Desirial is the world’s first vaginal rejuvenation treatment using non-animal, biodegradable, injectable hyaluronic acid, and the antioxidant mannitol. The treatment was developed and manufactured by French company, Laboratoires Vivacy, which specializes in creating aesthetic and anti-aging medical products. Stabilized hyaluronic acid and mannitol is used to relieve vaginal dryness, restore hydration, and improve elasticity and sensitivity in women’s intimate area.
What Makes A Good Candidate?
This treatment is suitable for women of reproductive age in the perimenopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal stage, who are suffering from vaginal dryness or have signs of hypotrophy or atrophy. As well, studies have shown that in patients experiencing dyspareunia due to hormonal contraceptive use, vaginal hyaluronic acid was found to reduce de novo dyspareunia and improve sexual function.
It is indicated for patients who want to improve the appearance of their vaginal/vulvar area to regain confidence in their intimate relationships.
Patients experiencing the following symptoms may benefit from Desirial injection:
Areas Treated with Desirial
How Does Desirial Work?
Estrogen secretion decreases with age, making women prone to vaginal or vulvar dryness. The vaginal mucosa, just like the skin in other parts of the body, becomes thinner and less vascularized when dehydration sets in. The glandular cells will get less of its much-needed nutrients and causes the skin to lose collagen and elastin fibers. Loss of elasticity and sudden fragility in the vulvar area can lead to hypotrophy.
Hyaluronic acid is a safe and effective alternative to estrogen-based products in relieving the symptoms of vaginal dryness. When hyaluronic acid is injected in the labium, it can help rehydrate the area and promote the proper functioning of female genital tissues. However, hyaluronic acid is soluble to water and can be readily absorbed by the body. Desirial products are designed with the IPN-Like technology, which involves the use of two monophasic cross-linked hyaluronic acid network to ensure stability and longer therapeutic effects. Combined with a naturally occurring antioxidant, mannitol, hyaluronic acid molecules are protected from degradation during the first few hours of injection.
The area is first disinfected thoroughly. To rejuvenate the labia, a local anesthetic is injected in the outer labia majora prior to injection. If hydration and G-spot enhancement is desired, a special gel anesthetic is inserted in the vagina before treatment.
The product is then injected in the tissue using a 27G needle or 18G cannula. The whole process may last up to 20 minutes, and the effects may be seen immediately.
How Long Does Desirial Last?
The compound hyaluronic acid is completely absorbed by the body over a period of months. The unique formulation of Desirial products increases its longevity; the hydrating and rejuvenating effects of the injection may last for 1 to 2 years.
Mannitol, an antioxidant present in olives, celery, and raspberries, is combined with hyaluronic acid to reduce its side effects. However, some patients may still experience transient redness, swelling, itching, tenderness, and discoloration at the site of injection.
The patient may feel tenderness and swelling in the treated area that will resolve in a couple of days. Advise the patient to avoid sexual activity for 5 days after the procedure. This is to ensure that the product will settle into the vaginal tissues completely, and to reduce the risk of acquiring infection.
Cost of Desirial
The cost of Desirial treatment depends on the area to be treated and the desired result of the patient, but you will determine the price. The average cost of cosmetic injectables is around $1,000.