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Vaginal Atrophy: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions!

Why is it that female problems, such as vaginal atrophy, are shrouded in embarrassment and shame? You’d be forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t a common issue among women – but you’d be wrong. The condition reportedly affects 1 in 3 women, so if you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

Vaginal atrophy is where the walls of your vagina start to thin and feel dryer, resulting in daily discomfort and frequent UTIs.

It can be a personal and difficult condition, with many women feeling like their only choice is to suffer in silence.

What Causes Vaginal Atrophy?

For most women, vaginal atrophy is another effect of menopause – although not exclusively.

As your body ages, your oestrogen levels decline which affect a change in your vagina. As a result of your body’s hormonal shift, the vaginal mucous membranes become thinner and more easily agitated and aggravated.

However, it’s not just a problem menopausal women face. Women undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy or who have recently given birth can also suffer from the effects of vaginal atrophy.

What Are The Signs Of Vaginal Atrophy?

The symptoms of vaginal atrophy are varied and differ from woman to woman, but there are more common signs that typify the condition. Some women may experience few symptoms, while others will really struggle.

What Can You Do?

Thankfully, vaginal atrophy is, in most cases, easily managed. The biggest hurdle is actually asking for help.

Because of the nature of the condition and society’s ‘grin and bear it’ attitude, the majority of women either wait until the situation is dire before seeking a solution or never look for one at all.

There’s an acceptance that it is all part of the ageing process – however, you’ll be relieved to hear that it’s not. You don’t have to live with a condition that makes your daily life uncomfortable.

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we have a number of solutions that can be matched to your individual symptoms and needs, meaning that you can be discomfort free quickly and painlessly.

Designer Vagina

The O Shot

The O Shot, or Orgasm Shot, is a drug-free, non-surgical solution that’s long-lasting and highly effective. In just one hour, this revolutionary treatment will improve lubrication and vaginal sensitivity, making it a life-changing experience for many women.

The process is carried out by our in-house doctor and uses plasma extracted from the client’s own blood platelets to rejuvenate stem cell growth. The plasma is injected into the numbed area, which might make you clench in terror, but is actually pretty painless. This type of treatment has been used extensively in other areas of the body with fantastic success.

Many of our clients report renewed vaginal sensation and comfort – and we’d love to help you achieve these things too. To get in touch to discuss the O Shot, just click here.

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Ultra Femme 360

When you imagine vaginal rejuvenation, do you think of surgery and extreme measures? It doesn’t have to be that way.

Ultra Femme 360 is a completely pain-free solution to vaginal atrophy that aids the natural restorative process of collagen production in the vaginal canal.

It works using an FDA approved device that is inserted into the vagina. As the disposable tip of the device is gently moved along the entire length of the vaginal canal, it emits radiofrequency waves that penetrate deep into the tissue. This elevates the temperature of the cells to a comfortable 40 degrees, which in turn encourages blood flow and the regeneration of new collagen.

The Ultra Femme 360 treatment has been likened to a hot stone massage, so you can banish any fearful thoughts of invasive surgery forever.

Check out our previous blog post on Ultra Femme 360 to find out more…

Emsella Chair UK

BTL Emsella Chair

If urinary incontinence is something you struggle with, then you’ve likely heard of kegel exercises. These exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which can help you to better control your bladder and make sex more enjoyable. But for many women, despite regular Kegels, pelvic floor weakness is still a distressing ongoing issue.

And for those women, things like exercise, sex and even sneezing can be something to dread.

Now, thanks to the development of new technology, there’s a solution that will dramatically increase your pelvic floor strength, and unlike other non-surgical incontinence treatments, you remain fully clothed.

The BTL Emsella chair is so simple it can be done in a lunch hour, making it one of the most convenient treatments for vaginal atrophy. The Emsella chair uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) frequencies to contract your pelvic floor muscles at a highly increased rate – in one session you’ll have done around 11,000 kegel exercises! While this may sound exhausting, it’s not. All you do is sit in the Emsella chair and relax with a book, magazine or even catch up on emails!

This highly effective treatment has transformed the lives of many women. Clients have reported improvement in their condition right from the first session, so you can quickly reclaim your confidence and control when you need it most.

Click here to find out more about BTL Emsella Chair…

Help Is Here

The first step in finding the right solution for your vaginal atrophy is overcoming your feelings of embarrassment or shyness. Our highly-trained female clinicians have helped many women to beat vaginal dryness, discomfort and pain, and we can help you too.

The effects of vaginal atrophy go beyond just the physical – there’s a mental toll, too. Don’t let this easily treatable condition control your life.

We can arrange a confidential chat where you can freely discuss your intimate health concerns and you can be on your way to living, and loving, a life without vaginal discomfort.

Get in touch with us to book a private consultation here

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