Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments for Urinary Stress Incontinence

The vaginal rejuvenation process includes both the external and internal part of the vaginal area. Most people seek out vaginal rejuvenation when they experience looseness either during intercourse or they’re not as satisfied with intercourse. They could have urinary stress incontinence or dryness issues. Both the dryness and urinary stress incontinence are generally from age-related changes, especially after menopause when the estrogen level comes down.

There are two very great treatments to address these issues:

Femilift Laser: A non-surgical laser that resurfaces the internal vaginal canal all the way from the cervix to the outside (introitus area). When this is done, the vaginal mucosa sheds and new vaginal healthy cells are formed and the body increases collagen in that area. By doing this it helps with urinary stress incontinence because the vaginal mucosa gets tighter and some of the heat that’s dissipated to the ligaments around the vagina will also help support the tissues around the bladder. The second benefit is that it will help the dryness issues as now the vagina has new healthy vaginal cells.

Emsella: Helps strengthen the pelvic floor. When you have pelvic floor issues you can experience urinary stress incontinence. Some women who have had children can have a little bit of urine leak by doing certain activities or even when they cough or sneeze. I even hear women say when they do jumping jacks with their kids they have a little leak. When you get older, men and women generally experience urinary stress incontinence. Making the pelvic floor stronger can greatly reduce these symptoms and that’s where the Emsella comes in. Emsella is based on HIFEM technology and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles.

Lastly, if we are looking to improve the appearance of the vaginal area non-surgically and externally, there are two options. One is the CO2 Laser to resurface the skin of the vulvar area. It’s the same laser we would use on the face when someone has wrinkles and poor quality skin. The second option is called Infini RF where it uses radio frequency to tighten the skin around the labia majora and also tighten the skin and reduce fat around the mons pubis area.

Who qualifies for this procedure?

It can be both young and older women. I usually do a consultation to determine what their issues and concerns are then see if they’re a good candidate. For example, if someone has an IUD, then when I’m placing the CO2 Laser, I would want to avoid where the string is and that would be the only reason not to do the Femilift laser. With the Emsella, since it works on electromagnetic pulses, a woman cannot have any metal in the area that’s being treated.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

You can have improvement in urinary stress incontinence, improve moisture for the vaginal canal, and better sensation when having intercourse.

How long do results last? Are there any follow-up treatments necessary?

As with any treatment, our body is dynamic and the tissues do regenerate, but as we get older they regenerate slower. Once we do these treatments these tissues are regenerated at full strength but as time goes by they will weaken. After a patient completes a series of 3 Femilift treatments, I recommend that they come back once every 18 months to 2 years for a touch up with a single treatment.

Once a patient completes their 4 sessions of Emsella and continues with kegels at home, they can maintain pelvic floor health. It’s like any muscle in the body. If you don’t use it you lose it. So if the patient does not do any kegels at home or physical therapy regimen for the pelvic floor after the Emsella, then they would need to come back twice a year for maintenance.

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Trouble in Bed: Can the “O-Shot” Rescue Your Orgasm?

Women deserve better sex. But what can the “O-Shot” do about it?

The “O-Shot” or “Orgasm Shot” is a simple, non-surgical injection designed to improve the quality of sex for women. The injection uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to sensitize the vaginal area and alleviate physical dysfunction. 

Across the world, over 10,000 O-Shot procedures have been completed in over 17 countries. The O-Shot has been featured in major publications for its rejuvenating properties. Why do so many women seek out O-Shot for their sexual issues?  

Here are 5 thought-provoking facts about sexual dysfunction and the O-Shot.

1. Female Orgasm Is Less Common Than You Think

Women’s Day magazine says that 1 in 3 women have difficulty reaching orgasm, with 10% unable to reach climax. “The inability to orgasm, is very common-- as high as 43 percent, according to some surveys,” says nurse Lisa Stern in the magazine. A 2011 study found that 8 out of 10 American women fake orgasm during intercourse. Of the participants, 1 in 4 faked their orgasms 90% of the time.  Female sexual dysfunction, including arousal and orgasm, affects millions of women.

2. The O-Shot Affects Sex In Several Ways

The O-Shot enhances the quality of sex through targeted injection. The O-Shot delivers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the clitoris and the “O-Spot” within the vagina. Healthy and responsive tissue is created by growth factors released from the platelets. A majority of women experience increased sensitivity, a stronger sex drive, and consistent arousal from this invigorated tissue. From the increased blood flow and nerve growth, vaginal and clitorial orgasms become more intense and frequent after a single treatment.  

3. The O-Shot Is For More Than Sex

The O-Shot procedure can treat both stress and urge urinary incontinence for 90% of women, while increasing lubrication in the vagina. Many women experience uncomfortable vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence caused by aging, pregnancy, menopause and other medical conditions. Urinary incontinence can affect women of all ages, but the issue is most prevalent among older women. Another benefit of these injections are more youthful and smoother looking vaginal lips.

4. The “Magic” Is In Your Blood

Where does the PRP in an O-Shot injection come from? Your own blood. Studies in the Advances in Skin & Wound Care and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology show that when PRP is injected into the body, stem cells multiply and grow new tissue. In the same way PRP is used to regenerate facial skin, it can regenerates healthy vaginal tissue. Similar treatments are used in sports medicine to treat aid in injury recovery for athletes.  

5. It’s Fast, Painless and Non-Surgical

There’s little pain or discomfort during a 30-60 minute procedure. Injection areas are given topical anesthesia with the clitoris numbed with lidocaine. Using an FDA-approved process, PRP is separated from blood (taken from the arm).  Once PRP is injected into the clitoris and the upper vagina the procedure is complete. Effects of the O-Shot, such as increased arousal, is often felt days after application; with the full effects of the shot developing in 3 weeks. O-Shot benefits may last as long as 2 years.

The O-Shot requires a licensed and certified physician to administer. To find out more about the O-Shot and other advanced Vaginal Rejuvenation techniques, you can contact Dr. Usha Rajagopal in her San Francisco office at (415) 392-3333.


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