Embry Womens Health
OB/GYNs & Women’s Health located in Mesa, AZ
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Vaginal Rejuvenation with Viveve Q & A
Why is vaginal rejuvenation necessary?
At Embry Women’s Health, we recognize that as women get older, the hormonal changes associated with menopause can lead to vaginal dryness, pain during sexual intercourse, and sometimes even urinary incontinence. In addition, many younger women experience vaginal looseness, also called laxity, after childbirth. The Viveve treatment can help relieve all of these symptoms with one treatment.
How does vaginal rejuvenation treatment work?
The provider places the tip of the Viveve system’s device just inside your vagina where it heats your vaginal tissue using cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency. This means the radiofrequency energy penetrates the vaginal tissue while the system also delivers alternating, short pulses of cooling to provide comfort for the patient.
The nonsurgical procedure itself only takes about 30 minutes, requires no anesthesia, and is performed right in the office. It requires little to no downtime, and then you’re on your way back to vaginal strength and vitality.
The providers performing the procedure will remind you not to restart sexual intercourse until 48 hours after the procedure. That allows the vaginal tissue to recover and begin the process of restoring collagen in the vaginal walls.
What are the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation?
After you receive the Viveve treatment used by the providers at Embry Women’s Health, your body produces more collagen in your vaginal tissues over the next three to four months. This additional collagen helps improve vaginal tone, provides increased vaginal lubrication, and increases vaginal sensitivity, which can help improve intimacy. It often can improve leakage of urine without surgery.
The treatment can help women increase their sexual and personal self-confidence. After the procedure, most women feel a return of better sensation and orgasm during sexual intercourse. If laxity was a problem before, the vaginal tightness brought back by the procedure can help keep tampons from slipping from the vagina, as it regains its tightness and strength.
How does vaginal looseness affect function in intimacy and appearance?
Childbirth and aging can exert a toll on the vagina, causing laxity. Many women are concerned by the loose opening of the vagina and the stretched out vaginal canal, fearing change in intimacy for themselves and their partners.
These concerns are often also aesthetic in additional to functional in nature. The gaping vaginal opening and looseness of the labia (vaginal lips) are the most frequent cosmetic concerns. Fortunately, these concerns can be addressed by vaginal rejuvenation, a procedure that brings the vagina back to the pre-childbirth state both in look and function.
When will I see results?
Your body responds to the treatment by starting to develop new collagen within about 30 days. This collagen formation continues for several months to revitalize your vaginal tissue and improve your symptoms. The treatment results last about a year for many women.*
*Individual results may vary.
- Recommendations for weight loss with guidance regarding a healthy diet and increased activity
- Diagnostic studies to rule out other causes of infertility in you and your partner
- Medication to improve ovulation, such as Clomid
What is the Viveve System?
The Viveve System provides sustained tissue tightening and strengthening by substantially heating the tissue at depth. The Viveve System’s patented, cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) is unique in its ability to deliver volumetric heat (90 J/cm2) in order to stimulate robust neocollagenesis. This can be accomplished in just ONE session.
What is the difference between a treatment with Viveve and other treatments?
The difference between the Viveve System and other radio-frequency devices is that it uses cryogen-cooled monopolar radio frequency (CMRF) technology, which enables the device to produce significant, sustained collagen changes, as the cooling component allows it to reach deeper layers of tissue for an extended period of time without causing burns or damage to the mucosa. The cooling also makes the procedure completely comfortable and virtually pain-free for the patient.
“The treatment only takes 30-45 minutes, so women can have it done on their lunch break and return to work with no limitations,” says Mesa, AZ prover JoEllen Embry, WHNP. “Most women begin noticing improvement within 30 days, but the body can take up to 90 days to achieve complete results, which last a year or longer.”
What are the other treatments on the market?
What is the FDA indication for the Viveve System in the United States?
The Viveve System is indicated for use in general surgery for electrocoagulation and hemostasis in the United States.
What are some facts about the Viveve System?
- Single Session
- Cryogen-Cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency
- One 30-45 minute session
- Safe and comfortable
- Respectable and discreet
What is the difference between Geneveve by Viveve and Viveve
It can be confusing to understand what the difference is between the Geneveve by Viveve treatment and the Viveve system. They are both the same system and device. Earlier this year Viveve changed the name of the device from Geneveve by Vieve to simply the Viveve System. This reduced confusion by creating a sole name for the company and the product.
Who makes the Viveve System?
The Viveve System is produced by the Viveve company based in Denver, Colorado. Viveve is a global women’s intimate health company providing non-invasive treatments for women that are clinically proven, nonsurgical, comfortable and safe.
What is Vaginal Laxity?
Vaginal introital laxity or vaginal looseness is a poorly recognized and ill-defined condition that occurs in many women after pregnancy and vaginal childbirth. Trauma to the genito-pelvic musculature and stretching of the vaginal introitus during pregnancy and vaginal delivery can lead to permanent changes that can be worsened by multiparity, delivery of a large fetus, use of forceps, and age-related changes of vaginal connective tissue.1,2 Longterm laxity of the vaginal introitus is differentiated from pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which primarily involves the collapse ofintroital laxity (vaginal laxity) refers to looseness of the vaginal opening.
What kind of studies have been performed about the Viveve System?
The Viveve System has undergone two clinical studies. They were randomized, blinded and controlled clinical studies. The first was called the Vieve 1 Study and the second was called the Vieve 2 Study.
What was the Viveve 1 Study?
The largest randomized, double-blind and sham-controlled study in the vaginal rejuvenation space with 164 patients. Study showed a significant improvement in arousal, lubrication and orgasm versus the sham treatment. Pilot study showed sustained results out to 12-months.
What was the Vieve 2 Study?
The VIVEVE II Study tested the safety and effectiveness of the Viveve Treatment for women who are experiencing decreased sexual satisfaction following vaginal childbirth.
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