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FDA warns of ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ treatments may pose safety risks

The FDA cautioned against “vaginal rejuventation” treatment.

(AP)

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration cautioned against “vaginal rejuvenation” treatments as a result of potential health and safety hazards, including burns and scars.

The FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement Monday, saying they “recently became aware” of manufacturers the sale of “vaginal rejuvenation” treatments and devices for the treatment of conditions and symptoms associated with the menopause, urinary incontinence and sexual function.”

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The administration said that some of the procedures for the use of lasers or energy-based devices” to “destroy or reshape vaginal tissue.”

“To date we have not cleared or approved for the marketing of energy-based devices to treat these symptoms or conditions, or any complaints related to the menopause, urinary incontinence and sexual function,” the statement explained.

The FDA said it was “deeply concerned” people were injured from these procedures. The agency has reviewed many cases of women burned, scarred, injured and having pain during intercourse after undergoing treatments.

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“We have not checked whether these devices are approved for use in such procedures. So, to the full extent of the risks is unknown. But these reports indicate that these procedures can lead to serious damage,” the FDA said.

The FDA said that they issued warnings about “inappropriate marketing” to the manufacturers of Alma Lasers, BTL Aesthetics BTL Industries, eye-catching, InMode, Sciton and Thermigen.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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