Vaginal Fillers – why you might want this treatment

It can be a constant process keeping ahead of the curve when it comes to training in new treatments to offer my clients. There are so many exciting developments in the field of aesthetics which happen on a regular basis it can be a struggle to decide which new techniques to train in.

I tend to decide based on what my clients are asking for at the current time. Right now, it seems that lots of my female clients are concerned about their lips… and not the ones that are on their face!

I already offer vaginal rejuvenation treatment using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). With this treatment, I take a small amount of your own blood and then separate the plasma cells which are injected back into the vaginal area. While this treatment produces fantastic results, it can take up to 3 months to have an effect. Using fillers to achieve the same outcome is a faster way to increase volume and combat dryness.

This is why I spent a couple of days last week training with Vivicy, one of the most renowned companies in the world. My two-day course covered everything I needed to know to help my clients feel happier with the appearance and performance of their vaginas. I thought I’d tell you a bit about what I learned and how this fantastic new treatment can help if you have menopausal symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of your vagina.

Why do patients request this treatment?

There are two main reasons, the first is appearance. As we age, women often find that the outer labia become ‘deflated’ This allows the inner labia to protrude and some women feel this is unattractive. 

The second is performance. Menopausal symptoms include dryness, pain or discomfort during intercourse and loss of sensitivity.

I am able to use two different products to address each set of symptoms. 

The first product, DESIRIAL® Plus, can be used to restore volume to the labia majora, the outer lips of the vagina making them puffier. In addition, this product can rehydrate the area and improve the tone of the surrounding tissue. In turn this improves the appearence of the vigina and also combats dryness.

The second product, DESIRIAL® is ideal for women suffering from vaginal dryness, vaginal discomfort, irritation to the intimate area and pain during sexual intercourse. Once this product is introduced to the area, the tissues are rehydrated which in turn helps with irritation and pain during sex. The product helps to improve the tone and tension of the tissue which improves the appearance of the vagina too. 

What happens during the procedure?

This treatment is quite quick and pretty simple. When you arrive we will have a short consultation so that I can decide which of the products is most suited to your needs. After you’ve filled in your forms, you will be settled comfortably on the treatment couch in my private clinic room. You’ll need to remove your lower clothing, I would suggest wearing loose trousers or a skirt to your appointment.

As always, the comfort of my patients is key. A small amount of local anaesthetic is used before we inject the filler. The models I worked on during my course all reported that the treatment was virtually pain free and it doesn’t take long. You’ll usually be in and out of my clinic within 45 minutes and much of that time is used to fill in the appropriate medical history forms!

What about side effects?

As with any injection, there is a very small risk of infection. However, if you follow the aftercare advice carefully, this risk is greatly minimised. The main ingredient in this product is hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the body. This means you are unlikely to experience a reaction to the product itself.

How long is the recovery time?

The recovery time is pretty short. You might feel a little swollen and a bit uncomfortable in the injected area for a day or so and you should plan to wear loose clothing for a few days so as not to disturb the filler.

Can you tell me about the aftercare?

You will need to avoid having sex for seven days and the area should be kept clean and dry until you’re fully healed, usuallly around a week. It’s also important to avoid sports, including activities such as horse riding and cycling for a week after your treatment.

How long do the effects last?

As with any cosmetic treatment, the length of time the effects last can vary. On average, the effects last between 12 to 18 month but this does depend on lifestyle. Clients who participate in sports such as cycling and horse riding are likely to need a top up sooner.

Over-all, I really enjoyed my training course. The team at Vivacy are extremely knowledgeable and offer plenty of ongoing support. It means I have access to the experts whenever I need it which, in turn, means my clients receive the best possible advice and care.

If you’re interested in hearing more about this treatment, you can read further on my website and as always, I am happy to offer a no-obligation face-to-face consultation so please do get in touch.

Hey Wendy… what’s your most popular treatment?

Having worked as an Aesthetic Nurse for over 8 years now, I have lost count of the times I’ve been asked this very question!

Funnily enough, the answer has remained the same for as long as I’ve been practicing.

My most requested treatment is for lines and wrinkles although it only just beats dermal fillers in the popularity race by a small margin.

I’ve spent some time thinking about why this could be and I have come to the conclusion that it’s simply because treatment for lines and wrinkles is a fantastic all-rounder. In a nutshell, it benefits anyone who wants to look smoother and feel fresher and this is what makes it suitable for a good portion of my clients.

There is a school of thought that says treatment for lines and wrinkles should be given as a preventative measure but personally, I don’t agree with that. In my opinion, taking that stance encourages younger people to start treatment before they even have any wrinkles!

As my client base is made up of a good proportion of older clients and I have found that it is definitely these ladies who benefit the most from treatment for lines and wrinkles. At their review appointment, usually two weeks after their initial treatment date, I can generally see a  measurable improvement in their self esteem and confidence. We live in such an ageist society that it really does affect how they feel about themselves.

Most people are aware that this treatment is great at smoothing the skin. However, it can also benefit those suffering from excessive sweating, migraine sufferers, people who grind their teeth as well as those wanting a slimmer silhouette.

If you are considering having treatment for lines and wrinkles, try to plan your appointment for when you have space in your diary to see me again two weeks later for a review. At this appointment I am able to adjust the treatment, to ensure you get the outcome you’re looking for.  

I try and make it as easy as possible for you to see me by offering appointments in the evenings and even on a Sunday at my CQC Registered clinic based in Abbots Langley.

It’s also a good idea to try and plan your treatment around any upcoming events. Improvement can start  as early as 2-3 days post appointment but may take up to 3 weeks for maximum effect so careful planning needs to happen if you want to look your best for a special event.

What about the things you can’t do straight after treatment? You will need to avoid wearing makeup for 12 hours, this is to reduce the risk of infection. You must avoid facials, saunas or sunbeds for 2 weeks post treatment too.  Longevity can vary from treatment to treatment but the results should last around 12 weeks or longer.

I always think that, as an aesthetic practitioner, I can’t effectively advise my clients without having had the treatment myself. I have successfully had treatment for my teeth grinding and highly recommend it. It has helped with quite severe jaw pain and has slowed down the rate of wear on my teeth enamel.

If you’re considering having treatment for lines and wrinkles, I am always happy to offer a free, no obligation consultation. Please contact me so we can book you in.