Generally, Desirial is used to restore hydration to the vulvovaginal area. It is typically recommended for perimenopausal women—or those of reproductive age—who suffer from dehydration of the vulva. However, it may also be used to treat other health conditions, including dyspareunia, dryness, vulvodynia, irritation, discomfort, itching, and pulling sensations in the affected area.
WHAT IS DESIRIAL?
As the first antioxidant, hyaluronic acid-based gel formulated for the treatment of vaginal dryness, Desirial is a unique new treatment option in women’s gynaecologic care. This injectable viscosupplement solution is non-animal and biodegradable, making it both bioavailable and safe for use.
Desirial is powered by hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body’s mucous membranes. This compound can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water, helping to hydrate and tone any tissues into which it is injected. Because hyaluronic acid has a short half-life and is soluble in water, Desirial features a cross-linked variety in order to ensure the filler’s stability. During the cross-linking process, molecules are bound together and are able to remain intact for several months. This enables Desirial to maintain its hydrating properties for long periods of time.
Desirial is designed and manufactured in France by Laboratoires Vivacy, an aesthetic and anti-aging medicine specialist that deals in the production and distribution of high-quality injectables. Founded in 2007, Vivacy was created by specialists qualified in biopolymers and injectable product technologies with more than 25 years of experience in the field.
Each package of Desirial contains 2 prefilled 1mL syringes, 2-27G½” needles, 2-30G½” needles and IPN-Like cross-linked sodium hyaluronate.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Vaginal dryness is a common experience among women, and may stem from a variety of health issues, including the consumption of prescription medications and menopause. Characterized by feelings of chronic irritation, burning, and itching, this ailment leads to the drying of vaginal mucosa and the loss of elasticity. Caused by the decreased vascularization of the dermis and the degeneration of collagen and elastin fibres, this issue can seriously affect a patient’s quality of life.
Desirial offers a solution to this problem: designed to restore tone, elasticity, sensitivity, and hydration to the vulvovaginal area, this injectable filler drastically reduces vaginal discomfort. With this, hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the affected tissues for instantaneous comfort and relief.
HOW DOES THIS DERMAL FILLER WORK?
Desirial injections are meant to hydrate the vulvovaginal area by providing hyaluronic acid directly to its tissues. By providing indirect mechanical pressure on the cells that form mucosa, this procedure increases their activity. In turn, this leads to the synthesis of elastin and collagen fibres, improving the overall quality and quantity of vulvovaginal mucosa.
This dermal filler utilizes Vivacy’s patented IPN-Like Technology. This inventive feature involves the interpenetration of two monophasic, cross-linked hyaluronic acid networks, stabilizing this compound to ensure increased efficacy, tolerance, safety, and product endurance.
Desirial also features the antioxidant mannitol, which works to limit post-injection gel degradation. Mannitol scavenges free radicals generated by the penetration of the cannula or needle, protecting the hyaluronic acid molecules during the first hours after injection.
HOW TO INJECT?
To ensure efficient hydration of the vulva, Desirial is injected directly into the vulvovaginal tissue. Due to the sensitivity of this area, a simple local anaesthetic may be necessary to ensure a painless, more efficient treatment.
Specifically, Desirial is injected into the sides of the longitudinal axis of the labia minora or labia majora. A very fine needle (27–30G) must be used during this process, as this will allow for the product to be injected superficially.
Desirial injections must be performed by practitioners specialized in both reconstructive and functional gynaecology. Practitioners must be legally authorized to offer this service, and must have a strong anatomical knowledge of the treatment site and experience with filler injection techniques. Desirial must never be injected into the muscles or blood vessels.
Each procedure lasts about 20 minutes. Additional sessions may be required to ensure long-lasting, optimal results.