Radiofrequency Therapy For Vaginal Symptoms
It might feel like there’s nothing you can do about vaginal symptoms associated with childbirth or menopause. Changes in your vaginal tissue during these times can affect everything - from loss of bladder control to a decrease in sensation and pleasure during sex.
We understand how this can have a big impact on your daily life, and our team of Consultant Gynaecologists are here to help. We offer radiofrequency therapy – a cutting edge treatment that has delivered impressive results for many women.
What causes a decline in our vaginal health?
As we go through perimenopause or menopause, a fall in our oestrogen levels causes a thinning and loosening of the vaginal walls, known as vaginal atrophy. Around 50% of women experience urinary incontinence during this time – which can include a frequent urge to pee and accidental leaks when sneezing or coughing.
If you have had a vaginal birth you may also experience what is known as vaginal laxity. This is a loosening of the tissues in the vaginal area and pelvic floor which can be associated with incontinence, prolapse, and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
How can radiofrequency help treat vaginal laxity and vaginal atrophy?
Radiofrequency can help regenerate the tissue lining the vaginal walls and pelvic floor muscles. It restructures the collagen and elastin, improves blood flow and increases moisture in the vagina.
Most women find that their vagina feels more lubricated, making sex more pleasurable, and the plumper walls are better able to support your bladder – which is good news if you’ve been suffering for a long time with urinary leaks or urge incontinence.
Although pelvic floor exercises can be hugely beneficial for mild urinary incontinence, they don’t always work when used alone – especially if you are suffering from severe leakage. In these cases, radiofrequency can be a highly effective non-surgical, hormone free solution.
Does radiofrequency work?
Radiofrequency is an important new treatment that improves most conditions associated with the thinning or weakening of the vaginal walls, especially urinary incontinence.
We are one of the few clinics in this country able to offer the treatment, and it has many advantages: the treatment is quick, does not require an anaesthetic and has minimal risk. It is also ideal if you would prefer a hormone-free option for menopause symptoms, particularly if you have had breast cancer.
What happens during a radiofrequency appointment?
At our clinic you will always have a detailed and careful consultation with a Consultant Gynaecologist before we decide on a treatment plan based on your needs.
Once we’ve worked out if radiofrequency is right for you, the process will take around 15-20 minutes. We always ensure that nothing is rushed, and that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Radiofrequency is a painless and simple procedure - a slim probe is applied to the vagina and creates a gentle warming sensation.
Luckily there is no downtime - you can carry on with your day as normal following your appointment. Many women notice a significant improvement in symptoms after the first session. However, our consultants typically recommend a course of three treatments for optimum results.
Visit our clinic
If you are experiencing vaginal symptoms associated with childbirth or menopause and would like to speak to a specialist, please call 020 7244 4200 or make an appointment online.