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Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or workout? Have you noticed decreased arousal or diminished orgasm during intercourse? Is your vaginal dryness causing discomfort?
- What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
- Why Choose Viveve?
- Am I a Candidate for Viveve?
- What to Expect During Your Consultation
- The Viveve Treatment
- Recovering from Viveve Treatment
- What are Possible Side Effects or Risks of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
- Why Choose Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Women experience vaginal changes due to childbirth, age, lifestyle or hormonal fluctuations. These changes affect the vaginal tissue, decreasing sexual satisfaction and causing urinary incontinence. Vaginal rejuvenation can eliminate these problems and improve a woman’s overall quality of life. The purpose of vaginal rejuvenation procedures are to tighten or reshape the female genital tissues to restore a firmer tone and or a more youthful appearance. Here at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is pleased to offer female rejuvenation to patients in the Hudson Valley, NY area.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term used to describe procedures that correct both medical issues and cosmetic concerns related to a woman’s genitalia. Treatment options consist of invasive surgical procedures versus non-invasive energy based treatments. As one of the Hudson Valley’s premier plastic surgery practices, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC is proud to offer Viveve for women interested in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. It is a safe and effective treatment for women who would like to improve vaginal laxity after childbirth, reduce urinary incontinence, improve lubrication, and enhance sexual satisfaction.
Why Choose Viveve?
There are countless highly invasive procedures designed to improve a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life through female rejuvenation. Viveve, however, is a non-invasive treatment that can be completed in only 30-45 minutes and offers an easy, convenient way for women with busy lives to discreetly and effectively address vaginal laxity. The FDA cleared procedure is safe, comfortable and clinically proven. It is the only device of its kind to deliver results in a one-time treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Viveve?
There are a variety of different reasons women may opt for female rejuvenation. We recommend it for women coping with stress urinary incontinence, painful intercourse related to vaginal dryness, reduced vaginal sensation, vaginal laxity and/or decreased sexual satisfaction.
Vaginal rejuvenation may also be a good option for women who experience discomfort when wearing swimwear or tight fitting clothing, or would like to improve the look or feel of their labia majora or labia minora.
The procedure is not a good option for women who are pregnant or nursing within the past 6 months, have a pacemaker or other implanted surgical/electrical device, or are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. Patients on long term steroids or other anti-inflammatory medications may not be ideal candidates. Your current medication list will be reviewed during your consultation. Additionally, women should have had a normal gynecological exam within the past 3 years.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Women who are interested in vaginal rejuvenation are encouraged to schedule a private consultation at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC. One of our highly experienced and professional providers will take a thorough history to fully understand each woman’s unique challenges and aesthetic goals. Once we understand what type of results the patient hopes to achieve, we’ll recommend the appropriate procedure and answer any questions they may have. The consultation is an ideal opportunity for patients to get all the information they need to determine whether vaginal rejuvenation is right for them. It is not necessary to perform a pelvic examination as part of the consultation process.
The Viveve Treatment
A small treatment tip is inserted just inside the vaginal opening and is slowly rotated while it alternately cools the surface and heats the soft tissue beneath. This generates new collagen, providing structure and strength to decrease vaginal laxity and restore sensation. The entire procedure takes 30-45 minutes depending on the predetermined treatment plan. Patients should expect to be in the office for approximately 1 hour and can drive themselves to and from the procedure. Treatment should not be scheduled while the patient is menstruating.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Recovering from Viveve Treatment
Fortunately, Viveve does not require local or general anesthesia as it is completely painless. Patients can drive themselves to and from this in-office procedure, which requires no downtime. Following treatment, women can immediately resume their everyday activities and rarely experience any side effects. There is no need to refrain from sexual intercourse or tampon usage following treatment.
