What is Viveve®?
As you age, your skin and vaginal tissues lose collagen and elastin. These structural proteins play a vital role in vaginal tightness, so their loss can cause laxity even in women who have not had children. Viveve® treats vaginal laxity by rejuvenating collagen and elastin in the vaginal walls. At the same time, it treats vaginal dryness and improves bladder control.
How Does Viveve® Work?
Viveve® uses monopolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently heat the tissue of the vaginal walls. Cryogen cooling technology prevents the sensitive surface tissues from feeling any heat. The RF energy targets the layers of the vaginal wall where collagen and elastin form. The heat triggers cells to begin producing more of these critical proteins. Over time, vaginal tightness and lubrication improve. Viveve® also improves bladder control by tightening the soft tissues that help support the bladder and urethra.
Unlike other vaginal rejuvenation treatments, Viveve® is effective in just one session. Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. Your provider will insert a small wand that emits RF energy. This energy will enter the vaginal walls, and you may feel some warmth but no discomfort. The heat triggers collagen fibers to tighten giving you noticeable results almost instantly that will continue to improve over time. New collagen and elastin takes several months to fully develop.