At PSS we work hard to bring you new technologies that can make your life richer, more satisfying, happier. Whether it is feeling better about the healthy glow of your skin, or the more svelte shape of your tummy, we love to help you achieve those results with our knowledge and technologies. With that in mind, we’ve introduced Viveve; a revolutionary treatment to help women with vaginal discomfort, dryness and urinary incontinence. All of these symptoms are related to loss of elasticity of the vaginal tissues which can occur with childbirth, menopause or at times just a consequence of aging.
Viveve uses a clinically-proven technology: cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency to deliver gentle heating to build collagen and elasticity, while cooling delicate surface tissue which minimizes any discomfort with the treatment. The procedure is comfortable, 30-minute outpatient treatment performed by our licensed female providers. Currently Viveve technology is used in many countries around the world to benefit the health and well-being women globally, and is now available locally at PSS.
- 1 Why Women Want the Viveve Treatment
- 2 How Viveve Works: A three-for-One treatment to treat laxity, dryness and incontinence.
- 3 How Common is Vaginal Laxity?
- 4 How Common is Vaginal Dryness?
- 5 How Common is Incontinence?
- 6 Options for Fixing Vaginal Laxity and Incontinence
- 7 How it works
- 8 The Only Treatment Tested in a Large-scale, Multicenter Study
Why Women Want the Viveve Treatment
- The treatment is designed for improving women’s health and overall quality of life
- It is comfortable, discreet and one session
- They can FEEL the difference
How Viveve Works: A three-for-One treatment to treat laxity, dryness and incontinence.
The Viveve treatment is a respectful, comfortable, 30-minute, in-office treatment.No numbing medication is necessary. The practitioner inserts a treatment tip (the size of a thumb) just inside the vaginal opening. This tip is then circumferentially rotated around the opening of the vagina to deliver just the right delivery of alternating pulses of heating and cooling.
Collagen is stimulated with the application of the heat, thereby replenishing the tissue with more elasticity and cushioning. Patient’s baseline level of laxity and natural response mechanisms vary, but results typically peak at about 90 days and are still evident at 12 months. Because our skin is constantly aging, we recommend a yearly touch-up, though some patients’ benefits will last longer.
How Common is Vaginal Laxity?
Do you experience a decrease in sensation or pain during intimacy?
Do you feel airflow in your vagina?
Do you have less satisfaction with your partner during intimacy?
Vaginal laxity is one of the most common OB/GYN complaints. It is extremely common post-vaginal delivery.
How Common is Vaginal Dryness?
Loss of lubrication accompanies loss of thickness and elasticity of the vaginal tissues and further adds to symptoms of pain during intimacy.
Stimulating collagen brings elasticity back to the tissue, reducing dryness and discomfort and there is almost uniform report of markedly enhanced sexual satisfaction.
How Common is Incontinence?
Studies show that at least half of older women may have some form of incontinence. Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is an embarrassing problem for millions of women. It affects your social life, your athletic pursuits, even your ability to travel.
The main symptom is urinating unexpectedly, but there are different types of incontinence. If you leak a bit when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy, you may have stress incontinence. This is the most common bladder control problem in younger women.
Stress incontinence happens when the muscles and tissues around the opening of the bladder get weak. When there’s more pressure against the bladder and this opening doesn’t stay closed, leakage happens. Pressure from coughing or laughing may be all it takes for you to leak. There are a few reasons why these muscles can lose strength: They may be stretched by weight gain, a sports injury, or pregnancies and vaginal childbirths.
Options for Fixing Vaginal Laxity and Incontinence
There are alternatives to nonsurgical procedures. A surgical fix carries all the risks of surgery; pain, recovery, downtime and expense. Kegel exercises can help strengthen muscles in the pelvic floor, but cannot affect the skin and tissue around the vagina.
Viveve works in a quick, painless 30-minute procedure that allows you to walk out the door and on with your day. It starts rebuilding collagen immediately and typically works in less than 30 days; a small amount of time for a significant increase in your quality of life.
How it works
The Viveve technology is the only one that algorithmically controls the cooling to prevent any tissue damage or discomfort, while effectively sending heat deep into the tissue to promote collagen stimulation. The deep tissue stimulation requires heating at a substantial depth to stimulate collagen renewal. This depth is achieved by radiofrequency combined with superficial cooling to prevent any discomfort or damage to the topmost delicate skin and tissue.
Called cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF), this technology delivers volumetric heating at precise temperatures to stimulate robust neocollagenesis.
- Reverse thermal gradient – cools and protects the surface mucosa while enabling significant heating of deep tissue
- Capacitive coupling – distributes energy evenly across the treatment tip for uniform heating
- Reproducible delivery -parameters and algorithms are preset for controlled heating and cooling
- Monopolar energy penetrates 3-5 mm deep into connective tissue
The Only Treatment Tested in a Large-scale, Multicenter Study
The importance of validated clinical evidence for the Viveve treatment cannot be overstated because often with women’s health and wellness there is a lack of serious attention to scientific rigor. The study was randomized, blinded and placebo controlled. Clinical evidence is there.
Drs. Poulos, Douglas and Hvistendahl insist on bringing only proven technologies to PSS, to benefit our patients and offer them the best treatment available.
Call us to learn more about this treatment designed to give you ultimate, intimate satisfaction.