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Women's Sexual Health

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Sex is often a taboo subject and many women suffer in silence instead of talking about sexual problems. Natural Radiance has one of the most comprehensive programs to help you optimize your feminine sexual health and reach your ultimate intimacy goals.

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What is the Women's Sexual Health Program?

The comprehensive Woman’s Sexual Health Program at Natural Radiance is customized to your individual needs, as all women are unique.  Treatments address issues from several physiologic directions.  The program involves three phases with specific treatments to achieve the respective goals.

Phase I:  Overall health in preparation for intimate relations

Phase II:  Improved feminine aesthetics

Phase III:  Enhanced sexual performance and satisfaction

    • ThermiVA® RF vaginal tightening
    • O-shot
    • PT-141 peptide

What is ThermiVa®?

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ThermiVa® is more than just a vaginal rejuvenation technology that can effectively address numerous vulvovaginal health problems. By using therapeutic levels of controlled radio-frequency heat, ThermiVa offers women the ability to tighten internal and external vaginal areas, reduce vaginal dryness, improve her ability to enjoy sexual activity and prevent mild to moderate symptoms of urinary leakage due to stress incontinence.

ThermiVa® is a nonsurgical solution for various vaginal concerns.  ThermiVa® works by delivering radiofrequency to certain areas of the vagina. This radiofrequency, or RF, tightens and rejuvenates the areas it comes into contact with. It does this by stimulating collagen growth. Collagen is a natural protein made by your body. It has many different roles, but one of them is that it helps provide strength, elasticity, and structure for your skin.  This device is considered very safe, and can offer numerous benefits.

The follow conditions are excellent indications for ThermiVa® :

Loss of vaginal or vulvar tone

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Over time, or due to childbirth, the skin of the inner and outer vagina can lose some of its firmness. The vagina is naturally elastic and resilient. However, if you find that your vagina has not recovered its elasticity after childbirth, this kind of vaginal rejuvenation treatment may help to give it that extra bit of assistance on its path to restoration.

Age will also take a toll on the skin of the vagina. We may not be able to stop the hands of time, but we can help undo some of its effects. If you are unhappy with the laxity of your vagina, it no longer has to be something to resign yourself to. Many patients who have felt that there was nothing they could do to improve vaginal laxity have found a solution through this gentle RF treatment plan.

Vaginal dryness

This restorative treatment does not only help tighten the skin, it also helps support the vagina in its normal functionality. Vaginal dryness can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as feeling itchy, or just generally sore in and around the vaginal area. It can make sex uncomfortable and thus more stressful and less enjoyable. It can also create the sensation of having to urinate more frequently.

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The irritation that comes along with vaginal dryness may potentially make women more susceptible to urinary tract infections. There are so many women silently putting up with vaginal dryness, who do not realize there is a treatment that could help them without having to resort to hormone therapy. A treatment option that can provide lasting relief from this painful condition is something we are proud to offer our patients.

Sexual dysfunction

Issues such as vaginal atrophy and orgasmic dysfunction can negatively affect sexual health. Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis, can be both painful and distressing. When the body’s estrogen levels decrease during or after menopause, it can sometimes cause the vaginal walls to thin, dry out, and even become inflamed.

Orgasmic dysfunction presents with difficulty or inability to reach orgasm. It can be affected by age, diabetes, the use of certain medications, or many other potential causes that are not always easy to determine. Regardless of the cause, it affects a large number of women who often find themselves frustrated and discouraged. If you are struggling with sexual dysfunction, this restorative treatment may be able to bring you some relief.

Urinary stress incontinence

It is estimated that around one in every four women may struggle with urinary leakage. Despite it being slightly more common in older women, stress incontinence can affect women of any age. Some women who develop this issue during pregnancy may find it resolves shortly after childbirth, while others find that it has become their new normal.

Many women have to wear a pad daily to manage a leaky bladder, which not only is an inconvenience but can also cause some irritation. This treatment’s ability to improve the function of the vaginal area can result in women being able to find relief from stress incontinence. During a consultation, we will be able to assess your needs and how best to help you finally have some freedom from urinary leakage.

With no incisions needed and virtually no downtime, many patients have turned to ThermiVa® as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. A series of easy treatments, each session taking about 30 minutes, can offer excellent visual results. For many women intimidated at the thought of surgery, this treatment can offer them some of the results they want without having to go through a surgical procedure.

Women opting for ThermiVa® have reported the results of this innovative treatment for vaginal tightening, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction and/or stress incontinence is almost miraculous. Not only do they have a more rejuvenated vagina and labia but they also generally feel better about themselves, are much more satisfied with their appearance and experience a dramatically enhanced sexual response.

ThermiVa’s consistently positive, long-term results have led to this procedure becoming one of the most popular treatments for women of all ages suffering vulvovaginal laxity due to childbirth and aging as well as premenopausal and menopausal dryness and tissue degeneration.

What is the O-Shot®?

Sex is often a taboo subject and many women suffer in silence instead of talking about sexual problems.  As women age or give birth, sensations can fade. This can leave you feeling sexually uninspired and cause you to be less interested in sharing intimacies. It can lead to a lowered sense of well-being that negatively affects relationships and can contribute to the disintegration of the family. Sexual disorders not only take the fun out of sex, but also results in reduced energy, creativity, decreased confidence and depression.

