by Chrissie Seals, WHNP, Salud Spa
Many women struggle with female sexual response. Changes that occur with aging can led to vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, diminished sexual response and decreased desire.
Alma Duo is a revolutionary new treatment that is FDA approved for the treatment of female orgasmic dysfunction. The treatment, which is pain free with no topical anesthetic and no recovery time, uses shock wave technology — focused low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT).
The procedure is completed in less than 15 minutes. Sessions are twice weekly for three weeks, for a total of six sessions.
The treatment itself induces small, microscopic mechanical trauma. This leads to neovascular changes in the female tissue, building new blood vessels. Neovascular changes in turn lead to increased blood flow and increased sensations for women.
This patented shock wave therapy triggers wound healing that restores function and can lead to improved intimacy for women. Many women report improved lubrication, less pain with intercourse and improved frequency and quality of orgasms.
The cost nationally averages $500 per treatment or $3,000 for the full series. Patients have reported up to 40% improvement in symptoms and results last up to three years. Many patients choose to do annual “touch up” treatments to maintain results.
Alma Duo was originally approved for male erectile dysfunction in 2021 and is the gold standard, a game changer for men, bringing spontaneity back.
Shock wave technology originally was introduced in the 1970s for kidney stone fragmentation and has progressed to successful treatments in other fields such as cardiology, orthopedics and presently sexual health.
Exciting advances and research in this promising field have brought many patients, both men and women, long-lasting natural results.