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FDA: Energy-Based Devices Not Recommended for “Vaginal Rejuvenation”

FDA: Energy-Based Devices Not Recommended for “Vaginal Rejuvenation” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning women and healthcare providers about the use of energy-based devices for vaginal “rejuvenation” procedures.

The devices, which use radiofrequency or laser components, are currently approved for destroying abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissue. They may also be used to treat genital warts.

However, they are not approved for vaginal rejuvenation and have been linked to side effects like vaginal burns, scarring, painful intercourse, and chronic pain.

The agency called vaginal rejuvenation an “ill-defined term,” but it includes non-surgical treatment for conditions like vaginal laxity (looseness in the vagina), vaginal atrophy (including dryness and itching), painful intercourse, painful urination, and reduced sexual sensation.

The devices might be used in vaginal cosmetic procedures as well.

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