In the same way that our facial skin changes, the vaginal tissue also changes as we age. When collagen fibres lose their elasticity and strength, a feeling of looseness called laxity, especially around the vaginal opening can occur. Vaginal laxity, also referred to as vaginal relaxation syndrome is a very common medical condition most commonly triggered by ageing, childbirth and genetics.
At Appearance Clinic in Essendon, Dr Diana offers the latest advancement in treatments such as laser vaginal tightening and PRP treatment for vaginal relaxation syndrome and urinary incontinence. For a private and personalised consultation, call 03 9331 2566 or book your complimentary consultation online.
Loss of sensation is very common after vaginal childbirth, especially after multiple births. It can also affect maturing women who had no children. The main cause is diminishing collagen.
Skin is made of collagen fibres and can, over time, lose its strength and shape, creating a feeling of looseness (laxity). A side effect is a reduction in sexual satisfaction for both the female and her partner. These vaginal changes can lead to:
Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a frustrating problem for thousands of Melbourne women. Never knowing when and where you might have an accident can affect everything from work to exercise to your social life. Studies show that at least half of older women may have some form of incontinence.
The main symptom is wetting unexpectedly, but there are different types of incontinence. If you leak a bit when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy, you may have stress incontinence. This is the most common bladder control problem in younger women.
Stress incontinence happens when the muscles and tissues around the opening of the bladder get weak. When there’s more pressure against the bladder and this opening doesn’t stay closed, leakage happens. Pressure from coughing or laughing may be all it takes for you to leak. There are a few reasons why these muscles can lose strength; they may be stretched by weight gain, a sports injury, pregnancy or vaginal childbirth.
The Lotus GynoLaser allows Dr Diana at Appearance Clinic Australia in Melbourne to treat the effects of vaginal ageing and atrophy without expensive surgery. The Lotus GynoLaser is a non surgical treatment with minimal downtime and you can return to normal life after treatment.
The laser generates well-tolerated heat with minimal impact on the surrounding tissue. This causes contraction of the collagen fibres and stimulates neocollagenesis where the cells of the vaginal wall are stimulated to produce more elastin and collagen. The natural PH of the vagina is restored with strength and moisture content improving.
Treatments typically take just 10-15 minutes and 3 treatments are usually needed one month apart for best results, followed by a maintenance treatment approximately every 6 months.
PRP therapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses the growth factors from your own body to stimulate regeneration of the vagina. PRP therapy works by stimulating stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue.
The treatment works by deriving growth factors from your own blood. These growth factors are concentrated and activated with no additives, then re-injected in various anatomic sites, allowing for growth of new tissue. Patients experience little or no discomfort during the procedure.
Both Lotus GynoLaser and PRP are well-tolerated treatments with very little discomfort.
Three 10-15 minute laser treatments spaced 1 month apart are recommended for best results, then maintenance treatments at 6-monthly intervals. Combining Lotus laser and PRP therapy is the most effective strategy.
Each treatment is 10 to 15 minutes in length.
Every patient is different and results will vary. Some patients feel a difference immediately and some take longer. Creating new collagen takes around 3 months to develop.
If you are experiencing the following concerns, you may want to book a complimentary consultation with Dr Diana to discuss further:
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