Vaginal Rejuvenation After Menopause

Specialist menopausal healthcare is often far behind the times.

Many menopausal and post-menopausal women find that both education and healthcare resources simply aren’t as accessible or as comprehensive as they need to be, which is incredibly frustrating during what is already a physically and emotionally complicated time for many women.

Katie Alex offers a specialist knowledge of women’s health concerns and is passionate about the impact that non-surgical treatments like Ultra Femme 360 can have on post-menopausal women.

To find out more about how Femme by Katie Alex can help, keep reading or get in touch to arrange a consultation with Katie.

How the Menopause Can Affect Women’s Bodies

During and after menopause, we see a significant drop in the body’s production of oestrogen, which leads to many of the common symptoms of menopause. A decrease in collagen production, which is the most abundant protein in the body, and the one that helps give skin and body tissues elasticity and strength, also occurs, which can be seen in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face, sagging skin all over the body and a loss of muscle tone.

When the body’s oestrogen production decreases, many physiological changes occur in the body, including problems related to the genitourinary systems, which affect over half of menopausal and postmenopausal women. Genitourinary symptoms of menopause (also known as GSM) can bring about a range of different symptoms, including:

  • A lowered libido and decreased sex drive
  • Difficulty becoming physically aroused
  • An increase in the how often and how urgently you need to urinate
  • Stress incontinence and “leaking” when you laugh, run, sneeze or lift heavy objects
  • Pain during sex (sometimes called dyspareunia)
  • Itching in and around the vagina
  • Loss of sensitivity in the vagina, labia, clitoris and surrounding tissues
  • More frequent urinary tract infections
  • More frequent yeast infections and bacterial infections
  • Vaginal dryness

The loss of sensitivity, vaginal laxity, and general discomfort associated with GSM can also lead to significant sexual dysfunction in women. Many women feel embarrassed about seeking help, but this can have a huge impact on their intimate relationships.

Stress Incontinence

Many women also struggle with stress incontinence after menopause, as this overall weakening in muscle tone also occurs in the pelvic floor muscles and the muscles that hold the neck of the bladder, making leaks and difficulty controlling the bladder more likely. It occurs when the muscles around the bladder neck and the pelvic floor muscles become weakened.

This can often be caused by the loss of muscle tone that occurs during menopause. As they are weaker, they cannot hold the bladder closed as well, such as when running, jumping, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting heavy objects. When this occurs, sufferers of stress incontinence may experience the leaks or dribbles that are characteristic of stress incontinence.

The Ultra Femme 360 treatment can help by triggering muscle and tissue regeneration to improve control over continence by increasing the strength, density and elasticity of the tissues in the vaginal canal. This helps to support the genitourinary organs, including the bladder and the pelvic floor muscles, and provide them with additional strength.

Aesthetic Concerns

During menopause, and as a result of the ageing process in general, the skin all over the face and body begins to lose tone and elasticity. This is why we see the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin sagging as we get older, and intimate areas are no exception. This loss of collagen production contributes to a lack of tone in external tissues such as the labia majora, which can make many women feel self-conscious and embarrassed about their bodies. Even though this is a natural process, it can have a major impact on the sex life of menopausal and post-menopausal women.

Ultra Femme 360 is an internal and external treatment, which means it can be used to plump, tighten and tone the external areas such as the labia and vulva. This tightening can make a huge difference to many women, and acts as a real confidence boost when it comes to intimacy, both alone and with a partner.

Vaginal Laxity and Sexual Dysfunction

The drop in oestrogen during menopause also has a massive impact on women’s libido and can trigger a variety of symptoms that disrupt your sex life. This includes vaginal laxity or looseness, vaginal dryness and pain during sex. GSM can lead to a loss of sensitivity as well as other issues such as vaginal laxity, which affects sexual satisfaction for both partners. Ultra Femme 360 stimulates and tightens the vaginal tissues, resulting in a more rewarding sexual experience for both partners.

How Does Ultra Femme Help With Vaginal Rejuvenation After Menopause?

Ultra Femme 360 can help to treat a wide variety of conditions triggered by menopause by gently triggering the body’s natural regeneration process. This helps to strengthen tissues in the vaginal canal, improve the rate of cell turnover and increase blood flow to the area, resulting in a tighter feeling and stronger sensations in and around the vagina. It also treats external areas, giving the labia a tight, neat and lifted appearance, to help boost your confidence and give you back control over your sex life.

Ultra Femme 360 is so revolutionary as it is entirely painless and completely non-surgical, while never compromising on the quality of results for Katie’s clients. During treatment, the Ultra Femme device is inserted into the vagina, and moved gently back and forth. The Ultra Femme device works by emitting radiofrequency waves while inside the vagina, which causes the surrounding tissues to actually heat up internally, without damaging the vaginal canal or causing any discomfort. Once the cells in the vaginal tissue are heated, this sends signals to the body that increase the rate of cell healing and turnover, resulting in newer, fresher and stronger tissues. It also improves blood flow to the area as cell turnover increases, which increases sensation and sensitivity of both the internal and external areas. As Ultra Femme uses the body’s own natural processes, the results of treatment can last for a very long time. While improvements in your condition can be seen immediately after the first Ultra Femme session, optimum results can be seen at around 12 weeks after your final treatment, and can last for years to come!

At Katie Alex’s clinic, Ultra Femme is carried out in three separate treatment sessions, around 11-14 days apart. Katie carries out an introductory telephone consultation with every one of her clients before starting treatment. In this consultation, she’ll discuss your goals, any medical history or conditions that might affect your safety or results, as well as talk you through the treatment process, if required. While Ultra Femme is suitable for the vast majority of women, some people, such as those with copper IUD implants or pacemakers, may not be suitable. This is something Katie will discuss with you in your initial consultation.

To find out more about Ultra Femme 360, how menopause can affect you or to book your initial consultation with Katie Alex, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0161 327 1734.