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The anatomy and physiology of female genitalia can change due to various causes such as childbirth, aging and menopause, genetics or trauma. If the female genital region becomes loose and lax over time, this can cause medical and aesthetic concerns that can adversely affect female sexual health and quality of life. Symptoms include atrophic vaginitis, decreased sensation during coitus, loss of sexual gratification, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse and general dissatisfaction with the appearance of the area.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a general term used to describe a range of procedures intended to restore the optimal structure of the vagina and surrounding tissues. These procedures include topical and systemic treatments, surgical procedures and, recently, energy-based technologies.
Votiva the noninvasive energy-based procedures are often preferred by women who are reluctant to undergo surgery due to the risk, expense, and recovery period. RF is one of the more innovative approaches to treating vulvo-vaginal laxity and SUI. It has gained significant popularity in recent years due to its non-invasiveness, absence of adverse events, and rapid results.
The mechanism of action is based on elevating the temperature of the treated tissue to initiate biological changes. RF energy heats the connective tissue of the vaginal wall to 40 – 43°C, triggering microinflammatory stimulation of fibroblasts to stimulate collagen contraction, neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis to revitalize and restore the strength, elasticity and moisture of the vaginal mucosa.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the candidate?
Women who have any of following i.e. decreased sensation during coitus, loss of sexual gratification, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pelvic organ prolapse and general dissatisfaction with the appearance of the area are the candidates.
How long is the treatment?
Actual treatment process is about 20-25 minutes.
Is the treatment painful?
This treatment is very well tolerated. Internal treatment is sensitive but not painful, external treatment is done with local numbing with improves tolerance for stronger treatment. Nitrous oxide gas is available if needed for sensitive clients.
How long to abstain from sexual actvity?
We recommend minimum 3 days post procedure to abstain for sexual activity.
When will I see results?
There will be some immediate tightening of the tissues due to immediate effect and body reaction which may persist for 2-3 days, then the actual tightening effect starts which could be observed gradually form 4-6 weeks. The effect continues improve up till 6 months post treatment.
How many treatments are recommended?
Number of treatments depend of severity of the problems, in general 2-4 treatments in the interval of 4-6 weeks are recommended.
Who are not the candidates?
Severely prolapsed pelvic organs, gynecologic malignancies active or with history are not the candidates.
Is there anything I must do before treatment?
Patients must have completed a recent PAP exam. You CAN NOT receive this treatment if you have the possibility of a urinary tract infection or yeast infection.