Life’s stages add to its richness but over time can also take a toll on what makes us feel confident. Pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes, weight gain, menopause, medical conditions and cancer treatments can damage, weaken and reduce the sensitivity of vulvar and vaginal tissues. Symptoms like pain, urine leak and reduced sexual response can be isolating and embarrassing. What had been a source of feminine confidence and fulfillment may seem to slip away as a new diminished normal takes shape. Viveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment is a comfortable, 30-minute, single session solution offered at Lakeshore Women's Specialists. In many cases symptoms resolve more completely and rapidly than with traditional surgical interventions and hormonal treatment.
The Viveve treatment is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation therapy designed to treat symptoms of vaginal laxity, atrophy, decreased sensation and urinary incontinence. Viveve effectively stimulates tightening, growth and repair of vaginal tissues to resolve these symptoms through a painless 30 minute, single session treatment that applies controlled heating to vaginal tissues using radio frequency energy delivered via a surface cooling applicator. This allows adequate energy to be applied to stimulate tissue growth and healing without unpleasant heating sensation or pain. Tissue effects include increased vaginal wall thickness, blood flow, tightness, support and sensation. Clinical studies have demonstrated high satisfaction rates with improvement in vaginal tightness, urinary incontinence symptoms and sexual response. It may be used in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women.
The procedure uses non-invasive radio frequency (RF) energy to heat the deep vaginal tissues that stimulates a healing and growth response and rebuild vaginal tissue. In the days to months following treatment, vaginal tissues experience increased growth of collagen, blood vessels and nerve growth that create a regenerative effect. The tissues supporting the bladder and urethra are strengthened diminishing both urine leakage due to activity (cough, laughter, exercise) and urgency. It achieves this in one treatment by applying significantly greater energy to the targeted tissue than earlier generation RF technologies could achieve while protecting sensitive surface tissues with cooling. It bypasses the surface tissue destruction created by laser vaginal treatments by projecting energy to the deeper tissues where growth and regeneration originates.