Radiofrequency Energy Treatment
If you suffer vaginal dryness and laxity, you’ll understand how these common issues can sap confidence.
Vaginal laxity can cause problems with incontinence because the vaginal walls help to support the bladder. When these walls become lax, this can cause urine to leak. It can also cause issues with changes to sensation during lovemaking.
Now at last, thanks to the latest technology, there is a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to help women with laxity and associated problems – radiofrequency energy. This technology works at a cellular level to stimulate the body to rebuild and restore collagen.
What issues does radiofrequency energy treatment help with?
- Stress incontinence
- Urinary urgency symptoms
- Vaginal laxness
- Tones vaginal tissues and strength
- Pelvic prolapse
- Lichen sclerosus
How does radiofrequency energy work?
Radiofrequency energy is delivered via by a wand by a consultant gynaecologist to tighten the inner and outer vaginal area. It works by heating up the tissue and delivering just the right amount of alternating pulses of heating and cooling. By delivering energy to the connective tissue of the vaginal wall, it rejuvenates the cells. As well as laxity, this procedure can also help other condition.
What happens during radiofrequency energy treatment?
The procedure is quite simple – no anaesthetic is required. The patient lies down comfortably, while the clinician inserts a thin probe with radiofrequency energy emitting tip, into the vagina. The probe is moved around and can also be used on the inner tissue of the vulva. Most patients describe the sensation as a warming sensation and do not find it uncomfortable.
Are women who have had cancer able to have radiofrequency energy treatment?
In most cases, yes. Radiofrequency energy is a non-hormonal alternative for women who are unable to use HRT due to certain breast, uterine or ovarian cancers. Often women with these cancers have undergone a surgical menopause meaning vaginal dryness symptoms come on very suddenly and severely.
Which patients are suitable for radiofrequency energy treatment?
- Women who have genitourinary syndrome of menopause
- Women suffering from vaginal dryness
- Women who have stress incontinence
- Women who have urge incontinence
- Women who would like to improve vaginal tone
- Women with a weakened pelvic floor
- Women who have had children
When will I see improvements?
Many women see improvement after the first treatment, but the best results will be observed three months after the third treatment
Who can perform radiofrequency treatment?
At the moment, there is no standard level of training required for radiofrequency treatment, which means there are some practitioners who are not consultant gynaecologists, or even qualified doctors.
Patients should ensure they visit a consultant gynaecologist fully experienced in the field of radiofrequency. The vagina and surrounding area of the vulva share a complex network of nerves, so this procedure needs to be conducted by someone with expert knowledge of female anatomy. This is not an aesthetic treatment – although the appearance of the vulva and vagina will usually improve as a result.
If you would like some more information on radiofrequency treatment, we would be happy to discuss any queries you may have.