The medical understanding of women’s health has evolved significantly with the improvement of the quality of life in societies and, respectively, with the development of technology. Although the physiological stages of development remain unchanged – child-adolescent age, reproductive age, pre-, meno- and postmenopausal age – their duration and especially the point of view towards care during each of them significantly changes. Each of these stages requires attention to the body and the signals it sends. And sensitivity to the voice of one’s own body is a matter of prevention, timely treatment of diagnosed diseases and thorough awareness.
Challenging, more challenging…
In modern societies, with a medical status without deviations from the norm, the pre-, meno- and postmenopausal age is the most challenging. It is associated with a change in the ideas of beauty and femininity and directly reflects on a woman’s emotional state. During this phase of her natural development, a woman feels physiological differences compared to previous periods, and they are not only external.
In the list of changes leading to a feeling of discomfort, the most common are stress incontinence and vaginal relaxation and atrophy. Here’s what each of these states is:
Incontinence or passing small amounts of urine with minimal effort
Discomfort due to involuntary leakage of urine can occur at any time and in any place. It can seriously impair the quality of life of young and prosperous women, leading to depression, additional stress and reduced self-esteem.
The cause of this delicate condition is a weakening of the muculature and fascia of the pelvic floor – after pregnancy and traumatic birth by natural birth mechanism, in multiparous women, women in menopause due to estrogen deficiency, and sometimes in women after surgical removal of the uterus for any reason reason.
Vaginal relaxation and atrophy
As a result of natural age changes in a woman’s life cycle and reaching menopause, the levels of the hormone estrogen significantly decrease, and at a later stage its synthesis stops completely. The syndrome of vaginal relaxation is expressed in relaxation of the vaginal walls, and with estrogen deficiency, a number of changes occur in the body, many of them undesirable. Most often, ladies suffer from a loss of tone and elasticity of the vaginal walls, vaginal dryness, itching, frequent urinary infections, reduced sensitivity in the area and insufficient arousal, leading to painful intercourse and an incomplete sex life.
Is there a solution?
Modern technologies in medicine tirelessly present new and new solutions to deal with the physiological discomfort of entering pre-, meno- and postmenopausal age. Along with hormonal therapies, an increasing number of women are trusting laser treatment as a way to restore tissue in delicate areas. The non-invasive laser treatment of stress urinary incontinence, vaginal relaxation syndrome and vaginal atrophy is extremely successful after only a short course of laser treatment, and the effect is prolonged with maintenance procedures over time.
Решение с име
IncontiLase, IntimaLase, RenovaLase and ProlapLase are among the revolutionary patented methods for laser, non-surgical treatment of symptoms characteristic of middle-aged women. The principle of action of these methods is based on photothermal stimulation and restructuring of the own collagen molecules, improvement of blood supply in the treated area, thickening and tightening of the vaginal mucosa, fascia and subsequently slightly lifting the bladder and returning it to its anatomical position.
IncontiLase, IntimaLase, RenovaLase and ProlapLase laser procedures are completely painless, safe and effective. Therapies do not require hospitalization and are performed in an outpatient setting. There is no recovery period and you can immediately return to your usual activities after the procedure. Prior consultation with a specialist gynecologist is required.
Non-surgical laser procedures (I only change it from the point of view of whitening the labia) make it possible to deal with several urogynecological symptoms before they turn into a disease:
- Urinary incontinence – mild to moderate (IncontiLase)
- Vaginal relaxation syndrome (IntimaLase)
- Vaginal atrophy (RenovaLase)
- Vaginal prolapse – symptomatic improvement in mild cystocele and rectocele (ProlapLase)
- Vulvar whitening and rejuvenation
- Removal of condylomas (genital warts) and other mucocutaneous formations; pathological changes in the anogenital area
Indications for IncontiLase therapy are mild to moderate stress incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence (SUI).
Treatment with IntimaLase and RenovaLase is aimed at women in the period around and in menopause, with recurrent cystitis, with painful and incomplete sexual contacts, after treatment of malignant diseases with radiation and chemotherapy.
Преди всичко – информиран избор
In the sea of information and recommendations, the voice of your own body is the most important. A thorough understanding of the theory of the problem and observations of personal symptomatology are mandatory first steps in dealing with it. We would summarize the following as:
- To request the competent opinion of more than one specialist in the field.
- To evaluate the benefits, drawbacks and risks of the suggestions made by the specialists.
- To observe a line of moderation and not to lose the sense of one’s own body.
And most importantly, let’s not forget that health and beauty are a matter of personal attitude and responsibility towards ourselves.
The eternally young and ageless Sophia Loren summed it up perfectly:
‘Beauty is self-perception and it is reflected in your eyes!’