Vaginal laxity and bladder leakage are common issues, especially for older women. They can occur gradually with age or have a more sudden onset after childbirth. While generally harmless, most women are unhappy with how vaginal laxity makes them feel. It can lead to concerns like urinary incontinence and, in some cases, reduced sexual sensation.
Feminine rejuvenation treatment is one way to resolve vaginal laxity and reduce the severity of problems like bladder leakage.
Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, provides female rejuvenation procedures for patients who want to feel like the best version of themselves. Continue reading to learn more about feminine rejuvenation and the causes of vaginal laxity.
What Causes Vaginal Laxity?
Vaginal laxity affects many women at some point in their lives. This laxity refers to a loosening of the vaginal tissues and pelvic floor muscles, which can alter both the function and appearance of this part of a woman’s anatomy. Several factors can contribute to vaginal laxity, including the ones below.
For many women, vaginal laxity is a result of the natural aging process. As you age, the amount of collagen and elastin in your body decreases. This causes skin, muscles, and tissue to lose strength and elasticity. Your pelvic floor muscles may become weaker, and the tissues that comprise your vagina can become loose and stretched.
Delivering a child vaginally is one of the most common causes of vaginal laxity. This is particularly true for women who have birthed multiple children. When a child is delivered through the vaginal canal, the labor and delivery process can stretch the muscles and tissues.
While these tissues do not remain stretched, they often fail to return to their pre-birth position, causing an increase in laxity.
Some women simply have a genetic predisposition to develop vaginal laxity. If other women in your family have struggled with bladder leakage and sexual dysfunction, it could be that the cause of vaginal laxity is in your genetics.
What Is Feminine Rejuvenation?
Feminine rejuvenation treatment is a procedure that aims to resolve vaginal laxity and reduce bladder leakage and other symptoms by tightening the tissues in the vaginal area.
With innovative technology, female rejuvenation treatments target the skin and muscles in the vaginal area. These procedures are non-invasive outpatient treatments that involve no anesthesia, incisions, or sutures.
Viveve is a female rejuvenation procedure that uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten vaginal tissue.
Using a handheld device, our cosmetic medical provider delivers intense radiofrequency thermal energy into the vaginal tissues. This initiates a response at the deep cellular level, which causes a tightening effect and stimulates the production of new collagen.
Feminine Rejuvenation Frequently Asked Questions
Are you new to female rejuvenation procedures? New patients often have questions and concerns about how Viveve treatment is performed. Below are some of the most common questions clients have about feminine rejuvenation treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Female Rejuvenation?
Women who are struggling with vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, or decreased sexual sensation may be candidates for Viveve treatment. The only way to determine whether you will benefit from this procedure is by having a consultation with a cosmetic medicine provider.
We must assess your concerns and discuss your desired outcome to find out whether Viveve is an option for you. If it’s not, you may be advised on any alternative treatments that can yield your desired results.
How Long Does a Viveve Session Take?
The duration of a Viveve session can vary slightly from client to client. Every patient is unique and has different needs that can alter the length of their session. Most Viveve sessions take somewhere between 30 minutes and one hour.
Will I Need Multiple Sessions to Experience Results?
To see optimal results, you may need to have multiple Viveve sessions. Some patients notice a remarkable difference after just one session, while others need two to three. The number of sessions will differ depending on each patient’s needs.
When Will I Notice the Outcome of My Viveve Treatment?
It can take several weeks to see the final outcome of your feminine rejuvenation treatment. Your skin needs time to begin generating new collagen production after each session. Once collagen has increased, you should notice a tightening of the tissues in the vaginal area.
For many patients, a noticeable difference is present around three to four weeks after the initial session.
Is Female Rejuvenation Permanent?
Feminine rejuvenation procedures produce significant, long-lasting results. With that being said, you may see these results change over time.
As you continue to age, there will still be a decline in collagen and elastin production. The collagen production stimulated by Viveve will not permanently resolve this. To maintain your Viveve results, you can return one to two times per year to have the treatment repeated.
Female Rejuvenation at Columbia Laser Skin Center
If you are struggling with vaginal laxity, bladder leakage, or loss of sexual sensation, Viveve could be the treatment for you.
Viveve is a beneficial feminine rejuvenation procedure that uses intense radiofrequency energy to resolve vaginal laxity and combat issues like urinary incontinence and reduced sexual satisfaction. This treatment is non-invasive, with no need for anesthesia, incisions, or sutures.
Columbia Laser Skin Center offers Viveve treatment for clients throughout The Dalles, OR, and the Columbia Gorge region. We’ll work directly with you to provide a careful and effective treatment for your vaginal laxity. Call us today or visit our website to schedule your consultation for feminine rejuvenation.