Lasers for your vagina exist, not talking about lasers for laser hair removal, but the lasers some doctors and spas are using off label to “tighten” and “rejuvenate” your literal vagina, which can apparently result in severe burns and scarring.
The process of lasering your vagina involves creating microscopic incisions in the vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen and thicken vaginal skin. As you might guess, there are risks that come with the off-label treatment, including incidents of vaginal burns, scarring, and significant lasting pain. “These products have serious risks and don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for these purposes,”
“We are aware that certain device manufacturers may be marketing their energy-based medical device for vaginal ‘rejuvenation’ and/or cosmetic vaginal procedures,” reads a statement issued by the FDA on Monday. “The safety and effectiveness of energy-based medical devices to perform these procedures has not been established.”
Although these devices in question have been approved by the FDA to safely treat both genital warts and cancerous cervical tissue, they haven’t been approved for their new off-label use: vaginal “rejuvenation,” which can include tightening a lax vagina or increasing sexual sensations.
“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,”