Sexual health has often been viewed as a taboo or uncomfortable subject in the past, especially for women – a topic that only a sexual health specialist, OBGYN, or urologist would discuss with his/her patient. However, general practitioners, family physicians, cosmetic doctors, aestheticians, plastic surgeons, aesthetic medical doctors and other medical specialists could offer to approach the subject in a cursory interview, medical history, exam, or as part of health maintenance checks. Addressing sexual health issues can add quality of life and enhance a woman’s overall health and well-being.
What’s So Great about Sex?
There are numerous benefits to having a healthy sex life, including balance of metabolism and hormones and even increased immunity, ability to fight off illnesses in the body. As the expression goes:
“Add life to a person’s years and years to a person’s life.”
A healthy sex life can give a woman a sense of confidence that spills over into other areas of her life, both professional and personal – such as boosting self-esteem and positive feelings in relationships. When a woman has good sexual functioning, it smooths the couple’s functioning and supports social well-being.
On the flip side, we recognize a shocking fact that at least half of women in the world will suffer from pain during intercourse in their lifetimes. Painful intercourse sex a.k.a. dyspareunia, can be caused by a number of conditions, such as obstructions or anatomical changes, vaginal dryness, STDs, infections, or even psychological conditions. Numerous medical research and surveys address the significance of women’s sexual pain, for example:
- ~75% of women experience pain during sex in their lifetime (Cedars-Sinai)
- ~19% of 593 sexually active female college students reported frequent sexual pain (ISSM)
- 17-45% of postmenopausal women say they find sex painful (The Journal of Sexual Medicine)
In recent years, there have been reports of gender biases in medical care, and women often do not seek out treatment. Or their pain may go mistreated, undiagnosed, or dismissed as histrionics or emotional – even after substantiation by supporting medical evidence.
Prioritizing Female Sexual Health
Whether you’ve been practicing general medicine for many years or you are an aesthetics medicine specialist who never addressed sexual health before, you may find talking with female patients about pain during sexual intercourse is complex and loaded or not approached at all. No matter which area of medicine you specialize in, you could be in a powerful position to offer a solution to a woman, a chance to improve her well-being!
In the last 2 years throughout this coronavirus global pandemic, more couples stay at home together and face difficulties in their intimacy. Sex is part of having a fulfilling life and meeting a basic human need. With LilyCare Treatment and the right medical oversight, a woman (and the couple) can achieve significant improvement in their satisfaction in the bedroom.
The most common treatments are not ideal –
- Hormonal creams can be messy and generally have side effects
- Surgical options are invasive and risky
- Counseling or psychological therapies do not address underlying physiological cause(s)
Thanks to LilyCare by Medispec, there is now a non-invasive, effective medical device that provides pain relief for women who suffer during sexual intercourse and low libido. It is proven to effectively treat the most common FSD, dyspareunia.
What is LilyCare Treatment?
LilyCare Treatment is a medical treatment administered under doctor supervision only for various indications, including FSD, dyspareunia, vulvodynia, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), and vestibulodynia (PVD). It is completed in a series of approximately six (6) treatment sessions of ~15 minutes each. LilyCare gives women the chance to improve their sexual experiences and improve romantic relationships in an easy way. It is a safe, non-invasive, and no pain outpatient procedure. Each treatment session is very fast – a “lunchtime procedure,” i.e. it can even fit into a busy working mom’s schedule during a lunch or coffee break.
How Does LilyCare Treatment Work?
During each session, the patient is lying supine on a flat surface, the treatment area(s) are covered in an ultrasound gel, and a wand known as an applicator is positioned directly on the treatment area(s) (abdominal and/or vaginal areas). It’s important to note that the applicator sits on the body, does not enter; there are advanced acoustic waves that the applicator emits into the body which cause several mechanisms of action, including neovascularization.
What makes LilyCare Treatment different from other treatment options?
LilyCare is a uniquely non-invasive and no-pain approach to treating female sexual health. It’s fast, easy, and effective.
Whereas other treatment options take time to experience results, LilyCare has demonstrated more than 50% improvement in pain during intercourse immediately following the treatment series.
It has been tested in a double-blind study and clinically validated.
Effectiveness of LilyCare in Women’s Health
Doctors around the world perform independent medical investigation of LilyCare Treatment’s effectiveness for a variety of indications, such as: overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, and/or bladder pain syndrome, and vulvodynia. At the moment, Medispec offers the following indications and results:
- 32 female patients treated for vestibulodynia (PVD) by Prof. Ilan Gruenwald (Israel)
- 24 female patients treated by Prof. H. C. Lim (Singapore) for CPPS
- 32 female patients treated by urologist-gynecologist Dr. Rafael Solano (Mexico) for a variety of common indications, including vulvodynia
Are you interested in learning more about LilyCare Treatment as a doctor or patient? Or would you like to formally participate in a clinical study? To learn more, contact Medispec.
- Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Pain: A Clinical Review (nih.gov)
- Beautiful faces in pain: Biases and accuracy in the perception of pain: Psychology & Health: Vol 11, No 3 (tandfonline.com)
- Chronic pain: Psychosocial factors in rehabilitation, 2nd ed. – PsycNET (apa.org)
- Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment – Harvard Health
- How sexist stereotypes mean doctors ignore women’s pain | The Independent | The Independent