Vaginal laxity is a highly overlooked issue that a large number of women face. Many women just accept it as a normal part of the aging process or as an inevitable part of giving birth, but also because we haven’t had many options to address it, aside from surgery. Vaginal laxity can cause undue discomfort and anxiety in a woman’s daily life causing urinary incontinence as well as a diminishment in physical sensation during intercourse.
The natural aging process, menopause, the strain of childbirth, weight and hormone fluctuations, can all be contributing factors to the stretching and weakening of vaginal tissue, which results in vaginal laxity. At MDBC we offer two types of vaginal tightening treatments that address a myriad of issues caused by vaginal laxity.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
The Viveve Solution works to address vaginal laxity by restoring and rebuilding healthy collagen to the area and by working deeply at the cellular level in order to reinvigorate and energize vaginal tissue. The Viveve Solution uses cryogen-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency technology (CMRF), which is a system that allows for the delivery of controlled, uniform heating which renews healthy collagen and vaginal tissue, while at the same time cooling surface tissue in order to ensure that the procedure is comfortable and that no tissue is damaged in the process.
We also offer PRP/PRF for vaginal tightening. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) / PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is a natural alternative to vaginal tightening where plasma and fibrin are extracted from an individual’s blood and re-injected into target areas of the vagina. PRP/PRF is known for a number of rich growth elements. When strategically injected, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the body and promotes healthy new skin cell turnover, this in turn improves on overall sensation and the ability to orgasm, reduces pain during intercourse, as well as improves on mild urinary incontinence.
The Viveve Solution is a very safe and comfortable procedure. The treatment takes about 30 minutes during which the tip of a small probe is inserted just inside the vaginal opening. The tip then delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the area rebuilding that much needed collagen, while simultaneously cryogen-cooling the area to ensure that you feel no discomfort during the entire procedure.
With PRP/PRF your provider will start by taking a vile or two of blood from your arm. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge for several minutes. During this time, you’ll be given local anesthetic so that you feel no discomfort during the treatment. Once platelet-rich plasma and/or platelet-rich fibrin has been extracted from your blood your MD provider will strategically inject it into targeted areas of the vagina (ex. the clitoris aka the “O Shot”, vaginal wall, urethra) depending on the needs that you are looking to address. The injections themselves only take about 10-15 minutes the total procedure taking approximately 45 minutes to an hour, primarily due to the time that it takes to extract PRP/PRF. Most people feel some slight pressure, but no pain during the treatment.
No special preparation is required for these treatments. We recommend that you undergo these treatments after your menstrual cycle has ended. If you are coming in for a PRP/PRF vaginal treatment we recommend that you drink plenty of water before your appointment so that we can extract a good amount of blood.
There is essentially no recovery time following these treatments and most women feel comfortable going back to work or going on with their daily activities immediately following the treatment.
Your first step is to book an in-person complimentary consultation with one of our doctors in order to discuss which treatment, the Viveve Solution or PRP/PRF, will best address your particular needs.
Generally anyone who feels they have vaginal laxity or are experiencing mild to moderate urinary incontinence can undergo this procedure. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait until afterwards to have either of these treatments.
We can’t perform the Viveve Solution if you have a pacemaker, an STD, a vaginal sore, or if you have a uterine prolapse.
You should not have PRP/PRF if you have a low platelet count, an active infection in the area, a blood or bleeding disorders, or if you’re on any “anti-clotting” medications (like Aspirin and other blood thinners).
With the Viveve Solution, many women see results almost immediately following treatment, though it takes about 90 days to allow for the treatment to take on its full effectiveness as you need to give your body time to regenerate that healthy collagen and vaginal tissue. Typically the improvement in vaginal tightening is permanent though in some cases we may recommend re-treating the area in one year’s time to maintain the full effects of the procedure.
For PRP/PRF vaginal treatment many women feel an improvement in sexual sensation very soon following treatment, but full results tend to come into effect about a month following treatment, once the collagen and new skin cell tissue has had time to build up. For PRP/PRF you may need one additional treatment about two months following your initial treatment, after that we recommend once yearly maintenance treatments.
This depends on which treatment you are getting and on your individual needs. Most women necessitate only one treatment, however for some women a yearly maintenance treatment could be recommended. Whether or not you need more than one treatment will be discussed during your complimentary consultation with one of our MD providers.
Most patients do not experience any side effects, though we do recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours following the Viveve Solution and for 5 days following PRP/PRF.
With the Viveve Solution, you might experience, some swelling, redness, white vaginal discharge, or abdominal discomfort, though these side effects are usually quite mild and resolve themselves very soon following treatment.
With PRP/PRF you may have some spotting and feel a little full or swollen in the area, but these symptoms subside very quickly post treatment.
The Viveve Solution is non-surgical and minimally invasive, meaning it requires no injections, anesthesia, or incisions. Because the procedure ensures that no damage occurs to surface vaginal tissue it carries no long term risks. As for PRP/PRF because plasma and fibrin are extracted directly from the patient the treatment is also extremely safe and carries absolutely no risks of allergic reaction.
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