Millions of women experience vaginal laxity or looseness that occurs in the vagina. Vaginal laxity is most often associated with aging, menopause, and vaginal childbirth. It can be accompanied by a variety of unpleasant symptoms which can have a negative impact on a woman’s overall quality of life. Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, with locations in both Roseville, California and San Diego, California, can help address vaginal laxity and the other problems associated with it through Votiva.
What Is Votiva?
This treatment can safely address internal and external vaginal health issues without the need for surgery. It is a comfortable and non-invasive treatment option that helps rejuvenate the vagina’s walls as well as external structures, like the labia minora and the labia majora, through radiofrequency. Electric currents heat the tissue and encourage growth as well as collagen and elastin production.
Who Should Consider Votiva Treatments?
Anyone who has experienced symptoms of vaginal laxity should consider this treatment. While childbirth and aging are the main causes behind vaginal laxity and stretching, this treatment is suitable for women of all ages regardless of whether they have previously given birth.
Labia or Vulva Is Wrinkled or Lacking Elasticity
As people age, their skin naturally loses elastin and collagen. Elastin gives the skin structure by allowing it to stretch and bounce back while collagen provides the skin with strength and plumpness. When the body no longer produces enough elastin or collagen, the skin may be weaker, be less elastic, have more wrinkles, and look older. This can cause women to be more self-conscious about their labia or vulva.
Votiva can help solve these problems because the energy introduced to the tissues encourages more collagen and elastin production in the labia and vulva which will help reduce wrinkles, increase elasticity, strengthen the skin, and generally rejuvenate the areas.
Labia Protrudes Outside the Vaginal Opening
In some cases, a labia may become so stretched, wrinkled, and weakened that it protrudes outside the vaginal opening. Labial hypertrophy may result in hygiene problems, irritation, and pain or discomfort during sexual foreplay, sexual intercourse, horseback riding, or bike riding.
This radiofrequency treatment works to tighten and strengthen the tissue in and around the labia which will rejuvenate the labia and help it return to its natural position.
Low Blood Flow in the Vulvovaginal Area
Insufficient blood flow to the vulvovaginal area might be caused by poor circulation, low hormone levels, and a lack of lubrication. This can result in arousal problems and difficulty achieving orgasm.
People suffering from low blood flow in the labia and vulva may benefit from this treatment because it stimulates and heats these areas with electric currents, which rejuvenates the tissues and will increase blood flow. This can increase the sensation in the area and help resolve arousal and orgasm problems.
Lowered Sex Drive or Difficulty Enjoying Sex
People may experience a lowered sex drive for a wide variety of reasons, from low self-esteem to stress to depression to changes in hormones. Having a low sex drive can also make it more difficult to enjoy having sex and achieve orgasm.
Votiva can help increase a woman’s sex drive because it increases the blood flow to the vaginal area which can make sexual foreplay and intercourse more arousing and appealing. The treatment strengthens the vaginal walls and rejuvenates them which can make sexual intercourse more enjoyable and less uncomfortable.
Vaginal dryness can be a result of menopause, depression, excessive stress, immune system disorders, childbirth, rigorous exercise, cancer treatments, the surgical removal of ovaries, douching, medications, or hormonal changes. It’s an unpleasant sensation and can negatively impact how much someone enjoys sexual intercourse.
This radiofrequency treatment stimulates the tissue that creates lubrication in the vaginal area and increases the area’s blood flow which can help resolve vaginal dryness. Helping the vagina naturally lubricate itself may help with any feelings of burning, itching, or looseness caused by vaginal dryness.
Vaginal childbirth, obesity, and aging can change the pelvic floor region and weaken the urethral closure mechanism, making it more likely that someone will suffer from stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence, a condition where a physical movement or activity like coughing, laughing, or running puts pressure on the bladder and causes urine to leak out, can be an embarrassing and inconvenient condition for many women.
The tissues and the pelvic floor are strengthened by this treatment which allows for more support of organs like the bladder. It also helps increase the collagen and elastin production which can help rejuvenate the urethral closure mechanism to reduce the likelihood of suffering from bouts of stress urinary incontinence.
Giving birth can drastically alter the vagina. The process stretches the muscles, tendons, and vaginal walls and strains the body. Women may have a change in vaginal tone after giving birth which can result in stress incontinence and decreased sensation during sex. The vaginal opening can become enlarged and the size and shape of the labia might also change after childbirth.
This treatment can help rejuvenate and restore the vagina, the vaginal opening, and the labia to their previous state. Thanks to the radiofrequency technology, the tissues are encouraged to produce new collagen and elastin which can help tighten and strengthen the skin, reduce the size of the vaginal opening, and reshape the labia.
