With the applicator, I have a new concern: nothing comes back out! Is it normal that the entire contents of the suppository, even the wax, could be absorbed by my vaginal wall?
Applying NeuEve for vaginal atrophy is like putting cream on the face to stop wrinkles. Even though you can put more cream on the face and hope it can smooth wrinkles quickly, only so much cream can be absorbed. The reason is that the skin functions as a barrier to block things from entering the body. Likewise, after inserting a NeuEve suppository, only a small portion is absorbed due to barrier function of the mucosa. Most unabsorbed materials are eventually leaked out, but slowly and inconspicuously. However, the longer the contact time, the more materials will be absorbed. In this case, using an applicator appears to be helpful. Considering that the mucosal barrier may make the absorption inefficient, each NeuEve suppository provides excessive amounts of nutrients. Therefore, even if a small portion is absorbed, it should be sufficient to help relieve vaginal atrophy and dryness.