Health Canada has approved vSculpt, an over the counter device made by Joylux Inc., a health technology company based in Seattle, WA.
vSculpt is the world’s first non-prescription hand held medical device utilizing LED (light-emitting diode) technology to help treat the millions of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). An astonishing one in three women is impacted by some form of PFD, most commonly brought on by childbearing and menopause. Weakened pelvic floor muscles, vaginal tissue laxity, and hormonal changes cause women to suffer gynecological health issues, including bladder leakage and pain during intercourse. Joylux aims to raise awareness of these very prevalent, but often private, taboo issues, and provide women with an innovative solution to alleviate the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of PFDs.
vSculpt combines LEDs, commonly used in aesthetic dermatology to rejuvenate facial tissue, with gentle heat and sonic vibration to help heal and restore the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor area from the damage caused by childbirth and menopause. vSculpt’s overall effect is enhanced pelvic floor health, improved control, and sexual wellbeing.
A brainchild of Joylux, Inc. CEO and Founder Colette Courtion, a serial entrepreneur whose background in laser and light medical technologies, coupled with her personal experience of motherhood, resulted in an “aha” moment. “As incredible as it is to be a woman and a mother, there are some unfortunate physical changes that occur after we give birth or as we age,” says Colette. “Not only are these physical changes difficult to deal with, but they can also negatively impact our self-esteem and lead to intimacy issues with our partner. “.”
. In a 2015 independent study, female study participants reported the following:
- 90% experienced less bladder leakage,
- 95% felt improved vaginal tightness,
- 91% experienced more vaginal hydration,
- 89% felt increased vaginal sensitivity, and
- 89% felt an increased sense of confidence with sexual intercourse.
vSculpt will debut at the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada Expo June 14 – 16, 2016, located at Enercare Centre in Toronto, ON, Booth #301. – CNW