticeable after the first treatment and will increase after about 2 weeks. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve your desired look.

Does Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty Hurt?

Dr. Sharma uses modern techniques including laser and local anesthesia, meaning that pain is rarely reported. For preventative or maintenance treatments, some mild discomfort is possible.

For more extensive surgeries, especially those following urinary incontinence or severe degeneration, you may experience some general aches and pains in the first couple of days after surgery. Dr. Sharma will prescribe pain management medications to eliminate any discomfort. Generally, only one to two days’ rest is needed for even the most extensive of surgeries.

Why Vaginal Rejuvenation Therapy?

When it comes to intimacy, the appearance and function of the vagina is an important facet. The walls of the vagina can lose their tone, dramatically reducing friction for both participants. A loose vagina can significantly hinder the sexual pleasure of both partners.

Along with the tone of the vaginal canal, the urethra and bladder can lose tone, resulting in a loss of bladder control.

Additionally, an ageing, saggy appearance of the vagina can negatively affect one’s self-esteem and can have a negative impact on the confidence a woman has in the bedroom. All of these side effects can be effectively treated using the techniques performed by Dr. Sharma.

What Causes Vaginal Looseness?


Vaginal looseness can have many causes, but the most common one involves childbirth. During childbirth, the muscles, ligaments, and fascia around the vagina become stressed and weakened. For some, it only takes one delivery to cause this looseness, for others it will take a few deliveries.

The results of this weakened tissue is a lowered vaginal tone. When the vagina is loose, the friction between the vagina and a penis is reduced as well, resulting in a much lower level of pleasure between both the man and the woman. In many instances, this lowered tone causes the vagina to sag, and a gaping appearance may result. loss of sensation, pleasure, urinary continence, and self-esteem are all side effects of vaginal looseness.


Ageing is another cause for a vaginal laxity (looseness). With age, estrogen levels begin to decline leading into menopause. This causes the muscles, ligaments, and fascia throughout the body to degrade. Estrogen’s important role on the female genitalia can mean varying levels of genital aging as estrogen levels diminish. In many instances, this can have the same appearance as childbirth-caused laxity. The mucous membranes can atrophy, resulting in excess skin sagging around the vagina.

Collagen, the protein holding our skin cells together and providing firmness and rigidity to the skin throughout the body, can also degrade with age. When collagen degrades, the skin it holds together becomes loose and saggy. When this occurs in the female genital regions, vaginal and labial laxity occur.

The pelvic floor muscles can also become weakened which support many tissues of the urinary tract. This means that if the pelvic floor muscles become too weak, urinary incontinence can result. This is one of the major side effects that affect the lifestyle of the patient. Many women don’t understand that vaginal laxity is the cause of their urinary incontinence and poor sexual satisfaction.

Can Vaginal Laxity be Prevented?

The natural degeneration of the skin and connective tissue, including that of the vagina, can be slowed but not prevented. Vaginal laxity, however, can be prevented using various techniques like vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, laser, and collagen therapy. These treatments, if given before negative side effects appear, are a quick and easy way to prevent the negative side effects associated with vaginal laxity.

Many women wait until significant degeneration occurs before seeking help for their condition. This could mean more aggressive treatments and multiple therapies potentially required to correct the condition. Preventative treatments allow the benefits of a surgical procedure to last longer and reduce the appearance of ageing. Maintenance and early treatments can provide the best results for overall vaginal health.