Sometimes, our bodies need a little help performing at their full potential. This can be especially true of our most intimate areas as we begin to get older. For women, there is Viveve, a non-surgical method of vaginal rejuvenation. It is perfect for women who are struggling with sexual dissatisfaction, urinary incontinence, vaginal pain, and more!
What Is Vaginal Laxity?
Many of the problems solved by Viveve are actually symptoms of a condition known as vaginal laxity. This is simply a different way of saying vaginal looseness. Tissues in the vagina need healthy levels of collagen, just like the skin. When the collagen levels begin to decline, these tissues have a harder time “bouncing back.” Childbirth, in particular, can diminish the vagina’s strength and shape. On top of childbirth and aging, both genetics and lifestyle factors can contribute to the issue of vaginal laxity.
Women often do not like to discuss this issue. The truth is, it is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. Vaginal laxity is actually one of the most common complaints/concerns women bring up to their doctor after having a vaginal birth. Rather than suffering in silence, consider looking into a non-surgical way of correcting the issue!
How Does Viveve Work?
The secret to the success of this non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment is cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency. This is delivered to the vaginal tissue using a specialized device in order to encourage your body to create fresh collagen. Collagen is something that we have in high quantities in our youth, but over time the body begins to make less and less. By encouraging your body to increase the amount of collagen in your vaginal tissues, you are also encouraging it to heal and function like it used to.
Non-surgical and minimally-invasive, Viveve relies on a device that is no bigger than your thumb. It uses specialized contact cooling to ensure that the vaginal tissues can be heated in a way that is effective while also being very safe. Due to this cooling technology, a single session can deliver the amount of heat that other non-surgical treatments require a series of sessions for. The tip of the device is then rotated on a careful schedule to make sure every part of the tissue is treated evenly.
What Can Viveve Treat?
When you take the time to invest in your vaginal health, many issues can be improved or even resolved. Women love their results with Viveve treatment, which can include improvement of:
- Loss of natural lubrication
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Thinning of the vaginal wall
- Vaginal atrophy
- Loss of sexual desire
- Difficulty time achieving orgasm
- Poor self-esteem due to sexual issues
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Viveve?
This is a great treatment for any woman who is experiencing the symptoms listed above. Typically speaking, the women who come in for this treatment fall into one of two categories:
Women who have given birth:
Women who have given birth: While giving birth is often one of the highlights of a woman’s life, it can also cause serious damage to her most intimate area. The trauma caused to the vagina and urinary tract during the process can cause laxity, incontinence, and loss of interest in sex.
Women who are nearing or have reached menopause:
Women who are nearing or have reached menopause: As women get older, their body creates less estrogen. This can cause many unpleasant side effects, such as thinning of the vaginal wall. Since estrogen levels dropping typically means collagen levels will as well, it is easy to see how a treatment like Viveve can help.
Whether or not you fall into either of those groups, this treatment may be beneficial for you if you have experienced:
- A loss of sensation during intercourse
- Tampons fitting less snugly
- Urine leakage
- Feeling less tight during intercourse
Viveve and Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a shockingly common problem for women. It is not only something that affects them when they get older. Women in their 30s or even 20s can struggle with this issue after giving birth. Viveve can help to strengthen the pelvic floor, which will then reduce accidental leakage.
There are two different types of urinary incontinence. The first is stress urinary incontinence. This is the one more commonly associated with women who have given birth. Stress urinary incontinence is when urine leaks when you cough, sneeze, jump, laugh, etc. The other type of incontinence is urge. This is where you are suddenly overwhelmed with the urge to go to the bathroom. Viveve can potentially help with both.
Viveve and Vaginal Pain
Discomfort “down below” can have a negative impact on a woman’s happiness and health, both inside and outside of the bedroom. Vaginal pain can come in the form of burning, itching, dryness, discomfort during intercourse, and more. Viveve improves the amount of natural lubrication in the area, something that helps with all of these issues. Not only does the additional collagen help with this problem, but the increased amount of blood flow to the area does as well.
Another way that this treatment helps with pain is by repairing damaged tissue. This is not an uncommon problem for women after childbirth. The additional collagen will help restore the health and function of the tissue, alleviating pain and increasing the quality of life.
Viveve and Self-Esteem
The vaginal tissue not performing the way you would like can impact your mental health as well as your physical health. Many women are reluctant to leave the house if they do not know when they will next have access to a restroom. Other women find themselves reluctant to enter an intimate relationship due to the embarrassment caused by vaginal laxity.
Viveve will tighten the vaginal tissues, both in the canal and at the opening. It will also help to dramatically reduce or even eliminate the urinary incontinence that stops so many women from living their best life. As a result, confidence is boosted.
What Can Be Expected with Viveve Treatments?
First up is the consultation. We sit down with you in the comfort of our office to learn more about the symptoms you are experiencing. There will also be some questions about your general health in order to ensure that this is a safe treatment option for you. Your consultation is also your time to elaborate on what you are hoping to accomplish with Viveve and have any lingering questions answered.
In most cases, only one treatment session is enough to get satisfactory results with Viveve. The session will take between 30 and 45 minutes. Afterward, most women do not experience any side effects or downtime. You can return to work or your other normal daily activities. It is recommended to abstain from intercourse for two days after your treatment.
Results do not appear right away but rather over time as the body works to make new collagen. You can expect to feel improvements within a few weeks. On average, peak results will appear anywhere from six to twelve weeks after your session. The results from a Viveve treatment have been known to last for a year or longer. Keep in mind that no procedure can slow down the aging process and a follow-up treatment will be required down the line if you would like to maintain your results.
Why Choose Viveve?
If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your vaginal health, you have many options. Any method will have its own list of pros and cons. There are many benefits associated with Viveve, including:
- It is non-surgical and minimally-invasive
- There is little to no downtime afterward
- One session gives you amazing results
- It can improve self-confidence and intimacy
- Treatment is both discrete and comfortable
- It can increase your overall quality of life
- You do not have to remember to take daily medications
- The possibility of side effects is incredibly low
Learn More about Viveve Treatments
If you are ready to take control of your sexual health and wellness, get in touch with our office today. The first thing we can do is schedule you for a consultation, where we will discuss any symptoms you are experiencing as well as your medical history. Once it has been established that Viveve is the right treatment for you, the journey toward vaginal rejuvenation can begin! Radiant Divine Medical Spa is conveniently located in Avon, Brecksville, and Medina, OH. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!