Viveve is a comfortable one time 45 minute procedure that generates new and restores existing collagen in the vagina to strengthen the tissue. The Viveve system treats tissue using cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency (CMRF). It is a safe, comfortable, non-surgical option for women who experiencing physical vaginal changes impacting their daily lives. Women who have had the procedure report reduced urinary incontinence, more vaginal moisture, better sexual arousal and orgasm.
The Viveve I study published in the Journal of Women’s Health showed a significant improvement in arousal, lubrication and orgasm versus the placebo treatment. The Viveve system is approved in over 50 countries for the treatment of urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity or sexual function, and is used in general surgery for electrocoagulation and hemostasis in the U.S.
It is NOT a laser like the MonaLisa Touch, ThermiVa, FemTouch, FemiLift, and IntimaLase. In 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of lasers for vaginal rejuvenation citing that the possible complications include vaginal burns, scarring, painful intercourse, and recurring or chronic pain. Lasers damage the vaginal tissue by excising through 2mm of the mucosal layer in hopes of creating a healing process to improve vaginal moisture among other claims. The initial procedure is three separate visits over several months and the patient is required to abstain from intercourse for five nights.
Viveve requires no downtime! As a matter of fact, Tammy encourages all her Viveve patients to have intercourse the same day as the procedure. Schedule a consultation to discuss her complete pelvic floor restoration program.