The simple process of aging affects every aspect of the body, including intimate areas like the vagina. Changes to the vagina over time can impact more than your appearance; they can also result in dryness and discomfort in this sensitive area. Now, there is a nonsurgical method of vaginal rejuvenation that reverses these changes and the uncomfortable symptoms that often accompany them. Tidal Wellness features the revolutionary Votiva for women looking to turn back the clock on their most personal areas.
Votiva is a safe, noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment used to improve the appearance and function of the female private area. This state-of-the-art device corrects intimate issues that occur from childbirth or aging such as looseness and a wrinkled appearance of the labia (vaginal lips), painful or decreased sensation with intercourse, weakening of the vaginal muscles, and mild urinary incontinence. Votiva shrinks, tightens and rejuvenates the entire area inside and out. The device uses radiofrequency (RF) energy, which emits gentle heat that stimulates collagen to remodel and tissue to shrink.
The vagina can be subject to a variety of changes over time, due to loss of collagen and elastin, drops in estrogen levels and the toll childbirth can take on the body. The vaginal lips, known as the labia, may stretch, sometimes to the point of extending outside of the body. The unsightly appearance of the aging labia may lead to acute self-consciousness for a woman when she wears tight clothing or during intimacy with her partner.
At the same time, women may experience physical symptoms associated with these visible changes, including increased vaginal dryness and irritation and decreased sexual satisfaction. In some cases, the symptoms may become severe enough to impact a woman’s quality of life, keeping her from wearing certain types of clothing or participating in some activities. Fortunately, vaginal rejuvenation addresses both the appearance and the physical symptoms in a single, painless procedure.
Votiva is an innovative treatment that addresses both the internal and external vaginal area without discomfort or downtime. The procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy to deliver targeted heating to the tissue, constricting and tightening the tissue while stimulating the body to produce additional collagen and elastin. The comfortable treatment is performed right in our office on an outpatient basis without the need for anesthesia, incisions or recovery time afterward.
A singe Votiva treatment can address a myriad of feminine concerns:
Votiva is performed without the need for anesthesia. Two different handpieces for the device allow for different treatment outcomes:
This device applies consistent RF energy to both the internal and external vaginal area, tightening the inner vaginal walls as well as the labia. Women notice softer, smoother skin after treatment, with less sagging of the labia and an improved appearance overall.
This resurfacing device enhances skin tone and texture, while deeper heating stimulates additional collagen and elastin production. FractoraV produces natural, long-lasting results as it works with the body’s processes to reverse signs of aging and restore youthfulness to the vagina.
These devices can be used separately or together during a single treatment session to achieve the best possible results.
The Votiva procedure is a relatively comfortable treatment performed in our private, relaxing treatment room by medical professionals. Our treatment specialist will review your concerns, do an examination and create a customized treatment plan just for you. A numbing cream is applied to the area when using FractoraV to ensure your comfort throughout. Numbing cream is optional but usually not needed for FormaV. One hand-piece will be used to cause shrinkage and tightening of the internal muscles, while the other will improve wrinkles and skin tone. You may have either one or both used during your session, depending on your needs.
Patients can expect to feel a warm sensation during treatment with little or no discomfort during and after the appointment. The heat emitted is not intense enough to cause pain and patients may even find the warming sensation to be somewhat pleasant. Overall, the treatment is similar to undergoing your annual gynecology exam.
After treatment, patients may resume regular activities right away. You may be advised to avoid intercourse or submersion in water for a few days after the procedure, but restrictions on activities after Votiva are very minimal. You should not experience any discomfort that would interfere with your daily tasks and side effects from the procedure are very rare.
Some women notice an improvement in the vaginal area immediately following their very first treatment session. However, it is more common to see positive changes in the weeks following the procedure, as collagen and elastin levels increase, and tissue constricts naturally. A series of treatment sessions is usually recommended to achieve full results, which can be very long-lasting. The number of sessions will depend on your specific treatment goals, which will be discussed at your initial consultation. Most of our patients have two to three sessions at four to six-week intervals; however, most patients experience significant results after their first treatment.
Have a free consultation with one of our physicians and find out if Votiva is right for you. There is no obligation and we will be able to review your medical history and share before and after pictures to help you make your decision.
Surgical procedures such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty require incisions and anesthesia, which also means additional risks. Votiva is a simple, nonsurgical treatment based on RF heat. While some patients with more severe signs of aging to the vagina may benefit from surgical correction, women with mild to moderate anatomical changes, or symptoms like dryness or painful intercourse, will get sufficient relief with Votiva. In addition, by rejuvenating the tissue both inside and outside the vagina, Votiva can achieve more than just tightening and reduction commonly obtained with surgery alone.
Votiva fees vary based on the particular needs of each patient, but usually range from $1,000 to $3,000. Packages are available to reduce costs for patients requiring a series of treatments. This can be discussed in detail during your free consultation. There is financing available through a third party: Care Credit
This is a decision made on an individual basis however most patients receive a series of 3 treatments initially. This is based on studies done highlighting the most effective length of treatment. Our bodies do continue to age and many women elect to have a single treatment every 1-2 years to maintain their results.
The heat created by the radio frequency technology tightens tissue and promotes collagen growth. Therefore, results are seen immediately and continue to improve as the collagen increases.
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