Are you considering vaginal rejuvenation? It can be pretty overwhelming trying to sort through the various treatments. It used to be women were limited to surgical solutions to treat conditions such as lack of sensitivity or incontinence. Today, nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments—including Viveve™—are increasingly popular.
The choice of nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments essentially comes down to either laser or radiofrequency (RF) procedures. Even though the type of thermal energy is different, both laser and RF treatments work by heating vaginal tissue to stimulate increased collagen formation. Lasers and radiofrequency treatments work the same way for facial rejuvenation procedures.
As one of the leading providers of both laser and RF treatments of all kinds in the Pacific Northwest, I examine the safety, effectiveness, and track record of results of all options before choosing a treatment to offer at my practice. In the case of nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation, I believe Viveve (formerly called Geneveve) measures up the best to my high standards.
Radiofrequency vs. Laser Treatments
As I noted earlier, both laser and RF treatments work by stimulating the production of new collagen by heating tissue in the treatment area. The goal is to improve vaginal tightening and a patient’s experience during sexual intercourse. ThermiVa® is the other treatment, besides Viveve, that uses RF for vaginal rejuvenation. Laser treatments—FemTouch, MonaLisa Touch, diVa, FemiLift—tend to heat the vaginal tissues at a more superficial level than RF procedures.
One of the features that sets Viveve apart from ThermiVa is that it incorporates surface cooling during the treatment to protect vaginal skin.
Who Can Benefit From Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?
It was once thought that only perimenopausal and postmenopausal women who gave birth vaginally would be good candidates for a treatment such as Viveve. That’s not at all true. Many women at all stages of life can benefit from nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation, including those with mild urinary incontinence and women concerned about vaginal dryness. Viveve can also be incorporated as part of a mommy makeover procedure.
If you’ve been thinking about undergoing vaginal rejuvenation treatments and want to learn more about the Viveve procedure, you can contact us using the online form to request a personal consultation with Lori, an RN of 3 decades, or call us at (208) 881-5351.