Viveve: a Novel Treatment for Vaginal Laxity
Viveve provides an office-based non-surgical, painless medical treatment for treating vaginal laxity. A physician performs the procedure using the Viveve System that works by cooling and gently heating vaginal tissue. This treatment option can increase feelings of vaginal tightness and improve sexual satisfaction.
The Viveve System uses patented radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate the body’s natural collagen rebuilding processes. Viveve System has two main components.
1. Table-Top Console
2. Single-Use Treatment Tip
The Viveve treatment requires no anesthesia and can be completed in about 30 minutes. At the beginning of the procedure, the doctor will insert a treatment tip, about the size of your thumb, just inside the vaginal opening. The tip is circumferentially moved around the opening, delivering pulses of radiofrequency energy to the collagen fibers that make up the underlying tissues, while also cooling the vaginal surface.
Vaginal tissue reacts to the energy by stimulating the formation of new collagen fibers restoring the tissue. This collagen restoration process takes place over time, usually between 30-90 days after the treatment. There is little-to-no downtime – normal activities are resumed following the procedure.
USA and Japan study
In two Viveve clinical studies, women who reported an increase in vaginal laxity following childbirth underwent the Viveve Treatment with the following results:
1 88% reports significant improvement at 12 months after treatment
2 68% mean improvement in their vaginal laxity scores at 12 months
3 Sexual satisfaction improvement was maintained through 12 months
4 No serious adverse events report.
The Viveve Treatment Restored Vaginal Tightness to Pre-Childbirth Levels
Who is a good candidate?
Has there been a change in how ‘snug’ you feel during intercourse, or in the amount of physical sensation you experience during partner penetration? Has this affected your degree of sexual satisfaction? If feelings of ‘looseness’ or laxity are affecting your sex life, the Viveve treatment may be able to help.
How does it work?
At the beginning of the medical procedure, your doctor will insert a smooth treatment tip about the size of your thumb just inside the vaginal opening. The tip is rotated around the opening alternately cooling the surface tissue and gently heating the tissue beneath.
Is it safe?
The radiofrequency energy used in the treatment has been used for over a decade in treating the delicate skin on the face, neck, and hands, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure there are safety and care considerations, which your physician will review with you.
What kind of results can I expect?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over time, generally between 30 and 90 days. In clinical trials to date, 90% of the women treated reported significant, sustained tightening at 12 months after treatment, with an average improvement of 68%. Imagine how one safe, painless, 30-minute Viveve treatment can have a sensational impact on your sexual enjoyment!
Does it hurt?
No. Some patients report a cooling sensation, others note warmth, but virtually all agree the procedure is painless.
Discuss with your doctor whether the Viveve procedure is right for you.