Childbirth, age and hormone fluctuations can affect more than just a woman’s breasts and stomach; they can also change the look, feel and function of your vagina. Women who have had multiple children often suffer from vaginal laxity. This loosening of the tissues in the vagina can not only decrease your sexual satisfaction, but can also result in stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The latter, though not painful, is often embarrassing. No woman wants to wet herself every time that she laughs.
Age and fluctuating hormones can also lead to low blood flow, dryness, sensitivity, and sometimes even pain. It may even affect the look of the labia and the vulva. Just like the skin on our face, the skin and tissues of the vagina become lax and wrinkled with time. This can be unpleasant cosmetically, but it may also be painful. When the labia majora lose volume, they can hang too low, causing them to rub against certain clothing especially when exercising.
Thankfully, today, there are quite a few non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Robert Whitfield is proud to offer his patients Votiva, a cutting edge procedure that uses RF or radio frequency to treat the vagina both internally and externally.
Made by the same company that brings us BodyTite™ and FaceTite™, Votiva works by heating the skin and tissues on the inside and outside of the vagina. This, in turn, increases blood flow, collagen production, elasticity and muscle tightness. One of the many benefits of Votiva is that it offers patients two treatment options for improving their female health: Forma V and Fractora V. Both are safe and completely comfortable, but each addresses specific issues.
During your initial non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation consultation, Dr. Whitfield will listen to your concerns and perform a physical exam to determine the best treatment plan for your needs. This may include one or both of the Votiva treatment options.
The Votiva Forma V is a handheld, probe shaped device that can be used both externally and internally for deep muscle tightening. Forma V provides comfortable, uniform RF exposure to improve:
The results from a Votiva Forma V treatment are often immediate, and the patient can expect to see continued improvement over the next several weeks.
The Votiva Fractora V is for external use only. This handheld device utilizes customized bi-polar RF to improve everything from skin tone and texture to deeper concerns through resurfacing. It will tighten the skin and tissues of the vagina while also increasing collagen production. All of this has a positive impact on the look, feel and function of your vagina. Results may vary.
Votiva is performed in the office as an out patient procedure. No local anesthesia is needed to treat the internal vaginal canal, but Dr. Whitfield may apply a topical anesthetic when treating the outside of the vagina.
You can return to your daily life immediately although you may experience some vaginal discharge for the first few days. You will also need to refrain from sex and using a tampon for about 4 days post treatment.
To find out more about non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with Votiva with Dr. Robert Whitfield, call us today at (877) 785-2382 or schedule a consultation here at any of our three Austin locations: Lakeway, Round Rock or West Lake Hills.