Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that many women may look into at some point in their lives. However, due to the surgical nature of this procedure, a good percentage of the women who look into it may not be willing to consider it. While surgical vaginal rejuvenation has always been the primary way to complete this type of procedure, with Votiva, there is now another option – laser vaginal rejuvenation.
Votiva is a nonsurgical approach and an effective way to achieve vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure offers women an alternative to surgery with nearly no downtime and no pain.
What is Votiva?
Votiva is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Votiva is done by using radiofrequency to moderately help tighten the vaginal canal, giving better muscle control, improve sensation during sexual intercourse. Votiva also reduced and alleviates the symptoms of vaginal dryness and urinary stress incontinence. Votiva has made it possible for many more women to achieve their desired goal of improving sexuality, dryness, and incontinence without the need for prolonged recovery and pain.
Votiva works by using lasers that emit heat in order to stimulate and remodel collagen and elastin. Thereby improving the texture and integrity of the vaginal tissue.
Votiva isn’t just a procedure that can be used when you first notice symptoms. In fact, many women choose to start their Votiva treatment before any signs and symptoms occur. Many women who have tried Votiva as a preventative treatment just six months after bearing a child have noted that it helps to prevent vaginal laxity and assist in keeping improved pelvic floor muscle control, which keeps annoying symptoms, such as bladder leaking, at bay. In fact, choosing a Votiva treatment after childbirth can actually help restore good health to the tissue,
Why Do Women Want Votiva?
There are many reasons that women may opt for Votiva instead of a traditional surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Here are some of the reasons women may choose this option:
- Votiva is known as a “scarless” vaginal rejuvenation due to the fact that it uses lasers instead of cutting and suturing. This helps reduce or completely eliminate the chance of scarring.
- Votiva is virtually painless.
- Votiva has no downtime. Unlike a surgical procedure, Votiva doesn’t have any downtime. This is great news if you have a busy schedule or can’t miss much time from work or family!
- Recovery time with Votiva is much faster than recovery time with surgical vaginal rejuvenation.
Votiva is a wonderful option for women who are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of sexual satisfaction or interest in sex
- Pain with sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal irritation
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Low blood flow to the vaginal area
- Decreased sensitivity
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urine leakage
- Vaginal laxity
- Excess tissue in the labial area
How is Votiva Performed?
Votiva is a relatively simple procedure and is performed in your doctor’s office as an outpatient procedure. The procedure as a whole takes roughly 30 minutes. Unlike a surgical vaginal rejuvenation, Votiva is a quick in-office procedure requiring no pre-procedure anesthesia and no post-procedure pain medications. Return to normal activity is immediate although it is recommended to wait up to 48 hours prior to resuming intercourse.
Votiva is performed by the insertion of a device containing a radio frequency laser that emits heat into the vagina. While you may feel a bit of discomfort, there is virtually no pain at all. This is done in the comfort of a relaxing room in your doctor’s office.
After the procedure, there is no downtime, so you are able to continue on with your day.
While many women who have had the procedure done say that they have noticed results soon after, most patients claim to feel significant results after the second session. Votiva is performed every 4 to 6 weeks for a total of 3 sessions.
Is Anesthesia Needed with Votiva?
Votiva does not require anesthesia. If anxiety or discomfort is present, you may wish to talk to your doctor about mild sedatives that can make the procedure more relaxing. However, most women find that they do not need any time of anesthesia or sedative during the procedure.
What to Expect After Votiva/Recovery
After the Votiva procedure, you are free to leave the doctor’s office and continue on with your daily activities. While you may feel a slight discomfort in and around the vaginal area for a few hours, this should dissipate quickly as you return to your daily routine.
Risks with Votiva
Risks with this procedure are very low. Since there is no cutting or suturing, there is very little risk of infection, bleeding, or pain. Itching, dryness, and irritation can be present for a few days following the procedure but should wear off as you return to your normal routine.
Why Choose Dr. Ghozland for Votiva?
Dr. Ghozland is a board-certified OB/GYN with over fifteen years of experience and has been a pioneer of vaginal and labial reconstructive procedures. His office is calm and relaxing, and there is a wide variety of procedures available to suit your needs. A friendly staff is available to help you learn more and answer your questions.
Call Dr. Ghozland today to schedule a consultation to learn more about Votiva and see if you are a candidate for this remarkable, nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation.