Viveve is a radiofrequency device used to improve vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction resulting from vaginal birth deliveries. During childbirth, the vaginal tissue sustains trauma through excessive pressure, stretching, tearing forces. This problem is made worse during breastfeeding when the body does not produce much estrogen. Decreased estrogen production means less collagen and elastin production. Women often notice problems with leaking urine when they laugh, sneeze, jog or try to exercise. The lack of estrogen also causes vaginal dryness which affects intercourse and intimacy. Often these women find themselves having to modify their activities, wear pads or liners and loose interest in sex. Viveve improves these problems by stimulating the body’s own natural resources to replenish lost collagen, improve blood supply to the tissue by inducing angiogenesis and tightening up the vaginal tissue to improve sensation while decreasing leaking episodes
Viveve can be performed in the office with no anesthesia in about 30 – 45 minutes. You will lie down in the same fashion as you would for a physical exam. A clear fluid will be applied to the treatment area then a cryo-cooled tip with radiofrequency will be applied to the vaginal tissue in a stepwise fashion, introducing heat while cooling the superficial tissue. The cryo-cooled tip allows for the delivery of the radiofrequency heat deeper into the lamina propria while protecting the vaginal mucosa.
Women who have stress urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity and or dryness who do not want to have surgery or use hormone treatments.
There is no downtime after the procedure. You may resume intercourse as soon as you feel comfortable to do so. You do not have to to use any pain medications and there is no bleeding or spotting after the procedure.
You will start to see results in about 4-6 weeks after the procedure. Most women notice maximum improvement of around 3 – 6 months.
At the moment, viveve is not covered by insurance as it is a novel device. The company has ongoing clinical research and hopes to have insurances reimbursing for the procedure in the next couple of years.
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