Viveve® is an innovative vaginal rejuvenation treatment. This non-surgical treatment is completed in a single session. Viveve is a quick, comfortable treatment that is designed to address the vaginal laxity that many women experience post childbirth or due to the natural aging process. Following a treatment with Viveve, women state that their sexual confidence and satisfaction are greatly improved.
How Does Childbirth and Age Affect the Vaginal Wall?
Throughout her lifetime, a woman’s body will change. These changes include a decline in her production of collagen. Collagen is a protein and the major component of the connective tissues that make up the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. When the production of this protein slows, the number of collagen fibers decrease, causing the skin to loosen and the vagina to lose its tautness. Although these changes are normal, once the vaginal walls become loose, a woman’s sexual health and confidence level can be negatively affected. Pregnancy, childbirth, genetic disposition and age can cause vaginal laxity to become more pronounced.
Vaginal Laxity Can Cause a Variety of Symptoms that Viveve Can Address
Vaginal laxity in and of itself is bothersome; however, this condition can cause a woman to experience a variety of other symptoms as well. Nonetheless, when Dr. Mark X. Lowney performs this procedure c to treat vaginal laxity at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England in Fall River, near Boston, the other symptoms associated with vaginal laxity will no longer be an issue.
Symptoms that are often associated with vaginal laxity include:
- a strong need to urinate that comes on suddenly (i.e., urge incontinence);
- a slight release of urine during a sneeze, cough or while laughing (i.e., stress urinary incontinence);
- lack of sexual desire;
- an overactive bladder;
- a decrease in vaginal sensation due to the laxity of the vaginal wall;
- vaginal dryness and poor lubrication during sexual activity;
- difficulty reaching climax;
- weak orgasms;
- visual changes to the labia; and/or
- vaginal atrophy due to the natural aging process.
Dr. Lowney can also use Viveve at his office near Boston to treat vaginal pain and itching.
The Secret to Viveve’s Success
The secret to Viveve’s success is its use of a patented Cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF) to gently heat the deep vaginal tissue while keeping the delicate tissue located on the surface of the vaginal walls cool. This innovative treatment works at a cellular level to promote neocollagenesis (i.e., collagen production); therefore, the results are gradual, with the tissue of the vaginal wall increasing in strength and becoming more tone over time.
What Makes the Viveve Treatment So Unique?
This treatment is unique in that it penetrates up to 10 times deeper into the vaginal tissue to stimulate neocollagenesis than any of the other vaginal rejuvenation devices that are currently available. During a treatment with Viveve at Dr. Lowney’s office near Boston, the vaginal tissue is interchangeably cooled at the surface and heated 3-5mm into the vaginal tissue, which increases the blood flow to this area.
It also has the ability to uniformly deliver the CMRF gentle volumetric heating at specific temperatures to stimulate vigorous neocollagenesis while ensuring the delicate surface tissue remains cool.
It is All About Increasing Collagen Production
Since collagen is responsible for keeping the skin healthy, plump and firm, as production increases, the vaginal walls begin thickening. As the walls thicken, vaginal tightening results; thus, eliminating vaginal laxity to provide the benefits associated with vaginal rejuvenation.
Some benefits of vaginal rejuvenation include vaginal tissue that is tauter and thicker than before as well as tightening of the entire vaginal barrel, which increases the friction experienced during intimacy and improves pleasure. In addition, women have better control over their bladder.
Does the Viveve Treatment Hurt?
No, the Cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency is controlled by precise algorithms to evenly and consistently deliver the energy into the tissue so as to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This procedure is fast, pain-free and requires no downtime.
Since this state-of-the-art treatment does not injure the surface layer of vaginal tissue, patients can return to their normal activities immediately. As time passes, the patient’s vaginal tissue will respond to the treatment she received by producing collagen.
After their Viveve treatment, women usually begin to notice positive vaginal changes within 30 days; however, the full effect typically becomes evident 90 days following the Viveve treatment.
Is Viveve Considered Safe?
Yes, this treatment is clinically-proven and has been cleared by the FDA for use in general surgical procedures for hemostasis and electrocoagulation. Furthermore, the Viveve treatment has been featured on Fox13 as well as in articles posted on the UK’s version of The Daily Mail and Marie Claire magazine: Furthermore, women all over the world are benefitting from this revolutionary treatment.
What is the Difference Between ThermiVa and Viveve?
Just like Viveve, ThermiVa treatments use a form of radiofrequency (RF); however, it is a different form of RF and it does not offer the algorithmically-controlled cooling benefits that the treatments from Viveve’s provide.
ThermiVa treatments involve the use of a unipolar radiofrequency device that increases the vagina’s blood flow, lubrication and collagen production. ThermiVa is similar to Viveve in that it is a non-surgical, scarless, pain-free treatment.
