What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound -HIFU?
HIFU Vaginal Tightening or ‘HIFU Vaginal Rejuvenation’ (HVR) is performed to tighten and rejuvenate the vaginal canal with a non-surgical procedure. This application is provided by thermal and non-ablative effects of special ultrasound waves.
It does not involve any incision, anesthesia or pain during the procedure. It’s been used not only for the rejuvenation of vagina, but also for stress urinary incontinence treatment, sexual enhancement, menopausal vulvovaginal atrophy symptoms, and other therapy.
How does HIFU Vaginal Tightening work?
|The Vaginal Tightening HIFU System uses a non-invasive ultrasonic focusing technique to target the mucosal lamia and muscle layer. Using ultrasonic waves as the energy source and taking advantage of its penetration and focality, a higher intensity of ultrasonic region, called focus region, is formed. In fraction of a second, the temperature of the region can reach slightly over 65 ℃ , so the collagen is reorganized and the normal tissue outside the focal region is undamaged. Therefore, the desired depth layer can obtain the ideal effect of collagen concentration, reorganization and regeneration. Ultimately, the desired effect of vagina tightening is achieved.|
With the basics out of the way, here are some things you might not know about the procedure, including details about the cost:
It’s not just about a better sex life. There are many reasons Calgary women choose to undergo vaginal rejuvenation, and many have nothing to do with sex. These reasons have to do with the vaginal structure causing discomfort or functional issues including trouble holding tampons, visible scar tissue surrounding the vagina, problems passing bowel movements, or experiencing a “popping” sound during a yoga class, walking, or other light activities.
But your sex life will improve. Because vaginal rejuvenation tightens the vaginal canal, friction is increased during intercourse and causes greater stimulation and pleasure during sex. Studies actually show that 83% to 90% of vaginal rejuvenation patients experience an improvement in their sexual life after surgery. It is not only the vaginal structure that improves patients’ sexual lives, but the improvement in the aesthetic appearance enhances their self-confidence resulting in increased libido. What does this mean for women? They can get their groove back!
It’s a long-lasting investment. Unless another vaginal childbirth occurs, patients are typically good to go for the rest of their lives. Though it’s normal that all parts of the body relax slightly as we age, the vaginal area should never return to the degree of relaxation experienced prior to the treatment. We do recommend yearly maintenance.
Does anyone “need” vaginal rejuvenation?
For those who have experienced damage related to childbirth or other complications, vaginal reconstruction surgery may help repair and restore your vagina — and reduce symptoms like a feeling of looseness.
One group of people who shouldn’t consider vaginal rejuvenation, according to Romanzi? Girls under the age of 18. When the body is still growing, she said, it’s impossible to know how surgeries like labiaplasty will affect a young person’s genitalia and sexual function.
Young people wanting cosmetic surgery is nothing new, Romanzi acknowledged, and the aggressive marketing of vaginal rejuvenation on social media may be leading teens to wonder if their vaginas need to be “fixed” or improved.
“There’s a lot of peer pressure to make their normal … labia a very different configuration than what they were born with,” Romanzi said. “But there’s no reason for a young person with healthy genitals to surgically change them.”
It’s important to remember that every body is different, and there’s no such thing as “normal” when it comes to the vagina. However, if you’re dealing with challenges related to the look and feel of your genital area, you may want to ask your HCP about vaginal rejuvenation treatment options.
HIFU Vaginal Tightening | Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIFU VAGINAL TIGHTENING?
There are many advantages of HIFU vaginal tightening: it is a painless procedure, anesthesia is not required, no surgery risk since it is not a surgical operation, it is non-invasive (no incision or suturing), has no down time and also is considered a treatment for different gynecological problems.
WHO CAN UNDERGO HIFU VAGINAL TIGHTENING?
All women who are active in their sexual lives can undergo HIFU vaginal tightening. Vaginal tightening can be a solution for couples having enlargement and expansion complaints. These women usually have complaints like ‘I don’t feel anything with my partner’. After 6 sessions of HIFU vaginal tightening, both male and female partners feel tightening and ‘increased sensation’ during their sexual intercourse.
Increasing sexual pleasure
Vaginal tightening increases the pleasure both in male and female partner in sexual intercourse. Orgasm problems in women can be corrected also. Genital PRP applications can also be made at the same session if desired.
Vaginal dryness treatment
It may also be a solution for vaginal dryness in women depending on increasing blood circulation.
Treatment of urinary incontinence
It can also be applied for treatment in women with mild urinary bagging (prolapsus) and rectum sagging by having urinary continence problem. It can create a solution for those having urinary incontinence especially when sneezing or doing sports.
Treatment of frequent vaginitis (vaginal infection)
It can be applied for treatment purposes in women having a frequent vaginal infection and repeating fungal infection since these problems increase local immunity.
Treatment of menopausal skin thinning
HIFU Vaginal tightening is effective in vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse problems due to vulvovaginal atrophy (shrinking of the genital area, thinning of the skin), especially during menopause. The mechanism of action is again with the simulation of collagen. In the treatment of pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), sexual intercourse pain may be related to ‘Vulvar Vestibulitis’ (Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome). In this case, sexual intercourse pain can be treated with ultrasound applications.
HOW IS HIFU VAGINAL TIGHTENING PERFORMED?
Ultrasound energy probe is typically used in this procedure. The probe rotates 360 degree automatically to ensure full vaginal therapy.
A HIFU Vaginal Tightening session lasts for about 20 minutes; it is a painless and comfortable procedure. Thanks to the new HIFU technology robotic arm we use in our clinic, setup period is reduced to 3 minutes and you can enjoy the sensual feeling and warmth of the energy working inside. No anesthesia is required. Patients can return to their normal lifestyle immediately after the procedure. But, no strenuous sport or sexual activities for only 24 hours.
For vaginal tightening and urinary incontinence treatments, usually 4 – 6 sessions are recommended within 3 weeks intervals. HIFU vaginal tightening has been a frequently preferred method in recent years than laser or topical gels, creams or pills. It is very satisfactory in the appropriate patient groups. It is a very important advantage to treat the patient without surgery.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR HIFI?
HIFI will work well for women who have undergone menopause or experiencing symptoms similar to postmenopausal women such as vaginal dryness and pain during sexual relations. It will also help women who have undergone childbirth and now have a looser vaginal canal with loss of sensation. Plus 90 can also be used to shrink and firm external genital tisues such as the labia minora for patients who don’t want to undergo surgery such as a labiaplasty. Finally, Plus 90 can also help women with urinary symptoms such as urgency and incontinence.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
Patients can expect to feel a heating sensation during treatment. The procedure lasts about 15 minutes, including the treatment of the external genitalia and the internal vaginal tissues. There is no anesthesia or medication necessary. Results can be felt and seen immediately, with improved results over the following weeks or after multiple treatments.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Depending on the intensity of the treatment, there is little to no downtime. Most patients may have only a slight discomfort during and immediately after treatment. Some patients will experience no discomfort at all.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Your consultant will determine the best treatment plan for you. The majority of patients have 1-3 sessions, however, most notice a difference after even one treatment. The number of sessions depends on your treatment concerns, your personal goals, and if you plan to use a combination treatment or a single treatment approach.
Single session $1200.00
3 pack $2880.00 savings of $900.00
non-invasive approach since there’s no downtime with treatment. Patients have three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart and can expect to see maximum improvement three months following the final visit. An annual maintenance treatment is recommended.