Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream is a hormone-free cream for vaginal dryness. It alleviates symptoms like burning, itching and pain caused by vaginal dryness. It also helps for pain during sex.
Unlike other products for vaginal dryness, Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream is a real cream and not a gel (aqueous preparations). Its dual effect provides moisture AND soothing lipids (fats) to the skin in the vaginal and external genital area.
Vaginal dryness can cause great pain and discomfort in an area of sensitive skin, so you need to ensure you are doing what you can to eliminate this issue. The symptoms of vaginal dryness include a dry sensation, itching, soreness/irritation, burning, and pain in the vaginal area both during sexual activity and when not engaging in sexual activity. Vaginal dryness can be caused by things such as menopause, taking the pill, surgery to the uterus or ovaries, and even stress, just to name a few. This pain and discomfort can affect day-to-day life but treating the issue could be easy with the use of products such as Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream, the high water content alongside the nourishing lipids (fats) keeps your skin supple and moisturized. Regular use of this product can help prevent irritation and inflammation within the vagina and external genital area.
Advantages of Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream:
- Alleviates itching, burning and dryness
- Helps for pain during sex
- Makes the sensitive skin in the vaginal area pleasantly supple
- Provides moisture and soothing lipids
- PH-value of 4.5 through the addition of lactic acid
What are the ingredients in Vagisan?
The ingredients in Vagisan include:
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Cetearyl Alcohol
- Cetyl Palmitate
- Lactic Acid
- Polysorbate 60
- Sodium Lactate
- Sorbitan Stearate
How to use Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan moisturising cream
Vagisan Moist Cream is for use both internally and externally, with or without the applicator. To apply on the external genital area you should use a clean finger to spread the cream – about 0.5cm of product should suffice. Use this application method for the vaginal opening and external genital area up to several times a day as needed.
To use the cream internally without the applicator use a clean finger with a ribbon of product approximately 2cm in length. For those using the applicator, make sure to fill it approximately half way (or 2.5g of cream). To make application easier apply a small amount of cream around the area of the vaginal entrance. This should be applied daily, preferably in the evening before bed (and wearing a panty liner where possible). Once your symptoms have improved you can reduce how often you use the cream, but this is based on your own needs and usage may have to increase again.
For further instruction on how to apply the cream using the applicator refer to your product leaflet which comes in the box. This will contain in depth instructions and a diagram, ensuring it is made clear to you the proper way to insert the cream. It is recommended that you read the product leaflet before use.
When can I not use Vagisan?
Do not use Vagisan Moist Cream if you have a vaginal infection (e.g Thrush); in this event you should see your doctor. You are still able to use Vagisan during pregnancy however, the applicator should not be used to apply cream internally. To insert the cream use a clean finger and around 2cm worth of product. The cream must not be used immediately after childbirth.
Where Vagisan CAN be used before sexual intercourse to alleviate you symptoms, it can also compromise the tear strength of condoms and caps/diaphragms, as this is the case, you should avoid using the cream in conjunction with these contraceptive products. Vagisan also does not contain any spermicides and therefore does not protect against unwanted pregnancy.
In cases of severe symptoms you should always ask your docor’s advice as Vagisan will not be enough to help relieve your symptoms. You should also avoid use of this product if you know of any allergies to ingredients. If a reaction occurs cease use of the product immediately. If the tube or applicator is damaged, or if there are any changes in the appearance of the cream, do not use the product, ideally contact the manufacturer.
How often should you use Vagisan?
You can adapt the frequency of use to your personal needs. Usually, the cream is applied in the vagina once a day (in the evening); once symptoms have improved, the frequency of application can be reduced as needed. We recommend wearing a panty liner when using this product.
What are the possible side effects of Dr Wolff Vagisan?
Sensitivity to any of the ingredients in Vagisan can lead to inflammation of the soft folds of skin on the outside of the female genitalia. The irritation is caused by allergic reaction. The skin of the vulva is especially susceptible to irritation due to its moistness and warmth.
Always consult your GP in case of severe symptoms or pain in the vaginal and external genital area, or in case of bleeding. Hormonal treatment may be necessary in the form of vaginal cream or pessaries. Discuss this option with your doctor.
You should also consult your doctor
- in case of pain or burning when urinating
- if you notice traces of blood on the toilet paper after a bowel movement
- if you suspect a vaginal infection (discharge, severe burning, itching)
How can I prevent vaginal dryness?
Refrain from using irritating products, such as douches. Avoid condoms that contain nonoxynol-9, or N-9. They have a chemical that can cause vaginal dryness. It’s important to know that age- or reproductive-related changes to the vagina can’t be prevented.