IO – A survey of 6,000 female respondents, aged 15-65, published by ZAP as its 2021 Beauty Index, posits three aspects to beauty: First, the mind, i.e., people have their own perception of a definition of “beauty”. Second, the body, i.e. that people care about the appearance of their bodies, including their intimate areas. Third, the action, i.e. that people perform treatments to maintain the health and beauty of their bodies. Respondents were grouped by generation into generations Z (15-24 years old), Y (25-40 years old), and X (41-56 years old).
“The survey told us that 80.1% of women 40 years or older are strongly concerned about the beauty of their intimate areas. These respondents declare that vaginal care is as important as facial and skin care, as it affects both physical and mental health,” said dr. Eyleny Meisyah Fitri, Sp.KK, University of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine skin and genital specialist, in a media meet “Maintaining the Youthfulness of Miss V” held on Tuesday (08/02/2022).
As women age and collagen production gradually decreases with the onset of menopause, the vagina gradually changes from an organ with thick, strong, and moist mucous layer into one with a thin, brittle, mucous layer. “The thickness of the vulva’s epithelial is highest during reproductive age. Other than age, pregnancy is also a risk. As birth comes nearer, the connective tissues in the vulva, the vagina, and the perineum relaxed and muscular fibers expand. This is why the vagina’s diameter expands greatly after birthing,” dr. Eyleny said.
In general, the relaxation or loosening of the vagina means that the tightness of the vaginal wall relaxes. This reduces friction during sex and sexual satisfaction may decrease. “Vaginal laxity or looseness affects almost ¼ of all women who have given birth. Meanwhile, hormonal changes during menopause trigger vaginal dryness, pain during intimacy (dyspareunia), or darkening the color of the skin in the intimate areas. Depending on the woman’s own perception – and that of her husband – these changes may trigger psychological stress, which will in turn affect the woman’s self-confidence and the quality of her life.”
4D Laser Treatment
To resolve these complaints, dr. Eyleny suggests that the woman’s Miss V may be rejuvenated by having the vaginal area tightened and the looks of the genitals be recovered using vaginal 4D laser therapy. Laser vaginal tightening is a two-step process. First, the laser will be fired straight onto the vagina’s inner wall. Second, the laser will be fired around the vaginal labia and surrounding areas. “This laser treatment is especially beneficial for women who have given birth repeatedly. Other than tightening the vaginal muscles, it also improves their elasticity, maintains its overall health, and preserves the outer beauty or looks of the vagina,” she said.
Clinical test results show that this non-invasive therapy is easy, fast, and highly satisfactory for its effectiveness in resolving both vaginal slackness and discoloration. The only thing the patient needs to do after the treatment, is to refrain from having sexual relations for a week. However, like with all procedures, the client must undergo screening before they can get the therapy: among others, they must not be menstruating or suffering from vaginal discharge. Counter-indications for this treatment include pregnancy, epilepsy, HIV/ AIDS, and chemotherapy. (est)