Q. How do I use vSculpt?
Getting started is easy! First, be sure to charge your device for at least 24 hours before first use. We recommend you use a clear, water-based gel to help with insertion of the device. Apply a desired amount of gel – a dime-sized amount is a good starting point. (We created our Photonic Gel for use with vSculpt.) Next, turn on your vSculpt by pressing the power button. Choose your light mode and press the button to get started. Then lie back, relax, and know you're improving your intimate wellness
Q. What is the pelvic floor?
A. The pelvic floor is a hammock-like group of muscles and connective tissue that extends across the base of the pelvis. It provides support for the pelvic organs, the bladder and rectum, and elements of the spine.
Childbearing, menopause, and lifestyle factors (smoking, heavy lifting, chronic constipation, and obesity) can cause weakening of the pelvic floor (hypotonicity), resulting in a host of pelvic floor disorders and/or sexual dysfunction.
Functions of the pelvic floor muscles include:
Q. What are the most prevalent pelvic floor issues faced by women?
A. It has been conservatively estimated that one in three women experiences some form of pelvic floor disorder (PFD) including poor voluntary muscle control, diminished sensation, muscular weakening of the pelvic floor, vaginal laxity, and/or lack of vaginal lubrication. Women who have experienced a vaginal birth or menopause also often complain of urinary incontinence, pain during sex, a loss of vaginal sensation, or decreased pleasure during sexual intercourse. Below are the most common PFDs:
Q. What are LEDs?
A. LED stands for light-emitting diode. When electrically stimulated, LEDs release specific wavelengths (colours) of light. Each colour of light produces unique therapeutic benefits.
Photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive, painless treatment utilizing LEDs to stimulate cellular function. vSculpt’s red lights are optimized for cellular healing, increased circulation, and reduced inflammation and pain within the vaginal mucosa.
Q. How do LEDs differ from lasers?
A. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and lasers produce different forms of light for medical therapy. LEDs produce non-coherent light, meaning its light particles (photons) randomly spread out when emitted from a light source. Lasers, on the other other hand, produce coherent light, which means the light particles stay together. Whereas surgical or aesthetic lasers are usually used to cut, burn, coagulate, or otherwise remove tissue, low-level light therapy (LLLT), which utilizes softer, more diffuse light from LEDs, encourages cellular function. Some of these cellular effects can also occur with controlled laser therapy.
vSculpt LEDs encourage muscle, nerve, and connective tissue cells to enhance their functions. This upregulation of cellular function can in turn help with vaginal lubrication, collagen and elastin production, nerve healing, and increased voluntary muscle control. This results in reduced bladder incontinence, increased vaginal lubrication and sensation, and overall toning and tightening of the pelvic floor muscles.
vSculpt is a less invasive, less expensive approach than lasers, and its therapy can be completed in the privacy of a woman’s home. Ask your doctor how vSculpt can complement your in-office treatments.
Q. What is photobiomodulation?
A. vSculpt utilizes photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), which is a non-invasive, painless treatment using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate cellular function. Specific LED wavelengths produce photochemical reactions at the cellular level. Treatments can induce physiological reactions with healing benefits, including tissue repair and regeneration, improved nerve function, wound healing, and reduced inflammation or chronic pain.
Q. How does vSculpt utilize LEDs in its therapy?
A. vSculpt utilizes therapeutic LEDs, in addition to gentle heat, and sonic vibration—an innovative combination of technologies—to restore post-pregnancy or menopausal tissue and muscle back to optimal condition. This includes reducing bladder incontinence, increasing vaginal lubrication and sensation, and improving overall toning and tightening of the pelvic floor muscles.
vSculpt utilizes light in the 662nm spectrum, two parts of the normal broad spectrum light profile. These particular wavelengths increase cellular activity and energy levels (ATP) to encourage the cells of muscles, nerves, and connective tissues to upregulate their normal functions. This upregulation of cellular function, in turn, helps with lubrication, collagen and elastin production, nerve healing, and increased voluntary muscle control.
