At Battersea Skin and Beauty, we are incredibly proud to be a UK provider of the Viveve treatment from Viveve Medical. Viveve is a unique treatment using radio frequency waves and cooling technology to improve the tightness and tone of the vagina and pelvic floor muscles, while also improving a variety of conditions associated with age, such as dryness and difficulty reaching orgasm.
What Does Viveve Treat?
The Viveve system is a radio frequency treatment that can be used to improve the symptoms of stress incontinence and vaginal laxity, by promoting neocollagenesis, or new collagen growth in the vaginal canal and improving tone of the pelvic floor muscles.
As we age, the level of collagen in our bodies declines, which leads to poor muscle tone all over the body, the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles – while less commonly talked about, but just as prevalent – vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity can also be part of a roster of genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM). These can include:
- Vaginal dryness and a lack of lubrication.
- Decreased sensation during sex for both partners.
- Pain during sex.
- The feeling of ‘chafing’ around the vaginal opening.
- Difficulty becoming aroused and reaching orgasm.
Vaginal laxity is a condition that occurs in many women as they reach menopause, and is also common in postnatal women after giving birth vaginally. While the vagina is designed to contract and relax, after the strain of childbirth on the tissues, or the loss in muscle and tissue tone during menopause, the tissues may not return to the way they were. This is where the Viveve treatment comes in, to help rejuvenate the tissues in the vaginal canal and help the pelvic floor muscles regain strength.
Heating and Cooling Treatment
Viveve is unique among the new generation of intimate rejuvenation treatments as it offers both radio frequency heating and cooling during one treatment, to give deeply effective, risk free results.
Radio frequency waves are emitted by the treatment tip as it is moved up and down the vaginal canal, which causes the cells to be gently heated, and triggers the tissues to produce new collagen, lifting, boosting and regenerating the area.
Viveve’s use of reverse thermal gradient means that it is one of the most effective radio frequency treatments on the market. While the deep tissue is heated by the radio frequency waves, the surface tissues and mucosa are cooled and protected, to ensure your safety and comfort. In treatments without Viveve’s cooling technology, the temperature and depth of the radio frequency waves are much lower than Viveve’s – Viveve can reach tissue depths of 3-7mm to ensure effective regeneration. This means that the results with competitor products are not as effective and won’t last for as long as those from Viveve treatment.
Viveve Only Takes One Session
Because Viveve is able to reach much deeper tissue depth and increase neocollagenesis in a more significant and long lasting way, Viveve treatment is also much shorter than with many competitor devices.
With other treatments, you may need to go for multiple lengthy appointments, which can be costly as well as taking up a lot of time. As Viveve is able to get deeper, more effective results, only one treatment is required, and you can get back to your day straight away.
While other treatments boast 20 or 30 minute treatment times, you will often have to go to between four and six treatment sessions to see optimum results. Using Viveve, you only need to take one 60 minute treatment, so the maths speaks for itself!
As a completely non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime after Viveve treatment, and you can get back to your day straight away. The treatment doesn’t have any side effects or other symptoms, and the results will continue to develop over time as neocollagenesis picks up.
Comfortable and Effective
Viveve treatment isn’t painful or uncomfortable. At the start of treatment, you may feel a slight hot or cold sensation, but thanks to Viveve’s reproducible delivery and algorithmic system, we can instantly tailor the treatment to you. Then, the treatment feels comfortable and balanced, and only takes an hour to get deeply effective tightening and rejuvenation results.
Many patients bring a book or magazine to their Viveve treatment, or you can just sit back and relax while our qualified technician carries out the Viveve treatment.
Improved Muscle Tone And Tissue Rejuvenation
Almost immediately after the treatment you will feel a considerable difference in the tightness and tone of the vagina and vaginal canal. Over time this will continue to improve due to the natural results of neocollagenesis.
Due to its unique heating and cooling system, the results of Viveve last longer and are more effective than other radio frequency treatments, vastly improving tissue rejuvenation and helping to make women feel comfortable in their bodies.
To find out more about Viveve and how it is changing the lives of our clients, or to find out about any of the other treatments we offer at Battersea Skin and Beauty, contact our team today on 020 7228 7773.