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Amazing treatment you may want to try for the aging vagina

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We all know that the body slows collagen production throughout our adult life. Starting at age 18.5, we loose 1% of collagen per year , and most people have up to 20% collagen loss by age 40.  This is when we start to notice the dreadful WRINKLES!

In the vaginal or outer labia area, many women want a firmer, tighter, and fuller natural look. To understand more about which treatments make sense, we should learn about the important components that help with skin structure, namely: Collagen, Elastin, Hyaluronic acid, and fat.

Collagen and its role in smooth, healthy skin

Collagen is a key component of the structure of the skin. Collagen is a protein that supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA).  Elastin is an elastic protein that maintains skin shape, while HA cushions and lubricates to keep the skin hydrated.  More collagen, allows more elastin and HA to be present, creating skin that appears youthful, fuller, hydrated, and smooth.

collagen killers

  • Aging
  • Sun exposure
  • Loss of hormones especially estrogen
  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition and hydration

Treatment options

Collagen stimulators are used to diminish wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. There are several ways to achieve this. For the outer labia, deflation or sagging portrays the appearance of an aging vagina.

In order to improve the appearance of the outer labia, several treament options exist. This options are a part of the XX™ Restore program which helps restore the youthful appearance of the vagina.

Labia majoraplasty

If the outer labia skin is too loose, excision of the excess skin is important. Sometimes, surgery is necessary to create the look we want. Filling loose skin will cause it to stretch even further and create an unnatural look with loose and heavy lips.

Fillers

Use of fillers such as your own fat, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers or off-the-shelf fat matrix can be used to create a fuller, but natural appearance.

Non-surgical collagen stimulators

Radiofrequency treatments have been shown to stimulate production of both collagen and elastin.

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator injectable works with your body to gradually replace lost collagen.  

Sculptra® Aesthetic
As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic is different. It is not a filler. It works with your body deep within the skin structure to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.

As the Sculptra Aesthetic PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate new collagen production. This is the start of the building blocks to rebuild collagen strands that will support elastin and hyaluronic acid proteins to create the youthful look with all want.

Sculptra®  Aesthetic Applications

Although initially FDA approved for facial injections, many physicians have used Sculptra to help stimulate collagen in other areas of the body such as for treatment of contour irregularities, cellulite and stretch marks.

Here is a video showing how Sculptra® Aesthetic works.

XX™ Restore Program

With a strong practice focus on female rejuvenation, Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon,  Dr. Cheri Ong has combined these technologies and has created a technique to maximize the production of collagen of the outer labia to create a natural look using growth factors, PLLA and radiofrequency technology.

The XX™ program is our signature program that customizes the treamtent to each individual depending on your concerns, anatomy and outcome goals.

Here are an example of a before and after result using adipose fat matrix to the outer labia as part of the XX™ Restore program.

 

 
If you are interested to learn more on how to achieve a tighter, fuller and more youthful looking outer labia through our XX™ Restore program, please contact us or call (480) 771-7771. 

 


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