Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk—her hit Facebook series featuring herself, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones—has provided us with no end of topics to cover. In the month since its debut, the series has explored a number of intimate matters, including blended families, body issues, “mean girls,” hair loss and the challenges of being a “bonus mom.”
But on last Friday’s episode, the show got even more intimate as Pinkett Smith took her mom (fondly known as “Gammy”) for a consultation on vaginal rejuvenation at the Vitality Institute of Agoura in Agoura Hills, Calif.
For those unfamiliar with the issues that can affect women’s—ahem—undercarriages as we age, dryness, decline in appearance, pain during sex and incontinence are all on the menu, unfortunately. (Lovely.) Pinkett Smith confesses that she first received the procedure to correct bladder issues, which are relatively common for women who have given birth.
Consulting with clinic owner Kelly Rainey, mother and daughter discuss the nonsurgical procedure, which has been around for about five years. Using two attachments—one for insertion, and another for external tissue—the procedure involves the use of an apparatus called the Ultra Femme 360, which introduces heat to stimulate cellular turnover, which, in turn, tightens and “rejuvenates” the tissue—inside and out.
“When I tell you that my yoni is like a 16-year old, I’m not kidding,” Pinkett Smith explains. “I’m talking about the outside—it’s like a little beautiful peach!” (Thanks for that visual, Jada.)
For Banfield-Jones, who is very fit and, in her own words, “still very active” at 64, the vaginal dryness that followed menopause has become a major issue. While it’s not an easy subject to discuss, it is a common issue affecting female reproductive health, and Banfield-Jones says that she may be ready to do something about it.
The average cost of the procedure is $1,000-$1,500 per treatment (there are three, at most), but reviews of the Ultra Femme 360 overwhelmingly say that it’s worth it. And as a bonus, Rainey says that 2 out of 10 women have a “happy time” while receiving the treatment.