Over the last few years women are talking more and more about vaginal rejuvenation. If you’re wondering what exactly vaginal rejuvenation means, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The term is used to describe the treatments that address the physiological changes to the vaginal tissues that are common after childbirth or menopause. Many times these changes are the cause for urinary incontinence and vaginal dryness. One of these changes is vaginal laxity. The laxity of vaginal tissue can lead to urinary leakage and diminished sexual sensation. Studies have shown 1 in 3 women suffer from urinary leakage and 40% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction. Often times urinary leakage will happen when women will laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. Sexual dysfunction is often described as sexual dissatisfaction! Women who have dryness, pain with intercourse or lack of vaginal sensation are good candidates for rejuvenation.  Center for Women’s Health is proud to offer solutions for these common complaints.

Viveve® is a painless, quick, non-surgical treatment that can be done in one office visit. There is no down time and no restrictions after your treatment. Viveve uses a patented cooling system. This devise protects the surface of the skin and allows delivery of heat at precise temperatures to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and improve structural integrity of the vagina to support the urethra. Like Viveve, ThermiVa® is also a treatment option for women with vagina laxity and dryness. ThermiVa is also used to treat the appearance of the labia. Some women find over time their labia don’t have the youthful appearance it once did – ThermiVa is a nonsurgical treatment option for this concern. ThermiVa is a simple 40 minute procedure done once a month for 3 months in a row. Both Viveve and ThermiVa are designed to improve orgasm, lubrication, arousal, and provide a stronger structural foundation of the vagina.

I will also point out that these treatments have been very successful for breast cancer survivors. Due to the nature of this disease and its treatment many women are unable to produce estrogen, nor can they tolerate estrogen replacement therapies. Estrogen is vital to vaginal health and without it aging of vaginal tissues can accelerate. This acceleration can lead to dryness and discomfort. ThermiVa and Viveve are a perfect option for treatment. 

If you would like to know more about these treatments or have questions for our providers please schedule a free consultation. And remember, you’re not alone! We talk with patients daily about these complaints! The good news is, you don’t have to suffer anymore.