In an official statement, Food and Drug Administration agency of the US said that doctors should be warned about many vaginal rejuvenation treatments that claim to improve the ‘intimate health’ of women. FDA says that such treatments are neither approved nor good for health. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments normally make use of laser technologies to improve the vaginal areas of the patients. In the statement, FDA says that doctors should stay away from recommending or endorsing these treatments. The agency also adds that the public has to be aware of the misleading nature of these claims.
To quote the official statement: “To date, we have not cleared or approved for marketing any energy-based devices to treat these symptoms or conditions, or any symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function. The treatment of these symptoms or conditions by applying energy-based therapies to the vagina may lead to serious adverse events, including vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and recurring/chronic pain.” It should be noted that, although not approved, vaginal rejuvenation is a term used to denote a bunch of non-surgical procedures that are said to treat a number of vaginal issues such as pain during urination, dryness, itching, decreased sexual sensation, etc.
FDA has taken this step after it received many complaints about the products in the aforesaid category. Lots of people who have used the treatment are facing issues like burns in the vaginal area. Also, the procedure used during vaginal rejuvenation is so painful that many patients do not complete them. FDA adds that there are offline and online campaigns that promote the use of such treatments, but that they have no scientific background or approval. Now that both doctors and public are warned by the agency, it expects to see the decreased use of such treatments.