Sometimes life just gets away from us, and it’s hard to keep up with even the most pressing of concerns. We may barely notice what’s happening in our most intimate areas until suddenly we notice changes we don’t like. At West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center in Sherman Oaks, CA, we understand, and we want you to know there’s an easy way to accomplish true vaginal rejuvenation with Viveve.
This collagen-boosting treatment can enhance your vaginal health and improve your overall sense of well-being at the same time. It’s a simple treatment that doesn’t involve incisions, invasive surgery, or even injections, and that means it’s right for nearly everyone.
Are You a Candidate for Viveve?
Safety and Simplicity
This treatment is a completely safe alternative to a surgical procedure like vaginoplasty. It uses a combination of radiofrequency and cryotherapy technologies to treat your vaginal symptoms, and thus there are very few contraindications. It’s also completely painless, which means you never need to worry that this treatment might be “too much” for you to get through.
Finally, there is no long downtime or recovery period needed. This means you don’t have to worry about getting a lot of time off of work, finding someone to care for your home or children for an extended period, or even worry about getting out of shape from missing the gym for weeks. This treatment is easy for just about any woman to fit into a busy lifestyle.
The Right Questions
One of the best ways to know if this is the treatment for you is to ask yourself some questions. If you can say yes to any of these, there’s a good chance this is the perfect treatment for you:
- Are you experiencing urine leakage when you sneeze, laugh, or move suddenly?
- Are you a mother who has given birth?
- Do you find yourself lacking confidence in the bedroom of late?
- Is sex less enjoyable and satisfying than it once was?
- Do you find it more difficult to have an orgasm, and are orgasms less satisfying?
- Do your intimate areas feel stretched and less tight than they used to be?
- Are you looking for a way to improve your vaginal health without expensive surgical procedures?
- Are you displeased or self-conscious about the look of your vagina as you have aged?
- Do you find certain clothes or activities uncomfortable because of a stretched labia?
- Do you have trouble with dryness in your intimate areas, making sex less comfortable or even painful?
All of the above are signs that you might be a good candidate for Viveve treatment. Even if you haven’t yet gone through menopause, and even if you haven’t given birth, you are likely still a candidate for this painless and convenient treatment. Because it uses your own body to do all the rejuvenation, it’s a powerful way to improve your life and vaginal health no matter what stage of life you’re in.
Making a Choice
Of course, the final step in determining your candidacy is to come to speak with us at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center. We can help you understand what’s happening in your body, explain the treatment in more detail, and find out if this is the best way to help you meet your goals.
Is There Anyone Who Must Avoid Viveve?
The only way this treatment could be wrong for you is if you have an implanted medical device that could be affected by the radiofrequency energy of this treatment. If you have a pacemaker or an AICD (Automatic Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillator), be sure to tell us. We can help you find another way to achieve the results you need.
What Is Viveve?
In general, this treatment is a simple and non-surgical way to improve your vaginal health, and with it your overall well-being.
In particular, this treatment uses pulses of radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and induce your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is the foundational protein building block for strong skin, and as collagen levels go up, you’ll find you have stronger muscles, a tighter vaginal canal, less stretching and laxity, more sensation, and better natural lubrication.
The pulses of radiofrequency energy are also cryogen-cooled as they go out, so there’s no chance that you’ll experience burns or pain. The skin of the treated area is cooled and protected with advanced technology, while the deeper tissues are heated to accelerate natural collagen formation.
Results and Time Line
You’ll notice some results immediately as your tissues tighten in response to the heat, but the real magic happens over the course of the next few weeks. As your collagen levels pick up, your pelvic floor muscles will strengthen. This means less trouble with urine leakage and greater satisfaction with sex. More collagen also means more blood flow, leading to greater sensitivity and tighter, fuller tissues.
All this happens naturally as your body engages the healing processes it already knows how to use. All you have to do is sit back and let your body do its job.
Why It’s So Effective
The changes we notice in our bodies as we age and after childbirth are completely natural. One of the biggest revelations for many women, when they come in for a consultation, is finding out they’re not alone! But the best news is that while these changes are common, you don’t have to live with them.
