A topic that has been widely shied away from is that of feminine health. The unsettling truth is that 50% of postmenopausal women experience vaginal atrophy where dryness, discomfort and difficulty with sex and urination greatly decrease their quality of life. It is also known that almost 60% of women experience vaginal laxity after childbirth impacting satisfaction with their sexual lives. It is truly worrying that women stay silent about their difficulties despite such a large number of them facing such issues.
There are three main concerns women face when it comes to their feminine health – the external appearance of the vagina, postmenopausal and childbirth vaginal laxity and vaginal atrophy.
With these concerns towards feminine health heavily in mind, we have obtained the Venus Fiore machine from Venus Concept to help better meet the needs of our female clients. This revolutionary machinery allows for three platforms of treatment – rejuvenation fo the vaginal canal, tightening of the labia and reduction of the mon pubis.
By combining Multi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF), it aims to encourage the growth of new collagen and elastin fibres to help regenerate firm and healthy tissues while increasing the rate of healing and improving blood circulation.
Multi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF) – By using a safe and controlled heating method, heat can be distributed deeper into the tissues for collagen remodelling and synthesis. Furthermore, RF is not absorbed by melanin (pigment in the skin) and are thus safe for all skin types.
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) – This is a non-thermal mechanism that functions to induce the release of fibroblast growth factors that will trigger the synthesis of collagen and the formation of new blood vessels for tissue regeneration.
There are three applicators fitted with single-use, disposable tips to ensure the safety and hygiene of the treatment procedure.
The mon pubis (aka the pubis area) is the deposition of fatty tissue above the pubic bone. Postmenopausal women or women that have recently given birth may be a sudden increase in the size of their mon pubis as a result of increased fatty deposits. This may cause some to be highly self-conscious and uncomfortable in tight-fitting clothing.
This applicator uses RF to specifically heat the fat pads in the mon pubis without damaging surrounding skin cells. As cells have a higher resistance to heat as compared to muscle and skin, the more heat it would absorb. This triggers apoptosis or cell death of the fat cells which would later be cleared out by the body’s immune system.
As a result of age or pregnancy, collagen and elastin fibres experience wear and tear which leads to decreased elasticity of the skin. This can give the labia a flared and sagging appearance which may cause many women to be self-conscious of their genitalia.
This labial tightening treatment aims to use RF to heat the collagen and elastin fibres. This induces a recovery response which will increase the production of collagen and elastin molecules. This will strengthen existing collagen fibres thereby tightening the labia. Furthermore, this is combined with the effects of PEMF which increases circulation and the rate of healing helping to further enhance collagen production.
Millions of women experience dryness, discomfort and difficulty with sex and urination due to the changes in a hormonal balance associated with age and pregnancy. This is known as vaginal atrophy. This can cause discomfort in day to day life and especially in one’s sex life.
By safely heating the vaginal canal, it aims to trigger a similar healing response which stimulates collagen growth tightening the vaginal walls by tissue tightening. It also aims to increase neovascularity thereby improving sensations during intimacy and improving moisture levels thereby providing comfort.
This treatment is targeted towards women who have experienced menopause or realised a change in feminine health as a result of childbirth. Pregnant women or women that have had surgery on their genitalia should consult their doctors before going for this treatment.
The Venus Fiore employs a safe heating method that will ensure that the treatment process is comfortable for the client.
Other than a mild heating sensation and redness that should resolve within a day, there is no downtime and clients can go back to their routine immediately after.
This is a short treatment lasting 10-15 minutes per area, clients are recommended to have treatment once a month for 3-4 months.