Do you experience decreased confidence or enjoyment during intimate moments? Are you struggling to control urinary incontinence without success? If so, you could benefit from Viveve, a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment designed to address vaginal laxity, tighten vaginal tissue, and reduce side effects associated with aging and childbirth. At Refresh Evolution, we’re excited to offer this transformative treatment in the Pitt Meadows, BC area.
What Is Viveve?
Viveve is an innovative non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that is used to tighten and strengthen vaginal tissue. The treatment involves a handheld probe that emits cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CEMF). This powerful energy helps restore your vaginal tissue through collagen rejuvenation and can correct a number of common concerns related to aging, menopause, or childbirth.
The treatment itself is completely pain-free and requires zero downtime, giving our patients the flexibility they need to take care of their health without putting their lives on hold. Most women see dramatic results with just one treatment, which can alleviate discomfort, heighten sexual pleasure, and stop urinary incontinence for up to one year with no follow-up appointments required.
Once the results of your first treatment begin to fade, our skilled team can help you evaluate your needs and create a personalized plan complete with easy, infrequent follow-up treatments to maintain your ideal results.
What Causes Vaginal Laxity?
Vaginal laxity is a normal condition that can affect women in every stage of life. It is most often caused by childbirth via the vaginal canal. This process naturally stretches the canal and may result in loose or sagging tissue in both interior and exterior areas.
Many women find that their bodies look noticeably different after childbirth and wish to restore a tighter appearance in their vaginal region. Vaginal laxity can also be caused by aging or menopause, which involve the natural breakdown of collagen in human tissue. This causes the vaginal tissue to begin sagging and may lead to issues like urinary incontinence.
How Does CEMF Rejuvenation Work?
CEMF uses quick, gentle radiofrequency pulses to stimulate collagen production in the vaginal tissue and muscle structures. Collagen is often referred to as the framework of the skin. This structural protein helps maintain the skin’s firm, smooth texture all over your body, and the vaginal area is no exception.
However, events like childbirth and menopause can cause vaginal laxity, resulting in a variety of uncomfortable side effects and impacting the self-esteem of women of all ages. CEMF technology causes new collagen growth to occur in the treated areas. As the collagen framework is restored, the vaginal tissue naturally tightens.
This can reverse vaginal laxity, increase pleasure and decrease discomfort during sex, and address urinary incontinence in one treatment. CEMF is both gentle and safe for almost every patient, making it the perfect, zero-downtime solution to cosmetic and functional concerns in your intimate areas.
What Concerns Can It Address?
When left untreated, vaginal laxity can lead to a number of physical issues. Almost all women with vaginal laxity report increased discomfort or pain during sex.
In addition, it can lead to urinary incontinence, which is characterized by routine trips to the bathroom and small, involuntary leaks. Urinary incontinence is often caused by a combination of vaginal laxity and weak pelvic floor muscles. CEMF vaginal rejuvenation can help correct these concerns by reinforcing the collagen framework in the vaginal tissue and restoring youthful vivacity to the treated areas.
In addition to physical side effects, there is also an emotional toll for many patients. Women living with vaginal laxity may experience a decreased interest in sex as well as lower levels of enjoyment and satisfaction during intercourse. By addressing the root cause of both the physical and emotional side effects of vaginal laxity, this treatment offers a simple, discreet solution to your most intimate concerns.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Other Options?
Traditionally, a vaginal “facelift”–called a vaginoplasty–was considered the best way to tighten the vaginal tissue and reverse the effects of menopause, aging, and childbirth. While it is effective, this surgical procedure involves significant preparation, downtime, and recovery, making it impractical for many patients.
In addition, surgery comes with more serious risks and a higher price tag than most other treatment options. Laser treatments have become popular in recent years, but this technique often requires multiple appointments and may cause some discomfort, especially during the recovery period. In contrast, Viveve can deliver excellent results for most patients in just 1 easy treatment.
Results develop quickly and are long-lasting, giving patients the freedom to enjoy their bodies without regular follow-up treatments. Many patients who pursue ongoing treatments find that their results improve further over time thanks to the fresh collagen stimulated by every appointment. Finally, this treatment is painless and requires no downtime, allowing each patient to continue living life to the fullest during the treatment process.
