Votiva is a safe and painless vaginal rejuvenation treatment available at the North Texas Vein & Vascular in Flower Mound, TX. This revolutionary laser therapy, which uses radiofrequency technology, can provide lasting results for women who wish to reverse laxity and other signs of aging in the pelvic area.
The effects are not permanent, but with occasional follow-up treatments, this incredible tightening therapy can provide women with many years of improved vaginal health following childbirth and menopause.
Short and Long Term Effects of Female Rejuvenation Therapy
Patients who undergo vaginal laser therapy often notice results right away, with improved tightness and muscle control. Many women, however, will not experience measurable results until at least 2-3 weeks following their first treatment. This is completely normal and does not mean the treatment isn’t working.
After the first month post-treatment, many patients report significant improvement with problems such as vaginal laxity, dryness, muscle weakness, urinary incontinence, and sexual intimacy issues. It normally takes a total of three treatments to ensure that these results last, although this can vary from woman to woman. Some are very pleased with the results of one treatment and decide to wait a while to see if they need subsequent treatments.
How To Maintain Results
If it is your first time trying Votiva, you will likely need three treatments spaced about one month apart. After your third treatment at the three-month mark, you should be experiencing maximum long-lasting results.
While radiofrequency therapy will make significant long-term improvements to the vaginal area, this part of the body will of course continue to age and may require follow-up treatment at some point in the future. For maximum, long-term benefits, it is recommended that patients schedule a maintenance treatment once per year.
How Votiva Works
The radiofrequency technology used in this revolutionary treatment emits gentle energy that can transform the entire vaginal area – both inside and out. The procedure itself is quite simple, using a laser wand to target problematic areas. Whether you have vaginal, urinary, or sexual symptoms, the laser can address any of these issues in a painless, non-invasive treatment that lasts about half an hour.
Reversing Vaginal Aging
The energy released by the laser acts to stimulate collagen growth which in turn reduces tissue laxity and improves natural lubrication in the vaginal canal. This energy also improves blood flow to the vaginal area by regenerating blood vessels, which tend to shrink back with age.
Perhaps most importantly, radiofrequency energy helps to stimulate and rebuild muscles in the pelvic area, which can become stretched out and weakened following childbirth. Tightening up these muscles can go a long way towards improving sexual health and reducing symptoms associated with urinary incontinence.
A Treatment That Keeps Working
The laser used during your appointment creates an immediate effect as energy is emitted to your vaginal and labial areas, but the effects continue to build long after you go home. Since the treatment stimulates the development of new collagen proteins, the results continue to build over the course of several weeks.
Specific Issues That This Treatment Can Address
Since this type of laser therapy can address both internal and external feminine issues, it can effectively treat a wide variety of female health problems that could previously only be remedied through surgery or medication (often with unsatisfactory results). The following are some of the more common issues that radiofrequency therapy can address.
Even younger woman can experience problems with vaginal laxity following childbirth. This type of damage can be difficult to reverse through standard pelvic floor exercises, and tends to get worse as collagen production lags with age. Votiva can reverse laxity by stimulating collagen production and rejuvenating vaginal tissue.
Also known as enlarged labia, this condition can cause discomfort and lead to irritation or infections. This issue is often genetic and can be problematic at any age. Using vaginal rejuvenation therapy to shrink and tighten this area can be very affective at eliminating symptoms.
Lack of sexual enjoyment in women can often be traced back to poor muscle function in the vagina. Whether this issue is attributed to age or childbirth, it can be largely reversed using radiofrequency technology.
Lack of muscle control can also cause bladder leakage, even in younger women. If you experience leakage when you laugh, sneeze, or cough, this is likely a sign that your pelvic floor muscles need help.
Some women do not have physical discomfort but are simply dissatisfied with the appearance of their vulva, which can change dramatically following childbirth. Weight change and menopause can also cause changes in this area that might make a woman self-conscious during physical intimacy. Radiofrequency technology can be used to tighten and rejuvenate the vulva, giving it a more youthful and appealing appearance.
Reduced vaginal lubrication is a very common issue for women, particularly as they reach menopause. This can make intercourse unpleasant and lead to severe intimacy issues. Radiofrequency therapy can improve lubrication by increasing elasticity and circulation in this area.
What To Expect During Treatment
The medical device used in radiofrequency treatment is comprised of two hand-held wands. The FormaV wand treats internal tissues while the FractoraV wand treats external areas. You may only require the use of one of these devices, depending on your treatment goals.
During treatment, patients relax in a reclined position while the gentle energy emitted by the device goes to work. You will feel a warming sensation but there is no pain at all during the treatment, which should last anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes.
What About Downtime?
There is no recovery period to speak of – most patients find that they can return to normal activities immediately after their appointment. A soothing ointment may be applied to the exterior treatment area, if needed.
The only post-treatment recommendation is to avoid sexual intercourse for three days. It is also a good idea to avoid very hot water for a few days, as this can cause irritation. For example, a warm bath is fine but a hot tub is not a good idea.
How Safe is This Treatment?
Votiva is an FDA-approved therapy that is completely safe and has no risk of adverse reactions. The devices used in radiofrequency treatment are equipped with safety features that ensure a steady and appropriate use of energy. Sensors designed to cut off the energy supply if the temperature gets too high ensures that the delicate skin in the vaginal area never gets overheated.
Women of Child-Bearing Age
Perhaps you’re not sure if you’re done having children yet – this is not a concern at all. Women of child-bearing age can take advantage of this treatment without any worries about risks associated with pregnancy or delivery.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Since this treatment is non-surgical with very little likelihood of adverse side effects, it is suitable for most women. If you are struggling with vaginal discomfort, laxity, dryness, reduced sexual function, or mild to moderate bladder leakage, then radiofrequency treatment may be very helpful. It can be safely used at any stage of life.
Are There Other Options?
Yes. Some women find pelvic floor exercises effective at improving vaginal elasticity and muscle control, but these need to be engaged in on a frequent and consistent basis if results are to be achieved. Of course, the results will not be as significant as those achieved through radiofrequency treatment. Using pelvic floor exercises in combination with laser therapy can be a good way to maintain results over a longer time frame.
A surgical procedure called “vaginoplasty” is another option. This used to be the go-to treatment for vaginal tightening, although it has become far less popular in recent years thanks to the effectiveness of laser therapy. However, this does remain an effective procedure for many, although it comes with more risks since it is an invasive procedure.
Finding the Right Practitioner
While Votiva treatment is completely safe, it needs to be administered by a trained medical professional who is experienced working with laser therapy. Do your research to make sure you are working with a reputable clinic that has experience administering this form of treatment.
Are You Ready To Improve Your Feminine Health?
If you are experiencing any feminine issues related to childbirth, menopause, or the natural aging process, it may be time to look into a treatment that can greatly improve your sexual health and quality of life. Contact us today at the North Texas Vein & Vascular in Flower Mound, TX, so that we can set up a consultation and answer any questions you may have about this life-changing treatment.