WHAT IS VOTIVA?

Votiva is a bipolar radiofrequency device that uses thermal energy for female rejuvenation.  The procedure helps increase blood flow, build collagen and can also have a tightening effect.

Treatments are usually 3 monthly treatments and maintenance every 6-12 months. However, this can vary based on individual responses.

 

Symptoms That Can Be Treated Using Votiva

STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE

Stress Urinary Incontinence occurs as women age. The loss of supporting tissue to maintain bladder control can cause leakage when they laugh, sneeze or cough. In the past, women only had the option of surgically placing a mesh to help treat this problem and many would just suffer with this problem to avoid surgery all together.  By using the radiofrequency technology of Votiva, women  have the non-surgical option to help treat symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence.

 

VAGINAL LAXITY

Vaginal Laxity is a condition that occurs after the vagina experiences traumas which includes childbirth or  the body’s natural decrease in hormones. This causes the supporting structures to become loose, causing a decrease in sensation and pleasure in the area, which can lead to a great deal of frustration for not just the patient, but also her partner. In the past, treatment for Vaginal Laxity was very limited. While surgery can help treat the outer portion of the vagina, but could not help the internal portion. With the help of Votiva and its radiofrequency technology, the inner portion of the vagina can be treated as well as the outer portion.

 

OUTER APPEARANCE OF THE VAGINA

A common complaint from our patients is issues with the overall outer appearance of the vagina. One option patients have is to have surgery to reduce this appearance but some do not choose this option  due to either still wanting to have children or the invasive nature of having this type of surgery. Another option patients have is the use of CO2 lasers or radiofrequency technology such Votiva. These types of procedures are non-invasive and help increase blood flow into the area, making the area aesthetically pleasing to the patient.

 

OPTION TO HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Hormone Replacement Therapies has been the main option for patients who have been dealing with menopausal symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Loss of Estrogen
  • Dryness
  • Vaginal Laxity
  • Decreased Sensation

However, the use of hormone replacement therapy has side effects that make women ineligible to take HRT. HRT also puts women at higher risk for blood clotting, heart disease, and stroke. Also, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to have HRT as it can increase the chance for breast cancer to grow.  Votiva is a non-hormonal option to help treat symptoms of menopause without the side effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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