Vaginal Relaxation

When it comes to sex, painful isn’t usually the word that you would use to describe it. For some women, however, this is exactly the word they would use. A certain condition, known as vaginismus, can cause pain during penetrative sex, making it something that women suffering from this condition face. This can lead to avoiding sex, problems in relationships, and even issues regarding self-esteem. Women who suffer from this condition may even face trouble when it comes to using tampons. However, vaginismus does not have to be a permanent concern; there are ways that it can be treated, called vaginal relaxation.

What is Vaginal Relaxation?

While vaginismus is usually considered to be an issue that manifests psychologically, it can also be a physical condition, and the physical effects of this condition are very much real, and can be very discouraging. Luckily, there is a treatment, known as vaginal relaxation, that can help to remedy the situation and make penetrative sex pleasurable again.

Vaginal relaxation works by essentially relaxing the vaginal muscles to allow objects, such as a tampon or a penis, to penetrate the vagina easily, eliminating the pain and discomfort that can often be faced for women dealing with vaginismus.

There are several ways that can help to treat vaginismus. Sometimes women may find themselves needing to use more than one of the following in order to find complete relief from this condition:

  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Kegel exercises
  • Dilating the vagina
  • Botox

What Causes Vaginismus?

There are several things that can cause vaginismus. Some of these causes include:

  • Emotional issues
  • Sexual trauma experienced in the past
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Menopause
  • Treatment with radiation
  • Certain medications

Vaginal Relaxation Through Botox

Vaginal Relaxation through Botox is a treatment option that has offered promising results for women suffering from vaginismus. In fact, many women opt to try this treatment in addition to other treatments, such as sexual counseling or therapy.

How Does the Vaginal Relaxation Treatment Work?

While Botox is often thought of as being a successful treatment for removing wrinkles and fine lines, it can also be used to treat vaginal spasms that could be the cause of vaginismus for some women. It works by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, which can prevent these types of spasms that cause painful sex.

What to Expect During Treatment

When it comes to using Botox for vaginal relaxation as a treatment for vaginismus, it is important to know that this treatment may not work entirely on its own, and may need to be paired with other treatments. For women who are suffering from vaginal spasms, however, Botox can be a successful option.

When you arrive at the office to receive the Botox injections, the procedure will be explained to you in detail, including the aftercare instructions.

The Botox injections that you will receive will be painless, as a numbing agent is applied to the area beforehand to prevent any discomfort – similar to Botox injections given for other areas, such as the face.

How Long Do Botox Injections Last?

Botox injections for vaginismus are not permanent, and they often only last for between six months and one year. At this time, you may need additional Botox treatments after the initial treatments wear off.

Is Vaginal Relaxation with Botox Safe?

Vaginal Relaxation treatments that use Botox are safe and effective, and can treat symptoms of Vaginismus, such as vaginal spasms. When the procedure is done properly by a licensed professional, they can provide long-lasting relief to those who need it.

Is Vaginal Relaxation with Botox for Me?

If you have tried other techniques to remedy vaginismus, or if you are suffering from vaginal spasms that make penetrative sex or tampon use difficult, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Vaginal relaxation with Botox may not be for everyone, so it is important to be evaluated beforehand to rule out any other health concerns or possible causes.

Los Angeles Vaginal Relaxation

If you are suffering from painful sex or would like to learn more about this treatment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland at (310)393-9359, or connect with the office online in order to schedule a consultation to learn more about Vaginal Relaxation with Botox.

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