The female genital organs, like all organs of the body, has changed over the time. During the menopause, the tissues of the vulvar area are particularly affected by the decreasing oestrogen production.
Without oestrogen, the vaginal mucosa thins and dries out, making it weaker. The vagina becomes less supple and less elastic. Vagina’s natural protection mechanisms become less effective, exacerbating the risk of vaginal infection. As a result, global discomfort and the modification of the vulvo- vaginal mucosa can have an adverse effect on the women’s quality of daily life including painful sexual intercourse. These symptoms are usually due to the loss of elasticity of the mucosa and occur specifically during the menopause. Child-bearing age women can also be affected.
DESIRIAL® is the world’s first range of non-animal, bioresorbable, injectable hydrogels, exclusively developed to preserve women’s intimate health. DESIRIAL® products are designed and manufactured in France by Laboratoires Vivacy, the Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine specialist.
DESIRIAL® is indicated for all cases of vulvo-vaginal dryness. This degradation of tissues may be perceived as discomfort or burning, increased sensitivity or chronic irritation and itching which can lead to wounds.
How can an injection of hyaluronic acid help relieve women suffering from vulvo-vaginal disorders?
Injections bring hyaluronic acid directly into the tissues of the vulvo-vaginal area to contribute to its efficient hydration. This type of injection exerts a mechanical pressure on the cells of the vulvo-vaginal mucosa indirectly increasing their activity, leading to the synthesis of elastin and collagen fibres to improve the quality of the vulvo-vaginal mucosa and improving dryness.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule in the human body, particularly in the skin and mucous membranes. It has the specific feature of retaining up to 1,000 times its weight in water2, contributing to the hydration and the tone of the concerned tissues.
Hyaluronic acid has a short half-life and is soluble in water, so it needs to be crosslinked in order to stabilise the product. This process will bind molecules together according to the patented IPN-Like Technology to obtain a cohesive gel that will last for several months. As a result, DESIRIAL® is able to maintain its hydrating capabilities for several months.
A simple local anaesthetic may be suggested before each injection of DESIRIAL® which ensures a painless efficient treatment.
DESIRIAL® is injected typically into the vulvar area and at the entry of the vagina. The practitioner will use a very fine needle making it possible to inject the product very superficially, just below the mucosal tissue to be rehydrated.
The procedure lasts about 20 minutes
After an injection session, as with any injection of hyaluronic acid, some reactions may occur, such as swelling, bruising, itching, sensitivity at the injection site, but these are resorbed normally within a few days (non-exhaustive list; please read the product instructions for use carefully).
DESIRIAL® treatment helps reinforce hydration and can be used to restructure part of your body, where you feel discomfort. The mucosa becomes less sensitive to inflammation and associated symptoms decrease. Vulvar pain (dyspareunia), irritation and itching are also reduced. Improving or maintaining your quality of life is an important benefit of DESIRIAL® treatment and you should quickly appreciate it. DESIRIAL® preserves the femininity helping to limit the vaginal dryness.
Additional sessions of injections may be necessary to guarantee an optimal and long-lasting result. Your doctor will know which DESIRIAL® treatment fits you best. Ask your doctor for information on the DESIRIAL® range and book an appointment for a personal treatment.
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