Research conducted by Red M. Alinsod MD, FACOG, FACS, ACGE, was selected as Editor’s Choice in the September 2016 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM).
The manuscript titled, “Transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency for orgasmic dysfunction” was published in LSM, the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
As many as 35% of women may experience orgasmic dysfunction, a symptom of vulvovaginal laxity. Unfortunately, results from typical treatments and therapies have been relatively modest. Transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) treatment of vaginal wall tissue has shown to be an effective non-hormonal, non-surgical option with no associated downtime.
“This is the first paper to address the treatment of orgasmic dysfunction using an energy based device, specifically temperature controlled radiofrequency, instead of hormonal and pharmacologic approaches,” said Dr. Alinsod. “Temperature-controlled radiofrequency appears to be an extremely safe and effective treatment for select patients (secondary anorgasmia or slow to orgasm) due to its visible tightening effects on feminine tissues, increased vaginal tightness, increase in local blood flow, improved vaginal moisture, and increased genital sensitivity. Improved appearance and increased friction resulted in improved confidence and reduced performance anxiety.”
Dr. Red Alinsod is the Founder of South Coast Urogynecology and The Alinsod Institute for Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery in Laguna Beach, Calif. Dr. Alinsod has been active in teaching aesthetic gynecologic surgery for over two decades and developed the field of radiofrequency surgery for labial and vaginal surgery. He is the developer of the Barbie Look and Hybrid Look labiaplasty, Curvilinear labia majoraplasty, vertical and lateral clitoral hood reduction techniques and the levator-pudendal blocks that allow for in-office, awake, no IV full depth vaginoplasty surgery. He is the inventor and patent owner of multiple devices such as Sling with Bladder Support, Implants and Procedures for Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders, Lone Star APS Vaginal Retractor and the Alinsod Scissors and Surgical Stand. He is the inventor of ThermiVa temperature controlled radiofrequency treatments.