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sexual rejuvenation

Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Kamila Bujko, Wojciech Wojakowski
Humans, like other species that reproduce sexually, originate from a fertilized oocyte (zygote), which is a totipotent stem cell giving rise to an adult organism. During the process of embryogenesis, stem cells at different levels of the developmental hierarchy establish all 3 germ layers and give rise to tissue‑committed stem cells, which are responsible for rejuvenation of a given tissue or organ. The robustness of the stem cell compartment is one of the major factors that directly impact life quality as well as lifespan...
November 10, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Paola Aguilar, Barbara Hersant, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Romain Bosc, Luciano Vidal, Jean Paul Meningaud
BACKGROUND: To describe a new surgical procedure and its results: the vulvo-vaginal rejuvenation by lipofilling and an injection of combined platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA). Sexual life for women is affected by the effect of aging and by post partum traumatism. There are no standard non-invasive treatments to offer to improve the trophic and dimensional alterations of the vulvo-vaginal area. The surgical procedure consists in a vaginoplasty by lipofilling of the posterior vaginal wall far from the vascular axes and with an injection of an injection of combined PRP and HA subcutaneously in the perineum...
2016: SpringerPlus
Navneet Magon, Red Alinsod
Addressing vaginal laxity, atrophic vaginitis, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and different manifestations of sexual dysfunction has always been problematic due to women's traditional difficulty discussing these issues with doctors as well as the societal attitude of resignation toward these conditions. The recent rise of non-invasive feminine rejuvenation using energy-based modalities to vaginal tissue has its origins in aesthetic medicine. Transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency therapy at the vulvovaginal region has shown promising results in giving a more youthful appearing vulva, restoration of vaginal elasticity and 'tightness', considerable improvement in SUI, reduction in overactive bladder symptoms, and reduction in sexual dysfunction...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Matthew J Zdilla, Alex R Pancake, H Wayne Lambert
The anterior belly of the digastric muscle (ABDM) is important in a variety of surgeries including submental lipectomy, rhytidectomy, alteration of the cervicomental angle via muscle resection, the "digastric corset" procedure for submental rejuvenation, the submental artery flap, and reanimation of the mouth after facial nerve palsy. Despite its clinical significance, little information exists regarding the morphometrics of the ABDM or its associated intermediate tendon. This study analyzed a total of 35 intact ABDMs and 43 intact intermediate tendons from 23 cadavers...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Franco Vicariotto, Mauro Raichi
BACKGROUND: This paper was a spontaneous, non-sponsored exploratory study to investigate the safety and efficacy of two schedules of thermal treatment with a new low-energy dynamic quadripolar radiofrequency (DQRF) device in: A) premenopausal women referring perception of vaginal introital laxity and related symptoms, with special reference to dysuria and urinary incontinence and unsatisfactory sexual activity (vaginal laxity arm of the study); B) postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy and dryness and other vulvo-vaginal atrophy and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (VVA/GSM) related symptoms (VVA/GSM arm of the study)...
June 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
Michael P Goodman, Otto J Placik, David L Matlock, Alex F Simopoulos, Teresa A Dalton, David Veale, Susan Hardwick-Smith
BACKGROUND: Little prospective data exists regarding the procedures constituting female genital plastic/cosmetic surgery (FGPS). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the procedures of labiaplasty and vaginoperineoplasty improve genital self image, and evaluate effects on sexual satisfaction. METHODS: Prospective cohort case-controlled study of 120 subjects evaluated at baseline, 6, 12, and 24 months postoperative, paired with a demographically similar control group...
October 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
R K Mishra, S K Singh
The flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum (clove) have been used for the treatment of male sexual disorders in indigenous medicines of Indian subcontinent. Therefore to evaluate the efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum on the male reproductive health, chronic oral exposure of aqueous extract of flower buds of Syzygium in three doses (15 mg, 30 mg and 60 mg kg(-1) BW) were studied for a single spermatogenic cycle (35 days) in Parkes (P) strain mice. Lower dose (15 mg) of Syzygium aromaticum flower buds increased serum testosterone level and testicular hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) activities and improved sperm motility, sperm morphology, secretory activity of epididymis and seminal vesicle, and number of litters per female...
