Once you officially join the “Mom Club” you begin to hear all the not-so-fun side effects of birthing a miracle: leaky, cracked nipples from breastfeeding; a mental fog due to chronic sleep deprivation; and let’s not forget all the changes that happen to your lady parts…
You ladies know that your beautiful babe and the way they made their grand entrance is the reason you now wear a pantyliner to the new HIIT class at the gym. It also might be a reason you feel a little “in your head” while spending intimate time with your partner. According to the “Mom Club” these things are just par for the course when it comes to motherhood.
But it doesn’t have to be!
I’m sure many are familiar with vaginoplasty. But let’s face it, we are busy moms! Who has time to go under general anesthesia and recover for six weeks? However with new technology, feminine rejuvenation can be accomplished with noninvasive therapy.
Functional Family Medicine offers feminine rejuvenation in their beautiful, welcoming office using a new treatment called Votiva. I’m sure you have lots of questions, so let’s get down to it (pun intended!)
How does Votiva work?
Votiva uses radiofrequency heat to spur new collagen formation and reawaken blood vessels. The heat uses your own body’s natural ability to stimulate new collagen, ushering in a more normal, pre-baby status.
Votiva can improve the health, wellness, and cosmetic appearance of both the internal vagina and external anatomy, such as the labia minora. Votiva uses a wand that can be inserted to provide radiofrequency heat to the entire length of the vaginal cavity and used on the outer anatomy to pinpoint collagen formation and increase blood flow to the labia and clitoris.
What can I expect during treatment?
Votiva is a relatively fast and comfortable procedure compared to other vaginal rejuvenation methods. At Functional Family Medicine, a nurse practitioner will insert the small wand and begin targeting areas to stimulate collagen production. Patients can expect to feel a heating sensation during treatment. Results can be felt and seen immediately, with continued results over the following weeks or multiple treatments.
A single treatment takes about 20 minutes. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, there is little to no downtime. Patients may have slight discomfort, but most will experience no discomfort at all. For optimal results, it is recommended to complete three treatments, with two to four weeks in between.
What are the typical results?
The increase in collagen and blood flow can improve your feminine health and sexual function. Votiva restores tightness to the vagina and increases kegel strength. An improvement in your pelvic floor strength will improve sexual function and pleasure (for both you and your partner), as well as any urinary incontinence problems you may be experiencing. Votiva can also improve the natural lubrication and elasticity of your vaginal tissue.
Many women report they notice an improvement very quickly: either the same day as their first treatment or by the time of their second treatment.