Women’s Intimate Health: Common Concerns (That Are Not Commonly Discussed)
If you feel odd down there, do not shrug it off and suffer in silence. No woman should be embarrassed to discuss about their health and intimate concerns as they actually happen pretty commonly among women of all ages! It is important to get the conditions properly assessed by medical professionals so that underlying issues and ways to improve can be identified.
What are some of the common intimate conditions?
Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles
Pelvic floor muscles can get weakened over time due to different reasons. Though more commonly a consequence of pregnancy and childbirth, other reasons such as body weight, chronic constipation or constant cough could cause it too. Weak pelvic floor muscles can cause loss of bladder control that leads to urinary incontinence.
If you find yourself accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze, or you feel the constant need to rush to the toilet, you are most likely experiencing your own episodes of urinary incontinence. Consider to get it addressed with your health professional to discuss the best treatment and management options that suit your needs.
Statistics show that one in four women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily – so yes, it is common! But most women wait for an average of 6.5 years to obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problems.
Given that ways to improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles vary from exercises, medication and others, treatment options should be tailored to individual needs. One treatment that has helped many of our patients is the BTL EMSELLA, a completely non-invasive option to help improve the strength of pelvic floor muscles.
During Emsella After
BTL EMSELLA effectively stimulates pelvic floor muscles with thousands of supramaximal contractions per session, which leads to regained control over pelvic floor muscles and bladder. Patients remain fully-clothed during the treatment.
Changes in the Feel and Appearance of Intimate Area
Like any body parts, vagina and the skin around it can have their collagen and elastin damaged or stretched over time too, which will affect the look and feel of the intimate area internally and externally.
Some people experience discomfort from dryness, loose vaginal canal, saggy skin around labia or even decreased sensitivity due to the decreasing collagen production that happens as you age. You really cannot expect a natural bounce back with these concerns, especially if you leave them untreated.
EXILIS ULTRA FEMME 360, a winning treatment at the Aesthetics Industry Awards in 2017, can help to firm up and improve the elasticity of the vaginal area. This non-invasive treatment has been proven to improve lives of many women out there. Using radio frequency and ultrasound, it heats up the walls of the vaginal canal, improving blood flow and boosting collagen production which helps to tighten the area.
It is also used on the outside to improve the external appearance, lifting and firming skin around the area. Within just few minutes of procedure, total vaginal rejuvenation can be seen and felt – and it is surprisingly comfortable too!
Darken Complexion in Delicate Areas
Noticing some areas of your skin turning darker than the others? Darkened skin can happen due to natural or external factors. Areas that commonly develop darker skin tones are underarm, elbow, groin, knee, breast areola and even vulva. Though these conditions are normally not signs of anything serious (do check with your doctor to be sure), many are self-conscious about it. An effective treatment will surely help to bring back the confidence!
At The Retreat Clinic, our Women Intimate Wellness Programme offers safe options to help lighten the areas of your concern and restore skin evenness. Our non-invasive peel, PINK INTIMATE SYSTEM is painless with observed improvement as early as after the first session!
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The Retreat Clinic offers a Women Intimate Wellness Programme that consists of different treatment options to address intimate health concerns. Every individual and body is different, and we strongly recommend you to consult a certified aesthetic physician to evaluate your conditions in order to identify the best treatment solution. For consultations with Dr Ong Jin Khang of The Retreat Clinic, please call +6011-3302 8232 to make your appointment.