Vaginismus Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA

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What Is vaginismus?

Vaginismus is characterized by painful contractions that make any vaginal penetration feel painful or uncomfortable. This is caused by a combination of physical and non-physical stressors that elicit the body to anticipate pain. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz has developed a specialized treatment plan for vaginismus that can be used alongside the care you might already be receiving. The treatment utilizes neuromodulators injected into the pelvic floor muscles to relax the area and break the pain cycle. If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact our Beverly Hills, CA office today to learn more about vaginismus and schedule a consultation. Let Dr. Schwartz create a treatment plan to help you find relief and achieve a better quality of life.

What Causes Vaginismus?

Vaginismus can happen at any point in life and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Some discover it early on when trying to place tampons or undergo gynecological exams. Others notice it years later, after beginning a sexual relationship with a partner. It is divided into primary and secondary vaginismus.

  • PRIMARY VAGINISMUS – Primary vaginismus is a lifetime condition where pain has always been present during any attempt at vaginal penetration. It is often experienced during a woman’s first attempt at tampon placement or vaginal intercourse. This is the main cause of sexless, unconsummated marriages.
  • SECONDARY VAGINISMUS – Secondary vaginismus involves vaginal tightness or pain in a woman who has had a previous normal sexual function. This can be due to infection, menopause, a traumatic event, injury, certain medications, the development of a medical condition, relationship issues, surgery, stress and anxiety, or childbirth.

How Is Vaginismus Treated?

Dr. Schwartz has developed a unique treatment plan for women showing symptoms of vaginismus. Our treatment requires injecting BOTOX® into the pelvic floor muscles. This relaxes the area and breaks the pain cycle. Patients can continue to see their primary care doctors and other specialists as usual. Approximately 10 days after the initial treatment, you can begin using dilators in conjunction with physical therapy. We've seen more than a 97% success rate with neuromodulator treatment. Most women who see Dr. Schwartz experience pain-free vaginal penetration after just one treatment.

vaginismus FAQ

How long does BOTOX for vaginismus last?

BOTOX remains active in the body for up to four months, but by six months, any lingering effects of the drug will disappear. Most vaginismus clients achieve pain-free intercourse by this point and will continue to experience pain-free intercourse in the future.

How quickly does treatment for vaginismus work?

Once BOTOX is injected into the vaginal walls, it takes about a week for patients to realize the full effect. Dr. Schwartz instructs clients receiving BOTOX for vaginismus to begin trying dilators ten days after treatment. If successful, he then recommends trying sexual intercourse.

How many vaginismus treatment sessions will I need?

In most cases, a single BOTOX treatment can effectively treat vaginismus symptoms. During your consultation with Dr. Schwartz, he will work with you to create the right treatment plan to address your personal needs.

Why does BOTOX work for vaginismus?

BOTOX is most known for softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This injectable works by weakening or stopping the muscle from contracting. BOTOX is administered into the vaginal muscles based on the severity of your condition and the number of muscles affected. Larger muscles require larger doses, while smaller muscles require smaller doses.

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Dr. Schwartz has helped countless women patients ease the pain of vaginismus with simple BOTOX injections. Watch videos and read articles covering our experience by clicking here.

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You don't have to suffer through the pain, anxiety, and lower quality of life caused by vaginismus. Take control of your health and contact Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz at his Beverly Hills, CA practice to schedule a private consultation. No matter the cause of your vaginismus pain, Dr. Schwartz can create a personalized vaginismus treatment plan to help you get the relief you want, need, and deserve.

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