Am I a Candidate for Viveve?
This treatment is considered a safe and effective solution to vaginal laxity in most women. A good candidate is generally healthy and is often seeking to correct laxity caused by menopause or vaginal childbirth without surgical intervention.
Candidates should also be free from any medical conditions that may interact negatively with treatment. This includes any implanted pacemakers or other devices that are prone to be disrupted by the radiofrequency used during the treatment. In general, we recommend that only women who are finished having children pursue this treatment since vaginal childbirth can undo the results of CEMF rejuvenation.
Finally, patients with severe vaginal laxity may not be ideal candidates for treatment. If you have questions about whether this treatment option is right for you, our dedicated team will work with you to determine your eligibility for treatment during your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect?
You might be wondering what a typical treatment process looks like. While every patient has a unique experience and sees varied results, here is a general overview of what you can expect when you pursue treatment at one of our office locations:
Your initial appointment will be a consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This appointment allows you to ask questions about this treatment and learn more about the results you could see after your first session.
Our doctor will examine your areas of concern and review your medical history to ensure that this treatment is right for you. If you are approved for treatment, our doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. It’s important that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure optimal results.
Preparing for your first treatment is straightforward for the majority of patients. We recommend that you shave the target area to approximately two to three days before your appointment. This will help keep the treated tissue clean and visible so that you can begin to watch your results develop over time. During the week before your treatment, you should pay special attention to your sexual and vaginal health.
Our technician will examine the target area before beginning treatment to ensure that your vaginal tissue is healthy. On the day of your appointment, you should plan to shower or wash the target area with mild soap and water. We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting pants that are easy to remove and don’t compress the target area.
To begin your appointment, our trained technician will ask you to lie down and place your feet in stirrups, similar to a regular OB/GYN appointment. They will apply a special gel lubricant to the handheld CEMF probe, which is roughly the size of a normal toothbrush and completely smooth.
The technician will insert this device one to two inches into the vaginal canal, where it will deliver radiofrequency energy to the tissue and muscles within the vagina. Once the device is activated, you should feel gentle pulses of warming energy. This energy is completely painless and requires no numbing cream or anesthetic.
A normal appointment takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour from start to finish. Once the technician is finished delivering the CEMF energy to the vaginal tissue, they will remove the probe and give you instructions to follow during your recovery period. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities immediately after your appointment.
During the first few days of recovery, you may notice increased sensitivity and sensation in the treated areas. Some patients also report stronger muscle contractions during orgasm. Over time, you should notice that the appearance and functionality of your vagina begin to improve.
This is caused by the steady increase in collagen production, which usually takes at least a month to begin appearing. As collagen increases, your vagina may appear tighter and more lifted, a direct result of the firming effect of collagen in the vaginal tissue.
In addition, your vaginal and pelvic floor muscles may show improvements, including a reduction in urinary incontinence. Many women also experience a boost in natural vaginal lubrication, a direct result of their refreshed vaginal health. As your final results appear, you can continue to enjoy sexual intimacy. Your collagen production will continue to improve for two to three months after treatment.
Final results from treatment are usually visible approximately three months after your treatment. By this point, you should notice a definite improvement in the appearance of your vaginal tissue. Any sagging or loose areas should be firmer and more lifted. In addition, your vaginal canal should be tighter. Patients may continue to experience increased tissue sensitivity, muscle contractions, and lubrication, especially during sexual intercourse. In addition, urinary incontinence should decrease as vaginal laxity and pelvic floor muscle weakness is improved.
For most patients, the results of this treatment begin to fade a year after their first appointment. At this point, many patients choose to have regular follow-up treatments every 8-12 months to continue boosting collagen levels and to maintain their ideal results. With ongoing treatment, Viveve can deliver results that add confidence and vitality to your life for years to come.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Vaginal laxity and related concerns can quickly steal your joy and excitement when it comes to intimacy and sexual expression. With Viveve, you could be one of the many women who experience improvements in their vaginal laxity and sex life without major surgery.
This treatment can help you age gracefully and ensure that you don’t miss out on your life due to vaginal laxity. To learn more about this treatment option, contact our team of professionals at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows or Port Moody, BC, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!