November 2016: Andrologia
Andrew R Mendelsohn, James W Larrick
Although the thymus plays a key role in T cell maturation in mammals, it begins to atrophy and involute at sexual maturity. The diminished thymic microenvironment is thought to contribute to reduced adaptive immune function during aging, leading to the increased likelihood of infectious diseases and cancer. Caloric restriction or ectopic expression of the pro-longevity growth factor fibroblast growth factor 21 has been reported to maintain the thymus in aging mice. Moreover, forced expression of the transcription factor FoxN1 has been shown to rejuvenate thymuses from old mice almost completely, restoring their youthful state...
February 2016: Rejuvenation Research
Jung Bok Lee, So Young Choi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pelvic floor muscle exercise using electric stimulation and biofeedback on maximum pressure of vaginal contraction, vaginal contraction duration and sexual function in women who have had vaginal rejuvenation. METHODS: The research design was a non-equivalent control group non-synchronized design study. Participants in this study were women who had vaginal rejuvenation at C obstetrics and gynecology hospital...
October 2015: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Tae Hwan Park, Kwi Whan Whang
Recently, we introduced functional vaginal rejuvenation with elastic silicone threads. However, some patients with specific indications need other biocompatible materials for rejuvenation of the vagina. Gore-Mycromesh is one of the most commonly used materials in plastic and reconstructive surgical fields and it is composed of expanded poly-tetrafluroethylene. In this study, we introduced our clinical experience with static vaginal rejuvenation using Gore-Mycromesh to specifically assess the overall patient satisfaction (Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI)...
August 2015: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Yu-Jin Won, Sung-Won Kim, Kyu-Min Cha, Chang-Kyun Han, Jae-Yup Hong, Si-Kwan Kim
Distortion of intracellular oxidant and antioxidant balances appears to be a common feature that underlies in age-related male sexual impairment. Therefore regulating oxidative defense mechanisms might be an ideal approach in improving male sexual dysfunctions. In the present study, the effect of Korean red ginseng aqueous extract (KRG) on age-induced testicular dysfunction in rats was investigated. KRG (200mg/kg) mixed with regular pellet diet was administered orally for six months and the morphological, spermatogenic and antioxidant enzyme status in testis of aged rats (18months) were evaluated...
September 2015: Experimental Gerontology
Kyung-Jin Chung, Khae-Hawn Kim
Testosterone is regarded as an attractive supplement for obtaining masculinity and sexuality; however, there have been pros and cons regarding its application as a treatment. In addition, there is also conventional repulsion on adoption of testosterone to any kind of exercise to anyone with concern with sports. However, we should keep in mind that in terms of rehabilitation, our main concern is not fairness but efficiency. And there are obvious advantages of testosterone in recovery and rejuvenation. We aim to introduce the possibility of testosterone in recovery and rejuvenation and are to bring up a topic the application of testosterone in exercise rehabilitation...
February 2015: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Anand Singh, Steven Swift, Vik Khullar, G Alessandro Digesu
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February 2015: International Urogynecology Journal
Robert D Moore, John R Miklos, Orawee Chinthakanan
Vaginal rejuvenation is a term that is commonly utilized to describe surgical repair of the vaginal canal and introitus following childbirth and/or aging to treat sexual dysfunction related to vaginal relaxation. It is well known that vaginal prolapse may lead to sexual dysfunction and in many studies repair of prolapse improves this dysfunction. During the progression of prolapse, sexual dysfunction or decreased vaginal sensation due to vaginal wall laxity may be one of the early symptoms that women suffer prior to the prolapse itself becoming symptomatic...
