by Laura Johnson, FNP
We all want the very best health possible and intimate wellness is a growing concern; especially as women age and it begins to take a toll on the body. The Viveve System was designed to help improve or eliminate the symptoms of urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, dryness and pain during sex. About Face Med Spa is proud to offer Viveve procedures to our patients in Albuquerque, New Mexico and surrounding communities.
Q & A with Laura Johnson, FNP about Vaginal Tightening at About Face Med Spa
Question: Why did you choose to offer Viveve Vaginal Tightening in your practice?
Laura Johnson: 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 Thread Lifts…but one of the most frequent questions was about intimate women’s issues and incontinence treatments. I asked my childhood girlfriends about it and was surprised that 3 out of 4 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 had changed because of vaginal laxity. This led me to research the most effective and comfortable vaginal tightening device on the market today.
Q: Why did you choose Viveve?
A. Viveve stood out from the others because of clinical research backing its results. The Viveve I Study especially impressed me. 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 scientifically proven results. I was confident that I was providing the very best technology for my clients. The reviews repeatedly spoke of the ease and comfort with the tightening procedure, which is really important to me, as well.
Q. Is the Viveve System painful?
A. The short answer is no. When my clients hear that the Viveve uses radiofrequency energy, initially they think it may be uncomfortable. However, this is a cryogen-cooled device, meaning that a cooling component ensures patient comfort throughout the procedure.
Q. How long do treatments take?
A. The Viveve system is efficient and effective, requiring only 30 minutes for sexual function and 45 minutes for stress urinary incontinence total. This makes tending to your vaginal health simple, convenient and stress-free.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Fortunately, the Viveve system has no associated side effects. Additionally, Viveve procedures do not require any recovery or downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily routines, without any hassle or discomfort.
Q. When will I notice results?
A. Patients report noticing results in as little as 3 weeks. In most cases, results are clearly experienced within 3 months, and the full benefits of Viveve treatments last for up to 12 months. Sometimes, a touch-up is required after a year to maintain results.
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