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Labia Majora Laxity & Wrinkles

Skin everywhere on the body becomes thin with the passage of time. Vulvar skin is not excluded. Due to decreased collagen and blood supply, vulvar skin can thin, become wrinkled, and become easily traumatized.  

Common Symptoms & Concerns

  • Thin, fragile vulvar skin
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Dry vulvar skin

About Thinning, Wrinkled Vulvar Skin

With time, skin everywhere on the body becomes thin. This includes vulvar skin which can thin, become wrinkled, and become easily traumatized. This occurs as a result of decreased collagen and blood supply largely from fluctuating or decreasing hormonal stimulation of the vulvar skin.

Collagen is a major component of all skin. It strengthens skin and provides elasticity. With age, the body produces less collagen which leads to thinning vulvar skin and the development of wrinkles. Smoking and dehydration can worsen this.

The wrinkle reducing effects of collagen enhancing therapy is well known and established with therapies for the face. The same applications can be applied to the vulva. Therapy that increases vulvar collagen results in less skin dryness, thicker skin, and improved elasticity. This means a more youthful appearance and reduction of vulvar wrinkles.   

Daily Therapy for Wrinkles

Use a daily moisturizer.Dry skin increases wrinkle formation. ​​​​​​Keep your skin hydrated. Use a daily moisturizer to help prevent wrinkles. ​

Drink more water.Drinking more water is extremely helpful in decreasing wrinkle formation and creating a more youthful complexion of the face or vulva.

Get enough sleep.Sleep not surprising is also important in the prevention of wrinkles. Blood flow increases during sleep.

All of these are important, but are not powerful enough to stop the natural effects of aging on the skin.

Treatments for Vulvar Laxity and Wrinkles

A number of different changes in each woman can result in vulvar skin looseness. Dr. Ashford employs a range of treatments to address specific changes in each patient. Treatment options for vulvar skin laxity include: 

RF Energy

RF energy delivered to the vulvar skin can be very effective in increasing collagen and blood supply.   The image above shows the improvement to vulvar skin following Thermiva treatment. Both the Thermiva and Geneveve treatments are effective RF energy therapies for improving vulvar skin appearance.  
Read more about Thermiva.
Read more about Viveve (Geneveve) 

Laser Therapy

Laser resurfacing is not new to skin as this therapy has been used for the face for many years. FemiLift was the first and one of the most effect C02 Lasers made specifically for the vulva and vagina. Vulvar therapy with Femilft technology is very helpful with decreasing wrinkle formation.  
Read more about FemiLift.

Vulvar Fat Transfer

Transfer of fat cells from other areas of the body to the vulva have been used by Dr. Ashford to decrease wrinkles and improve depressions.  
Learn more about Vulvar Fat Transfers.

Labia Majoraplasty

The labia majora are the “large Lips” of the vulva. At times to improve a large amount of wrinkles and depressions an elipital removal of tissue is necessary. This is a labiamajoraplasty.   Sometimes combination of labiamajoroplasty with labia fat transfer for augmentation is necessary.
Learn more about Labia Majoraplasty.

Additional Therapies

Other adjuvant therapy that can help to improve vulvar skin appearance. Hyaluronic acid cream useful in the promotion of  collagen synthesis, repair, and hydration. Dermal fillers are injectable products used to correct wrinkles and depressions in the skin. These can be effectively used in Vulva.