Q. What role does heat play in vSculpt therapy?
A. Heat increases microcirculation, which increases oxygen at the tissue and cellular levels. It also increases nutrients to the muscles and promotes the formation of new blood vessels. Additional blood vessels, oxygen, and nutrients provide the muscles more fuel. Ultimately, this results in enhanced performance of the muscles. Heat, specific to vSculpt, increases the performance and strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
Q. Why does vSculpt use vibration?
A. One of the vital roles of therapeutic vibration involves its positive effect on fibroblasts, participants in the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM), resulting in improved muscle strength of the pelvic floor. In addition to the effects that vibration has on fibroblasts, vSculpt’s vibration provides the benefit of massaging the vaginal tissue, providing a pleasure response in the user. This means the device may be used more frequently and for a longer duration of time, leading to regular and more effective tissue treatments.
Q. How does vSculpt therapy tone and tighten muscles?
A. Each of vSculpt’s modalities—therapeutic LEDs, gentle heat, and sonic vibration—contributes to the strengthening, toning, and tightening of the muscles of the pelvic floor in a specific way:
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) via therapeutic LEDs in the 662nm and 855nm spectrums promotes cellular activity to encourage the cells of muscles, nerves, and connective tissues to up-regulate their functions. This in turn helps with lubrication, collagen and elastin production, nerve healing, and increased voluntary muscle control. Research has shown that the prime receivers of light energy are mitochondria, the control centers of cellular activity.
When LLLT stimulates the mitochondrial factory, increased oxygen and other nutrients are made available to it, allowing for muscle repair and strengthening. Voluntary muscle control is exercised by nerve function. vSculpt enhances the feedback loop in the nerves for maintaining involuntary (baseline) tone to the pelvic floor muscles and provides users better voluntary control over those muscles. The voluntary pelvic floor muscles are a figure eight that surrounds the vaginal, anal, and urethral openings. By strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor, vSculpt can have a positive impact on bladder control.
Heat increases blood flow, which increases oxygen at the tissue and cellular levels. It also increases nutrients to the muscles and promotes the formation of new blood vessels. Additional blood vessels, oxygen, and nutrients provide the muscles more fuel. Ultimately this results in enhanced performance of the muscles. Heat, specific to vSculpt, increases the performance and strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
Sonic vibration has a positive effect on fibroblasts, participants in the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM), resulting in improved muscle strength of the pelvic floor.
Q. How does vSculpt therapy help with lubrication?
A. With menopause, declining estrogen levels produce changes in a woman’s body that lead to less blood flow and thinning of the vaginal mucosal tissue. This condition, called vaginal atrophy, affects both the vagina and the external female genitalia (vulva). Dry, fragile vaginal tissues are susceptible to injury, tearing, and bleeding. As a result, many postmenopausal women suffer from dryness, irritation, and pain during intercourse. For some women, it can develop into vaginismus, with pain so severe they avoid sex altogether. Vaginal atrophy may be associated with a shorter and narrower vagina, which can result in pain when a woman does have sex, even with the use of a lubricant.
Vaginal lubrication originates from the lamina propria, which contains elastic fibers, blood vessels, lymphatic, and nerves, as well as glands that secrete mucus and serous fluids. Menopause, childbirth, and even certain medications can interrupt the functioning of the lamina propria.
vSculpt helps with lubrication by utilizing photobiomodulation, or low-level light therapy (LLLT), heat, and sonic vibration for cellular repair and regeneration of the lamina propria, which combined with cervical mucus provides lubrication during sex
Q. How does vSculpt therapy help with sensation?
A. vSculpt utilizes therapeutic LEDs in the 662nm and 855nm spectrums, two parts of the normal broad spectrum light profile. The lights’ properties promote cellular activity to encourage the cells of muscles, nerves, and connective tissue to up-regulate their functions. Among other benefits, this up-regulation of cellular function helps with nerve healing, which can lead to more sensation and more pleasure during sex.
