Before and After FemXHA treatments
How long does the vulvar plumping last and how much does it cost:
It depends on what type of Hyaluronic Acid you use. Crosslinked HA like Juvederm, Restylane, Versa, will last about 1-2 years. It costs about $800 per ml of HA. “Crosslink” means the HA is altered to have strong bonds that crosslink and connect the HA structure together preventing the rapid breakdown by the body’s enzymes. Touch ups are recommended when volume loss happens. You cannot stop aging. You can also use non-crosslinked HA that will last 6-12 months. Not as long. However, there is less lumpiness with non-cross linked HA and it is much more affordable at about $85 per ml. Plus the cost of the PRP is about $1200 per test tube and you need one per side.
Let’s compare Apples to Apples: Let’s use non-crosslinked HA 3ml per side for a total of 6ml. With the non-cross linked HA the procedure costs an average of about $2,900. That is $1,200×2 + $85×6 = $2,910.
Let’s now use the crosslinked HA at $800 per 1ml. That is now $1,200×2 + $800×6 = $7,200. It is 60% cheaper when non-crosslinked HA ($2,910 versus $7,200)
The problem for the doctor is that almost all HA on the market in the US is crosslinked. Hard to find non-crosslinked HA. Until now. A new kit is about to hit the markets called FemXHA. I have used this for over a year and it works amazingly well with the dramatic reduction in cost for the patient. It can be used not just for vulvar plumping and Vampire Wing Lifts but also for terribly debilitating conditions such as Lichen Sclerosis and Vulvar Vestibulitis. Here is a link to more info on the combination PRP plus radiofrequency treatments such as ThermiVa.