A woman’s body goes through a variety of changes during her lifetime, and over the years, the collagen fibers in the vaginal lining can start to decline. Coupled with pregnancy, childbirth, the normal aging process, and inherited genetic disposition, these changes may become more pronounced. As the production of collagen slows, the vaginal walls can lose their youthful tautness, causing them to become lax and loose. Unfortunately, these changes can cause a significant loss in vaginal sensation and decreased satisfaction during intercourse, dramatically disrupting a woman’s overall sexual health and confidence.
Today, however, there are several options for improving vaginal muscle tone and tightness, depending on an individual’s physical needs. Viveve™ is an exciting, nonsurgical method that can improve lax vaginal tissues by renewing the production of collagen. Only one Viveve™ treatment is needed to restore and improve sexual sensation for a year or longer. Plastic Surgery Associates bring the innovative Viveve™ treatment to women in Santa Rosa and Novato, improving both their quality of life and their most intimate relationships.
Viveve™ in Santa Rosa & Novato
Viveve™ is a cutting-edge, noninvasive treatment designed to increase vaginal tightness and elasticity. The single-session treatment has the ability to restore taut vaginal walls without surgery, dramatically improving sexual sensation. Unlike more traditional methods of vaginal rejuvenation, that require incisions or tissue ablation, Viveve works gently. Created especially for the delicate tissues of the vagina, Viveve™ utilizes a patented, Cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to deliver safe, temperature-controlled heating and cooling, successfully stimulating the production of new collagen.
Viveve™ works at the cellular level, slowly improving tissue tone and strength. Over the weeks following treatment, the vaginal muscles will slowly become tighter and stronger, increasing comfort and improving sexual sensations. As the only treatment available today using an algorithmically-controlled heating and cooling system, the benefits of Viveve™ ensure a safe way for women to improve sexual satisfaction and increase in their self-esteem.
An Ideal Candidate for Viveve™
Most women struggling with a decrease in vaginal laxity will make an excellent candidate for Viveve™. The gentle radiofrequency used during each Viveve™ treatment make the procedure safe enough for almost everyone. Potential patients should be in overall good health and hold a general understanding of the treatment process. However, those with a pacemaker or an Automatic Implantable Cardioverty/Defibrillator (AICD) should not undergo treatment with Viveve™.
Before scheduling a Viveve™ session, potential patients will have a confidential consultation with Plastic Surgery Associates’ Dr. Francisco Canales or Dr. Heather Furnas. During this appointment, the surgeon will perform an evaluation of the vaginal tissues, and discuss the patient’s physical concerns. At this time, the Viveve™ technique will be explained in detail, as well as more invasive options, such as vaginal rejuvenation. If it is determined the noninvasive Viveve™ technique is right for an individual patient, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
Your Private Viveve™ Session
The Viveve™ procedure is performed in a private treatment room at Plastic Surgery Associates. Each treatment is quick, taking only 30 minutes. Patients are comfortable during the procedure, so no anesthesia required. Some women will note warm or cool sensations during treatment, however Viveve™ is not painful. Each pulse of monopolar energy penetrates 3-5mm deep into the connective tissue, distributing the energy evenly throughout the target area. Viveve™ method uses a reverse thermal gradient to automatically cool itself down, further protecting the delicate vaginal mucosa during the heating process.
Viveve™ Recovery and Results
No downtime is needed following a Viveve™ treatment. With no incisions or sutures, women are feeling well enough to return to their normal routine immediately. The vaginal walls are not disrupted during treatment, meaning no lingering discomfort and no chance for serious complications or adverse effects. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will provide detailed instructions on how long to wait before resuming sexual activity after treatment.
The benefits of Viveve™ will not be seen immediately. As the body’s collagen supply is restored, women will notice their vaginal tissues becoming tauter and tighter. While some women will note initial improvements soon after their treatment, it will take approximately three months for the full benefits of Viveve™ to be seen. Results will last for up to 12 months, sometimes longer. After this time, a repeat Viveve™ session can be safely performed to maintain tight, taut vaginal walls.
Take time to care for yourself by calling Plastic Surgery Associates today
For more information on Viveve™ from Plastic Surgery Associates, contact the Santa Rosa office at 707.537.2111 or the Marin County office at 415.895.5032. An experienced, professional patient-coordinator will be happy to explain the nonsurgical treatment and assist in scheduling a confidential consultation appointment with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. If you will be traveling from outside of the Napa Valley or San Francisco area, please ask for assistance with driving directions or dining and accommodation recommendations.
What is Viveve™?
Viveve™ is a unique treatment, using cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to stimulate the body’s collagen formation and natural regeneration process. The innovative heating and cooling process safely tightens the vaginal tissues to reverse laxity and improved physical sensations during sexual intercourse.
Where is the Viveve™ treatment performed?
The Viveve™ treatment is performed in comfortable, private room in either the Santa Rosa or Novato Plastic Surgery Associates’ office.
How long does a Viveve™ session take to perform?
A Viveve™ treatment takes 30 minutes. Only one session is required, and the results from Viveve™ can be expected to last for 12 months or longer.
When will I notice the results from Viveve™?
While every patient is unique, most patients will see the full benefits of their Viveve™ treatment in about three months, as the natural collagen supply is restored.
What are the risks or side-effect of Viveve™?
The radiofrequency energy used in Viveve™ is gentle enough to safely treat delicate tissues, meaning little chance for complications. Side-effects are minimal and no adverse issues have been reported.
Viveve™ at a Glance
|Purpose:||To restore vaginal tightness and increase physical sensations during intercourse.|
|Procedure:||The Viveve™ session is performed in a private treatment room, taking 30 minutes. Only one treatment is required.|
|Recovery:||No downtime is necessary after Viveve™. Women are back to their usual activities on the same day.|
|Results:||As the production of collagen increases, women will see vaginal tightness slowly improve. Optimal results will be noticeable in three months and can last for 12 months or longer.|
|Related Procedures:||Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation|
Do you experience vaginal laxity?
Has sensation during intimacy diminished?
Do you experience stress urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) when sneezing, coughing, or jumping?
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, Viveve may be the answer! Schedule your complimentary consultation.