Candidates for Geneveve by Viveve

The female body goes through a lot of changes during our lifetime. Many are external, but some are also internal. One of the unseen changes that will begin to affect females as they get older is a natural slowdown in the amount of collagen that her body produces. This is particularly prevalent after menopause when women experience a dramatic reduction in collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and gives the lining of the vagina strength and elasticity. Without enough collagen and factoring in the normal aging process and physical stress sustained from childbirth, the tissues in the vagina can become weak and lax. This can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms and effects.

Fortunately, there is a way to rejuvenate the vagina so that it feels tighter and stronger once more. Geneveve by Viveve is one of the most effective and successful vaginal rejuvenation treatments available.

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How Does Geneveve Work?

Geneveve is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency waves in order to heat the vaginal tissue and stimulate collagen production. Geneveve has cryogen surface cooling technology which allows for the necessary heat to be delivered into the vaginal tissue without harming the delicate surface. It is a much less intrusive procedure than those which use other devices.

When you choose Geneveve, you only need a single session of treatment. This usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes depending on your individual circumstances. No anesthetic is needed, and extensive measures are taken to ensure the cleanliness of the area before the treatment begins. The device itself is not dissimilar to a toothbrush in size and shape and is covered with lubricant before it is inserted several inches into the vagina. Once in place, it emits pulses of radiofrequency energy which heat the walls of the vagina and stimulate the production of fresh collagen.

There is no downtime associated with the Geneveve procedure, and patients can resume normal physical and sexual activity immediately following treatment if they so wish. There are minimal side effects, although some women may go on to experience some mild cramping and spotting for up to 48 hours. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about.

Am I a Good Candidate for Geneveve?

Geneveve is typically considered to be a good treatment for women who:

  • Are experiencing vaginal laxity that is causing them and their partner to achieve maximum sexual satisfaction.

  • Are finding that their vaginal laxity makes it difficult for them to use tampons.

  • Are suffering from vaginal dryness that is causing them discomfort.

  • Are suffering from stress incontinence. Studies have shown that patients with stress incontinence who opt for Geneveve treatment can see a considerable improvement in their condition.

You will need to undergo a consultation before you are approved for Geneveve treatment so that your provider can be certain that it will be a safe and effective solution based on your individual circumstances. For example, Geneveve is not recommended for patients with implantable pacemakers or any other implantable metal device.

How Long Will it Take to Experience Results From Geneveve Treatment?

Women will be able to feel the full effect of their Geneveve treatment in approximately 90 days. This is because it takes a number of months for the collagen production to change the lining of the vagina significantly enough to feel the difference. However, the results of Geneveve are very maintainable, with clinical trials showing 90% of women treated for vaginal laxity reporting statistically significant tightening, sensation and satisfaction at 12 months post-treatment.

To find out more about Geneveve by Viveve, please get in touch with Aesthetic Surgical in Metairie, LA where our knowledgeable team will be happy to help.