Votiva is an exciting, non-invasive treatment for remodeling the tissues of the vagina and labia, reversing the damage done by the passage of time and the stresses of labor and childbirth. Whether you’re experiencing vaginal, pelvic, sexual, or urinary symptoms, at Veda Medical in Live Oak, CA, we offer Votiva to help you enjoy life the way you deserve.
What Is Votiva?
This exciting treatment uses radio-frequency energy to reverse the signs of aging that can afflict the vagina just as easily as any other part of the body. The energy released by this device painlessly and safely stimulates the growth of collagen in the vaginal area. When collagen is more abundant, you can expect an end to skin laxity, increased sensitivity, and better natural lubrication. Best of all, this treatment doesn’t stop working when the machine goes off and you go home. Because the treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen proteins, results continue to improve over the course of the next few weeks. Previously, many of these feminine health issues could only be effectively addressed by surgery, making this radio-frequency treatment a true game-changer in the field of vaginal rejuvenation.
What Can This Treatment Address?
Since Votiva can treat both internal and external tissues in the vaginal area, it can help with nearly any feminine health concern. We frequently recommend this treatment to deal with:
Aging takes a toll on all our skin. In our youth, our body naturally produces plenty of collagen, which is a foundational protein that keeps skin firm, stable, and taut. As we age, our body’s collagen production goes down, and this can cause skin everywhere to sag. If you’ve given birth to a child or two, this natural laxity can be exacerbated by the stretching that occurs during childbirth. This treatment can reverse laxity by stimulating greater collagen production and rejuvenating tissues in the vaginal area.
One reason we find our sensitivity waning as we grow older is that blood flow to the vaginal region is compromised. There are many reasons this can happen, but the way to fix it is by stimulating the body to regenerate blood vessels in the area. Radio-frequency treatment can do just that.
Labial hypertrophy, or simply an enlarged labia, can be an issue for any woman. Some women are simply born with one side of the labia longer, thicker, or larger than the other. For others, this condition develops over time. Whatever the reason, if you suffer from this issue, you definitely know it. It can cause pain, sensitivity, chronic infections, and irritation. Vaginal rejuvenation through radio-frequency can be the answer to relieving this pain.
One of the things that makes sex so enjoyable is strong muscles throughout the vaginal area. When these muscles weaken, whether due to the passage of time or because of damage in childbirth or after surgery, it can make sex far less fun and fulfilling. Radio-frequency treatment can help these muscles rebuild.
Many women experience urinary incontinence, and especially a form of incontinence known as stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence happens when you can control your bladder under normal circumstances but leak under certain “stress” events, like a sneeze, cough, or even a strong laugh. By improving muscle tone in the area, Votiva can help here, too.
Natural lubrication is essential to a satisfying sexual experience, but many women notice lubrication issues as they age. When your vagina is too dry, sex becomes less pleasurable or even painful, and it can be hard to feel the same level of arousal you used to. If you’re in a long-term relationship, this can be especially hard, as it can leave sexual partners wondering if something has changed that means you find them less desirable. Radio-frequency treatments can improve lubrication, and possibly even relationships, by refreshing tissues in the area.
Perhaps the most important issue that this treatment addresses is simply self-esteem. When you are unable to enjoy a satisfying sex life, it can be easy to feel that the fault lies with you and worry that you’ve become less desirable. Rest assured that none of these thoughts are true: the problem is simply the result of aging, childbirth, or a combination of these factors. With this treatment, you can address the issue effectively.
FAQ About This Treatment
What Happens During Treatment?
The Votiva device has two separate, handheld elements, each controlled by your experienced professional. The FormaV treats the internal tissues while the other, FractoraV, treats external tissues. They can be used either separately or together, depending on your unique goals and concerns. During treatment, you will simply relax while we gently heat your external and internal vaginal area with radio-frequency treatment. As that happens, your tissues will signal to your body to send collagen and human growth factors to the area to jump-start the process of cellular regeneration.
Will It Hurt?
Pain and downtime are always a concern with any cosmetic treatment, but thankfully, this treatment features neither. The most you’ll feel is a gentle warming sensation. When you’re done, there’s nothing you need to do. For the most part, you can go about your daily activities, and you won’t feel any discomfort that might keep you from enjoying life as you normally do.
