Hyaluronic acid injections in the vagina: Is it for you?
One in six women suffers from vaginal dryness. Dryness can affect women at some point in their life, it can be caused by medical treatment, infection or irradiation and especially in the absence of hormone replacement therapy for menopause. atrophy of vaginal mucosa can give a vaginal bleeding at intercourse
During menopause, there is a decrease in the production of hormones which has a negative effect on the skin and mucous membranes. The vagina and the mucous membranes then become dry and thinner; Thus the normal secretion is diminished or totally stopped. This leads to itching and discomfort during intercourse, which can sometimes become impossible due to pain or dyspareunia.
Moreover, the skin loses its elasticity which leads to hypotrophy of the labia majora, flaccidity and distension. The large lips or labia majora that are no longer able to protect the opening of the vagina, which aggravates dryness and itching.
These changes can occur as early as 40 years of age, and of course have a negative effect on the patient’s daily life. Injections treatments of DESIRIAL, a dedicated specific hyaluronic acid, can reverse these conditions. Hyaluronic acid behaves like a sponge and is able to fix and keep water in the area treated with DESIRIAL. It will allow the doctor to replenish and rehydrate the skin and mucous membranes. It gives volume to the labia majora and they can again protect the vulva and the opening of the vagina.
Injections into the opening of the vagina stimulate the production of collagen in the mucosa which becomes thicker and more resistant, this will have a positive effect on the sex life of the patient.
How is a hyaluronic acid injection done in the vagina?
The patient is depilated in the genital area and asepsis is mandatory.
Local anesthesia is provided either by small injections or a cream. The procedure does not require ambulatory hospitalization.
If the missing volume is in the labia majora, it is in this zone that will be injected DESIRIAL in order to restore a normal appearance.Treatment of the vagina includes the area around the opening as well as the first two centimeters inside the vagina which is the driest and thinnest area.
The area between the vagina and the opening of the labia minora is treated with small injections in the mucosa and under the mucosa after the area is anesthetized by the local application of anesthetic cream.
Hyaluronic acid injections are very superficial. They are distributed around the circumference of the vagina, just behind the opening. One can also inject the perineum and also put hyaluronic acid in the scar zones.
The injection zones are massaged afterwards, in order to spread the product uniformly.
What are the consequences of an injection of hyaluronic acid into the vagina?
Very simple. Normal hygiene and avoid sexual intercourse for 10 days.
What are the complications after injections of hyaluronic acid in the vagina?
There are no complications, but the areas to be avoided are the clitoris, the glands producing mucus (Bartholin’s glands) and the urethra in the anterior wall.
What is the result after injections of hyaluronic acid into the vagina?
The patient will feel the result a few weeks after the injections. The injections can be remade every 6 to 12 months
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