Q. How does vSculpt therapy help with tissue regeneration?
A. vSculpt utilizes photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), during which specific LED wavelengths produce photochemical reactions at the cellular level, specifically with cell membranes, cellular organelles, and enzymes. Brief treatments induce physiological reactions with healing benefits, including tissue repair and regeneration, nerve regeneration, wound healing, reduced inflammation, and less chronic pain.
Q. How does vSculpt's Photonic Gel work?
A. vSculpt’s Photonic Gel was specially designed to advance the therapeutic benefits of vSculpt and contains unique ingredients, including hyaluronic acid. It facilitates the transfer of light energy and allows the therapeutic light to deeply and effectively penetrate the vaginal tissues.
Q. Has this technology been clinically tested?
A. Yes. The results of our 2016 study of vSculpt with 48 women were published in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Urogynecology Journal. Highlights of our study’s extraordinary results include:
Read our full clinical validation report here.
In a second study, Joylux, Inc., owner of vSculpt, engaged The Benchmarking Company to enlist 24 women to test vSculpt. At select intervals throughout the study timeframe, women answered questions regarding instances of urinary incontinence, their state of sexual function, and other differences or improvements. Questions were also asked of participants’ husbands/partners, i.e. whether they noticed changes in the degree of vaginal toning during intercourse.
Female participants who used vSculpt reported the following results, among others:
Q. Is vSculpt safe?
A. Yes. vSculpt utilizes photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), which is a non-invasive, painless treatment utilizing non-coherent light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate cellular function. Light therapy is used professionally for skincare and rehabilitation in medical clinics and doctors’ offices worldwide.
Joylux partnered with Ondine Biomedical for the design and development of vSculpt. Our team at Ondine comprises experts in the effects of red light in human tissue, including the testing, design, manufacturing, and sales of photodynamic equipment using this modality.
vSculpt follows extreme precautions regarding heat and safety, including an automatic shut-off at 45 degrees Celsius (113 F). Safety tests were completed and validated by a certified testing laboratory.
Q. Is vSculpt painful?
A. No. vSculpt utilizes photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), which is a non-invasive, painless treatment utilizing non-coherent light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate cellular function. In fact, since one of vSculpt’s modalities is vibration, the device is actually pleasurable to use.
Q. What is HER Intimate Care?
A. HER Intimate Care is out Ob-Gyn formulated collection of intimate care products that help you cleanse, hydrate, protect, and ward off unwanted scents for your entire body without putting your V at risk.
Q. How is HER Intimate Care unique?
A. With vulvar health in mind, our Ob-Gyn formulated luxurious intimate care products are pH balanced with “clean” ingredients that cleanse, hydrate, and freshen from head to toe.
Q. How do I use the HER Intimate Care products?
A. HER Intimate Care products are easy and effective to use in your daily self-care routine. cleansHER: Apply the desired amount all over your body to cleanse. Rinse well. revitalizHER: Apply the desired amount to external skin, anywhere that needs intense hydration.
Q. Can I use vSculpt during my menstrual cycle?
A. Yes, vSculpt is safe to use during menstruation. We leave the decision to use vSculpt during one’s menstrual cycle to the discretion of each individual user. Continue to use if you are comfortable doing so or take the week off if you prefer.
Q. Are online auction and marketplace sites (such as eBay and Groupon) authorized resellers of vSculpt, vSculpt PRO, or Photonic Gel?
A. No, online auction and marketplace sites (such as eBay and Groupon) are not authorized retailers of vSculpt, vSculpt PRO, or Photonic Gel. If you purchase from an unauthorized institution, our product(s) may be diluted, expired, or counterfeit. They may not be safe to use or perform as tested. Item(s) purchased on online auction and marketplace sites will void the one-year manufacture warranty.
In addition to purchasing on ca.vSculpt.com, visit any of the authorized retailers below to purchase vSculpt:
vSculpt PRO is sold exclusively through medical professionals. Visit our Professional Locator to find the professional nearest you.