Many women invest plenty of time, money, and energy into aesthetic and physical wellness, but one area seems to fall short of their attention too often—sexual health. Sexual comfort, function, and satisfaction all contribute to emotional and mental well-being, yet sexual wellness is, at times, still treated like a dirty secret.
Now many are coming into the light of investing in their personal satisfaction. There are a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments to improve sexual wellness for a happier, more comfortable you!
What Is Sexual Wellness?
Sexual wellness is a broad term that refers to multiple areas of medical and aesthetic care that are concerned with sexual function. Common physical concerns that sexual wellness treatments deal with are:
- Difficulty with reaching orgasm
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pain or physical discomfort during sex or penetration
- Issues with sexual arousal
- Aesthetic concerns that affect sexual performance or cause emotional distress
Dr. Gary J. Alter is a pioneer in the field of genital plastic and reconstructive surgery, paving the way for innovative techniques and modalities that have not only changed the landscape of sexual wellness but have vastly improved the results and lives of countless patients.
In addition to his expertise in labiaplasty, labiaplasty revision, and other female genital procedures, Dr. Alter offers non-surgical and surgical procedures with the sole purpose of improving the sexual function, satisfaction, and comfort of his patients.
Non-surgical Sexual Wellness Treatments
FemTouch™ Vaginal Resurfacing
Common issues with sexual wellness in women can stem from vaginal atrophy, which is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls. For post-menopausal women, this can mean discomfort due to dryness, irritation, itching, burning during urination, and pain during intercourse.
FemTouch™ is a carbon dioxide laser that remodels or resurfaces the lining of the vaginal wall and mucous layer. This improves the above concerns by prompting the regeneration of the vaginal lining with healthier tissue and a more robust structure.
The benefits of FemTouch™ include:
- Reversal of the symptoms of vaginal atrophy
- Less urinary leakage in some
- Tightening of the vaginal opening
- Decreased dark pigmentation of the labia majora
- Mild reduced size of the labia majora
- Improvement in as little as one treatment
Sexual discomfort and concerns are not just issues for post-menopausal women; childbirth, menopause, and aging can all lead to irritation, dryness, and urinary leakage. Aside from the physical issues presented here, these difficulties can lead to an increase in emotional distress and frustration with sexual function.
The O-Shot® is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the regenerative properties of the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), increasing natural healing and growth factors in a precise treatment.
The O-Shot® is injected directly into the G-spot, clitoris, and upper vagina, to increase healing, new cell growth, and lubrication. Patients who have received the O-Shot® report:
- Better orgasms
- Increased sexual pleasure
- Less urinary leakage
- Reduced pain during sex
Surgical Sexual Wellness Procedures
STEMVagé+ Treatment & Cellsthetics™
Stem cell therapy is gaining traction in the medical community for a variety of regenerative treatments, including vaginal rejuvenation. STEMVagé+ treatment combines the power of stem cells with laser resurfacing to target some of the most difficult sexual wellness concerns.
During this procedure, fatty cells from the body are removed with liposuction before they are processed into a liquefied state, called nanofat, which retains the regenerative and healing properties of the body’s stem cells. Then the nanofat is carefully injected into the G-spot and vagina to activate healing.
Next, the vaginal area is treated with our FemTouch™ for resurfacing of the vaginal lining. This powerful combination treatment can improve the following:
- Urinary incontinence
- Difficulties with arousal or reaching orgasm
- Pain during sex
- A loss of libido
- Lichen sclerosis
Cellsthetics™ is a similar treatment that utilizes the power of nanofat combined with PRP, and it can be injected in multiple areas, including the face, neck, and body. Stem cell treatment is the most reliable method of utilizing autologous fat for regenerative purposes, inducing the body to heal itself naturally.
Structural Fat Grafting
In some cases, sexual discomfort stems from aesthetic issues and insecurities. As we age, body areas lose volume—including the labia majora (outer lips). If you are experiencing discomfort (mental, emotional, or physical) with the size and volume of your labia majora, you have options.
Structural fat grafting is a wonderfully diverse treatment that utilizes the body’s own fat to restore volume to other areas. Through minor liposuction, the fat is removed from one site of the body, usually the hips, thighs, or buttocks. The fat is then prepared and carefully injected into the target area.
Fat is also a fantastic source of stem cells and holds regenerative properties. Restoring volume can provide a more aesthetically pleasing look and increase overall comfort and satisfaction.
Dr. Alter will happily advise you during your consultation to see if fat or microfat grafting suits you.
Sometimes sexual dysfunction or discomfort requires a surgical response through vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Alter is the preeminent authority on female genital surgeries, with a wealth of knowledge on the powers and limitations of specific surgical procedures.
Some women, for example, experience difficulty with arousal as a result of an enlarged clitoral hood or buried glans clitoris. In this case, clitoral hood reduction surgery or opening the bottom of the clitoral hood to get better access to the clitoris may be the best options.
During your consultation with Dr. Alter, be sure to discuss all of your symptoms, your goals, and any questions or concerns. He will make a custom treatment plan tailored precisely to your needs.
Interested in Female Sexual Wellness?
Dr. Alter is available on both coasts, with an office in Beverly Hills, CA, and another in New York, NY, to best serve his patients. Call either office today to schedule a consultation and be on your way to a happy, healthy sex life.
Beverly Hills Office (310) 275-5566
New York City Office (212) 321-0749