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The O-Shot®, or Orgasm Shot, is a revolutionary treatment that is a complete game changer for women, improving lubrication, sensitivity, ease and intensity of orgasm and often resolving urinary incontinence.

The O-Shot® is a procedure involving the strategic injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate and revitalize vaginal and clitoral function, alleviate bladder leakage, and give you dramatically improved sensitivity and enhance your sex drive.

The O-Shot® procedure involves a small amount of blood being taken from your arm (similar a blood test) which is placed in a centrifuge where the PRP is harvested. This plasma contains growth factors, which, when injected into the vagina, trigger stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue.

The process of injecting triggers the platelets to release growth factors that then activate the stem cells located in the vaginal and clitoral tissues to regenerate and thus become “younger” with improved functional potential.

Women often enjoy some effects of the O-Shot® almost immediately, as the growth factors begin to rejuvenate and enhance the sexual response. Women receiving the O-Shot® procedure have reported an increase in their sexual response within days and weeks of the treatment – and for many, the increase is dramatic!

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Although each woman’s experience may differ in some ways, many patients report:

  • Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
  • Stronger & more frequent orgasm
  • Increased sexual desire
  • Reduced painful intercourse
  • Increased natural lubrication
  • Decreased Stress incontinence (leaking with physical activity, coughing)
  • Urge Incontinence (overactive bladder due to muscle spasm)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) effects may occur very quickly with an increased sexual response in the first 3-5 days but the effect usually starts around the 3rd week after injection. The full effect is usually seen around 3-5 months. Many women see resolution almost immediately of their urinary stress incontinence.

There are typically no side effects or downtime. There may be a few drops of blood from the injection site. You can return to work, exercise and any other activity the same day (including sexual activity).

Intimate Skin Lightening

Intimate skin lightening or bleaching, as the term implies, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reverse skin darkening around intimate areas.

There are many causes for intimate discoloration ranging from lifestyle to health. Discoloration of intimate areas, vulva darkening and vaginal darkening can be caused by aging, hormonal changes, pregnancy, infections and medical conditions such as contact dermatitis or STDs.  

There are a few things that you can do in the meantime to prevent the skin from further discoloration; however, they are not guaranteed. Avoiding coffee, dark sodas, and artificial colors in food can help with the discoloration of the peri-anal area, for example. Discontinued use of deodorants that contain alcohol also helps with pigmentation in the underarm area. 

The use of G-strings, not only makes the rectal opening more visible, hence the need for some women to bleach the peri-anal area, but the actual use of G-strings causes the peri-anal (and vaginal) area to become darker with the rubbing of the material (usually nylon) against the skin, causing laceration or burning of the skin. So, women who are frequent users of G-strings tend to have darker peri-anal and vaginal areas.

Shaving and waxing the pubic area causes more pigmentation due to heat, inflammation and friction. In general, anything that produces heat, inflammation, laceration, and friction may cause hyperpigmentation, also known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Common areas affected by PIH are:

  • Vaginal and vulvar areas
  • Anal (perianal) areas
  • Buttocks
  • Inner thigh
  • Bikini line
  • Underarm
  • Knee and elbow areas 

At Natural Radiance, all causes for intimate skin discoloration, including vaginal discoloration, will be explored.  If needed hormone balancing may be indicated.  In addition, intimate skin whitening laser is an advanced non-invasive ablative technology, we gently remove micro thin layers of pigmented surface tissue, as well as targeting directly the pigment in the skin with ultra fast lasers revealing lighter skin and stimulating fresh, less pigmented cell development.

The greatest advantage of this laser technique is that intimate skin lightening can be achieved fairly quickly and with little effort on your part. An additional benefit of using laser as vaginal lightening is that the new skin developed will be tighter and smoother because of the stimulated collagen regeneration. Furthermore, there are few side effects and generally a mild sensitivity and temporary redness resolve within a few days. Over a quarter million men and women per year perform intimate skin lightening. This treatment is almost as common as shaving your legs.

What is PT-141?

Whether you know it as PT-141 or by its other names, Bremelanotide or Vyleesi, you will be amazed with its effects on your sexual function. It is a non-selective agonist peptide of melanocortin receptors, more specifically receptors MC1 through MC5. The only receptor not affected by PT-141 is the MC2 receptor. What does this mean for your sex life? While the other receptors handle things like skin pigmentation (MC1) or homeostasis (MC3), MC4 is in charge of your sexual behaviors.

For women, sexual dysfunction can rear its head in a different way. This way is through something known as Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD) or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). As a woman, you can have one or both of these disorders at the same time. But you are not alone and PT-141 can help you beat these disorders and get back to your sex life (Cambridge Core, Cambridge University Press, Jan 2021).

Regardless of whether you happen to be premenopausal or postmenopausal, PT-141 may help bring you to heightened sexual arousal and satisfaction (Sage Journals, June 2016; The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Jan. 2020). 

Dr. Edwards and his staff can help customize the perfect woman’s sexual health program for you needs.  Call us or use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment today.