Viveve™

"Hi, this is Dr. Katherine and I'd like to introduce Viveve, a revolutionary treatment for women with vaginal laxity. Using radiofrequency technology, heat is safely delivered to the vaginal tissue inducing formation of new collagen, which rejuvenates and and tightens the area, ultimately restoring more normal functioning. Viveve is safe, virtually painless, and you can get back to normal life almost immediately."

OptimalSelf MD is pleased to offer Viveve vaginal rejuvenation. We realize that some women struggle with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and vaginal laxity (looseness), but this is a sensitive subject to talk about. Thankfully, Viveve is safe and effective, and most patients see an improvement in as little as 30 days after treatment.

Viveve is a non-surgical treatment for common vaginal problems like urinary incontinence, dryness and laxity. This device works by triggering collagen production in the body to strengthen the tissues in the walls of the vagina. Viveve is virtually painless and very safe because it uses radiofrequency technology to address vaginal issues.

The 30 to 60-minute treatment uses heat produced by monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) energy, with a cooling cryogen tip for comfort. This deep heating of the tissue stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin in the delicate surface tissue of the vaginal wall. Over time, this firms and rejuvenates the tissue while increasing natural moisture. It can even help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles

Here Are Some Key Advantages to Vaginal Rejuvenation:

  • Restore tightness to the vagina
  • Enhance sexual satisfaction
  • Reduce urinary and leakage issues
  • Boost self-esteem in the bedroom
  • Reduce dryness and pain
  • Minimal downtime – safe and effective

Who is a Good Candidate for Viveve?

Any woman who is bothered by vaginal issues may be a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation. Childbirth, age and menopause can all contribute to vaginal laxity but this doesn’t have to slow you down or make you feel self-conscious in the bedroom. With Viveve, you can address these issues in just one treatment.

When considering who is a good candidate for Viveve, here are some things we look at:

  • In overall good health – no major underlying health conditions like cancer or infections
  • No implantable pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Hasn’t seen the desired results from Kegel exercises
  • Bothered by vaginal laxity, dryness or burning
  • Struggling with urinary incontinence
  • Finds sexual intercourse to be uncomfortable or painful

How Does Viveve Work?

When using the Viveve system, tiny pulses of energy are delivered into targeted areas of the vagina. The right amount of heat reinvigorates the tissues and stimulates the body to produce more collagen. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, the device also features a cooling element.

Most women report improved sensitivity, tightness and urinary continence in 6-9 weeks after treatment. But even before that, you will probably notice changes as your body produces more collagen. The treatment takes less than an hour and there is no special aftercare required.

How Do I Prepare for the Viveve Treatment?

Preparing for vaginal rejuvenation is not a complex process. We recommend shaving or waxing the area around the opening of the vagina and lips. On the day of the procedure, shower and wash the area with mild soap and water.

When you arrive at our office, we’ll give you a gown to wear and place your feet in stirrups. Lubricant is applied to the tip of the device so that it goes in smoothly without pain. The device gets warm from the radiofrequency, so you will feel a warming effect, and a subsequent cooling. Most treatments last between 45-60 minutes.

What Can I Expect from Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation?

The Viveve system is clinically approved and time-tested, and can provide you with the desired results in just one treatment. However, some clients need more than one treatment, so it’s important to discuss your expectations with your doctor. Viveve is also safe, comfortable and discreet. Even women who are more self-conscious with their bodies find Viveve to be a pleasant experience.

30-45 days after vaginal rejuvenation, you can expect:

  • Reduced vaginal itching, dryness and burning
  • More natural lubrication
  • Enhanced sexual satisfaction for you and your partner
  • Improved tightness, firmness and muscular strength
  • Decreased urinary leaks and accidents

Potential Risk and Complications of Viveve

Viveve is a very safe and low-risk procedure that does not require surgery. If anything feels amiss after having the procedure done, please notify us. After the treatment, you’re free to go home! You can return to your normal routine because there is no significant downtime necessary with Viveve except to avoid penetration for 48 hours. Some patients do report having to urinate more often, mild tenderness or itching, or a little redness, but this usually very short-lived.

How Long will the Results of Vaginal Rejuvenation Last?

Vaginal rejuvenation is not a permanent treatment because the vagina continues to age like the rest of the body. The good news is that the treatment is long-lasting, with most clients reporting improvements for at least one year. Once the first treatment wears off, you can safely get another one.

OptimalSelf MD is one of the first centers in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your functional medicine treatment plan.