Popular Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments may lead to Dangerous injuries and Chronic Pain for Women
Reality TV stars are having it done on their shows, and mainstream Hollywood actresses are talking about it to celebrity magazines like People and US. Vaginal rejuvenation is one of the newest cosmetic procedures and is gaining in popularity, but be warned, these trendy treatments may potentially be dangerous according to Meyers & Flowers.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has serious concerns over laser devices being used in vaginal rejuvenation procedures as the reports of serious burns, scarring and lasting pain are beginning to be reported to the agency.
Those concerns are echoed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee. In 2007, the highly respected medical association issued a statement cautioning its members about the growing trends in vaginal rejuvenation. The ACOG reaffirmed its stance about vaginal rejuvenation procedures in 2017.
The ACOG indicated that it was deceptive to give the impression that vaginal rejuvenation (also known as designer vaginoplasty, revirgination, G-spot amplification) or similar procedures are accepted and routine surgical practices. “Absence of data supporting the safety and efficacy of these procedures makes their recommendation untenable. Patients who are anxious or insecure about their genital appearance or sexual function may be further traumatized by undergoing an unproven surgical procedure with obvious risks. Women should be informed about the lack of data supporting the efficacy of these procedures and their potential complications, including infection, altered sensation, dyspareunia, adhesions, and scarring.”
Currently, the FDA is focusing on a series of lasers and related energy-based devices which were approved to treat serious conditions such as cancer or genital warts as well as gynecological surgical procedures including hysterectomies. However, these lasers were not approved for vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
Over the last few years, some laser manufacturers have promoted their products for the off-label treatment of symptoms of vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, menopause, and sexual function. The laser vaginal rejuvenation procedures may also be marketed as designer vaginoplasty, revirgination, and G-spot amplification treatments.
The FDA has issued a number of letters asking for details about the assumed vaginal treatment approvals from the following specific laser manufacturers: Inmode; Sciton; Alma Lasers; Thermigen; BTL Aesthetics, BTL Industries; Venus Concept and Cynosure.
For women who experience incontinence, sexual dysfunction and changes due to pregnancy and menopause, these treatments seem like an easy answer.
For women who experience incontinence and sexual dysfunction as well as changes due to pregnancy and menopause, these treatments seem like an easy answer, but women harmed by these off-label uses are facing serious health issues that include:
- Vaginal burns and infection
- Bleeding and scarring
- Dryness and Pain with sexual intercourse
- Reoccurring or chronic pain
- Numbness or loss of sensation
- Bladder and Urethral pain
If you have been injured by a vaginal rejuvenation procedure using one of these lasers, please contact us to explore your legal options. We can be reached at email@example.com or at 877-221-2511.