It is extremely common to experience changes in vaginal tissue with age or after childbirth. Women who ask about Viveve most often have these symptoms:
Air passing from the vagina
Decreased sensation during intimacy
Less satisfaction from intercourse
Stress urinary incontinence
What makes Viveve
Viveve is a unique treatment that generates healthy collagen and a renewed feeling of fitness. The treatment uses gentle deep heating and surface cooling to stimulate the body’s natural collagen formation process. It is a comfortable, single-session, 30-minute treatment. Geneveve does not require local or topical anesthesia or analgesics and is performed by a trained healthcare professional in an outpatient setting.
Viveve works at a cellular level to rebuild and restore collagen within the vaginal tissue – without surgery and without disrupting the surface tissue. The Viveve treatment delivers patented, dual-mode deep heating and surface cooling to stimulate the body’s own natural regenerative processes.
Throughout the aging process our facial skin loses its vitality, wrinkles appear, and elasticity is reduced due to collagen fibers fatigue. This is why so many women around the world, take cosmetic steps such as facials, innovative creams, and aesthetic procedures to ensure their face looks as young as possible.
The same process occurs in the vaginal tissue area where collagen fibers lose their elasticity while we age, and give birth. The new Femilift CO2 laser, made specifically for the vagina, corrects this change by remodeling the collagen and causing contraction of the tissues as well as later more production of collagen. This all results in healthier vaginal tissue as well as tightening of the vagina. The same therapy around the collagen tissue surrounding the bladder and urethra can help decreases urinary leakage.
What you can expect
Viveve has conducted multiple clinical studies on the treatment. Two clinical studies showed statistically significant improvement in vaginal tightening, to pre-childbirth levels, at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months following a single, comfortable office-based treatment. At 12 months, improved and sustained tightening was shown in 90% of the women. Significant improvement in sexual satisfaction was also indicated through 12-month follow-up.
A third large, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study showed that women who received the Viveve treatment were 3 times more likely to report achieving “no vaginal laxity” at 6 months than women who did not receive the treatment, with no additional safety risks.
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