The Viveve™ treatment is a pain free, quick and effective treatment, and requires no anaesthetic. It is a safe, comfortable and non-surgical option. Read on to find out if this treatment could be right for you.
What is vaginal laxity?
Vaginal laxity is a looseness of the vaginal canal, often caused by pregnancy and child birth. The tissue in the vagina stretches during childbirth and for some women, it does not return to its former condition. This can lead to urinary incontinence, and/or decreased sexual function and satisfaction. Personal relationships can also suffer due to the decline in sexual function. Vaginal laxity can have a big impact on a woman’s happiness and wellbeing. You may notice symptoms such as:
- Tampons slipping or not fitting as snugly
- Air passing from the vagina
- Decreased arousal or physical sensation during intercourse
- Changes in the strength of, or ability to reach, orgasm
- Lower self-confidence or sexual self-image
- Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
What is stress urinary incontinence?
Stress urinary incontinence is when urine leaks when the bladder is under pressure; for example, when you cough, laugh, jump or run. It is a very common problem, and is also more likely to occur with increasing age. For women with urinary incontinence, the thought of bouncing on a trampoline or running for the bus fills them with dread!
The RF is delivered by a small probe inserted into the vagina. No anaesthetic is required. Patients have described it as a tingling or hot or cold sensation. In this short video, Dr Mayoni shows the probe so and you can see how small it is. Treatment takes just 30 minutes, and you need only one treatment to get results. Another benefit is that there is no downtime: you can get straight back to work and exercise immediately after the treatment. However please note that you should not use tampons or have intercourse for 48 hours afterwards.
Official Viveve video
You can watch the official Viveve video here.
Please note that this video contains frank discussion about intimate relationships and incontinence.
You can also visit the Viveve website here: Viveve.com