The more often you dilate, the quicker you will see results. Most experts recommend dilating each day for 20-30 minutes. Most women begin to see improvement in 3 to 4 months, although the dilation process from start to finish will probably take longer.
It is a gradual process. The more motivated and committed you are to it, the more results you will see.
- Expert trick: If you have the time, another great way to maximize results is to dilate twice a day for half the time. Research has shown that the more times a day you dilate, the more stretchy your vaginal tissue will stay. This means you may see quicker results. Try making it part of your daily routine for a while.
- Check in: Try to check in with your doctors around every 6 weeks. This can help you on track and make sure you have the help you need to go through the dilation process.
- Good to know! If your doctor measures a V length in a medical setting, it probably isn’t a good predictor of your length in a sexual situation. We know that your V expands even more when you are aroused. So don’t worry too much about that measurement and put faith in what you see at home.
How quickly can dilation work?
It depends on how often you dilate and if any difficulties come up. Many girls see great improvement and complete the process from between 6 and 9 months. Some need more time and some need less because they can dilate more frequently. Your clinical team is there to help you.
Do I have to do it “forever?”
Many women find that when they have vaginal sex regularly, they don’t need to dilate more. If you don’t really have vaginal sex or if you are worried that it might become tight again, you can always go back to dilation if it seems like the right thing for you.