Votiva (Vaginal Rejuvenation)
*Individual results may vary
The importance of women’s health has taken on a new edge in recent years, and we are proud to be at the forefront of today’s issues. We understand that virtually no woman goes through life unaffected by experiences such as pregnancy and childbirth, weight changes, hormones, and biological aging. Every one of these factors can contribute to changes in the vulvovaginal area, and these changes can have a profound impact on a woman’s general quality of life.
Vaginal rejuvenation has become a common term used in plastic surgery. Votiva provides a great alternative for women looking to avoid surgical procedures like labiaplasty for rejuvenation. Now, we also have non-surgical modalities to assist women in regaining their sense of confidence and comfort with their intimate parts. In our Hauppauge, NY practice, women can experience non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with Votiva.
What is Votiva?
Votiva is a medical device developed to improve vaginal wellness using the latest in radio frequency technology. The device combines gentle volumetric heating with fractional tissue coagulation to achieve optimal outcomes with minimal downtime. Votiva can address concerns both internally and externally, all without surgery and its inherent risks.
How does Votiva work?
Radio frequency energy is the basis of the Votiva platform. Using one of two protocols, FormaV or Fractora V, this device focuses controlled energy in appropriate areas to remodel collagen and rebuild the structure of the vagina.
The FormaV handheld device is a non-ablative radio frequency applicator used to gently heat the mucosal lining of the vaginal canal and external labia. Throughout the process, which may take 30 minutes or less, the device monitors the temperature of the vaginal lining to ensure positive results and optimal comfort.
The FractoraV handpiece may be used to increase the efficacy of radio frequency delivery into the vaginal lining and labia minora. This applicator features micro-needles that gently permeate the surface tissue for greater absorption of energy where it is needed most. The stimulation within the vaginal lining increases the production of collagen and elastin for improved firmness, lubrication, and suppleness.
Who is a candidate for Votiva Treatment?
Any woman who wishes to improve the function of her vaginal tissues can be a good candidate for Votiva. This non-surgical treatment is routinely performed to address the common concerns women experience, including vaginal dryness, urinary stress incontinence, and vaginal atrophy. Additional feminine health concerns that may improve with Votiva include:
- Labia hypertrophy, or enlargement of the labia that may cause pain during intercourse.
- Diminished vaginal sensation due to poor circulation through vaginal tissues.
- Asymmetrical or wrinkled appearance of the labia due to laxity.
How does Votiva non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation compare to Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that offers significant benefits to women affected by excessive labia minora tissue. This procedure refines the shape and size of the labia to improve appearance, comfort, and function. While labiaplasty is a beneficial protocol and one that Dr. Epstein frequently performs, this technique does not address the loss of firmness and lubrication that occurs within the vaginal canal.
The Votiva radio frequency platform delivers scientifically-proven energy into the walls of the vaginal canal to prompt collagen remodeling for gradual, natural improvement. Additionally, the external enhancements achieved with Votiva can be equally as beneficial as labiaplasty for many women. If a woman so desires, she can also undergo labiaplasty, as well as benefit from the radiofrequency treatments of Votiva to stimulate lubrication and heighten sexual function and satisfaction during intimacy.
How many treatments are needed for full feminine rejuvenation?
Votiva treatments are typically scheduled in a series of 3 sessions to promote sufficient collagen remodeling for long-lasting results.
What are the benefits of Votiva?
Patients appreciate the minimally-invasive nature of Votiva treatments and the care our team takes to make vaginal rejuvenation discreet and comfortable. The primary benefit of Votiva is that this procedure does not require anesthesia or incisions. Patients usually do not need anything more than topical numbing cream, if that, to tolerate their procedure.
Is Votiva painful? What does it feel like?
It has been our experience that most patients experience only mild sensations of warmth during Votiva treatment. We understand the delicate nature of the treatment area and do all that we can to minimize uncomfortable feelings related to vaginal rejuvenation. This includes providing care with the utmost compassion and professionalism and using available strategies to maximize comfort delivered in an environment to ensure your privacy.
Are there any side effects after non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation?
Generally, there are no side effects related to non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment. For some women, minor sensitivity may occur. If this side effect does develop, it usually lasts no more than a day or two.
How soon can I resume sexual activity after Votiva?
The radiofrequency energy used to regenerate vaginal and labral tissues is so gentle that it is possible for patients to resume sexual activity the day they receive their treatment.