I had a ‘Glow Below’ and You’re Going to Want to Read on…

Before you start wondering ‘what the hell is a Glow Below? Has Lisa finally had enough and jumped on an aeroplane heading to sunny Australia to have some new fangled facial?’ No. Have no fear – I’m still here in deepest, darkest Chiswick. But there is a definite glow going on – and it’s not on my face…

Before I tell you more about this innovative beauty/wellbeing treatment, I think I’ll ask my family (especially my kidults) and any strait-laced friends to stop reading now. This post isn’t X-rated but I’m warning you now, it might be a little TMI (too much information, mother) for some. Oh, I’m loving this build up – aren’t you?

The beginning of the Menopause Journey

Ok, let’s jump right in. In my late 40’s, I discovered a menopause symptom that I had never ever heard about – in fact, I didn’t even know I was heading for menopause because those were the days nobody talked about our midlife conundrums and I thought The Change was some exclusive party that our mothers’ generation whispered about and was to do with being a little bit hot now and then. Wow – fast forward 7 years and thankfully, I’m so much more clued up on the menopause and all that it entails. And even better, I know that I’m not alone. I’m not mad (well…maybe a little) and best of all, there’s help out there. So what was this obscure symptom I discovered? I’m not going to beat about the bush (ha – pun definitely intended!) It was a *whispers* dry vagina.

I visited my GP because I couldn’t stand it any longer – if there was an ouch factor – my poor sore fanny was off the scale when it came to intimate moments and even when I was working out and wearing tight leggings, I was well aware that my nether region was on red alert – feeling that even the slightest bit of friction would start a fire that no amount of Sudocrem was going to distinguish. The words of an old advert came to mind – if you’re a 70’s child you might remember it – it was about a cooking oil that made your chips taste extra gorgeous. The name? Crisp ‘n Dry…yep. That was my fanny’s new tagline.

My GP listened to the story of my wizened, frizzling flaps and shrugged her shoulders…Hmm, she said she had no idea what that could be. Really? So she sent me for a blood test because I had a few other strange symptoms, such as constantly forgetting things (which we all know now is brain-fog), unexpected anxiety and heart palpitations.

I walked off with my blood test form and stuck it to the fridge so I wouldn’t forget to take it with me to the appointment. It was only when one of the kidults was getting the milk out and screamed “Eeew, DRY VAGINA!! MUM WTF!!” that I realised the doctor had scribbled my symptoms on the blood test form for the nurse to have a look at. Oops – my bad!

As it happened, doc finally came up trumps with the long-awaited diagnosis, which my blood tests confirmed – I was going through the menopause. So, would I like some HRT? Yep – gimme! I happily took all the hormones and felt wonderful in lots of ways – except for the Fanny of Fire. It did improve slightly once my oestrogen levels were topped up, but not much.

Roll on a couple of years of me doing what most midlife women do – ‘just putting up and shutting up’, when I was at my friend Dorota’s Wellbeing Studio finding out about a new treatment called Nano CellCare – an innovative cell rejuvenating technology which is non-invasive and totally painless. “Sounds interesting. Would it help with vaginal rejuvenation?” I asked. “Absolutely!” replied Dorota – and so there and then I christened the treatment: The Glow Below.

Let me hit you with the science-y part before we get to the good bit:

NanoTech Therapy works by reducing molecules of substances – in beauty and wellbeing, these are usually essential hyaluronic acid, mineral salts and vitamins into nanoparticles which are gently infused through the skin, penetrating all the layers. The nanoparticles can penetrate the skin up to 4 cm deep and even able to reach the muscular level. Used on the face or other areas of the body, it helps nourish, plump up and regenerate the skin, improving wrinkles, reducing body inflammation and pain, harnessing general wellbeing and aiding the body’s own natural defences.

What happens during a treatment?

Basically, I lay on the treatment bed with my knees up (a blanket covering my modesty) and scrolled on my phone for 15 minutes while I held a small mask (like the one you breath gas and air through) over my vagina and allowed it to diffuse much needed life – via nanoparticles of mineral salts, vitamins and HA – back into the previous no-go area. There was a slight airy feeling which was pleasant enough and after the treatment, I was ready to go with no down time at all.

My Verdict

After the first session I didn’t feel much of a difference, but after the second (a week later) there was an immediate feeling of comfort and – sorry but I have to say it – moistness! I had another 4 sessions (so, 6 in all) and the results continued to improved so that, alongside using my GP prescribed oestrogen cream, I felt almost back to my pre-menopause state. Dorota recommends a top-up every so often, which I also would agree with because a few months down the line, the effects of the treatment have mostly worn off.

Nano CellCare isn’t just for the old lady garden, as you can see below from some of these before and after images taken at Dorota’s studio – it’s great for improving the radiance of the face and helping to speed up healing injuries including scars and bruising. Dorota has also had some great results with alleviating pain and inflammation in clients with tendonitis. It’s an exciting innovation in the world of wellbeing and one I wouldn’t mind trying again!

7 treatments over 25 days.

2 x treatments, 4 days apart

5 x treatments

For more information you can check out Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio here. Each Nano CellCare Treatment is £148.50.

Disclaimer: Dorota asked me to try the treatment in return for an honest review and because, as her menopausal mate, she knew I would be the ideal tester who wouldn’t mind talking about the often overlooked midlife symptom of vaginal dryness. Well, to me sharing is caring isn’t it?!







  1. October 31, 2022 / 4:51 pm

    Sharing is caring, absolutely. It’s wonderful to be having open conversations about all aspects of menopause. It’s been a taboo subject for far too long and women have suffered unnecessarily because of that. This treatment should be available on prescription. It’s medical not cosmetic! So much love to you Lisa for having the confidence to talk about it xx

    • Glowology
      October 31, 2022 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you Tracey – and for always supporting me with my writing. I really do think it’s important we share our experiences of ageing – especially if we can help – or at least make someone smile 🙂 I hate the thought of women suffering in silence, so that’s why I’m all for sharing. Lots of love, Lisa xx

  2. Bilyana Batica
    November 1, 2022 / 10:02 am

    Well done for writing about this. I’m going to share the article with a couple of friends that this symptom.
    Bilyana x

    • Glowology
      November 1, 2022 / 10:11 am

      Thank you for commenting and for sharing! I hope it helps your friends if they try it and you’re right, it is a symptom we don’t discuss and I understand why – but if we can help, then I’m all for sharing! xx

  3. Susan
    August 23, 2023 / 2:10 pm

    Does it work for LS???

    • Glowology
      December 12, 2023 / 3:21 pm

      Hi Susan. I am so sorry for this late reply – I have only just seen the comment as there were many in my junk folder! I’m not sure whether you have your answer now and whether you’ve tried this? I could find out for you or. you are welcome to contact Dorota at the studio I went to and ask her. I will send her details if you like? Good luck xx

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