Ultra Femme 360 for Vaginal Rejuvenation – What You Need To Know
A revolutionary non-surgical treatment for vaginal rejuvenation, Ultra Femme 360 is a completely safe procedure that is effective both internally and externally. A single FDA-approved device uses radiofrequency waves to enhance blood flow and stimulate natural collagen production in the area. An alternative to surgical procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, Ultra Femme 360 can be used for a variety of treatments including vaginal tightening and remodelling of the labia, in the same sessions.
Sometimes known as a ‘v-lift’ 360 Ultra Femme is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that can give you a ‘designer vagina’ in your lunch hour, but the results are much more than just cosmetic.
Many women can suffer from conditions such as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) particularly following childbirth, which can have a debilitating effect on their confidence and can restrict activities such as swimming, dancing, and even laughing. If a woman is worried about leaking, she cannot relax and enjoy her life, or her new baby. The female body is a wondrous thing and will try to repair the damage caused by childbirth. However, as we age it becomes harder for the body to heal and, sometimes, some help is required. 360 Ultra Femme can help to tighten the weakened pelvic muscles, significantly reducing SUI and restoring bladder control.
Similarly, menopause can cause lots of disruption to the vagina and problems such as SUI, dryness, and the thinning of vaginal tissues. On top of hormonal changes, such physical symptoms can be very distressing for a woman to go through. Often there is a great deal of discomfort associated with some of these changes, which can also be prohibitive. In addition to strengthening the pelvic floor, the vaginal opening and vaginal Ultra Femme 360 can thicken vaginal tissues, increase natural lubrication and improve elasticity, helping the vagina to heal itself more effectively as it did pre-menopause or childbirth.
In this blog, we’ll delve deeper into the benefits of 360 Ultra Femme for vaginal rejuvenation, explain more about how the treatment works, and take you through the history of vaginal procedures from the earliest surgeries to modern-day non-surgical options such as 360 Ultra Femme.
A Brief History About Vaginal Rejuvenation
The notion of the ‘designer vagina’ may seem like a modern concept, but women have been seeking to alter and restore the appearance and functionality of their genitalia for centuries.
A female physician, Trotula de Ruggiero of Salerno, first had her work, Treatments for Women, published in 1050AD. The volume included five non-surgical treatments for constricting the vagina, intended to restore the illusion of virginity or increase sexual pleasure.
The first record of cosmetic surgery on female genitalia dates back to the second century AD and was reported in the Latin translation by Muscio of Greek physician Soranus of Ephesus’ Gynaecology. The procedure involved the excision of a hypertrophied clitoris. Here the goal was to diminish ‘excessive’ sexual stimulation. There are also reports of the non hypertrophied clitoris being excised to try to prevent sexual desire in unmarried women.
During the Renaissance, surgeons began to use surgery to repair lacerations caused by childbirth, but it wasn’t until 1707 Paris that Pierre Dionis recorded a labiaplasty in his volume Cours d’opérations de Chirurgie. German military surgeon Lorenz Heister also described a labiaplasty in his text Institutiones Chirurgicae, writing that it was performed for the comfort of the patient, as well as aesthetic reasons.
Modern fashions for shaving and waxing have drawn more attention to the appearance of the vagina and the labia in particular, which count account in part for the rise in labiaplasties.
Vaginal procedures are on the rise. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2016 was the peak year for labiaplasty, while vaginal rejuvenation treatments such as 360 Ultra Femme have seen a 22 percent global increase. This is the highest increase of any aesthetic procedure in this period, indicating that women all over the world are seizing the opportunity to improve and correct the appearance and regain control of their vaginas.
Increased understanding of the effects childbirth and menopause can have on the female body have given physicians the opportunity to reverse some of these effects, using new technology such as the 360 Ultra Femme.
As with facial and body procedures, the rise in popularity is partly driven by and continues to drive the advent of non-surgical and minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional surgeries.
In 2018, the FDA cautioned against certain devices being used for vaginal rejuvenation and the marketing claims associated with them. However, the FDA later approved the use of Ultra Femme 360 for vaginal rejuvenation.
How Ultra Femme 360 Works
As with all our aesthetic treatments, you will first have an in-depth consultation with your clinician to discuss what you are hoping to achieve, and determine if this is the most suitable treatment for you.
The procedure itself is performed by a trained clinician using a handheld device that delivers radiofrequency waves and ultrasound energy via the insertion of a disposable tip inside the vaginal canal. The tip is then moved along the vaginal canal backwards and forwards between the cervix and the vaginal opening. These waves heat the internal temperature to 40°C+ and target both inside and outside the vagina, treating internal and external vaginal tissues.
The thermal energy disrupts old collagen fibres, causes the body’s natural collagen production to be stimulated and blood flow to the area is enhanced, causing greater contraction and improving elasticity. This in turn makes the vaginal tissues stronger, and increases natural lubrication, helping to correct issues such as SUI and vaginal dryness.
