According to a statement that was released on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), women should be very careful before considering “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures, as so far there has been no proof that they are either safe or effective. On the contrary, they might actually be harmful for women.
What is the safety communication telling us?
The focus of the statement given by the FDA is on laser and radiofrequency devices. This type of devices has been approved to be used only in order to treat certain health problems, such as removing ovarian cysts or pre-cancerous growths. However, it seems that manufacturers are advertising these procedures for other uses. For example, they claim that this kind of technology can help women who have problems with urinary incontinence or experience symptoms related to menopause. The only issue here is that there is no proof for all these claims.
Several health problems have been reported
Due to the fact that these devices have been used for other purposes other than those that they were intended for, there has been a large number of reports of pain during sex, scarring and vaginal burns. There could be numerous risks that women are subjecting themselves to if they decide to use such procedures for uses that were not approved by the FDA.
Device manufacturers should stop false advertising
The FDA mentioned that it is shocking to see that the device manufactures are going as far as to advertise such a dangerous procedure for women who have been treated for cancer. This definitely sounds outrageous, as such a practice could lead to injuries and may even confuse women, influencing them in making the wrong decision.
The advice for all women out there who may be searching for an alternative to their specific problems is to think twice before considering an unproven vaginal rejuvenation procedure.