Can I Really Avoid Surgery?
The changes we experience with aging, childbirth, menopause, and weight fluctuations can seem overwhelming. When they bleed over to affect our most important relationships, they become even more distressing. It’s easy to find these issues too embarrassing to even talk about, and it’s equally easy to assume that nothing can change without an extreme intervention like surgery. The good news is that things have changed dramatically in the cosmetic treatment world in the last few years. New understanding of how the body works and how to harness natural rejuvenating and repair powers have led to the development of radio-frequency treatments like this one, with effects that can rival those normally found only through surgery.
When Will I See Results?
Many patients notice changes almost immediately, but each person is unique. For most women, the best effects are seen a few weeks after treatment.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Again, each woman is unique. When you meet with us for an initial consultation, we’ll carefully discuss your concerns and help you understand how this treatment can help. We’ll also be able to give you a realistic timeline for results and a better estimate of how many treatments will get you the results you’re looking for. Most women get their ideal results after about three treatments, each one spaced four to six weeks apart. After that, a treatment once or twice a year is usually enough to maintain your results.
Why Do I Have to Wait for the Next Treatment?
Radio-frequency treatment isn’t invasive. Instead, it’s all about harnessing the powers your body already has and putting them to work rejuvenating the vaginal area. This process takes a little time, and it’s best to wait until you see the full results before you decide if you actually need another treatment.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
Treatment time depends on whether you’re having treatment only on the outer tissues, the inner tissues, or both. In general, it usually takes between 10 and 40 minutes to finish treatment.
What’s the Downtime Like?
There is really no downtime with this treatment. You can be in and out and go about your day with no one the wiser. The only thing you need to do is abstain from sex for the first three days and avoid very hot water, like that found in bathtubs and hot tubs.
Are You Discreet?
Whenever you discuss any treatment concerning your most intimate areas, it’s natural to be concerned about whether your medical professionals will treat you with dignity and maintain your privacy. Rest assured that we completely understand how hard it is to talk about your sexual relationships and intimate health concerns. Our primary consideration is your comfort, and we go out of our way to make sure the whole experience is pleasant and easy for you.
Will This Treatment Interfere With My Ability to Have More Children?
This treatment is for any woman at any stage of life. It works for those who have never been pregnant and for those who have given birth to many children. It is equally suitable for young women in their 20s and 30s and for older women going through menopause. You will not have any difficulty conceiving, carrying, or bearing children because of this treatment.
Is This Treatment Approved by the FDA?
Votiva is an FDA-cleared technology and one of the few non-invasive treatments available that can truly rival the results you would normally expect from invasive surgery. This treatment has been tested and approved as a therapeutic treatment for sexual dysfunction or to treat other aspects of feminine health.
Is This Right for Me?
The first step is always to come see us for a completely private and always confidential consultation. Once we understand your needs and concerns, we can help you find the best possible treatment. In general, this treatment is perfect for any woman who:
- Has given birth vaginally
- Is going through menopause
- Has had a hysterectomy
- Is experiencing vaginal dryness
- Finds sex painful
- Is having difficulty with arousal
- Is having post-menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment
- Suffers from urinary incontinence
The most important thing is having a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and concerns. At Veda Medical, our concern is that you get exactly what you need to achieve the results you desire.
Know Your Provider
We want you to feel comfortable with us, and that starts with understanding who we are. Veda Medical is led by Pradeep S. Mohan MD. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mohan has extensive training and certification in all aspects of reconstructive surgery and microsurgery. Dr. Mohan leads a team of medical assistants and estheticians with extensive experience in cosmetic rejuvenation. Our goal is that you feel and look your very best, and that happens when you have access to cutting-edge techniques and talented expertise. We want you to have an entirely positive experience.
Vaginal Rejuvenation That’s Right for You
This could be the perfect treatment to address your unique goals and concerns. If you’re experiencing issues related to childbirth, menopause, or simply the passage of time, don’t believe that you have to accept these issues without question. Your sexual health is important, and we want you to feel confident in the skin you’re in. Contact Veda Medical in Live Oak, CA today and set up a consultation. One of our qualified, discrete professionals will be happy to talk to you about all your concerns and help you find the right treatment for your needs.