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Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness

The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of laser treatment might have gotten a bad rap.
Vaginal pain and dryness are common symptoms of menopause. Recent research suggests certain types of laser treatment might help with hormones don't. Source: Tim Pannell/Fuse

Women struggling with symptoms like vaginal dryness and pain during sex, may be drawn to treatments, marketed as "vaginal rejuvenation," that claim to fix such issues.

Providers who offer the treatments, often dermatologists or plastic surgeons' offices, often claim they can not only cure discomfort, but also tighten the vagina and give it a more "youthful appearance."

Recently the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to health care providers and their patients, effectively saying, please don't try to "rejuvenate" vaginas.

The agency notes that

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