Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. The causes can be physical, psychological, or a combination of both. Physical causes can include problems with blood flow, hormones, and nerve function. Psychological causes can include stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Sexual dysfunction can also be a side effect of certain medications. Treatment for sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause. Often, a combination of therapies is most effective. Behavioral therapy, hormone therapy, and Vaginal rejuvenation are all possible treatment options. In some cases, surgery may also be necessary. If you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, it’s important to talk to a health professional to find the best treatment for you. Votiva is one possible option that may help to improve sexual function. By using radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, Votiva can help to improve vaginal laxity and lubrication, two common causes of sexual dysfunction in women. If you’re interested in learning more about Votiva, speak to us today
Votiva for Sexual Dysfunction
It’s thought that between 2015 and 2016, there was a big rise in the number of plastic surgeons who did vulvovaginal restoration operations (surgical and nonsurgical) in the United States. Vulvovaginal treatment that doesn’t require surgery has become one of the fastest-growing areas of urogynecology and cosmetic surgery. This is because it doesn’t require any surgery. In 2008, Europe came out with the first energy-based device for vulvovaginal rejuvenation. In the United States and Canada, more than 2,000 000 women will have had some kind of non-surgical vaginal treatment by the end of 2021.
Pelvic floor disorders
Pelvic floor disorders affect around 24% of women in Canada
- 15% urinary incontinence,
- 3% pelvic organ prolapse
- 9% fecal incontinence.
The lifetime risk of prolapse or incontinence is 11% and a reoperation rate for prolapse or incontinence is 30%. As we get older, the chances of these disorders becoming more common go up even more. Vaginosis has been on the rise as a result of the aging population and the rise in weight. However, vaginal laxity is still a major cause of death and a huge financial burden on the healthcare system that is expected to cost US$83 billion by 2020.
Biofeedback, laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and surgery are the only treatment options for vaginal laxity that are available now.
Vaginal Rejuvenation and Sexual Dysfunction
Many energy-based devices have made the external genital appearance, vaginal laxity, and stress incontinence better. These are radiofrequency (RF) and laser devices (CO2, Er: YAG). People and professionals often prefer nonsurgical treatments over surgery because they don’t require as much downtime, pain, or money. There are some situations where RF therapy may be especially beneficial, such as when the vaginal introitus is stretched. This can cause sexual dysfunction, lubrication of the vaginal area, genito-pelvic feeling, stress incontinence, chronic pelvic discomfort, and pelvic prolapse.
Votiva is not a Laser
Radiofrequency causes the growth of glycogen-rich epithelium, new blood vessels, and collagen synthesis by making the tissues hot when an electric current passes through them. During this process, the tissue goes through an inflammatory cascade, and heat shock proteins activate fibroblasts, causing new collagen and elastogenesis. When these devices reach 40°C to 45°C, the tissue goes through this process. When you keep the temperature at this level, new cells are made instead of scar tissue. However, when the temperature of the skin goes above 50°C, there is a chance of thermal damage. The Votiva bipolar RF device is good and safe for people who have vaginal laxity symptoms after having vaginal births.
Fotona Smooth for Sexual Dysfunction
Fotona Er: YAG laser SMOOTH is a noninvasive, non-ablative laser procedure. Because the Er: Yag laser looks for water molecules, it can heat collagen in the deeper mucosa without hurting surface layers. Then, the heat causes collagen to grow in the vaginal canal, urethral orifice, and anterior vaginal wall. To make things even better, this strengthens connective tissue in the vaginal canal, which helps improve pelvic floor support and lessen the pain of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome
Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) describes various disorders that can result from the relaxation of the vaginal wall. Moreover, Aging, childbirth, and hormonal changes post-menopause are risk factors that can aggravate the signs and symptoms of VRS. Women with VRS can suffer from multiple problems ranging from sexual dysfunction due to loosening of the vaginal wall to urinary incontinence. While VRS can affect women at any age, post-menopausal women are at higher risk of experiencing VRS due to decreased estrogen levels.