Common Symptoms & Concerns
- Thin, fragile vulvar skin
- Wrinkled skin
- Dry 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: