Female genitourinary treatments in aesthetics


      Female genitourinary treatments in aesthetics utilize energy-based treatments and other noninvasive modalities. These include CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers, radiofrequency, high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy, hyaluronic acid injection, platelet-rich plasma, and silicone thread treatments with an objective to treat sexual dysfunction and symptoms of genitourinary syndrome associated with menopause, which include atrophic vaginitis, urinary incontinence, and vulvovaginal laxity that is characterized by vaginal dryness, thinning of the epithelium, laxity, prolapse, incontinence, dyspareunia, and increased bacterial infections. The body of evidence is growing for the use of these modalities to improve signs and symptoms of the genitourinary syndrome associated with menopause and sexual function, as well as for rejuvenating the appearance of the external female genitalia. We reviewed the currently available modalities in this rapidly advancing area of expertise.
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