ThermiVa can be used to tighten the vagina and the labia. While ThermiVa is a very effective treatment, it only stimulates the epidermal tissue, which is the outermost layer of skin. Additionally, more than one session is required to achieve the desired result.
Who Should Consider Having a Treatment with Viveve?
The ideal candidate for a non-surgical, vaginal rejuvenation treatment such as this is a woman who is in good health with realistic expectations as to what a Viveve treatment can accomplish for her. This procedure is perfect for women who are experiencing vaginal laxity post childbirth or due to aging.
Since this treatment only uses a gentle radiofrequency, it is considered a safe option for the majority of women. However, a woman who has an automatic implantable cardiovascular/defibrillator (AICD) or any other implantable metal device is not a good candidate for this procedure. In addition, some women will need to wait to have treatment.
Women who will need to wait include:
- a woman who is pregnant must wait until her child is born; and
- these treatments are not performed while a woman is menstruating because the increased blood flow can impede the ability of the RF energy to penetrate the vaginal wall.
Benefits of a Viveve Treatment with Dr. Mark Lowney at His Office Near Boston
This noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment offers patients a quick, pain-free solution for lax vaginal walls, urinary leakage and vaginal dryness. In addition, due to an increase in nerve sensitivity, patients enjoy a healthier, more energized sex life. The results attained with a single treatment at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, near Boston, can last up to 12 months.
How is the Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure Performed?
When Dr. Mark X. Lowney performs this treatment at his office near Boston, he uses a wand that is attached to a relatively small tabletop unit. Through tiny pulses of CMRF energy, Viveve selectively heats the vaginal tissues located 3mm to 5mm below the surface. As these tissues are heated, blood flow increases and causes contractions. These contractions lead to a tightening of the tissues, stimulating the production of new collagen.
A single treatment takes no longer than 30 minutes. Patients do not require anesthesia when they receive Viveve treatments at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, near Boston.
What Should I Expect Following a Treatment with Viveve?
After your treatment, you might experience a slight increase in vaginal sensitivity. You may also experience muscle contractions, a tingling sensation, mild redness and inflammation in the vaginal area; however, these symptoms should subside relatively quickly.
Since there is no downtime following a treatment with Viveve, patients can return to their normal activities immediately (including sexual intercourse). Following your vaginal rejuvenation treatment with Dr. Lowney at his office near Boston, collagen production continues to improve for up to 12 months.
How Do I Know If a Viveve Treatment is Right for Me?
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Mark Lowney at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, which is located in Fall River, Massachusetts, near Boston.
What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Mark X. Lowney at His Office Near Boston
Please be prepared to discuss your medical history with Dr. Lowney at the initial consultation. He will want to know about any previous procedures you have had in your genital area (i.e., an endocervical curettage (ECC) and/or any other vaginal rejuvenation procedures, etc.).
Dr. Mark X. Lowney will need to know about any medications that you are currently taking, please include herbal supplements and vitamins when providing him with this information. In addition, please be candid with Dr. Lowney and his staff when discussing whether you smoke, drink alcoholic beverages and/or participate in recreational drug use. Answering these questions truthfully is vital in that every question asked is important. These questions are asked to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible.
At your consultation with Dr. Mark Lowney at his office near Boston, he may ask to examine your vagina. This examination allows him to determine if a Viveve treatment will provide you with the results you desire. If not, he will discuss other vaginal rejuvenation options that are available to you.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask them at this time. Dr. Lowney is dedicated to providing his patients with the extraordinary care that they deserve; therefore, he is always happy to answer questions.
How Much Does a Viveve Treatment Cost?
Treatment costs vary based on the needs of the patient. During your initial consultation at his office near Boston, Dr. Mark X. Lowney will determine your specific needs. From there, a price range for treatment can be established.
Why People from All Over the Country Choose Dr. Mark Lowney to Perform Their Cosmetic Procedures
Dr. Mark Lowney has designed the Advanced Body Sculpting of New England office in Fall River, near Boston, with the patient in mind, he remains abreast of all the new, innovative cosmetic procedures and products as they become available and he is dedicated to providing each patient with a custom-designed treatment plan. Each treatment plan that Dr. Mark X. Lowney creates is tailored to meet a specific patient’s needs and desires.
Dr. Mark Lowney is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as cosmetic surgery. He specializes in body, breast and extremity procedures. Dr. Lowney is proud to be considered a premier surgeon for breast augmentations and Brazilian butt lifts in the state of Massachusetts.
Whether you would like to learn more about the vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including Viveve and/or ThermiVa, that are available near Boston, or you are interested in one of the other body sculpting procedures that Dr. Mark X. Lowney offers, contact Advanced Body Sculpting of New England in Fall River, Massachusetts, near Boston, today at (877) 577-5476.