What are Possible Side Effects or Risks of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
For over 75 years, radiofrequency technology has been used in a variety of medical applications. Viveve is very safe, instituting a controlled cooling process which protects the vaginal tissue surface from damage while the radiofrequency penetrates deeply to remodel collagen. Women who undergo this treatment may experience a heating or cooling sensation but virtually no pain. Patients rarely experience any side effects, with less than 1% reporting mild cramping for a few days following the procedure. During the consultation women should discuss their medical history with their healthcare provider to ensure safety and optimize results.
International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in over 50 countries. Viveve is FDA cleared for use in the United States.
Most patients only require one 30-45 minute Viveve treatment to achieve results, which become fully apparent within three months. While results are intended to last for 12 months, many women find that they last far longer. Viveve patients typically enjoy dramatic improvements in urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, and sexual satisfaction. Results can be maintained over time with a single annual treatment.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Why Choose Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC understands that many women who have gone through life events like childbirth, natural aging, and changing hormones experience urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity that negatively affects their quality of life. We are dedicated to providing women from all walks of life with the treatment approach they need to improve their health, confidence, and overall wellbeing. Our team’s expertise in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation paired with their sensitive approach to women’s needs makes us the ideal cosmetic surgery facility for vaginal rejuvenation procedures like Viveve. Read about our team of Viveve providers.
If you’re wondering whether Viveve is the right treatment for you, call us at 845-863-1772 to schedule a private consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Just like the skin, vaginal tissue changes over time when the collagen support fibers no longer have their youthful strength and vitality. When this occurs, a number of common conditions arise.
Vaginal laxity or looseness is one of these conditions and is the most reported physical change after childbirth, exceeding weight gain and stretch marks. This condition can impact sexual function, body image, and quality of life in a negative way and is often under-reported and poorly recognized.
Childbirth may lead to vaginal laxity. Genetics, baby size, birth circumstances, and number of deliveries will all play a role in the degree of vaginal laxity. In a survey of more than four hundred women in the United States who had vaginal deliveries, almost half reported some level of concern with vaginal laxity.
This condition occurs because the pelvic floor muscles that surround and control the vagina get stretched out to accommodate a baby. Unfortunately, challenges with vaginal laxity after childbirth often lead to urinary incontinence and reduced sexual sensitivity. Viveve can aid women suffering from these issues regardless of whether they’ve had one or multiple deliveries.
Many women believe Kegel exercises will improve their vaginal laxity. While Kegels may strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve muscle tone, they cannot address the loss of elasticity that contributes to vaginal laxity, making vaginal rejuvenation the ideal treatment.
How does Viveve work?
Through a revolutionary device which is moved in a 360-degree motion, it cools and protects the vaginal walls while adding heat to the deep vaginal tissues. Viveve’s gentle pulses of radiofrequency prompt and accelerate the development of collagen in a woman’s body to generate softer tissue as well as a more youthful tone.
Viveve is able to achieve incredible results in a single treatment by applying stronger energy to the targeted tissues than earlier radiofrequency technologies could. It bypasses surface tissue destruction by directing energy to the deeper tissues where growth and regeneration takes place. This process rebuilds natural collagen, resulting in sustained tissue tightening and strengthening.
Viveve has been clinically proven to improve vaginal laxity, increase vaginal lubrication, alleviate painful or unsatisfying sexual intercourse, improve stress urinary incontinence, increase vaginal sensitivity, and boost the quality and intensity of sexual climax.
Is Viveve a laser treatment?
Viveve is not a laser, but rather a radiofrequency (RF) device. This specific type of RF is able to deliver energy to all vaginal tissue layers, penetrating deeper than a laser is able to. This results in collagen remodeling at the deep tissue level while simultaneously protecting the more superficial tissue layers from damage.
In a survey of 524 US OB/GYNs, vaginal laxity is the #1 reported post-delivery physical changefor women. It is more common than weight gain, incontinence and stretch marks.1
Why Choose Dr. Rubinstein
- Dr. Rubinstein is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in New York.
- He is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Dr. Rubinstein has been in both private and academic practice for over 15 years.
- He is also an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
- Clinical Professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital