Cosmetic Gynecology DepartmentGynecology Clinic
IASO’s Cosmetic Gynecology Department offers comprehensive health services for the treatment of the conditions of the vagina and external genitalia, providing the most up-to-date means for the diagnosis and treatment of functional and aesthetic concerns. It is a pioneer in the treatment of vaginal dryness and vulvovaginal conditions, having state-of-the-art equipment and a scientific team with a high level of expertise and extensive experience in the proper treatment of these problems, providing excellent results and high success rates, even in the most difficult cases.
IASO’s Cosmetic Gynecology Department is addressed to women of all ages, offering effective treatments for problems that have an impact on their psychology and everyday life. To this day, these problems were treated with hormone therapies that most women do not want, and conservative treatments with the use of topical creams, without a permanent and long-term effect. Nowadays, however, we have at our disposal non-invasive, painless treatments with amazing results.
The Cosmetic Gynecology Department attends to the diagnosis and treatment of issues such as:
- Vaginal atrophy and dryness as a result of endocrine disorders, long-term use of birth control pills, menopause, chronic infections or treatments for cancer patients
- Mild form of urinary incontinence
- Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Vaginal laxity as a result of vaginal deliveries, abrupt weight fluctuations, intense manual labor or hereditary factors
- Chronic recurrent vaginitis
- Chronic irritation
- Atrophy and loss of volume of the labia
By using the most modern equipment and following international protocols, it provides treatments such as:
- Rehabilitation from female sexual dysfunction
- Laser vaginal rejuvenation
- Radiofrequency (RF) Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Use of special injectable hyaluronic acid
But also, invasive treatments, such as:
- Reconstruction of external genitalia (labia, clitoris)
Purely reconstructive surgeries are performed in order to correct problems (functional and aesthetic) created by previous surgeries or injuries, as well as congenital malformations (scars, asymmetries).
Conditions which are treated
60% - 70% of women during menopause suffer from vaginal dryness caused by atrophy of the vaginal mucosa due to a drop in estrogen levels, resulting in itching, redness and thinning of the vaginal wall. Changes take place in the vagina’s acidic environment and there are cuts on the vaginal walls and frequent vaginal infections from bacteria and fungi. Urogenital atrophy, urinary incontinence and frequent cystitis, bleeding and pain during sexual intercourse may also happen. In addition to menopause, it occurs as a result of other pathological conditions such as long-term use of hormone medicines, multiple attempts at in vitro fertilization, chronic recurrent vaginitis, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, breast and female genitalia, bladder and bowel cancer treatments. Vaginal scarring from vaginal surgeries and difficult labors, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, obesity.
Urinary incontinence can occur as a symptom of menopause due to atrophy of the bladder, urethra and urinary sphincter mechanism mucosa, either as a result of multiple labors and looseness of the vaginal walls or as a postoperative complication.
Painful Intercourse and Loss of Libido
One of the characteristic symptoms of menopause is pain during sexual intercourse, reluctance and even aversion to sexual intercourse as a result of the drop in estrogen levels, which is enhanced by vaginal dryness, atrophy and thinning of the vaginal mucosa and external genitalia, reduction of adipose tissue and atrophy of the folds of the anterior vaginal wall, also known as the G-spot.
Relaxation of mostly the anterior, but also of the posterior vaginal wall, is usually the result of multiple vaginal deliveries or deliveries of large for gestational age newborns and obstetric manipulations. Laxity may also occur due to obesity, intense and heavy work or hereditary factors.
Reconstruction of Unsightly Perineal Scars after Vaginal Deliveries
Reconstruction of atrophy, hypertrophy and asymmetry of the labia majora in all ages. Restoration and improvement of sexual behavior with special therapeutic protocols for the support of the external genitalia, clitoris and G-spot in younger women too, who do not experience sexual pleasure as they desire. The department also provides counseling services for urogenital problems that require a combination of surgical restoration and conservative treatment.
FemiLift Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser Treatment
Laser therapies activate proteins and growth factors in order to cause collagenesis and neovascularization in the vaginal epithelium. Lasers stimulate the production of Type I collagen in the extracellular matrix by stimulating fibroblasts. This process results in collagen synthesis in the vaginal wall which causes:
- Vaginal rejuvenation and tightening
- The treatment of dryness due to atrophy
- Great improvement of urinary incontinence
- Improved vaginal lubrication
Laser treatment is recommended for women:
- Who feel that their vagina is loose as a result of vaginal deliveries
- With dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
- With vaginal atrophy
- With urinary incontinence (stress incontinence)
- With an overactive bladder
- With orgasmic dysfunction
- With lichen sclerosus
Laser treatments are well tolerated. Women return to their activities immediately and only 3 days of sexual abstinence are required.
The treatment for laser vaginal rejuvenation is:
- A minimally invasive, painless procedure
- A safe operation with a short duration
- Fast in relation to recovery
- Extremely effective in vaginal rejuvenation
The increase of vaginal tone improves the lubrication of the vagina, as well as the blood circulation, resulting on the one hand in better sexual arousal and on the other hand in the return of sexual desire. Most patients see an improvement from the first laser treatment. However, for excellent results three repetitions take place, with a one-month interval in between. Collagen rebuilding takes place for many months after treatment. Patients who are in menopause for decades, with severe atrophy may need more repetitions. After a year, there will be a recurring session.
Hyaluronic Acid combined with mannitol (Desirial & Desirial plus)
A hyaluronic acid implant with mannitol, an antioxidant, which is a global patent and it is the only one that is approved for treatments in the vagina and labia majora. This concoction takes advantage of the hyaluronic acid’s property to increase its volume by a thousand times by absorbing water and activating the production of collagen and elastin. Its results are amazing in relation to the aforementioned conditions, its use is completely safe, it is body-friendly and has no side effects. Its application is easy and painless.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma is the biological solution for vaginal rejuvenation, it is made with blood which is collected from the patient's arm and then placed and processed in devices of special protocol assessment, in order for the platelets to be separated. It is then injected into various parts of the vaginal area. By using this method, platelet-derived growth factors and stem cells replicate, causing neocollagenogenesis. Studies have shown that the success rate of the treatment is 85% -90%.
Advantages of this method:
It is completely safe, as the patient's blood is used and thus, she is not at risk of communicable diseases, while it is also immunologically neutral and there is no risk of allergic reactions or hypersensitivity. There is no need for rehabilitation and the return to sexual activity and everyday life is immediate. It effectively treats sexual dysfunction and painful sexual intercourse in women who suffer regardless of their age.
Radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation aims to produce collagen from fibroblasts in the dermis. The energy produced by the radiofrequencies heats the dermis and the subcutaneous tissues at the same time, forcing the existing collagen fibers to contract, thus achieving the desired tissue tightening.
In addition, RF energy increases the metabolism of fibroblasts, which constantly produce new collagen fibers, ensuring the strengthening of the vaginal muscle tone, the reduction of the inner and outer diameter of the vaginal canal and the strengthening of the perineal muscles. They deliver amazing results in relation to stress urinary incontinence, which is usually observed in simple daily activities, such as coughing, sneezing and laughing, which are usually due to the relaxation of the vaginal wall and pelvic floor. It is a painless treatment without side effects, with an average duration of treatment of 20-30 minutes and an immediate return to the woman's daily routine.