For treatment of vaginal dryness, enhancement of sexual function and satisfaction and treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Vaginal tightening using radiofrequency or CO2 laser therapy for strengthening the vaginal wall through contraction of existing collagen, stimulation of natural collagen production, stimulation of blood flow and increasing the elasticity, thickness and lubrication of the vaginal lining.
Who is it suitable for?
For adult women following pregnancy and childbirth who have suffered overstretching of the vagina, post-menopausal women or after cancer treatment where lack of oestrogen causes vaginal dryness, painful sex or women with stress urinary incontinence (urine leakage when sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercise). It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or who have a cardiac pacemaker or other implanted electrical device. A normal cervical smear result is necessary within the previous 3 years.
What is involved?
“Hot wand up the foof”
While in the same position used to have a cervical smear test, a small probe is inserted into the vagina and sequentially rotated and moved along the vaginal canal to cover the whole surface of the vagina. Radiofrequency or CO2 laser energy is used to treat the vaginal wall tissue to cause collagen contraction and new collagen formation, thickening of the vaginal lining and to enhance lubrication. No anaesthetic is required.
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if this procedure is right for me?
It is important to discuss with your doctor, what your main concern is and what you wish to achieve. The effects of treatment are seen gradually and it takes about 3 months to appreciate the full effects that last for about a year. The treatment can then be repeated. It is advisable to avoid the use of tampons or moon cup or to have sexual intercourse for 2-5 days after treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Geneveve™ by Viveve takes 30 mins and is a single treatment.
CO2 laser therapy takes 15 mins for each treatment. A course of 3 treatments is recommended with an interval of 3-4 weeks in between.
How much does this procedure cost?
Are there any potential side effects?
There are very few side effects. Some women experience a sensation of warmth or tingling during the treatment and bloating, swelling, redness or short lived vaginal discharge afterwards.
Surgical reduction of labia minora (inner lips of the vulva) when they are overly large and cause problems with irritation, hygiene, sport, sexual intercourse and clothing. Less commonly labia majora (outer lips of the vulva) reduction is advisable if there is excess tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma
For adults with vaginal dryness, to enhance lubrication and sensation with improvement of the quality of the vaginal wall. Also for women with mild stress urinary incontinence or who suffer with pain on sexual intercourse or for women who wish enhanced sensitivity in the clitoral complex.
Intimate Area Fillers
Injections of HA for rehydration of the vulva and vaginal areas in women suffering with dryness or irritation and the ‘labial puff’ procedure to enhance the appearance of laxity and deflation and reshape the labia majora (outer lips of the vulva).