About 15-45% of women have symptoms related to atrophic vagina (dry vagina as you age) and vulva. These symptoms include burning sensations, itchiness, vaginal bleeding, bleeding after intercourse, painful intercourse, recurrent urinary infection, urgency, problems reaching orgasm, decreased libido and vaginal dryness.
Menopause, which causes progressive lowering of oestrogen levels in vaginal blood circulation, can affect vaginal support, vaginal elasticity, vaginal PH and vaginal glands.
The main propose of the treatment for vaginal atrophy is to recover and stimulate pre-menopausal metabolic activity through a new synthesis of collagen, hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans. The result is a hydrated mucosa with the functions typical of a younger and healthier tissue.
New innovative treatment:
- Non-surgical office-based CO2 laser treatment of the vulva and vagina
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP, your own blood)
Mechanism of action:
Both treatments enhance the vaginal mucosa and restore its pre-menopausal structure. Both of these activate fibroblasts of the mucosa which promote collagen synthesis. This results in increase water content, increased small blood vessel formation (capillary), better transformation of nutrients and restoring the correct rehydration and revitalisation of the vaginal mucosa. This how the vaginal dryness can be corrected by using laser and/or platelet rich plasma.
How many treatments are required?
- Emcyte PRP needs two to three consecutive monthly treatments and then yearly
- Laser needs two to three consecutive months then yearly
Can these treatment help vaginal laxity?
Yes it can assist vaginal tone and support.