Dyspareunia is a condition characterised by pain during sexual relations. It most often affects women and can be acute or chronic. Superficial or light dyspareunia is when the pain involves the vulva, the clitoris or the vagina and appears at the start of sexual contact, even with the slightest touch.
Profound or deep dyspareunia occurs when the penis is inserted into the vagina, and sometimes only during certain positions.
Causes of dyspareunia
The causes of dyspareunia might include:
– Organic/physical: a local infection, uterine or ovarian diseases
– Lack of vaginal lubrication: sexual relations without stimulation, menopausal decline in oestrogen
In order to ease this pain, one must first of all conduct a gynaecological exam to identify the cause. Lubricants and oestrogen are often prescribed. Hyaluronic acid injections offer a revolutionary solution to this problem.
What happens during the session at the Paris medical clinic?
The injection is performed at the clinic without speculum. The doctor administers a local anaesthetic.
Where are the injections?
– vaginal mucus: the side and back walls of the vagina are injected, following the multipoint technique. The injections are very shallow, at 0.5-1cm deep.
Ideally, 0.5-0.8ml of hyaluronic acid should be injected per patient.
– the vestibule (junction between the labia minora and the entry to the vagina): injections are performed according to the multipoint technique
Side effects, after effects and results
This injection only very rarely leads to light bleeding without consequences, or a temporary local inflammation.
Sexual contact should be avoided for 12 hours following the injections. All other physical activity is possible straight away.
The results are immediate and last 8 to 12 months.
Painful episiostomy scars
Chronic pain from episiotomy is due to sclerosis or abnormal scarring. It can be spontaneous or appear during sexual relations. Hyaluronic acid injections can make the scar more flexible, thus reducing the pain.