This treatment triggers collagen and elastin production to strengthen and thicken the tissues of your vaginal area naturally, so there’s no risk of side effects, infection, rejection issues, allergies, or anything else that can come with other treatments. You’re putting nothing foreign into your body, and there are no chemicals or medications involved.
It’s Comfortable and Convenient
The cooling technology that comes with this treatment ensures you’ll have a perfectly comfortable experience. You can’t say the same about most vaginal rejuvenation injections, and you certainly would never call surgical rejuvenation comfortable at all!
After treatment, you don’t have to avoid sex for weeks, and you don’t have to set aside time for a recovery period, take pain medications, or do anything else out of the ordinary. All you have to do is enjoy relief as your body rejuvenates itself.
Conditions Treatment Can Help With
There are plenty of reasons that sex might not be as satisfying as it once was, and a lot of them have to do with the normal experiences of womanhood. Over time, our tissues tend to become lax and loose. Blood flow is restricted, and we just don’t enjoy the sensitivity that once made sex so easy and fun.
These stretched and lax tissues can be the result of aging, but they often appear after childbirth and because of the enormous hormonal changes that come with regular menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause.
This treatment can get you back on track in every way. It restores tissues so you have a tight and sensitive vagina and labia again, with increased blood flow. And since it does this naturally, this isn’t a temporary change. You’ll enjoy long-lasting results and an improved sexual experience for you and your partner for months on end.
Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth
Ideally, our vaginal tissues would go right back to normal immediately after childbirth, but the truth is often less simple. Sometimes tissues just don’t go back to normal, and the more children you have, the more difficulty your body has in getting you back to your previous “normal.”
As mentioned, this can lead to reduced sexual sensitivity, but that’s not all. Lax tissues can get in the way of exercise. They can make it uncomfortable to wear certain clothes. They can make you self-conscious about the way you look, interfering with relationships. As quickly as eight to 12 weeks after childbirth, though, you can receive treatment with Viveve and get back to feeling like yourself.
We don’t talk about it much, but if you’ve had children or are getting into menopause, it’s likely you’re experiencing what’s known as stress urinary incontinence. As the muscles of the pelvic floor get thinner and weaker, they let urine through when you sneeze, laugh, cough, or sometimes even exercise.
This annoying and confidence-defeating condition doesn’t have to be a fact of life. It’s caused by decreased levels of important proteins—like collagen—as your hormone levels change. This treatment can repair and regenerate so your muscles are toned and your body can manage urine flow exactly the way it is meant to.
What Is Treatment Like?
It’s normal to be concerned about any treatment aimed at your most intimate areas, but you have nothing to worry about. You don’t need any anesthesia, and there’s no need for numbing cream. This is entirely painless. We’ll apply the radiofrequency energy to your inner and outer tissues in a safe, discrete environment with a small, wand-like device. The most you’ll feel is some gentle warming followed by pleasant cooling.
The whole thing takes just about 30 minutes, and there’s no recovery time or need to worry about side effects. You can go right back to your job, go pick up the kids from school, or head to the gym. You can have sex that same day.
Is This Safe?
Whatever your age or life condition, this is a safe treatment for you. The only real complications could come if you have certain implanted medical devices, so be sure to tell us about those. Otherwise, you have nothing to worry about.
Of course, to be safe, we will always find out your complete medical history and made sure we understand exactly what medications and supplements you’re currently taking. Your safety and comfort are important to us!
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most women notice their first results almost immediately as tissues tighten in response to the heat. In the next two weeks, you’ll notice increasing tightness, sensitivity, and lubrication.
As the collagen production goes to work, you’ll see an improvement in incontinence issues by as little as six weeks. In some cases, it might take up to 90 days to get the full benefits, but this all depends on your unique physiology and the extent of your concerns.
Most women need just one treatment, but some will need as many as three. We can assess you a few months after your first treatment, and if you aren’t quite where you want to be, we can easily schedule another. For most women, it only takes an occasional maintenance treatment every year or so to keep up results indefinitely.
Feel Like Yourself Again With Viveve
If you’re tired of dealing with laxity and incontinence or simply want a more satisfying sexual experience, we can help. Contact West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center in Sherman Oaks, CA today to set up a consultation and find out if this is the right treatment for you!