Votiva for Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation: What It Is and Who It Is For
- Votiva is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency waves to tighten the inside and outside of the vaginal area.
- Votiva can help women who are experiencing vaginal discomfort and pain, as well as urinary stress incontinence.
- For many women, this treatment has improved their sexual intimacy, increased their self esteem, and brought comfort in their day to day activities.
- If you want the best results for your Votiva treatment, call or visit Cornerstone Plastic Surgery’s New Jersey office for a consultation.
Many women will experience vaginal issues at some point in their lives for a variety of reasons, including most notably, childbirth and menopause. Common problems include vaginal laxity, dryness, damage to the pelvic floor, and loss of muscle tone. As a result, many women often suffer from sexual activity and intimacy and feel self-conscious about their bodies.
Throughout their lifetime, as many as 40% of women will undergo psychological stress due to some form of sexual dysfunction. Cornerstone Plastic Surgery New Jersey believes that everyone should be comfortable in their skin. Vaginal rejuvenation, like Votiva, is now available in a variety of forms and can effectively address the issues that leave so many women in distress.
What Is Votiva?
Votiva is a simple, painless method to achieve vaginal rejuvenation. The treatment is safe, non-surgical, and provides results for women suffering from vaginal laxity, dryness, painful intercourse and more.
How does it work?
A Votiva treatment is performed using two devices, Forma V and Fractora V. Both are handheld devices that emit radiofrequency waves in order to increase temperature in and around the vagina.
While Forma V treats tissue both inside and outside the vaginal canal using gentle heat, Fractora V resurfaces and tightens the skin on and around the labia majora. The process increases blood flow and stimulates the production of new, healthier, tighter collagen, resulting in reduced dryness as well as improved vaginal elasticity and tightness.
Why we recommend Votiva
At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery New Jersey we have thoroughly studied and reviewed a wide variety of potential options for vaginal rejuvenation. A Votiva treatment is a safe procedure that can be recommended to almost any patient for a wide variety of needs. It can also be tailored to each individual’s case to effectively achieve the specific results our patients desire.
Are You a Good Candidate for Votiva?
Although vaginal rejuvenation is typically sought after potentially damaging events like childbirth or menopause, Votiva is a great option for any woman who wants to ease symptoms such as:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Laxity of internal vaginal muscles, the labia or vulva
- Painful intercourse
- Pain due to swollen labia (labial hypertrophy)
- Limited blood flow and low sensitivity
- Vaginal dryness
Why choose Cornerstone Plastic Surgery NJ for your Votiva treatment?
Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, located in Linwood N.J, has a friendly staff who provide our patients with a secure and welcoming environment. Our goal is to provide maximum comfort and optimal results for patients. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and rejuvenation, Dr. Fred Coville and his expertly trained medical staff are well equipped to provide our patients with the best possible results. Cornerstone Plastic Surgery believes in transparency and communication; our staff is here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have before, during, or after your treatment.
What to Expect During the Votiva Treatment
Votiva is a low-maintenance treatment that takes less than 40 minutes to complete from start to finish. Patients will feel a slight pressure on their vaginal walls combined with a warm sensation. Although there is no pain involved in this treatment, a numbing agent can be applied to the outside of the vaginal area for extra comfort. Cornerstone Plastic Surgery performs Votiva treatments safely, efficiently, and in accordance with FDA parameters.
While preparation for Votiva is limited, patients should:
- Refrain from sexual intercourse 24 hours prior to their treatment
- Stop any intake of NSAIDs for at least three days prior to treatment
- Schedule the treatment so it doesn’t fall during their menstrual cycle
- Remove any hair from the area to be treated
Cornerstone N.J. also recommends that you meet with your gynecologist prior to undergoing treatment and to share any relevant medical history with our providers. After a proper assessment has been completed, Cornerstone will provide you with medication to be taken prior to the procedure to avoid potential breakouts.
Downtime and aftercare
After the procedure has been completed, women can resume their daily lives unimpeded. However, it is best to avoid potential irritants by refraining from intercourse and foregoing the use of hot tubs, baths, or pools for at least three days post-treatment.
Desired results can be seen — and felt — after just one treatment. The results will be catered to your specific needs but generally, provide increased comfort in the vaginal area. This typically includes a tightening of the vaginal canal and labia, reduced vaginal dryness, fewer incidents of urinary stress incontinence, and painless intercourse.
How long do the results last?
While there is some variation among patients, results typically last a number of months. For best results, three initial treatments over the span of four to six months is recommended. While results can be maintained for many months afterward, they will eventually fade with time. However, one treatment each year afterward will maintain results.
The cost of Votiva treatments varies depending on the specific needs of the patient. After an assessment, Dr. Fred and his team will work to create a plan best suited to each individual’s situation and review any financial questions they may have before beginning treatment.
Is Votiva covered by insurance?
Votiva is typically regarded as an elective procedure and therefore not covered by insurance. However, if you are using Votiva to treat a diagnosed medical condition, such as stress urinary incontinence, your insurance provider may be able to cover a portion of the cost.
Frequently women have questions about the safety, comfort, and lasting effects of vaginal rejuvenation treatments like Votiva.
Are the treatments painful?
While this can vary on a case to case basis and depending on the issues being treated, Votiva is largely painless. In the vast majority of cases, there is some light pressure and warmth, but no burning or stinging of any kind.
Can I undergo Votiva if I still want more children?
Yes. Votiva will not impair your ability to conceive or give birth vaginally.
Who will be performing my Votiva treatment?
Dr. Fred Coville and his medical nursing staff all have extensive training performing Votiva treatments. With nearly thirty years in plastic surgery and rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Fred closely supervises each procedure, regardless of who performs the treatment.
Can I request a female to give me my treatment?
Yes, the majority of the staff at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine is composed of women. Cornerstone can provide you with a trained female technician to ensure you are at ease during your treatments.
Are there any potential risks or complications?
The risks and complications of Votiva treatments are extremely limited. There may be some sensitivity or discomfort for anywhere from a few hours to a few days post-treatment, but these problems shouldn’t last longer than five days maximum.