Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, lip and facial fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants are used in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds (the lines extending from the sides of the nose to the edges of the mouth), cheeks, chin, lips, and back of the hands.
Since some dermal filler are naturally absorbed over time, patients may need to repeat the procedure after some time to maintain the desired effect. Successful results will depend on the underlying tissue structure and the volume and type of filler used. The time that the effect lasts depends on the filler material and the area where it is injected.
One popular and effective method of vaginal rejuvenation is the use of dermal fillers to plump the labia majora. This procedure, sometimes called the 'labial puff', uses hyaluronic acid products to plump the area, reducing the signs of ageing skin.
Over the last ten years the demand for restorative and reconstructive procedures performed to correct and improve the cosmetic appearance and sexual function of female genital organs has significantly increased. As the labia and vaginal wall gradually loose elasticity and volume with age they become thinner, dehydrated and saggy. This process can also be influenced by a traumatic childbirth and accelerates after the menopause due to falling oestrogen levels. Following the loss of ovarian activity the labia majora (the outermost lips surrounding the vagina) loose subcutaneous fat while connective tissue relaxes and becomes less elastic. A decrease in the tone and volume of the labia majora sees them become deflated and saggy; while the labia minora ( the inner lips) increase in size. These changes in the appearance of the labia can lead to decreased self-esteem and embarrassment especially with a new partner. Furthermore the chronic irritation and discomfort which sometimes develops from wearing tight trousers or jeans can affect a woman’s enjoyment of physical activities such as cycling or certain exercise classes.
A decrease in the blood supply to the ageing female intimate area further leads to reduction in sexual sensation resulting in sexual dysfunction and an unsatisfying sex life. Although this may all sound rather gloomy the good news is that the vaginal and vulval appearance and function can be improved through surgical and non-surgical treatments. The invasive surgical procedures are nowadays often abandoned in favour of minimally invasive ones, which are associated with much less trauma. The injection of Hyaluronic Acid in many cases enlarges the labia majora sufficiently to cover labia minora without the need for invasive surgical labioplasty.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer increasing tissue hydration, elasticity and plumpness. Hyaluronic acid infiltration of the labia majora is able to provide a significant rejuvenation with a simple outpatient procedure. The treatment is very safe, has virtually no complications, can be repeated and it is reversible.