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La Belle Vie now offers a state-of-the-art device called VOTIVA. VOTIVA is an FDA approved platform that employs radio frequency (RF) technologies for certain aesthetic applications. Radiofrequency energy is commonly used in cell phones, as well as radio and TV broadcasting. The platform has two systems, FORMA V and MORPHEUS 8. FORMA V is designed to provide nonsurgical internal vaginal rejuvenation.
The process of aging affects all aspects of a women’s body. When coupled with changes associated with childbirth, the natural loss of collagen and elastin, as well as a decrease in estrogen; changes in intimate areas like the vagina can occur. Collagen gives our skin strength, and elastin causes our skin to “spring” back into place after stretching.
These Undesirable Changes Include:
- Vaginal laxity
- Looseness, enlargement and wrinkling of the vaginal lips/labia
- Dryness and discomfort
- Stress incontinence
- Decreased sexual function and sensitivity
- Weakening of the vaginal muscles
How Does It Work
During your initial consultation, our female specialists will discuss your concerns, perform an examination and create a personalized treatment plan. FORMA V treatment is a relatively comfortable procedure that is performed in the office setting by our trained medical professionals. The procedure takes thirty to forty-five minutes and is similar to a visit to your gynecologist. FORMA V treatments are performed in a private and relaxing atmosphere. Numbing cream is usually not needed for the FORMA V (internal) treatment. Numbing cream is usually used with the MORPHEUS 8 (external) treatment.
FORMA V (internal) therapy causes a warm sensation with little or no discomfort during or after the treatment. External treatment with MORPHEUS 8 can cause some discomfort during the treatment and the areas that are treated will be somewhat tender and swollen for several days. Patients can resume regular activities immediately following treatment but may be advised to avoid intercourse, swimming, hot tubs, and baths for a few days.
Some women notice improvements immediately following the first treatment, but results usually occur over several weeks as tissue contracts and collagen and elastin levels increase. A series of three treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart usually results in the most improvement, but the number of treatments will depend on your specific goals. Results are long-lasting, but a single maintenance treatment once every year or two may be recommended.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTIVA NON-SURGICAL VAGINAL REJUVENATION
FORMA V can improve symptoms like:
- Loss of vaginal tone
- Vaginal dryness and irritation
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Decreased sexual function and sensitivity
- Laxity, enlargement or wrinkling of the vaginal lips/labia
- Low self-esteem due to changes in the appearance of the vagina
Yes! Most women experience changes in the appearance of the vulvovaginal area with aging, childbirth, weight fluctuations and hormonal changes. These changes can affect a woman’s self-esteem, as well as her sexual and personal relationships. FORMA V can tighten and smooth these tissues, resulting in a much-improved appearance.
FORMA V is an FDA approved non-surgical device that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to deliver focused energy to the tissues being treated. This energy causes remodeling and building of new healthy tissues. It promotes collagen formation which improves skin strength, as well as increases elastin formation which gives skin the ability to “spring” back after being stretched. This remodeling results in:
- Vaginal tightening
- Decreased urinary stress incontinence
- Improved sexual function and sensitivity
- Decreased vaginal dryness and irritation
- Reduced laxity and size of the vaginal lips/labia
- Improved appearance of the vulvovaginal area
Vaginal rejuvenation can be an intimidating subject. FORMA V is for women of all ages and all stages of life. La Belle Vie Plastic Surgery provides a free consultation with one of our female FORMA V specialists who will discuss your concerns, perform an examination and develop a personalized treatment plan with you.
The actual treatment time for VOTIVA is 15-45 minutes, depending on the amount and type of treatment(s) required. Some patients may require a topical numbing cream 30-45 minutes prior to VOTIVA treatment.
VOTIVA has two different treatment types. The FORMA V treatment involves a sterile, disposable and comfortable wand that treats the internal vagina. The MORPHEUS 8 attachment is used to treat the external vulvovaginal area. FORMA V (internal) treatment requires no medications or numbing cream and is essentially painless, with no recovery time. Morpheus 8 (external) treatment may require a numbing cream prior to the procedure and there may be some minimal discomfort during treatment. There also may be some redness, swelling and mild tenderness of the treated area for 1-3 days following MORPHEUS 8 treatment.
Many patients report immediate improvements after one 30 minute treatment session. Your FORMA V treatment plan will be personalized to your specific goals and concerns, but most women get optimal results with three treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Your results can be maintained with a single maintenance treatment every 1-2 years.
Our FORMA V treatment specialists will discuss all pretreatment preparations that may be required based on your personalized treatment plan, but preparation generally involves stopping any medications that could cause bleeding or bruising like blood thinners or NSAIDs (ibuprofen or Advil) and removing all hair from the areas to be treated.
Downtime or recovery time with FORMA V (internal) treatment is essentially zero. With MORPHEUS 8 treatment, there may be some redness, swelling, tenderness and spotting in the treated areas for 1-3 days. With either treatment, avoid intercourse, bathtubs, hot tubs, pools and swimming for 3 days following the treatment.
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