A woman’s body undergoes changes throughout her lifetime, which include the decline of the vaginal lining due to the slowdown of collagen production. When collagen fibers decrease, the walls in the vagina lose their tautness, causing the skin to become loose. Pregnancy, childbirth, age, and genetic disposition can make these more pronounced.
While these changes are normal in women, laxity in the vaginal walls can decrease vaginal sensation and satisfaction during sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, the result could also disrupt a woman’s sexual health and confidence.
Advances in cosmetic medicine, however, now offer various options for vaginal rejuvenation. Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville offers a non-surgical treatment that can restore vaginal tightness.
Dr. Haws discusses the Geneveve Procedure
Geneveve™, developed by Viveve, is a state-of-the-art treatment designed to restore vaginal tightness. Unlike other vaginal rejuvenation methods, the Geneveve™ procedure works gently in restoring the youthful tautness in the vaginal walls, even with just one treatment session.
Viveve’s Geneveve™ utilizes a patented Cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production safely and successfully. This non-invasive method works at a cellular level so there is gradual improvement in tissue tone and strength in the vaginal walls.
Women who are struggling with poor vaginal laxity can make great candidates for this non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment. The Geneveve™ method is safe for almost all women as it only employs gentle radiofrequency.
Candidates for the Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation treatment should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure. However, patients with a pacemaker or an automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator should avoid this treatment.
Women who would like to schedule a vaginal rejuvenation session with us should have a consultation with our nurse who is a qualified Geneveve specialist or one of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. They will perform an evaluation of the patient’s medical history and determine if the Geneveve™ treatment is right for the patient.
Our nurse specialist will perform the vaginal rejuvenation treatment in our office. The treatment is quick, lasting about 30 minutes, and does not need anesthetics. Patients will notice a warm or cool sensation during the procedure but should not feel any pain. During the procedure, the device will emit pulses of monoplar energy, penetrating 3mm to 5mm of connective tissue. This helps stimulate collagen production in the vaginal walls.
The Geneveve™ method requires no downtime. It does not need incisions or sutures, so there is virtually no chance of complications or side effects following the treatment. Patients can resume normal activities soon after the session. However, our nurse specialist will provide instructions on the waiting period before resuming sexual activity.
The result of this vaginal rejuvenation treatment is not immediate. However, as collagen supply increases, women will notice improvements in tightness in the vaginal walls, increase in vaginal sensation, and a boost in sexual satisfaction.
Typically, patients will enjoy the full benefits of Geneveve™ in about three months, and the results can last up to 12 months or longer. Repeat treatment sessions are possible with this vaginal rejuvenation procedure to maintain tightness in the vaginal walls.
For questions about Geneveve™, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
** In the United States, the GENEVEVE treatment is cleared by the FDA for general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis.