Our bodies go through many changes throughout our lifetime. As women age, they experience a slowdown of collagen production. This may lead to laxity in the vaginal walls and a decrease in vaginal sensation. Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center offers nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation in the form of Viveve. Viveve uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten the vaginal tissues and address common problems like sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Marcel Thompson is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who understands how concerning these issues can be. During an initial consultation in Bellaire, TX, we can discuss your reasons for considering this procedure and explain how Viveve works in greater detail. If you are interested, you can learn more about vaginal rejuvenation by reaching out to our clinic in the Greater Houston area.
1. Who qualifies for sexual rejuvenation?
Vaginal laxity affects millions of women worldwide. When our bodies lose the underlying support that comes from collagen, we experience stress urinary incontinence, dryness, lack of tightness, and discomfort or pain during sex. Ideal candidates for vaginal restoration with Viveve have one or more of these symptoms but do not want to undergo the downtime or cost associated with invasive surgery.
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation is designed to tighten the vaginal canal to manage urinary control and more. During your consultation at Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center, Dr. Thompson will perform an examination of the area and let you know if you qualify for the vaginal rejuvenation process. Patients with an active infection or certain health conditions are not right for Viveve at this time.
2. How is Viveve performed?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatment is performed by Dr. Thompson and the experienced team at our clinic. During this session, a handheld wand device is inserted into the vagina to emit controlled radiofrequency energy. The vaginal tissue absorbs this energy, which then encourages the natural production of collagen so the body can self-heal. Viveve has a special thermometer built into the system so the temperature can be adjusted as needed. This means that patients can stay comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment. The entire process is safe, effective, and can be completed in about 30 minutes at our facility in the Greater Houston area.
3. Does vaginal rejuvenation hurt?
This is one of the most common questions we receive at our office in Bellaire, TX. Patients are known to describe warm and cool sensations during the Viveve session, but there is no pain or discomfort involved. Not only that, but nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation does not require any local or general anesthesia to be completed.
After the session, a team member at Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center will review topics such as vaginal rejuvenation recovery and sex after vaginal rejuvenation. Although Viveve is not considered a permanent procedure, treatment is long-lasting. Dr. Thompson can let you know when to schedule additional appointments when the first one has worn off.
4. What is vaginal rejuvenation recovery like?
Patients can return to their normal routines immediately following treatment with Viveve. Women should abstain from strenuous exercise or sex after vaginal rejuvenation for 2 – 3 days to allow enough time for the tissue to heal. Please discuss vaginal rejuvenation recovery with Dr. Thompson beforehand, so you don’t participate in activities that place too much stress on the tissue.
A Viveve procedure should not result in any negative changes to the body, such as vaginal odor or discharge. If you experience any concerning symptoms, please reach out to our office so we can assist you. After vaginal rejuvenation, patients will begin to notice an improvement in their sexual health and function over time. It may take up to six months for new collagen to develop in the treatment area. Dr. Thompson is proud to offer this advanced system that improves vaginal laxity, reduces discomfort, and increases the body's natural lubrication. We encourage you to discover the benefits for yourself with Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center.
Schedule an appointment for Viveve
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation is a wonderful solution for women who want to combat the effects of aging and childbirth. Viveve uses clinically proven technology to benefit countless women by restoring vaginal tightness and addressing issues, like urinary incontinence. To find out if you qualify for Viveve, get in touch with Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center and speak with board-certified physician Dr. Marcel Thompson in Bellaire, TX. Learn more about the vaginal rejuvenation process by getting a private appointment in the Greater Houston area.