The structure in and around the vagina may change as a result of the dwindling elastin and collagen levels that often accompany aging. This results in weaker, less firm, more wrinkled skin and a widened vaginal canal which can contribute to decreased sensation during sexual foreplay and intercourse, increased dryness, and discomfort. Aging muscles and tendons can also cause a weakened pelvic floor, meaning there will be less support for the vagina and several organs. This lack of support may cause urinary incontinence and digestive issues.
Votiva can help rejuvenate the vaginal tissues to combat these problems. The treatment works to increase the body’s production of collagen and elastin which will help the skin become stronger and more firm. The vaginal canal may become more narrow and more well-lubricated which can help decrease its dryness and increase sensation during sexual foreplay and sexual intercourse.
A Change in Weight
This treatment may also be beneficial to people who have experienced a change in weight. Weight fluctuations can change the size and shape of the vulvovaginal area which may affect a woman’s self-esteem and sexual relationships.
The heat that is produced by the electric currents stimulates the tissues in the vulvovaginal area and encourages collagen and elastin growth. This will help the skin tighten, become stronger, and become more elastic so it can return to its original size and shape.
How Does It Work?
This non-surgical treatment is a radiofrequency technology that addresses internal and external vaginal issues. Unlike laser-based treatments, radiofrequency introduces electric currents to tissues which help to uniformly heat them. This warming can then encourage the body to increase its production of collagen and elastin as well as new cells and blood vessels, which will help strengthen and tighten the skin, giving it a more youthful look and helping it return to its original size or shape.
FormaV targets the internal tissues (lamina propria) while FractoraV targets the external tissues (epithelial). FormaV and FractoraV may be used separately or together in a single treatment session.
FormaV is a therapeutic device that helps treat internal vaginal tissues and external tissues through improving blood circulation, providing muscle pain relief and muscle relaxation, tightening the inner vaginal walls, and tightening the skin of the labia. Treatment with FormaV may be accompanied by a slight warming sensation, but many patients experience no discomfort at all.
Gel is applied to the FormaV applicator and warmed before being inserted into the vaginal canal. The probe is moved in and out and rotated 360 degrees in order to distribute the heat uniformly throughout the vaginal canal. Usually only one or two passes of the entire canal are needed before the tissues reach the target temperature and the body will be triggered to start creating more elastin and collagen.
FractoraV is an external treatment that works to enhance skin tone and texture. This resurfacing device stimulates collagen and elastin production through its warming effect and can enhance the skin’s tone and texture.
In this external treatment, a topical anesthetic gel may be applied to the skin to reduce any discomfort. The tiny pins of the FractoraV device are then inserted into the tissue to deliver energy which will heat the tissue and encourage collagen and elastin production to remodel the tissue.
How Long Is a Treatment Session?
Treatment sessions will generally take between thirty and forty minutes, though their length may vary depending on which areas are being treated.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Though the exact number of treatments will vary on an individual basis, a series of three treatments is often recommended for the best results. These treatments will generally be spaced four to six weeks apart, and you can expect to continue to experience increased benefits in the months following your completion of the treatments. You may wish to schedule a yearly maintenance treatment session.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Though the results from this treatment are long-lasting, it’s likely you will eventually experience another increase in vaginal laxity as you age. You may wish to schedule a yearly maintenance treatment session.
What Are Some Other Benefits of Votiva?
In addition to improving a woman’s quality of life through helping resolve a wide variety of vaginal issues, there are a few other benefits to receiving this treatment over other vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
There Are Fewer Risks
There are fewer risks associated with radiofrequency treatments like Votiva than are associated with more invasive treatments. This treatment isn’t a surgical procedure, and general anesthesia is not needed.
There Is Little to No Downtime
While other vaginal rejuvenation treatments may be accompanied by downtime, this one is not. Following your treatment session, you can continue your day as usual and you may already be feeling the results of the treatment!
However, there are a few activities you should avoid in the three to four days following your treatment, such as intercourse, hot tubs, pools, and bathtubs.
The Results Are Quick
Another benefit of this treatment is that the results are fast. Some women who have received the treatment noticed results on the same day as their first treatment! Over time, people may continue to feel improvements, and undergoing a series of treatments may result in even greater improvements.
Find Out More
If you would like to find out more, schedule a consultation with Capitis Medical & Aesthetics in Roseville, California! Our team of professionals will be happy to help you decide if Votiva is the right treatment for you or discuss any other solutions you may need.