November 2014: Surgical Technology International
Tae Hwan Park, Hye June Park, Kwi Whan Whang
Recently, there has been growing interest in female genital plastic surgery. To the authors' knowledge, no studies have adopted elastic silicone thread for vaginal rejuvenation. This study introduces clinical experience over 4 years with vaginal rejuvenation using elastic silicone thread to specifically assess the overall patient satisfaction (sexual function and correction of the vaginal width). It is hypothesised that this novel surgical method can improve sexual function. Between 2007-2011, 180 patients underwent vaginal rejuvenation using elastic silicone thread performed by the authors at a single institution...
February 2015: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Robert D Moore, John R Miklos, Orawee Chinthakanan
Sexual function outcomes were analyzed in a group of women (n = 78) presenting for vaginal rejuvenation/vaginoplasty procedure for a chief complaint of vaginal laxity and decreased sensation with intercourse. Outcomes were analyzed utilizing the validated Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-12 (PISQ-12) before and at least 6 months after repair with vaginal rejuvenation/vaginoplasty procedure (VR). Mean age was 43.6 ± 7.9 (range 25-62), and 19 patients (24.3%) were found to have prolapse at time of initial exam and underwent vaginal vault suspension in addition to VR...
March 2014: Surgical Technology International
Dorothy Shaw, Guylaine Lefebvre, Celine Bouchard, Jodi Shapiro, Jennifer Blake, Lisa Allen, Krista Cassell, Nicholas Leyland, Wendy Wolfman, Catherine Allaire, Alaa Awadalla, Carolyn Best, Sheila Dunn, Mark Heywood, Madeleine Lemyre, Violaine Marcoux, Chantal Menard, Frank Potestio, David Rittenberg, Sukhbir Singh, Jodi Shapiro, Saima Akhtar, Bruno Camire, Jan Christilaw, Julie Corey, Erin Nelson, Marianne Pierce, Deborah Robertson, Anne Simmonds
OBJECTIVE: To provide Canadian gynaecologists with evidence-based direction for female genital cosmetic surgery in response to increasing requests for, and availability of, vaginal and vulvar surgeries that fall well outside the traditional realm of medically-indicated reconstructions. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed or MEDLINE, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library in 2011 and 2012 using appropriate controlled vocabulary and key words (female genital cosmetic surgery)...
December 2013: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Jean Carruthers, Alastair Carruthers
The eyebrow is simple to regard, but complicated to understand. Over the centuries it has been used as an indicator of social status, gender, and level of authority. In differing societies its descent and thinning with time have made it an important benchmark of the aging process. The brow is higher in the younger woman, but because of the loss of periorbital bone and fat starting in early middle age in women, the brow tends to descend, giving a tired, depressed, or anxious appearance. The brow in men is usually more resistant to downward movement until they are in their fifties...
January 2014: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Timothy P Moss, Annalisa Cogliandro, Maddalena Pennacchini, Vittoradolfo Tambone, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: As the global population grows, the percentage of those over 60 will escalate disproportionately. Their needs will become an ever more dominant feature of public policy and healthcare provision. Older adults' appearance is often removed from cultural ideals and stereotypes of beauty, often seen as synonymous with "youth." This has seen older adults' concerns about appearance and body image somewhat sidelined in practice and in research. This study investigates the extent to which self-consciousness of appearance is associated with distress and dysfunction in those over 60 years old...
December 2013: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Zakia Khanam, Ompal Singh, Rampal Singh, Irshad Ul Haq Bhat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) is an eminent medicinal plant of India and considered as a 'white gold' or 'divya aushad' in Indian systems of medicine. In Ayurveda, Chlorophytum borivilianum belongs to the group of "Vajikaran Rasayana" corroborated to its rejuvenating, aphrodisiac, natural sex tonic properties and effective in alleviating sexual disorders. It is largely used as ethnic medicine by local healers of indigenous communities of India...
November 25, 2013: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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