A Q & A with Laura Johnson, FNP
Sex is important. Over time and especially after childbirth, our vaginal tissue can get overstretched and lose collagen, diminishing both the sensitivity and tightness of the vaginal walls. Vaginal laxity, which is a natural but unwanted effect of aging, can result in dryness and lack of sensation during intercourse; lack of arousal; less intense orgasms or the loss of the ability to orgasm. We are looking better as we age nowadays, why can’t we turn back the hand of time when it comes to something so intimate and vital to our psyche? Viveve® is a technology that addresses embarrassing symptoms specific to women who have not had any easy solutions up until now. I underwent the treatment myself before incorporating it into my practice and the results are undeniable. I used to leak when I laughed, coughed or sneezed. Not anymore. And yes, the sex is better. One of my patients says it saved her marriage because now she experiences pain-free intercourse. There are lots of testimonials like that.
Experience a solution not available in the past. Take that next step and schedule a consultation. You will learn something new and learn whether Viveve® is right for you.
What are the benefits of the Viveve system?
- Improved vaginal form and function
- Decreased urinary incontinence symptoms
- Increased natural lubrication
- Enhanced sensation during sexual intercourse
- No incisions, surgery or needles
- Results after one efficient appointment
- Zero downtime
Why did you choose to offer the Viveve® vaginal tightening service at your practice?
I’m at that age where, honestly, these are the types of issues women like me are having now. I offer injectables, laser therapy, and PDO Threadlifts, but one of the primary questions asked is about intimate women’s issues surrounding incontinence treatments. I asked my own childhood girlfriends about it as was surprised 3 out of the 4 questioned had some issues with leakage. It stunned me to hear my classmates speak of embarrassing moments with urinary leakage, decreased sexual pleasure, and how their activities changed because vaginal laxity.
Why did you choose Viveve®?
Viveve® stood out from the other devices because of the clinical research that backs its results. The reviews repeatedly spoke of the ease and comfort of the procedure, which is really important to me, as well.
One study stood out to me: Viveve® I Study. This randomized, multicentered, blinded, sham-controlled trial demonstrated statically significant improvement in vaginal laxity and sexual dysfunction in the treatment group. No other device offers such science in backing their results. I was confident that I was providing the very best technology for my clients.
Is the Viveve® System painful?
Short answer, no. When my clients hear that Viveve® uses radiofrequency energy, they become worried that it may be uncomfortable. However, this is a cryogen-cooled device, meaning that a cooling component ensures patient comfort throughout the procedure.
How long do treatments take?
The Viveve® system is efficient and effective, requiring only 30 minutes for sexual function and 45 minutes for stress urinary incontinence. This makes tending to your vaginal health simple, convenient and stress-free.
Are there any side effects?
Fortunately, the Viveve® system has no associated side effects. Additionally, Viveve® does not require any recovery or downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily routines, without any hassle or discomfort.
When will I notice results?
Clients report noticing results in as little as 3 weeks. In most cases, you will notice results within 3 months. Our patients experience the full benefits of the Viveve® treatment for up to 12 months. Sometimes, a touch-up after a year is required to maintain results.