What’s next for vaginal ‘rejuvenation’?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, August 31, 2018

In late July, the FDA released a safety communication warning against the use of energy-based devices to treat a host of vaginal conditions and symptoms that fall under vaginal “rejuvenation.”  The purpose of the FDA communication was to “Alert patients and healthcare providers that the use of energy-based devices to perform vaginal ‘rejuvenation,’ cosmetic vaginal procedures, or non-surgical vaginal procedures to treat symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function may be associated with serious adverse events. The safety and effectiveness of energy-based devices for treatment of these conditions has not been established.”

The FDA’s focus is on nonsurgical procedures providers perform to treat vaginal laxity; vaginal atrophy, dryness or itchiness; pain during sexual intercourse; pain during urination; decreased sexual sensation; and more. 
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