The device uses two attachments to treat the internal (phase 1) and external (phase 2) It is completely safe and delivers the optimal level of power to the area via Energy Flow Control (EFC ™) to alleviate any discomfort and minimizes the risk of infection.
Which Areas Can be Treated by Ultra Femme 360?
As Ultra Femme 360 simultaneously works internally and externally, many issues can be treated during a session.
The reduction in collagen production we experience as we age is also present in the vagina. From the age of 21, the amount of collagen we produce decreases by around 1% every year, making our skin less plump and youthful. In terms of the vagina, this gradual decrease in collagen can also result in the loosening of the vaginal canal. Childbirth and/or menopause can also cause a weakening of the pelvic floor, which can result in urinary urgency, a loss of sensation during sexual intercourse, and other problems such as pain during sex.
In menopausal or pre-menopausal women estrogen production slows down, causing thinning of the vulva tissues and the lining of the vagina to become drier and less flexible. This hormone change not only causes reduced vaginal secretions, leading to a loss of lubrication but also disrupts the vaginal PH. These changes can result in pain during sexual intercourse, and leave the vulvovaginal tissues susceptible to tearing and bleeding during sexual activity. Stress Urinary Incontinence
The National Menopause Association approves the BTL Ultra Femme 360 treatment for vaginal rejuvenation and notes impressive benefits. For example, 90% of patients reported an improvement in sexual dysfunction, while 89% of patients reported improved or greatly improved stress urinary incontinence.
With a vaginal birth, the structure of the vagina is understandably changed. Vaginas stretch and contract but as we age, and particularly the following childbirth, vaginal laxity can become an issue as the body’s natural rejuvenation process slows down and becomes less efficient. Approximately one-third of women experience a weak bladder or stress incontinence following childbirth while more struggle with vaginal laxity and reduced libido and find it difficult to reach orgasm.
Ultra Femme 360 can help with all of these issues, as well as tightening and ‘lifting’ the labia, so the whole vagina is restored to a more youthful state. Some of the benefits include:
- Tightening of the vaginal canal
- Tightening of the vaginal opening
- Plumping the labia
- Boosting blood flow to the clitoris
- Improving vaginal dryness
- Improving orgasm and sexual pleasure for both partners
A similar device to the Ultra Femme 360 can be used for face and body treatments.
How Long Does it Take?
As described above the sessions are done in two phases, but each complete session lasts around fifteen to twenty minutes. Your doctor may recommend three sessions, which will likely be spread over a couple of weeks.
What Does Ultra Femme 360 Feel Like?
Ultra Femme 360 is a painless procedure that does not require an anesthetic or even a numbing agent. Clients report a warming sensation but no pain or discomfort, it is generally regarded as a pleasurable sensation.
Can Treatments be Combined?
Ultra Femme 360 is already effectively a combined treatment, since it works internally and externally, targeting multiple issues, as described above.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Results should be noticeable both visually and in terms of sensations after the first session, with more dramatic results occurring after each session. Everyone is different, but results should last around a year unless they are reversed by childbirth.
It is recommended you go back for ‘top up’ sessions approximately once a year to maintain internal and external tightness and appearance, as well as elasticity and the other non-cosmetic benefits.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The side effects of Ultra Femme 360 are predominantly positive ones! Clients report improvements in laxity, vaginal dryness, urinary stress incontinence, and improved orgasms, and a better sexual experience for both partners. You may experience some redness and mild swelling immediately following your sessions, but this should subside after a few hours.
Ultra Femme 360 is FDA approved, but not all vaginal rejuvenation devices and treatments have been approved. You must visit a licensed clinic that uses only FDA-approved methods. Adverse reactions to unsafe procedures noted by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in a 2007 statement included pain during sexual intercourse, recurring or chronic pain, vaginal burns, and scarring. The group also stressed the importance of ensuring clients are of sound mind and have realistic expectations. Your clinician will explain the procedure to you and you must be honest about what you are hoping to achieve and ask any questions you may have.
Downtime & Aftercare
One of the major advantages of Ultra Femme 360 over traditional vaginal surgery is that you can usually resume your normal activities almost immediately. Whereas with a surgical procedure, you may need to refrain from exercise for up to a month and sexual activity for as long as six weeks, Ultra Femme means you only need to wait a day or two (if that) before resuming your normal level of exercise or sexual activity.
You shouldn’t experience any pain during sex as a result of the procedure but may notice heightened sensations.
We hope this blog has answered some of the questions you may have had regarding 360 Ultra Femme for vaginal rejuvenation. If you would like to find out more about non-surgical vaginal treatments, 360 Ultra Femme, or any other aesthetic procedure please book a free online consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians or contact us on 07305800057 or 020 8286 8858 to speak with a member of our team.